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China to promote shale gas


February 13th, 2012 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 13 (IANS) China plans to increase efforts to explore shale gas in 2012.This natural gas has become an important source of energy in the US over the past ... Read more...

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Ancient global warming turned earth an inferno


November 18th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) The largest study yet of the Permian-Triassic mass extinction, or the Great Dying, ties it to catastrophic greenhouse gas emissions.According to new research, staggering quantities of ... Read more...

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India to formulate policy to tap shale gas


March 11th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) India will identify areas that have the potential for shale gas, or hydrocrbons trapped in sedimentary rocks, and also formulate a policy soon to tap ... Read more...

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Life may have survived ‘Snowball Earth’ in ocean pockets 700mn yrs ago


December 15th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that life may have survived a cataclysmic global freeze in the ocean pockets some 700 million years ago.Researchers have apparently found evidence in ... Read more...

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350mn-yr-old, 4-legged amphibian’s burrow found in Pennsylvania


November 10th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Researchers have stumbled upon the fossil remains of a burrow belonging to an amphibian that lived 350 million years ago in Pennsylvania.The borrow is now filled with sediments ... Read more...

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Vast fields of gypsum on Mars can provide evidence if life existed


May 1st, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 1 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that if it is ever to be proved that life had existed on Mars, the evidence might be found in the vast fields of gypsum ... Read more...

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RIL inks JV with Atlas to produce shale gas in US


April 9th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Friday said it has signed a $1.7 billion joint venture agreement with US-based Atlas Energy Inc for extracting shale gas in ... Read more...

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CO2 spewing rocks can influence destructive potential of mass extinction events


April 22nd, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that big volcanic eruptions don't always fuel mass extinctions because the destructive potential of the blasts seems to depend upon carbon ... Read more...

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Origin of sulfur in rocks point to oxygen-rich atmosphere 2.4 billion years ago


April 17th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A team of geochemists has come across evidence that Earth's atmosphere 2.4 billion years ago was oxygen-rich, as pointed out by the origin of sulfur in rocks.Sedimentary ... Read more...

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“Great Oxidation Event” may be a result of nickel famine 2.4 billion yrs ago


April 9th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that a drop in the level of dissolved nickel in seawater may have caused the "Great Oxidation Event" 2.4 billion years ... Read more...

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Oceans were filled with oxygen 700 million years earlier than believed


March 17th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 17 (ANI): An international team of geologists has claimed that photosynthesizing life forms created an excess of oxygen in the oceans 700 million years earlier than previous estimates suggest.According ... Read more...

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Dino-killing meteorite did not start global wildfires 65 million years ago


February 24th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): The results of a new research indicate that the dinosaur-killing meteorite that struck Earth at the end of the Cretaceous period 65 million years ago did not ... Read more...

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635 mln yr old sponges were earliest animals on Earth


February 5th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence in the form of fossilized rocks which indicates that sponges were the earliest animals on Earth, dating back to more than 635 million ... Read more...

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Hungry bacteria may have made Earth hospitable to life 2.5 billion years ago


January 22nd, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): A new analysis has led scientists to determine that hungry nickel-grabbing bacteria could have caused the surge in atmospheric oxygen 2.5 billion years ago that made Earth ... Read more...

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CO2 may have helped ancient Earth escape a deathly deep freeze


December 2nd, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that the planets present day greenhouse scourge, carbon dioxide (CO2), may have played a vital role in helping ancient Earth to escape from completely ... Read more...

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Life may be hiding inside white-coloured meteorites on Mars


October 1st, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that scientists searching for life on Mars, should scout for white-coloured meteorites made of sedimentary rock. According to a report in New Scientist, ... Read more...

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Artificial meteorite shows Martian impactors may carry traces of life


September 25th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, September 25 (ANI): An artificial meteorite designed by the European Space Agency (ESA) has shown that traces of life in a Martian meteorite could survive the violent heat and shock ... Read more...

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Climate change caused extinction of many species in Pakistan


September 23rd, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Many of giraffe, rhino and elephant species, along with a multitude of rodents, bush pigs, horses, antelope and apes, once roamed northern Pakistan.But climate change eight million years ... Read more...

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Giraffes, rhinos, elephants and rodents once roamed Pakistan


September 23rd, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): A long-term study of mammal fossils spanning a 5-million-year period in northern Pakistan has suggested that two species of giraffe, several rhinos and five elephant relatives, along ... Read more...

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Brazil’s Petrobras studying oil extraction project in US


June 10th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 10 (IANS) Brazil's state-owned energy giant Petrobras would conduct a feasibility study to extract oil from oil shale in the US using technology developed by a Brazilian firm, ... Read more...

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Microbes in hot springs might help in dating of sedimentary rocks


January 23rd, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A new research by scientists has discovered that microbes present in hot water springs might help in the dating of sedimentary rocks.For the research, scientists studied microbial communities ... Read more...

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