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New York | 11 seconds ago
Mysterious 'duck' sound came from rare antarctic whales

New York, April 24 - They tracked this mysterious low-frequency sound in the southern ocean for decades but could not find its true source. Now, scientists are determined that this 'duck' like sound is actually coming from antarctic minke whale.A unique rhythmic sound, recorded for decades in the Southern Ocean and called the bio-duck, was first described and named by submarine personnel in the 19 ...
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Washington | 1 day ago
Our ancestors enjoyed summer holidays at Antartica!

Washington, April 22 - If this information stands true, the history books have to be rewritten soon. According to scientists, some parts on the coldest region on our earth - Antartica - was as warm as today's California coast.Not only this, polar regions of the southern Pacific Ocean registered 21st-century Florida heat, according to scientists who used a new measurement technique called carbonate ...
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New York | 4 days 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 ...
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23 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 ...
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London | 23 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 ...
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Buenos Aires | 25 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 ...
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United Nations | 27 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 ...
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27 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 ...
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New York | 29 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 ...
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29 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 ...
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Canberra | 1 month 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 ...
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1 month 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 ...
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New York | 1 month ago
Climate change disturbing deep ocean current: Study

New York, March 22 - The recent climate change may be acting to slow down deep ocean currents with potentially serious consequences for the planet's future, a study warns.Deep currents act as conveyer belts, channelling heat, carbon, oxygen and nutrients around the globe.A new study by the University of Pennsylvania's Irina Marinov and Raffaele Bernardello and colleagues from McGill University has ...
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1 month ago
Climate change disturbing deep ocean current: Study

New York, March 22 - The recent climate change may be acting to slow down deep ocean currents with potentially serious consequences for the planet's future, a study warns. Deep currents act as conveyer belts, channelling heat, carbon, oxygen and nutrients around the globe. A new study by the University of Pennsylvania's Irina Marinov and Raffaele Bernardello and colleagues from McGill University ...
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Canberra | 1 month ago
Missing jet: Search may last several days

Canberra/Beijing, March 21 - Australian maritime authorities said Friday that the search in the southern Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysian airliner may last several days due to bad weather.Andrea Hayward-Maher, media liaison officer of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority -, said that bad weather continued to affect visibility in the search area to locate debris that might be linked to the ...
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1 month ago
Missing jet: Search may last several days

Canberra/Beijing, March 21 - Australian maritime authorities said Friday that the search in the southern Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysian airliner may last several days due to bad weather. Andrea Hayward-Maher, media liaison officer of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority -, said that bad weather continued to affect visibility in the search area to locate debris that might be linked to t ...
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New York | 3 months ago
Is climate change behind US cold snap?

New York, Jan 9 - The arctic blast that brought record low temperatures across the US in the past few days has provided fuel for global-warming sceptics, even as scientists debate whether the extreme cold might, in fact, be a consequence of a warming climate.Of course, we can't say that this particular pattern is due to arctic warming, but it's very consistent with what we expect to see happen, sa ...
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Beijing | 3 months ago
China's trapped icebreaker makes successful escape

Beijing, Jan 8 - Trapped Chinese research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong made a successful escape through heavy sea ice at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, has been making consistent efforts to veer around the whole day while navigating through thick floes, Xinhua reported.The vessel had a difficult time trying to make a turnaround rightward, which started at 5 a.m. Monday because of the ...
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Washington | 3 months ago
Parts of US hit by extremely cold weather

Washington, Jan 6 - Wind chills were wreacking havoc in the northern and central parts of the US while it snowed heavily from the Eastern Plain to Great Lakes Sunday, Xinhua reported.A new round of heavy snow started to fall in Chicago, the US state of Illinois from Saturday. The city's O'Hare International Airport was forced to cancel 1,200 flights as the snowing weather continued Sunday, coupled ...
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New Delhi | 3 months ago
Now US boychoir says 'deeply sorry' for diplomatic incident

New Delhi, Jan 5 - After Secretary of State John Kerry and Ambassador Nancy Powell, it was the turn of a celebrated school choir from the US to express regret at the ugly turn of events that led to the humiliation of an Indian diplomat, an incident that caused a major downturn in Indo-US ties at the end of last year.The Keystone State Boychoir from Philadelphia, that gave a two-hour concert to a p ...
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