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Bog butter found in underground store in Ireland could be from Iron Age


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 3 (ANI): A wooden vessel containing bog butter, thought to be 5,000 years old, dating from the Iron Age, was found buried in an underground store in Ireland.Joe Clancy ... Read more...

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Trapped ice reveals changing trends of biomass burning over 650 yrs


December 4th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new study has shown that carbon monoxide trapped in a column of Antarctic ice spanning 650 years reveals fluctuations in biomass burning --the consumption of wood, peat ... Read more...

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Smog leaving Moscow


August 15th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The smog from wildfires in Russia started leaving Moscow Sunday evening and is unlikely to return early next week, an environmental expert said. "From the second half of ... Read more...

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Wildfires threaten Russian missile attack warning centre


August 7th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Wildfires raging across the central part of European Russia are threatening to engulf the military command of the Russian missile attack warning centre in the Moscow region, ... Read more...

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30 killed in Russia wildfires


August 1st, 2010 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Raging wildfires in central Russia have claimed 30 lives and left more than 2,200 people homeless, the government said Sunday. The wildfires, which have caused damage worth over ... Read more...

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Emergency declared in Russia as wildfires kill 12


July 31st, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A state of emergency has been declared in 14 regions across Russia after devastating wildfires claimed 12 lives and rendered thousands of people homeless. About 240,000 people are ... Read more...

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New archaeological find indicates Indo-Roman trade in ancient India


July 16th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): At least 18 wooden pegs have been discovered in Kodungalloor, Kerala, taking the archaeological finds at Muziris - an ancient port city believed to have existed on the ... Read more...

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Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs to travel to Indonesia


May 18th, 2010 - 1:08 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs María Otero will travel to Indonesia from May 17-21 to meet with local officials and civilian organizations to ... Read more...

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Conserving and restoring moorlands can slow down climate change


March 7th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 7 (ANI): Scientists have stressed that conserving and restoring the moorlands is important because they are some of the rarest habitats in the world, home to extremely rare animals and ... Read more...

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250-mln-yr old mass extinction may be causing lung cancer in a Chinese region


January 7th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 7 (ANI): A new study has shown that the volcanic eruptions thought responsible for Earth's largest mass extinction 250 million years ago has been linked to unusually high rates of ... Read more...

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Parts of Arctic coastline eroding by 45 feet every year


December 15th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) A portion of the northern Alaska coastline is eroding by a maximum of 45 feet annually, thanks to the combined effect of declining sea ice, warming sea water ... Read more...

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3,000 yr old butter discovered in Ireland


August 20th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Dublin, August 20 (ANI): Two workers have discovered an oak barrel, full of butter, estimated to be roughly 3,000 years old, in Gilltown bog, between Timahoe and Staplestown, in Ireland.According to a ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover London’s oldest “boardwalk”


August 18th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 18 (ANI): Archaeologists have found London's oldest known timber structure, which dating back to 5,700 years, could be the city's earliest "boardwalk".According to a report by BBC News, the structure ... Read more...

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Lake Ballinger Island: BBQ Party Causes Fire


July 31st, 2009 - 12:50 am ICT by GD
One wonders when the nature will be spared by the repeated onslaught by the human species. The recent news of the blazing fire that broke out in the middle of Lake Ballinger ... Read more...

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Loch Ness boulder may have been used as guide for crop sowing and harvesting 5000 yrs ago


March 28th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 28 (ANI): An amateur archaeologist has suggested that a giant boulder on a hill overlooking Loch Ness, a Scottish lake, was used as a guide for crop sowing and harvesting ... Read more...

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Permafrost likely to shrink in northern Sweden


February 21st, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study by researchers from Lund University in Sweden has determined that permafrost is thawing in northern Sweden, because of warmer summers and more winter precipitation.According ... Read more...

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Indebted shop owner hires bodyguards for protection from 60 angry brides


July 18th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): A bridal shop owner was forced to hire bodyguards to protect herself from 60 angry brides after her business went bust.Lisa Clarkson received death threats and went ... Read more...

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Rat bones show first New Zealanders settled 700 years ago


June 3rd, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
DPA Wellington, June 3 (DPA) Humans first settled in New Zealand around the late 13th century and not more than 2,000 years ago as had been thought, according to research published Tuesday that ... Read more...

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Ancient seaweed confirms status of earliest known human settlement in America


May 9th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Ancient seaweed samples from the Monte Verde archaeological site in southern Chile has confirmed its status as the earliest known human settlement in the Americas, dating back ... Read more...

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Beavers can help mitigate the effects of drought


February 21st, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that beavers can help mitigate the effects of drought and therefore should not be pushed away from wetlands for industrial and residential development. ... Read more...

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