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Asia-Pacific fastest growing greenhouse gases source: UN


June 6th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific area is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions globally and the region will contribute to around 40 percent of global carbon ... Read more...

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NASA and Brazil sign Earth science agreements


October 28th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- NASA on Thursday announced that it has signed two cooperative Earth science agreements with Agencia Espacial Brasileira (AEB), NASA's counterpart space agency in Brazil.The agreements were signed ... Read more...

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Ozone not healing


October 21st, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Scientists worldwide are looking for evidence that the ozone layer is beginning to heal, but this year's data from Antarctica does not hint at a turnaround.National ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Venus has an ozone layer too


October 10th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) An ozone layer high in the Venusian atmosphere has been discovered by a European Space Agency (ESA) probe.Comparing its properties with those of the equivalent layers ... Read more...

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Montreal Protocol can be model for climate change talks: Natarajan


September 16th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Friday said the Montreal Protocol on ozone layer protection could serve as a model for international cooperation on climate change issues.Speaking ... Read more...

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Need to maintain balance of nature: Sheila Dikshit


September 16th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) On the occasion of International Ozone Day Friday, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has urged people to maintain balance of nature to help fulfil society's ... Read more...

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Arctic ozone layer depleted by 40 percent: Experts


April 6th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) The ozone layer that shields us from the sun's harmful rays has depleted by a record 40 percent over the Arctic, experts have said.The long, cold ... Read more...

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Has Black Hole wiped out all alien life?


March 24th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) A phenomenon known as a white dwarf hypernova could have sucked alien life into a black hole.Scientists have been long baffled how despite years of searching ... Read more...

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Did ‘white dwarf hypernova’ star explosion wipe out all alien life?


March 24th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Despite years of searching, scientists have long been baffled how there has been no confirmation of life beyond our planet.But now some astronomers claim that a destructive force ... Read more...

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US, India to convene Joint Task Force on reducing climate damaging HFCs


February 24th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.24 (ANI): The United States and India have agreed to convene a Joint Task Force (JTF) that will examine effective approaches to reduce the use of climate-damaging hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).The task ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Las Vegas hotel guests burned by ‘death ray’


September 29th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Guests at Las Vegas Hotel Vdara were in for a bad experience at the hotel because they reportedly got burnt due to the ‘death rays’ of the hotel.According ... Read more...

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Las Vegas hotel’s “death ray” leaves guests with severe burns


September 29th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): A hotel in Las Vegas has been facing many complains from its guests, who say that they have received severe burns from a "death ray" of sunlight caused ... Read more...

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Ozone layer ‘no longer disappearing, will return to full strength by 2048′


September 21st, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 21 (ANI): UN scientists have confirmed that the ozone layer is no longer disappearing and could be back to full strength by the middle of this century.The phasing out of ... Read more...

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Ban calls for cooperation to address environmental challenges


September 16th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 16 (IANS/WAM) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged parties to the Montreal Protocol to "explore synergies" that could help address environmental challenges. "I encourage parties to the Montreal Protocol ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Boffins discover key compound of ozone depletion


July 23rd, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, have, for the time, measured in the ozone layer the chlorine compound ClOOCl, which plays an important role in ... Read more...

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Hawkeye Community College Releases Technology For The Future


May 7th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Waterloo, May 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Hawkeye Community College plans to improve its ways of learning for students who undertake the course of car painting. For this purpose, the ... Read more...

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EU outlaws vital chemical used by cricket-bat manufacturing industry


April 16th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 16(ANI): Cricket is facing a bizarre threat following a European Union (EU) directive, which could lead to a world shortage of bats.The crisis is looming after a law came into ... Read more...

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Why Antarctica isn’t melting as much as expected


January 10th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 10 (ANI): Two glaciologists have determined that Antarctica isn't melting as much as expected because it undergoes a seasonal pattern of warming.During the continent's summer this time last year, ... Read more...

