weather and climate

Meteorologists declare Libya’s world temperature record invalid


September 14th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by BNO News
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Death Valley in California was on Thursday recognized as having posted the world's hottest temperature after an international team of experts ruled the previous record set in ... Read more...

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China prepares for flood season


May 29th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) More rainfall is expected to hit China's three main waterways this summer, possibly triggering severe flooding, a media report said Tuesday.Based on the long-term weather and ... Read more...

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NASA to study climate change in Bangladesh


April 13th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 13 (IANS) American space research institute NASA will conduct a study on the weather and climate change in Bangladesh."NASA will conduct the research under its South and Southeast ... Read more...

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IPCC dilutes stand linking cyclones to climate change


November 30th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Nov 30 (IANS) The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has considerably diluted an earlier stand strongly linking extreme weather events to climate change. It now says it ... Read more...

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Air pollution aggravates drought, flooding


November 14th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Rising air pollution levels can seriously affect cloud formation in ways that reduce precipitation in dry areas, while increasing rain, snowfall and severe storms in wet ... Read more...

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India launching satellite to study tropical climate


September 10th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 10 (IANS) India will launch on Oct 12 a dedicated satellite to study climatic and atmospheric changes in the tropical regions in collaboration with the French space ... Read more...

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Top 10 global weather events in 2010


January 14th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) A panel of experts has ranked the top 10 global weather and climate events of 2010 as follows.According to Christian Science Monitor, voters considered the scope and unusualness ... Read more...

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US-India pact to help improve monsoon forecasts


November 13th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) India's monsoon forecasting is expected to improve with its entering into a new collaborative agreement with the United States.The agreement between the National Oceanic and ... Read more...

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ISRO to focus on sustainable development, healthcare


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will focus on environment and sustainable development and healthcare using innovative technologies, its chairman K. Radhakrishnan said here Tuesday."The future ... Read more...

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New model to help development of more efficient aircraft


July 10th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A new model could deftly describe turbulent fluid flows near an airplane wing, ship hull or cloud. Its success may lead to the development of more efficient airplanes, ... Read more...

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88 countries agree in future strategy to improve climate information and services


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:06 am ICT by BNO News
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) – Eighty-eight countries and three international organizations agreed on a future strategy to provide improved climate information and services, the World Meteorologica Organization said Monday.In order for decision ... Read more...

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Modi criticises Centre for attributing price rise to adverse weather conditions


February 6th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday criticised Centre for attributing price rise to adverse weather conditions.Speaking at the Chief Minister's conference here Modi said: "I ... Read more...

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BIMSTEC signs terrorism pact, pushes for early FTA (Lead)


December 11th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The seven-member BIMSTEC grouping Friday signed a convention to combat terrorism -- an important step that is expected to strengthen India's action against militancy in its ... Read more...

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12th Ministerial meet of BIMSTEC begins in Myanmar


December 11th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar), Dec 11 (ANI): The inaugural session of the 12th ministerial meet of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) nations has begun ... Read more...

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S.M.Krishna arrives in Myanmar for 12th meet of BIMSTEC


December 10th, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravi ShankarNay Pyi Taw (Myanmar), Dec 10. (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna arrived in the capital of Myanmar on Thursday evening to attend the 12th ministerial meeting of ... Read more...

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Krishna heads to Myanmar for BIMSTEC meet Thursday


December 9th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna goes to Myanmar on a three-day visit Thursday to attend a multilateral meeting of seven countries which ring the Bay of Bengal ... Read more...

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China unveils its fastest supercomputer


October 30th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, October 30 (ANI): China has unveiled its fastest supercomputer, which at its peak speed can do more than one quadrillion calculations per second, known as a petaflop.The birth of the ... Read more...

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Scientists predict effect of global warming on spring flowers by 2080


September 10th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 10 (ANI): A new study by scientists has predicted the effect of global warming on spring flowers by the year 2080.Data, taken from records dating back to the late nineteenth ... Read more...

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Human-generated aerosols from northern hemisphere may affect rainfall patterns in Australia


August 27th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 27 (ANI): Australian scientists, using a climate model, have suggested that human-generated aerosols from the northern hemisphere may have contributed to increased rainfall in north-western and central Australia, and decreased ... Read more...

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How individuals and communities respond to major climate events


June 20th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): In a new study, a scientist and her team have explored various means by which individuals and communities are responding to weather and climate change.The scientist in ... Read more...

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Titan’s clouds hang onto summer for long


June 4th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Scientists with NASA's Cassini mission, studying Saturn's moon Titan say its clouds are still noticeable in the southern hemisphere while fall is approaching.They monitored Titan's atmosphere for three-and-a-half ... Read more...

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Bio-particles trigger ice formation in clouds


May 18th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) A recent analysis of ice crystals, collected while an aircraft was flying through clouds, revealed that they were made up almost entirely of either dust or bacteria, fungal ... Read more...

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Scientists move closer to “holy grail” of climate change science


May 18th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): A team of atmospheric chemists has moved closer to the first-ever direct detections of biological particles within ice clouds, which is considered the "holy grail" of climate change ... Read more...

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Methane more stable in a warming world than previously thought


April 24th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): In a new research of ice cores by scientists, it has been revealed that a vast, potential source of the potent greenhouse gas, methane, is more stable in ... Read more...

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Sea level rise to threaten 1 in 10 humans in low-lying coastal areas by 2100


March 11th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): New research has indicated that rising sea levels due to global warming would have major impacts around the world, with a maximum rise of one meter by ... Read more...

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Computer model reproduces birth of two real tropical cyclones


December 20th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): A computer model has successfully reproduced the birth of two real tropical cyclones that formed in the Indian Ocean in December 2006 and January 2007.The model, called ... Read more...

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New knowledge about clouds would help make reliable climate predictions


December 9th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Research at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has led to better understanding of the behavior of clouds, which would help to make reliable predictions ... Read more...

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ISRO to set up atmospheric studies centre in Andhra Pradesh


November 16th, 2008 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 16 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation is ready to establish a world class facility for atmospheric studies near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G. ... Read more...

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BIMSTEC to jointly fight terror, handle financial crisis


November 13th, 2008 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Pressing for an early conclusion of free trade area among the BIMSTEC member countries, leaders of seven South and Southeast Asian nations Thursday finalized a pact on ... Read more...

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Half-hot, half-cold planets have supersonic jet streams


October 21st, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that Jupiter-like exoplanets have supersonic jet streams that transport heat from their sunny side to their dark side, indicating that the planets ... Read more...

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India, France to cooperate in space exploration


September 30th, 2008 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 30 (IANS) India and France, two of the global leaders in space exploration, Tuesday signed an agreement "on cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space"."Indo-French space cooperation has been ... Read more...

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New research to examine role of aerosols in climate change


September 6th, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 6 (ANI): A group of scientists affiliated with the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) have proposed a new framework to account more accurately for the effects of aerosols on precipitation ... Read more...

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BIMSTEC firms up convention on combating terror


August 30th, 2008 - 1:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) India and the six other countries of the BIMSTEC grouping Friday firmed up a convention for collectively combating terrorism in the region, including cooperation in intelligence sharing. ... Read more...

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Short-term spikes, long-term warming linked to tropical Pacific


August 13th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 13 (ANI): A new analysis of ice cores has determined that dramatic year-to-year temperature swings and a century-long warming trend across West Antarctica are linked to conditions in the ... Read more...

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New evidence reveals global warming in the 1730s that wasnt man-made


August 4th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 4 (ANI): New evidence uncovered by UKs Met Office has revealed that the world went through a period of global warming in the 1730s that could not have been ... Read more...

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