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Satellite imagery to implement regional plan


July 11th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The government will use satellite imagery to observe the pattern of land use in Delhi and adjoining states and monitor the implementation of environmental norms, ... Read more...

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Satellite surveys to tap India’s rubber growing areas (Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 29 (IANS) The Rubber Board and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are conducting satellite imagery surveys to discover potential areas of natural rubber cultivation in India, ... Read more...

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‘Satellite surveys to discover potential new rubber areas’


June 29th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 29 (IANS) The Rubber Board, in association with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been conducting satellite imagery surveys to find out potential areas of natural ... Read more...

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Global warming causing Himalayan glacier to diminish each year


June 9th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 9 (IANS) Global warming is diminishing the Chhota Shigri glacier in the Pir Panjal ranges of Himachal Pradesh at 0.67 metres a year, report French and Indian ... Read more...

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Controlling deadly tsetse fly with satellite imagery


May 9th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Scientists are relying on satellite imagery to control the deadly tsetse fly, an African killer that spreads "sleeping sickness" disease among humans and animals and wipes ... Read more...

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Antarctic Penguins counted in satellite census


April 14th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A satellite census has revealed that the population of emperor penguin in Antarctic was twice as much as earlier estimated, an article in the PLoS ... Read more...

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Warming Antarctic alters penguin breeding cycles


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Higher temperatures brought on by global warming are already affecting the breeding cycles of three penguin species sharing the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Heather Lynch, assistant professor ... Read more...

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IT tool helps satellites pinpoint ancient settlements


March 20th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) A new computer tool that extracts clues about ancient human settlements from satellite imagery has uncovered thousands of sites which might otherwise have been lost.The survey ... Read more...

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Most of earth’s acid comes from nature


January 12th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Satellite imagery has revealed that 90 percent of the earth's formic acid comes from nature, researchers say. The revelation has stunned researchers from the Belgian Institute ... Read more...

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Over 9 hectares of forests lost per minute: UN report


December 1st, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 1 (IANS) More than nine hectares of forests were lost per minute between 1990 and 2005, a period when the world's deforestation rate accelerated, a UN survey shows.The ... Read more...

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China hiding n-arsenal in tunnel maze, say researchers


December 1st, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) China is hiding its ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads in a vast network of tunnels, said a media report citing a study carried out by a ... Read more...

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Software takes guesswork out of fossil hunting


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) A software based on artificial intelligence can pinpoint productive fossil sites, eliminating guesswork from the process.Traditionally, fossil hunters often could only make educated guesses as to ... Read more...

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Andhra ready to help Bengal in tackling Maoists


October 20th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Having successfully tackled Maoists in the state, Andhra Pradesh is now ready to extend strategic and technical support to West Bengal and other states to battle ... Read more...

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Google Earth helped track illegal mining in Goa


October 6th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 6 (IANS) Google Earth satellite imagery helped the Goa assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) zero in on specific illegalities in the Rs.3,500 crore mining scam in the state, ... Read more...

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Dry air could prevent Tropical Storm Katia from strengthening


August 31st, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- Tropical Storm Katia, located in the eastern Atlantic, continued to gradually strengthen on Wednesday morning, forecasters said, but dry air could threaten development of the system later this ... Read more...

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Tropical Storm Eugene forms in the Pacific, no threat to land


July 31st, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- Tropical Storm Eugene formed far off the Pacific coast of Mexico on early Sunday morning, forecasters said, but the system poses no threat to land.Forecasters at the U.S. ... Read more...

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Tropical Storm Dora forms south of Guatemala, expected to become a hurricane


July 19th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- Tropical storm Dora formed south of Guatemala on late Monday morning, forecasters said, and the storm is expected to reach hurricane strength by late Tuesday.Forecasters at the U.S. ... Read more...

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Tropical storm Beatriz forms off the Pacific coast of Mexico; hurricane watch issued


June 20th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- Tropical Storm Beatriz formed off the Pacific coast of Mexico on late Sunday morning, prompting a hurricane watch for some local coastlines, forecasters said.Forecasters at the U.S. National ... Read more...

