weather patterns

Met Office Has a New Way to Predict a Big Freeze


September 15th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A supercomputer can now predict a big freeze weeks in advance. A new software has just been unveiled and it is said to predict the cold snaps ... Read more...

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Not enough being done to tackle drought: Experts


June 28th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) With several states reeling under a drought-like situation as they await the monsoon, experts have pointed out that not enough is being done to deal ... Read more...

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Arctic ice melt prelude to severe winters


June 7th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) The dramatic melt-off of Arctic sea ice due to climate change could lead to severe winter outbreaks, reveals a study. Charles H. Greene, professor of earth ... Read more...

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Mumbai sees coldest March day in 43 years


March 10th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) Mumbai Saturday saw its coldest March day in 43 years, with the minimum temperature dipping to 12.7 degrees Celsius, weather officials said.The previous low for the ... Read more...

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Kerala Science Congress to focus on climate change


January 28th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam (Kerala), Jan 28 (IANS) The three-day 24th Kerala Science Congress begins here Sunday with a special focus on climate change and the state's plantation crops."The science congress is expected ... Read more...

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La Nina may trigger flu pandemics: Study


January 17th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Influenza pandemics that caused death and illness worldwide in the past were preceded by La Nina conditions in the equatorial Pacific, a study has found.The study ... Read more...

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Paved surfaces foster build-up of polluted air


June 8th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Widespread urban development alters weather patterns in a way that can help pollutants accumulate during summer on paved surfaces, rather than being blown out to sea, ... Read more...

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Europe cancels 250 flights over volcanic ash (Lead)


May 24th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people are facing air travel chaos after more than 250 flights in Europe have been cancelled due to the Iceland volcanic ... Read more...

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Iceland volcano ash could reach Britain: Report (Lead, changing dateline)


May 23rd, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) Ash from an Icelandic volcano eruption could reach northern Scotland by Tuesday as there are no signs of winds that might sweep it away, a media ... Read more...

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Water policy should ensure ecosystem sustainability: Ansari


April 13th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India's water policy should ensure sustainability of the ecosystem so that there is adequate availability of water for everyone, Vice President Hamid Ansari said Wednesday.Speaking ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft captures methane ‘rain’ on Saturn’s moon Titan


March 18th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured images of seasonal rains on Saturn's moon Titan - the first evidence of rain soaking Titan's surface at low latitudes.Researchers at the University ... Read more...

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Soot on Tibetan snow ’causes more rainfall over India and China’


March 4th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that in some cases, soot - the fine, black carbon silt that is released from stoves, cars and manufacturing plants - can pack ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New ‘Noah’s Ark’ - a floating city for 40,000 in case disaster strikes


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): Designers in Boston have created a unique Noah's Ark that can house 40,000 people at a time and is a city in itself, complete with hotels, shops, casinos ... Read more...

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Using sound to diagnose ecological health


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Scientists are employing sound to diagnose ecological health of a landscape and to reconnect people. Soundscape ecology, as it is being called, focuses on what sounds ... Read more...

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How climate change can affect our health within 30 years


February 21st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated how climate change could increase exposure and risk of human illness originating from ocean, coastal and Great Lakes ecosystems, with some studies projecting impacts to ... Read more...

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El Nino, La Nina can determine whether Australia wins or lose Ashes series


February 6th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 6(ANI): A scan of Ashes results over more than a century indicates that there is an uncanny correlation between Australia's fortunes and the weather patterns known as El Nino and ... Read more...

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Temperatures to plunge again in Britain


January 25th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Winter is all set to make a dramatic comeback in Britain with temperatures expected to plunge in March through mid-April, forecasters said.US firm Weather Services International (WSI) had ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Was climate change the reason behind fall of the Roman Empire?


January 14th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A new study has linked climate change to the fall of the Roman Empire.A prolonged period of wet weather triggered the spread of the Bubonic plague in medieval ... Read more...

