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Clouds to help tame hurricanes


August 24th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Hurricanes are among the most destructive natural forces on earth, but now scientists are working to tame their fury - through clouds.Rather than seeding storm clouds ... Read more...

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‘Rising CO2 levels threaten aquatic food webs’


May 8th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) Rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) are seriously threatening marine plankton, vital for survival of aquatic food webs, whose disappearance could have far-reaching impact, a ... Read more...

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Rivers could provide energy for half billion people


April 19th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A new genre of power plants, using only a tenth of the global river flow into the oceans, could meet the energy needs of a half ... Read more...

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Could corals survive more acidic oceans?


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) Corals may yet be able to survive the acidification of the world's oceans, escaping the effects of climatic devastation.Researchers have identified a powerful internal mechanism that ... Read more...

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Japan mourns on quake anniversary (Second Lead)


March 11th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan Sunday marked the first anniversary of the devastating 9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami which killed almost 15,000 people.The disaster claimed at least 14,919 lives ... Read more...

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Waste water can generate electricity


March 4th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) American scientists have built a device that can generate electricity from waste water.BBC said the team from Pennsylvania State University said the technology would simultaneously also ... Read more...

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Carbon emissions could wipeout marine species


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Carbon emissions are acidifying oceans at a faster rate than at any time in the past 300 million years, raising the prospect of ecological catastrophe in ... Read more...

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Fresh radioactive water leakage at Fukushima n-plant


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About two liters of radioactive water leaked from the turbine building of the second reactor at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Kyodo news agency ... Read more...

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Expert groups to probe Fukushima n-plant disaster again


December 31st, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four groups of independent experts will conduct another probe into the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the NHK TV channel said.Four ... Read more...

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Sensorbots to track ocean health round-the-clock


December 21st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Scientists have discovered sensorbots equipped with bio-geo-chemical sensors that will monitor key events in the ocean like underwater earthquakes and hydrothermal vents. The device promises ... Read more...

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Sea should be exploited for progress: Kerala minister


October 9th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 9 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani Sunday said that the central government should enact laws so that seawater and sand could be exploited for development without raising ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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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Jellyfish shut down Scottish n-reactors


June 30th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Nuclear reactors at a plant in Scotland have been hit by a school of jellyfish, a media report said.A large influx of jellyfish from the North ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Whale Orca’s ears inspire ultrasensitive mike


June 26th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Orca whale's ears have inspired researchers to develop a microphone so sensitive that it can be used at any ocean depth, capable of recording anything from ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

How to remove radioactive materials from drinking water


April 14th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A study has found that a combination of forest by-products and crustacean shells may be the key to removing radioactive materials from drinking water.Researchers from North Carolina State ... Read more...

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Steel wall being built to prevent radioactive water from Jap nuke plant seeping into Pacific Ocean


April 9th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 9 (ANI): Tokyo Electric Power Corporation, the operator of the troubled Fukushima nuclear power station in Japan, has started to install a steel wall and fence to prevent more water ... Read more...

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Outflow of highly radioactive water from Japan n-plant stops (Lead)


April 6th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The outflow of highly radioactive water into the sea from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has stopped, the Kyodo news agency reported Wednesday.In an ... Read more...

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Radioactive water leaks from Japan n-plant


April 3rd, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Highly radioactive water is leaking into the sea from Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant, its operator said Saturday.The Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it ... Read more...

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Radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear power plant leaking into sea: TEPCO


April 2nd, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 2(ANI): Radioactive water is leaking into the sea from a 20-centimetre crack in a containment pit at Japan's quake and tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant, its operator Tokyo Electric Power ... Read more...

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Radioactive iodine 4,385 times legal limit found in sea water near Fukushima nuke plant


March 31st, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar. 31 (ANI): The level of radioactive iodine-131 found in seawater near the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, has soared to its highest reading yet at a concentration of 4,385 ... Read more...

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Japanese operator says it will “scrap” four reactors at tsunami hit nuke plant


March 30th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 30 (ANI): Tokyo Electric Power Company's Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumatahas said that four of its six reactors at the earthquake-cum-tsunami nuclear plant in Japan will completely be 'scrapped'."We have no ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

Japan nuclear crisis far from over: IAEA chief


March 27th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 27 (ANI): The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, has said that Japan was "still far from the end of the accident" at its Fukushima nuclear ... Read more...

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Radiation levels no danger to marine life: Japan


March 26th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan's marine life is in no danger regardless of the radiation levels in the waters near the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, government spokesman Yukio ... Read more...

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Algae, bacteria hogged oxygen after ancient mass extinction, wiping out marine life


March 26th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Stanford researchers have found that after the biggest mass extinction in Earth's history - 250 million years ago - algae and bacteria in the ocean rebounded so fast ... Read more...

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Radioactive materials’ level found 1,250 times higher than legal limit in sea near Fukushima plant


March 26th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 26 (ANI): Levels of radioactive materials are increasing in the sea near the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit nuclear power station in Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, the government's nuclear ... Read more...

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Sea water off Kukushima has high level of radioactive iodine


March 24th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Radioactive iodine in seawater near an outlet at the Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant has been detected at 147 times the safety limit, the Kyodo ... Read more...

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Work resumes to restore power and key cooling functions at Fukushima Plant in Japan


March 24th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.24 (ANI): The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has resumed work to restore power and key cooling functions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan.Critical work at the plant was ... Read more...

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China says faces no immediate threat from Japan nuke plant’s radioactive leaks


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 22 (ANI): The radioactive leaks from Japan's earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima nuclear plant will not have any impact on China over the next three days.The Xinhua news agency quoted a ... Read more...

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Fukushima nuclear plant shut for good


March 20th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 20(ANI): The earthquake and tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant will never operate again as a power station, the Japanese government has said.Japanese government spokesman Yukio Edano said that the plant, ... Read more...

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Chinese seawater safe from radiation


March 18th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.18 (ANI): The National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center has said that China's seawater, which is an important source of salt, will not be affected by radioactive leaks from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi ... Read more...

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Radiation high at Japanese plant despite cooling effort


March 17th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Radiation levels remain high at the quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant in east Japan, the plant's operator said, as efforts continue to cool the reactors from ... Read more...

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Fukushima workers evacuated amid fresh nuclear threat


March 16th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 16(ANI): Workers battling to prevent a nuclear meltdown at Japan's quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant have been temporarily evacuated following fears that the containment vessel around reactor No. 3 may ... Read more...

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Personnel dealing with Japan n-crisis risk lifelong problems


March 16th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) People living near Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant have been told to leave, but there are emergency workers who can't and a media report Wednesday said ... Read more...

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