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Weird rock ‘ice-shelf’ floating in Pacific


August 12th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) A gigantic cluster of floating volcanic rocks, made up of lightweight pumice expelled from an underwater volcano and spread over 26,000 sq km, has been spotted ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Prince Harry travels to Arctic ahead of North Pole trek


March 29th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 29(ANI): Britain's Prince Harry has arrived in Norway to take part in a charity walk to the North Pole with four disabled soldiers injured in the war in Afghanistan.Harry, who ... Read more...

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Polar ice melt ‘accelerating rapidly, raising sea level’


March 9th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study from University of California has suggested that the pace at which the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are melting is 'accelerating rapidly' and raising the ... Read more...

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Scientists produce first-ever, 100 times brighter rare colour of laser light


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Scientists at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility have produced a rare colour of laser light 100 times brighter than any other source, for the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming hastened arrival of dinosaurs


November 30th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Global warming 300 million years ago triggered the evolutionary burst which caused tiny lizards to grow into gigantic dinosaurs, say scientists.Scientists now believe that the Earth became ... Read more...

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Photos reveal ice of the Himalayas disappearing


July 17th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Experts comparing a 1921 photo of Mount Everest with a photo of the same place taken in 2010, have confirmed that the ice mass is disappearing in an ... Read more...

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Sea levels ‘could rise by more than 1m due to global warming’


July 7th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A scientist has warned that climate change could drive up sea levels by twice as much as previously predicted.Scientists working for the UN concluded in a 2007 ... Read more...

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EU offers to update IPCC report


February 6th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) A day after it received Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's backing, the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), headed by R.K. Pachauri, Saturday got support from the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sea levels likely to rise by 1.4 meters by 2100 as polar ice melts


December 1st, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 1 (ANI): A major review of climate change in Antarctica has indicated that sea levels are likely to rise by about 1.4m (4ft 6in) globally by 2100 as polar ice ... Read more...

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Radar map of buried Mars layers matches planet’s climate cycles


September 23rd, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): New, three-dimensional imaging of Martian north-polar ice layers by a radar instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter matches with theoretical models of Martian climate swings during the past ... Read more...

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Scientists identify genes that let creepy-crawlies in Arctic survive deep freeze


July 21st, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A team of scientists has identified a suite of genes that help Arctic springtails survive freezing temperatures by dehydrating themselves before the coldest weather sets in.Melody Clark ... Read more...

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Current CO2 levels higher than last 2.1 million years


June 19th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): A new study has shown that current CO2 levels are higher than the last 2.1 million years.The study is the latest to rule out a drop in CO2 ... Read more...

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Endangered whales found where presumed extinct


May 21st, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A team of scientists, using a system of underwater hydrophones that can record sounds from hundreds of miles away, has documented the presence of endangered North Atlantic right ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Endangered right whales found where there were none


May 21st, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Scientists have documented the presence of endangered North Atlantic right whales with the help of underwater hydrophones that can pick up sounds from hundreds of kilometres away. The discovery ... Read more...

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Antarctica’s ice cover was much larger 10,000 years ago than it is today


May 6th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): New Antarctic seabed sonar images have revealed that the extent of ice covering the continent of Antarctica at the end of the last ice age around 10,000 years ... Read more...

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Global warming maybe poisoning food for Arctic people


April 18th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has found that global warming is not just transforming the land for the Arctic people, but it is also poisoning ... Read more...

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Gullies on Mars show water ran on Red Planet as early as 1.25 mln yrs ago


March 3rd, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Planetary geologists at Brown University, US, have found a gully fan system on Mars that formed about 1.25 million years ago, which shows tantalizing signs of recent ... Read more...

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Russia winning Arctic race: US Coast Guard


July 17th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Washington, July 17 (RIA Novosti) A top US Coast Guard official has told the Congress that Russia is getting ahead of the United States in the "Arctic race" and the administration ... Read more...

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India unveils blueprint for green development (to go with ‘Solar energy to be chief weapon against climate change: PM’)


June 30th, 2008 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) India needs a national strategy to adapt to climate change and to enhance the ecological sustainability of its development path, says its National Action Plan on Climate ... Read more...

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Ultra-small bacteria discovered in 120,000-year-old ice within Greenland glacier


June 4th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): A team of Penn State scientists has discovered a new ultra-small species of bacteria that has survived for more than 120,000 years within the ice of a ... Read more...

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Water, possible life, might be located deeper on Mars than previously believed


May 16th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): New observations from NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggest that any liquid water that might exist below the planets surface, and any possible organisms living in that water, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Earth cooled down in three rapid steps 33 million years ago


April 15th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A new research has shown that it took three separate cooling events to step down the Earths temperature around 33 million years ago.According to a report in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

The top 10 Planet Earth 2007 science revelations (Re-issue)


December 28th, 2007 - 12:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 28 (ANI): The fourth report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which labelled human activities the prime cause of global warming, has been named the topmost revelation of ... Read more...

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The top 10 Planet Earth 2007 science revelations


December 27th, 2007 - 2:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 27 (ANI): The fourth report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which labelled human activities the prime cause of global warming, has been named the topmost revelation of ... Read more...

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New unmanned moon mission may unlock planets mysteries


December 17th, 2007 - 4:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): New images taken from NASAs orbiting HiRise camera have revealed surprising details about two bizarre features that are in the form of spiders and fans, on the surface ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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