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Satellites to verify China’s claim on Brahmaputra: India (Second Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) India Thursday said it has satellite imagery proof that China was building only a run-of-the-river dam for power projects on the Brahmaputra river and ... Read more...

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Will award contracts for 7,300 km of national highways: PM


June 9th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The government will award contracts for 7,300 km of national highways during the current financial year, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday."Roads are a ... Read more...

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CIA spied on Osama from safe house


May 6th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) conducted extensive surveillance of Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan for months from a safe house in Abbottabad where the ... Read more...

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The silent assassin: Robots may perform military missions


April 18th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) The next time you are at home or office, watch out for ninja robots. They may be hiding in the bedroom closet or under your desk. ... Read more...

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‘Stress test’ to identify ‘reefs of hope’ in climate change era


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society have developed a new 'stress test' for coral reefs that, in turn, could identify and prioritise areas that are most likely to ... Read more...

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Website launched to tracks ‘at- risk historic sites’


March 17th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Mar. 17 (ANI): Global Heritage Fund, a California-based nonprofit organization that focuses on historical preservation has launched a new Internet platform called Global Heritage Network (GHN), to rescue cultural heritage ... Read more...

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How to size up the crowd - a lesson in Cairo


February 5th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) Just how many protesters are there in Cairo's Tahrir square? Media accounts vary enormously. The crowd estimates depend on rough calculations, including one developed by a former reporter ... Read more...

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Can help Kerala with satellite imagery: ISRO arm


January 17th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 17 (IANS) A state-run remote sensing agency has offered to provide Kerala with satellite images of the state's terrain to help prevent tragedies like the one that occurred near ... Read more...

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Insurgency still persists in border areas: Tripura CM


January 4th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, Jan 4 (ANI): Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has said that although militant activities have been curbed in the state, the problem is yet to be completely uprooted completely.Inaugurating the Tripura ... Read more...

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Tripura gets eye-in-the-sky to track terrorists


January 3rd, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 3 (IANS) Tripura Monday launched a satellite-based imagery system to track terrorists and curb crime in the northeastern state.Tripura is the second state in India after Jharkhand to introduce the ... Read more...

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Don’t regulate diesel prices: Montek Singh Ahluwalia


December 30th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 29 (IANS) Diesel prices should not be regulated so that they can be aligned with international levels, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said here Wednesday."I think diesel prices ... Read more...

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Tripura to use satellites to track terrorists


November 14th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 14 (IANS) Tripura will soon use satellites to track terrorists in the state, director general of police K. Saleem Ali said here Sunday, saying that the state's three-decade old militancy ... Read more...

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Rain-battered coastal Andhra braces for cyclone


November 4th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 4 (IANS) The coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh, already battered by heavy rains that have claimed 26 lives so far, is now threatened by a cyclonic storm, officials said Thursday.Fearing ... Read more...

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Hurricane warnings issued as Tropical Storm Paula forms in the northwestern Caribbean


October 12th, 2010 - 4:13 am ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- Tropical Storm Paula formed in the northwestern Caribbean on late Monday afternoon, forecasters said, making it the 16th tropical storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season.The storm, located ... Read more...

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Now, a model to estimate Pakistan’s recovery from floodwater


October 9th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): The recent flood in Pakistan is the most horrendous disaster in the recent times, which has left the already ravaging economy craving for help from the squares of ... Read more...

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Subtropical Storm Otto forms in the Atlantic, no threat to land


October 7th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- Subtropical Storm Otto formed northeast of the Grand Turk Island in the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, forecasters said.As of 11 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, the center of Subtropical ... Read more...

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NASA’s web-based environmental management system for Himalayas


October 6th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched an innovative, web-based environmental management system for the Himalayan region.SERVIR-Himalaya features web-based access to satellite imagery, decision-support ... Read more...

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