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Supernova explosion may wipe out the Earth


January 6th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 6 (ANI): Astronomers have revealed a star primed to explode in a blast that could wipe out the Earth.According to a report in The Sun, astronomers from Villanova University, Philadelphia, ... Read more...

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‘Eco-warrior’ Neville nicknamed “Swampy”


December 21st, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21(ANI): Manchester United skipper Gary Neville has been nicknamed "Swampy" by his teammates following his numerous efforts to become an eco-warrior.Neville is famous among Man U players for battling to ... Read more...

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Balloon-borne telescope images Sun’s surface like never before


November 12th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 12 (ANI): The SUNRISE balloon-borne telescope, the result of an international project, has delivered images that show the complex interplay on the solar surface to a level of detail never ... Read more...

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Action plan to phase out consumption of HCFC is on track: Ramesh


September 16th, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): Union Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Wednesday that India has developed a comprehensive Road Map and Action Plan to phase-out of production and consumption ... Read more...

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Climate change will lead to less ultraviolet radiation over northern high latitudes


September 16th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, September 16 (ANI): A new study by University of Toronto (U of T) physicists has shown that climate change will lead to less ultraviolet radiation over northern high latitudes.They discovered that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ozone layer changes may increase UV radiation in tropics


September 16th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 16 (IANS) Ozone layer alterations, prompted by climate change, will enhance ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the tropics and Antarctica, according to a discovery by physicists. "Climate change is an established fact, ... Read more...

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Seaweed can help reduce cow greenhouse gas


September 12th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 12 (ANI): Feeding seaweed to cattle can help reduce cow farts, the source of much of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, according to a North Queensland nutritionist.Upto 20pct of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Life under threat as more ultraviolet radiation to hit earth


September 7th, 2009 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 7 (IANS) Rapid climate changes are set to redistribute the already shrinking ozone layer, exposing earth's southern parts up to 20 percent more ultraviolet radiation, warns a Canadian study. Concentrated ... Read more...

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‘Laughing gas’ leaves ozone layer in splits


August 28th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): A new study has determined that nitrous dioxide, popularly known as 'laughing gas', has now become the largest ozone-depleting substance emitted through human activities, and is expected to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ozone depletion reduces CO2 uptake of Southern Ocean


August 9th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that depletion in the ozone layer is reducing the atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) uptake of the Southern Ocean.Most current models predict that ... Read more...

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Global sunscreen might cool Earth, but it won’t save corals


June 17th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A new study has determined that though an artificially 'geoengineered' global sunscreen would lower the planet's temperature by a few degrees, it won't stop the acidification of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eco-friendly entertainment


May 28th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Deepa MishraShe is only thirteen but has touched upon almost every genre of showbiz, be it Films, regional cinema, reality show or serials. This all rounder lass is better designated ... Read more...

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Online poll for NASA’s greatest hits begins


April 15th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): NASA is inviting the public to vote online for the most important contribution the space agency has made to exploring Earth and improving the way we live on ... Read more...

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Ozone layer will recover in future, predict scientists


April 11th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): A new research by NASA scientists has suggested that the ozone layer might recover in the future, thanks to the changing climate and atmospheric circulation.According to the ... Read more...

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Without global pact, ultraviolet radiation would have singed us by 2065


March 20th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) What would happen if the planet's upper atmosphere were to be stripped of two-thirds of its ozone layer by 2065, not just over the poles, but everywhere? Intense ... Read more...

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Swedish artists educate school kids on global warming in Chandigarh


March 7th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
By Sunil Sharma Chandigarh, Mar 7 (ANI): With an objective to spread awareness among school children on the adverse effects of global warming and related environmental problems, Tellusart, a Swedish non-government organisation, ... Read more...

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Could mythical sprites be mysterious UFOs?


February 24th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists at Tel Aviv University in Israel have discovered mysterious flashes, named sprites, zipping across the atmosphere, which may well provide a possible explanation for the sightings ... Read more...

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