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Kolkata among most flood vulnerable cities


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Nine coastal cities around the world are most vulnerable to serious flooding with Shanghai at the top of the list and Kolkata and Dhaka standing midway, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China manufacturing hubs see less profits


February 11th, 2012 - 7:45 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) Rising manufacturing costs and weak external demand for China-made goods have dented the profits of industrial hubs in southeast China.Industrial output in Guangdong surged 20.9 percent ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Big cities losing appeal for Chinese youths


April 12th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 12 (IANS) In a growing China, big cities like Beijing and Shanghai no longer hold appeal for Chinese youths who are exploring smaller places for better job prospects, a media ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kolkata facing brutal future in warmer world


November 12th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Dhaka, Manila, Jakarta and Kolkata are topping a new list of major Asian cities vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Kolkata is the fourth ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Maximise food grain production in rabi season, says Pawar


September 24th, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Thursday called for achieving higher food grain output in the rabi season "to compensate the production losses in the kharif season". Inaugurating ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World’s low-lying river deltas sinking due to human activity


September 21st, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 21 (ANI): A new study has indicated that most of the world's low-lying river deltas are sinking from human activity, making them increasingly vulnerable to flooding from rivers and ocean ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Carbon deposits in Arctic could worsen climate change


July 6th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 6 (IANS) Vast amounts of carbon, about twice as much as contained in the atmosphere, is stored in the Arctic, according to a new study. The amount of carbon in ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Ancient Mars lake may have held as much water as Lake Champlain in US


June 20th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence of the remnants of an ancient lake nestled in a valley near the Martian equator, which may have held as much water as Lake ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sediments deposited in oceans by major Arctic rivers hold clues to future global climate


May 19th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A new study has suggested that sediments deposited in the ocean by major Arctic rivers may hold clues to understand how Earth's climate will change in the next ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rising energy, critical food shortages are major threats to wetlands


July 26th, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): Scientists have said that the major threats to the preservation of wetlands are critical food shortages and growing demand for bio-fuels and hydro-electricity due to high fossil ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Rising demand for energy threatens world’s wetlands


July 25th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Critical food shortages and growing demand for bio-fuels prompted by rising fuel prices present the biggest threat to the preservation of wetlands worldwide. Protecting wetlands is vital for ... Read more...

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Destruction of wetlands will release massive greenhouse gases


July 21st, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Destruction of wetlands will release a staggering 771 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere, with devastating consequences. Meeting in Cuiaba at ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Massive greenhouse gases may be released as destruction of world wetlands worsens


July 21st, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Scientists have warned that ongoing destruction of world wetlands, which hold a volume of carbon similar to that in the atmosphere today, could cause them to exhale ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Study finds arsenic threats in Southeast Asia


July 14th, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A new model, developed by Eawag researchers, has shown that the contamination of groundwater with arsenic poses a risk to the health of millions of people, especially ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

New method developed to map arsenic affected areas


July 14th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) A new, low-cost method has been developed to help accurately map areas where the groundwater has been contaminated by arsenic. Earlier, identifying high-risk areas required costly sampling campaigns, ... Read more...

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