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Wildlife thriving in Britain despite cold


December 28th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Wildlife in Britain is thriving despite the coldest winter in more than 30 years. Despite 2010 starting and ending with much of the country swathed in snow, threatened ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Freak diversion of jet stream propels freezing conditions


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) The freezing conditions that have blasted Britain are being blamed on a series of weather patterns that are bringing Arctic temperatures to much of western Europe, California and ... Read more...

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Is the weather going awry or we?


November 11th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Is the weather going awry or we?By Lavkumar KhaccharRajkot (Gujarat), Nov.11 (ANI): In India, the Weather Gods seem to have always been in an inscrutable mood. As while in one region, ... Read more...

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Volcanic eruptions affect Asian rainfall


November 4th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A new research has revealed that volcanic eruptions affect rainfall over the Asian monsoon region, where seasonal storms water crops for nearly half of earth's population.Tree-ring researchers at ... Read more...

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‘Cloud seeding’ to encourage rainfall ‘not as effective as thought’


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): New research from Tel Aviv University has revealed that the practice of cloud seeding with materials such as silver iodide and frozen carbon dioxide may not be as ... Read more...

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Pak floods, Russia wildfires and China landslides due to global warming: Experts


August 11th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): Climate change experts are of the view that global warming predictions are correct and the world weather crisis that is causing floods in Pakistan, wildfires in Russia and ... Read more...

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Eight Bengal districts may be declared drought-affected


August 6th, 2010 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to declare eight districts as drought-affected or on the verge of facing a drought after reviewing the situation till the second week ... Read more...

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‘Aerosols can only temporary fix global warming’


July 19th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): Injecting aerosols in the upper atmosphere is believed to be a method that can quickly counter global warming. However, this is not the case, new research reveals.In a ... Read more...

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Volcanic ash makes Kingfisher, Air India cancel flights to London


May 17th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 17 (ANI): With the closure of London's Heathrow Airport and Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport due to the drifting of volcanic ash from Iceland, Kingfisher Airlines and Air India reportedly on Monday ... Read more...

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Traditional ‘Durbar Move’ sees Civil Secretariat shifting to Srinagar


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by ANI
By Tahir Nadeem KhanJammu, May 2 (ANI): Authorities have taken all precautionary arrangements for the smooth transfer of the civil secretariat in Kashmir from its winter capital Jammu to its summer capital ... Read more...

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Hekla: Europe’s 9th Most Dangerous Volcano Erupts! or Did It?


April 20th, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Iceland was first settled in the ninth century by Vikings. It quickly became known as "The land of fire and ice" because of the volcanoes and ... Read more...

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Discovery of millions of new microbes opens ‘huge frontier’ in science


April 19th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered millions of tiny microbes, hitherto unknown to science, at the bottom of the sea.These organisms include microbes of bacteria, worms and ocean insects less than ... Read more...

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‘Green climate fund needed to tackle climate change’


March 24th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) A green climate fund was essential to help the poor tackle the effects of climate change, global aid agency Oxfam International said Wednesday. "We will push for the ... Read more...

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Atmospheric nanoparticles can affect weather patterns and human health


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A study by a team of researchers at Texas A and M University has determined that atmospheric materials called nanoparticles can very visibly affect both weather patterns and ... Read more...

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El Nino killed Costa Rican toad, not global warming


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A new study has determined that global warming not kill the Monteverde golden toad of Costa Rica, an often-cited example of climate-triggered extinction, but the culprits were El ... Read more...

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Increasing global warming could cause longer-lasting weather patterns


February 19th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): In a new study, University of Missouri (MU) researchers are studying whether increasing planet temperatures and carbon dioxide (CO2) levels could lead to atmospheric blocking and when this ... Read more...

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Cycle rickshaws need of the hour, ban arbitrary: Court


February 10th, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday termed the ban on cycle rickshaws on the city's arterial roads "arbitrary" and stressed that non-motorised vehicles were the need of the ... Read more...

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