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Pacific colonisation more recent and rapid than previously thought


December 28th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 28 (ANI): A new research has suggested that East Polynesia was colonised by humans more recently, and faster, than previously thought.The study indicates the region was settled in two ... Read more...

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Drought may threaten much of globe in coming decades


October 20th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new research has revealed that United States, along with other heavily populated countries, face a growing threat of severe and prolonged drought in coming decades.The research, conducted ... Read more...

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Ocean temperature patterns in tropics and subtropics will change rainfall patterns


February 27th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that that ocean temperature patterns in the tropics and subtropics will change in ways that will lead to significant changes in rainfall ... Read more...

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Avert starvation catastrophe, scientists tell world leaders


February 15th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Scientists are urging world leaders to avert a major starvation catastrophe by the end of the century. Specifically, they urged policymakers to begin thinking in dramatically different ways to ... Read more...

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Global warming may lead to heavier rainstorms in future


September 28th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 28 (ANI): A new study by researchers at MIT and Caltech has predicted that global warming may lead to heavier rainstorms in the future.Previous studies have shown that average annual ... Read more...

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Climate change to yield more extreme rainfall in future


August 18th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): A new study has shown that climate change will yield more extreme rainfall in the future.The study was carried out by researchers at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) ... Read more...

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Bird thought to be extinct found in the lab


August 14th, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A seabird thought to have been driven to extinction by hungry European sailors in the late 18th century has been rediscovered, in the laboratory. It turns out the ... Read more...

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Changing rainfall pattern may deprive billion people of water


August 10th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) A changing rainfall pattern may deprive a billion people of fresh water in the tropics and subtropics in the coming decades, according to the latest research. The rain band ... Read more...

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Tropics encroaching on temperate climate zones


July 6th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 6 (IANS) The tropical zone is expanding into what have been humid temperate climate zones, according to a review of scientific data. The authors of a recent study concluded that ... Read more...

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Earth’s most prominent rainfall feature creeping northward


July 2nd, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new research has determined that the rain band near the equator that determines the supply of freshwater to nearly a billion people throughout the tropics and subtropics ... Read more...

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Mangroves help protect lives in storms, says study


April 15th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Mangrove forests protected lives in the eastern coast of India from a super cyclone when it hit the area in 1999, a study by Delhi university researchers ... Read more...

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Mangrove forests saved lives in Indian super cyclone in 1999


April 15th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A new study of storm-related deaths from a super cyclone that hit the eastern coast of India in 1999 finds that villages shielded from the storm surge by ... Read more...

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Global warming may leave half of world’’s population without food by 2100


January 9th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Global warming is likely to give rise to severe food shortage by the end of this century, according to researchers, who claim that the rapidly warming climate ... Read more...

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Extinct mangrove species successfully replanted in UAE


August 14th, 2008 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 14 (IANS) Ecologists in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have successfully replanted a species of mangrove a century after it had gone extinct from this Gulf nation's coastal waters. ... Read more...

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