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New York | 1 day ago
3-million-year old green landscape found beneath ice sheet!
New York, April 19 - There was a green and forested landscape prior to the time that the ice sheet began to form in Greenland and scientists have now discovered that the three-million-year-old landscape still exists beneath the Greenland ice sheet.Pre-glacial landscapes can remain preserved for long periods under continental ice sheets, said the study.Rather than scraping and sculpting the landsca ... read more

19 days ago
Japan asked to revoke whaling permits in Antarctica
The Hague, April 1 - The International Court of Justice - has ordered Japan to revoke its permits for whale hunts in Antarctica since Tokyo failed to meet the requirements for the purposes of scientific research laid out in international law.The ICJ ruling, approved on a 12-4 vote, Monday found that Japan has not acted in conformity with its obligations under paragraph 7 - of the Schedule to the I ... read more

London | 19 days ago
Japan's whaling not for sceintific research, rules ICJ
London, March 31 - The UN's International Court of Justice - Monday asked Japan to stop its whaling programme in the Antarctica.Japan catches about 1,000 whales each year in the region for what it calls scientific research, BBC reported.Australia in May 2010 filed a case with the ICJ, arguing that Japan's programme - under which it kills whales - is actually commercial whaling in disguise.The cour ... read more

Buenos Aires | 21 days ago
Scientists seek more regional cooperation on Antarctica
Buenos Aires, March 30 - Scientists and government authorities asked for more international cooperation to preserve Antarctica.These people made the request while attending Latin America's most important diplomatic meeting on the white continent held this week here, an Argentine official said Saturday. Participants in the 15th Meeting of National Administrators of Antarctic Programs, or Rapal, agr ... read more

United Nations | 24 days ago
UN chief witnesses climate change impacts in Greenland
United Nations, March 27 - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday saw first-hand the impacts of climate change during a visit to Greenland, where the melting of ice sheets is accelerating.The secretary general has been in Greenland today to see first-hand the impacts of climate change, Xinhua quoted Farhan Haq, the deputy UN spokesperson, as saying at a daily news briefing here. He spent the m ... read more

24 days ago
UN chief witnesses climate change impacts in Greenland
United Nations, March 27 - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday saw first-hand the impacts of climate change during a visit to Greenland, where the melting of ice sheets is accelerating. The secretary general has been in Greenland today to see first-hand the impacts of climate change, Xinhua quoted Farhan Haq, the deputy UN spokesperson, as saying at a daily news briefing here. He spent t ... read more

New York | 26 days ago
'Missing' hormone found in birds
New York, March 25 - Know how can the Arctic tern, a sea bird, fly more than 128,000 km in its round-trip from north pole to south pole? Or how does the emperor penguin incubate eggs for months during the Antarctic winter without eating?These physiological gymnastics would usually be influenced by leptin, the hormone that regulates body fat storage, metabolism and appetite.However, leptin has gone ... read more

26 days ago
'Missing' hormone found in birds
New York, March 25 - Know how can the Arctic tern, a sea bird, fly more than 128,000 km in its round-trip from north pole to south pole? Or how does the emperor penguin incubate eggs for months during the Antarctic winter without eating? These physiological gymnastics would usually be influenced by leptin, the hormone that regulates body fat storage, metabolism and appetite. However, leptin has ... read more

Canberra | 26 days ago
Jet hunt: Chinese aircraft reports sighting objects in sea
Canberra, March 24 - The search for a Malaysian airliner that went missing March 8 continued in the southern Indian Ocean Monday with a Chinese military aircraft reported sighting some objects in the target area.According to a Xinhua report from Beijing, the crew of one of the two Chinese IL-76 aircraft tasked for Monday's operations spotted some suspicious objects in the search area. The crew has ... read more

26 days ago
Jet hunt: Chinese aircraft reports sighting objects in sea
Canberra, March 24 - The search for a Malaysian airliner that went missing March 8 continued in the southern Indian Ocean Monday with a Chinese military aircraft reported sighting some objects in the target area. According to a Xinhua report from Beijing, the crew of one of the two Chinese IL-76 aircraft tasked for Monday's operations spotted some suspicious objects in the search area. The crew ... read more

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