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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...

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Massive valley found beneath Antarctica


July 27th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British researchers from CNN say that they have discovered a grand canyon beneath Antarctica. They say that they discovered a massive rift valley that is causing loss ... Read more...

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Sea levels may rise much higher, says fossil study


July 16th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 16 (IANS) Sea levels may rise much higher than previously thought, suggests a new study on fossil corals, which shows how warmer climes in the past promoted dramatic ... Read more...

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Scientists pinpoint cause of past sea level rises


July 12th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified what actually triggered the rapid rise of sea levels in the past, using climate and ice sheet models.The process, named 'saddle-collapse', was found ... Read more...

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Global warming will push up sea level


June 25th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, June 25 (IANS) Sea levels worldwide are expected to rise by several metres in the coming centuries if global warming continues unabated. A study by a university in The ... Read more...

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Scientists excited about mammoth discovery in Iowa


June 7th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oskaloosa (Iowa), June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The rare discovery of mammoth bones on a rural Iowa farm has left archaeological scientists very excited.The unusual of an undisturbed mammoth's skeleton will allow ... Read more...

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Evidence from octopus hints at ice sheet collapse


May 10th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 10 (IANS) Genetic evidence from an Antarctic octopus indicates that the West Antarctic ice sheet - one of the world's major ice sheets - could collapse if temperatures ... Read more...

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Huge earthquakes strike off Indonesia, generate small tsunamis (Update 3)


April 11th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two major earthquakes struck off the west coast of northern Sumatra in Indonesia on Wednesday afternoon, generating small tsunamis and shaking buildings as far away as Singapore, ... Read more...

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Neanderthals used boats much before modern humans


March 1st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Our extinct cousins, the Neanderthals, were sailing the seas about 50,000 years before us, according to a study.Modern humans took to the seas 50,000 years ago, ... Read more...

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Global warming to flood low lying areas more frequently


February 27th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Projected increases in sea-levels and storm intensities triggered by climate change is likely to flood low lying areas more frequently, a study reveals. Researchers from Princeton ... Read more...

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Maldives: a nation of 1,190 coral islands (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Maldives is located in the Laccadive Sea in the Indian Ocean, 400 km southwest of India's southern coast.It is an archipelago of 1,190 coral islands grouped in a double chain of ... Read more...

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Climate change - a blessing in disguise!


November 21st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Periods when the earth cooled or warmed have always boosted human evolution by forcing man to adapt to changing conditions and allowing migration. Climate change not ... Read more...

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China sea levels to rise up to 130mm


November 16th, 2011 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 16 (IANS) Sea levels near China will rise up to 130 millimetres in the coming two decades due to global warming, a national scientific report has observed.The rise ... Read more...

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Sea levels will rise by 60 cm by 2100


October 18th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Sea levels will rise by 60 cm by the end of the century and by another 180 cm over the next four centuries, submerging many low-lying ... Read more...

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Sea levels might rise or fall if warming continues


September 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Sea levels might rise or fall if the trend of more recent warming continues unabated, as in the past, during a period known as the Last ... Read more...

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Warming ocean layers melt polar ice sheets faster


July 4th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) Warming of the ocean's subsurface layers will melt portions of underwater Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets faster than previously thought, increasing sea levels more than projected. ... Read more...

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India, Maldives to intensify anti-piracy cooperation


February 24th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Amid reports of Somali pirates heading into Asian waters, India and the Maldives Thursday discussed ways to intensify anti-piracy cooperation and decided to scale up bilateral ... Read more...

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Report says ‘mass migration triggered by climate change’ won’t happen


February 5th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): A new report has said that fears that climate change will trigger mass migrations from one part of the world to another are baseless.The study by the International ... Read more...

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Believe it or not - glaciers are growing!


January 28th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) There is some good news regarding climate change - glaciers are actually growing! The reason being that hotter summers may actually slow down the flow of glaciers, ... Read more...

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Modern humans reached Arabia earlier than previously believed


January 28th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): An international team of researchers suggests that humans could have arrived on the Arabian Peninsula as early as 125,000 years ago - directly from Africa rather than via ... Read more...

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Greenland ice sheet is safer than scientists previously believed


January 27th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that hotter summers may not be as catastrophic for the Greenland ice sheet as previously feared and may actually slow down the flow of glaciers.Their ... Read more...

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Climate change to precipitate Antarctic ice sheet collapse


January 10th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 10 (IANS) Rising carbon dioxide levels will precipitate the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet by the year 3000, causing sea levels to rise by four metres. The study ... Read more...

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Bering Sea floor sheds light on last major global warming period


January 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz have found that the sediments at the bottom of the Bering Sea indicate that that the region was ice-free ... Read more...

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Earth’s ancient marine life could reveal what triggers mass extinctions


December 31st, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): A new study has found that an influx of invasive species can hinder the natural evolution of new species and trigger mass extinction events.Scientists at Ohio University studied ... Read more...

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Ice-age reptile extinctions shed light on responses to climate change


December 10th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan have found that a wave of reptile extinctions on the Greek islands over the past 15,000 years may shed light on how ... Read more...

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Warning of rising seas alarmist and wrong


December 6th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Predictions that global warming could cause sea levels to rise by six feet in the next century are alarmist and wrong.The forecast made by the influential 2007 Intergovernmental ... Read more...

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Antarctic icecaps could help scientists predict Earth’s future weather


November 28th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): London's Science Museum will feature three pieces of ice core, drilled from the Antarctic icecap, which could help scientists predict Earth's future weather.They will be installed in a ... Read more...

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Melting glacial ice sheets ‘may not raise sea levels after all’


November 22nd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Glaciologists have been worried sick that the West Antarctic ice sheet will collapse over the next few centuries, raising sea levels dramatically, but a new study counters this ... Read more...

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Action ‘needed to save archaeological sites threatened by rising seas’


October 28th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Scientists have issued call to action for archaeological sites threatened by rising seas.Should global warming cause sea levels to rise as predicted in coming decades, thousands of archaeological ... Read more...

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100 fishermen missing as cyclone hits Myanmar, Bangladesh


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 23 (IANS) Over a hundred fishermen with 21 boats went missing from the northeastern reaches of the Bay of Bengal after cyclone Giri hit Myanmar and Bangladesh, authorities said Saturday.The ... Read more...

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How non-migrating grey whales survived the ice age


October 18th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): A new study attempts to shed light on how non-migrating grey whales survived the last ice age.Grey whales feed on the seafloor at depths of up to 50 ... Read more...

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Rapid Ice Melting In The Arctic Region Raises Concern


September 17th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Global warming is resulting in the melting of the ice and 2010 has been reported as the hottest of the 130 year record maintained by NASA. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Monkeys Had HIV For Millennia


September 17th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent discovery scientists have found that the precursor of HIV to have been present in Monkeys for 32000 years compared to previous assumptions of it ... Read more...

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Protect biodiversity, tap resources: Jairam


September 15th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh Wednesday stressed the need to strike a balance between protecting biodiversity and tapping resources. Inaugurating the Society of ... Read more...

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Churning of Earth’s molten interior behind sea level changes


August 16th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 16 (ANI): An Australian expert has said that the churning of the Earth's molten interior may have played a vital role in sea level change over the past two to ... Read more...

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