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Over 20,000 ponds dug in Bengal in last one year


June 27th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Altogether 20,608 ponds have been dug in West Bengal over the past one year creating 1.25 crore man days of work under the Mahatma Gandhi National ... Read more...

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Battery that uses freshwater, seawater to generate electricity developed


April 21st, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Stanford researchers have developed a battery that takes advantage of the difference in salinity between freshwater and seawater to produce electricity.Anywhere freshwater enters the sea, such as river ... Read more...

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Battery that makes electricity from water developed


March 30th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): A battery that takes advantage of the difference in salinity between freshwater and seawater to produce electricity has been developed by Stanford researchers.Anywhere freshwater enters the sea, such ... Read more...

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Scientists revive ancient bacteria


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Scientists at Binghamton University have revived ancient bacteria trapped for thousands of years in water droplets embedded in salt crystals.For years, geologists have looked at these water droplets ... Read more...

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UAE hopes to go green with two million trees


November 5th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 5 (IANS/WAM) In a massive national campaign that aims to preserve the environment and expand the region's green areas, an environmental group in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has ... Read more...

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No forcible land takeover for SEZs: Pawar


August 20th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The government will not approve any Special Economic Zone (SEZ) if state governments acquire or hope to takeover land compulsorily, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said Friday. Pawar told ... Read more...

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Genes for sandalwood oil isolated


August 9th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 9 (IANS) Researchers have for the first time isolated the genes for sandalwood oil and lodged a patent for the process. Sandalwood oil is still highly regarded as a key ingredient ... Read more...

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Undersea River Discovered Beneath The Black Sea


August 7th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The researchers working in the area of the Black Sea have discovered an undersea river which flows along a channel below the surface of ... Read more...

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Scientists Discover River Under Black Sea


August 7th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 7, (THAIDIAN NEWS) There lies a deep channel equivalent to a terrestrial river under the Black Sea whose water current is 350 times greater than the River Thames. The ... Read more...

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British scientists discover an undersea river


August 3rd, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British scientists say that they have discovered a river running under the Black Sea. The scientists say if the river was on land, then it ... Read more...

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Undersea River Discovered By British Researchers


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A river which flows underneath the Black Sea has been uncovered by the researchers. The gushing water flow has all the characteristics of ... Read more...

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Huge river discovered flowing on Black Sea bed


August 1st, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) A massive underwater river flowing along the bottom of the Black Sea has been found by scientists - a discovery that could help explain how life manages to ... Read more...

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Bering Strait influenced ice age climate patterns worldwide 100,000 years ago


January 11th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 11 (ANI): A new study has shown that water levels in the Bering Strait helped drive global climate patterns during ice age episodes dating back more than 100,000 years.The international ... Read more...

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70 percent of Cuba’s farmland under threat


November 19th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 19 (EFE) Seventy percent of Cuba's land under cultivation is being affected by erosion, salinity and acidity, agriculture ministry officials said. The director of the Soil Institute, Dagoberto Rodriguez, said Wednesday ... Read more...

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Reverse osmosis system to purify water in Punjab villages


August 20th, 2009 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) All villages in certain districts of Punjab that are affected by salinity in water will have reverse osmosis (RO) plants within 21 months to provide clean water to ... Read more...

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Wanderlust gene isolated in tiny fish


August 5th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 5 (IANS) A gene linked to physical traits also seems to be dictating wanderlust in a tiny fish, considered a living model of Darwin's natural selection theory, according to a ... Read more...

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First-ever ‘wanderlust gene’ in tiny bony fish found


August 5th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): A new study by University of British Columbia has claimed that a gene previously linked to physical traits is also dictating behaviour in a tiny fish widely regarded ... Read more...

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Scientists closer to developing salt-tolerant crops


July 8th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 8 (IANS) Scientists have developed salt-tolerant plants using a new type of genetic modification (GM). The results could impact food production and security, since salinity affects agriculture worldwide. The work has ... Read more...

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Greenland ice sheet to blame for 25 percent of global sea rise in past 13 yrs


June 13th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): A new study has determined that the Greenland ice sheet is melting faster than expected, and is consequently responsible for nearly 25 percent of global sea rise in ... Read more...

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Dhaka seeks foreign aid to dredge silted rivers


May 7th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) Bangladesh has sought foreign aid to dredge all its rivers and has told prospective donors that funds provided would be properly used. The assurance came from Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Seaglider monitors water from Arctic during record-breaking journey under ice


May 2nd, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): The University of Washington (UW) has surpassed its 2-year-old world record for operating a glider under the ice, by successfully operating one of its seagliders for six months ... Read more...

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Rising CO2 may benefit worlds coastal wetlands


March 24th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): In a paradoxical finding, scientists have discovered that an increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) may ironically counterbalance some of its negative effects on coastal wetlands, which are ... Read more...

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Government to set up institute to combat droughts, floods


January 29th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved the setting of a National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management that will develop technologies to combat droughts, extreme temperatures, floods and ... Read more...

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Oz mayor gets the s..ts after whole town down with diarrhoea reports!


January 9th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 9 (ANI): The mayor of Bluff is upset with the claims that almost all the people in the central Queensland town have contracted diarrhoea by drinking contaminated water.Central ... Read more...

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Prince Charles condemned for blaming genetically modified crops for global warming


August 14th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 14 (ANI): Scientists have condemned Charles, the Prince of Wales, for blaming genetically modified (GM) crops for global warming, and have called him shockingly ill-informed and negative.According to a ... Read more...

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Kerala Water Resource Minister calls on Dr. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh


August 7th, 2008 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, August 7 (ANI): Union Rural Development Minister Dr. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has assured the Kerala State Water Resource Minister N. Premachandran of all the required assistance in tackling the ... Read more...

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Plants cope with stress too


May 8th, 2008 - 11:30 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Plants, very much like humans, have to cope with stress - and scientists are in the process of developing plants that handle stress better, says a new study. ... Read more...

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US survey ship to dock in Goa Monday


April 11th, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) An oceanographic survey ship of the US Navy will dock in Goa's Marmagoa port Monday to participate in the eighth annual meeting of the North Indian Ocean Hydrographic ... Read more...

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Fossilized deep-ocean corals might reveal ancient climate secrets


February 2nd, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, Feb 2 (ANI): Scientists aboard the Southern Surveyor, a research vessel, have retrieved live and fossilized deep-ocean corals from a depth of 1,650 meters near the Tasman Fracture Zone, south-east of ... Read more...

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