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15 hours ago
QN-nat-Tilak remembered on 160th birth anniversary

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Maharashtra remembered its great patriotic son, Keshav Gangadhar 'Lokmanya' Tilak, on his 160th birth anniversary on Saturday which also marks the centenary of his historic slogan Swaraj Is My Birthright and I Shall Have It. Governor C. V. Rao garlanded a statue of Tilak at Girgaum Chowpatty, unfurled the tricolour as he paid homage to the great leader of the India...

3 days ago
January to June warmest half-year on record: NASA

New York, July 20 (IANS) The six-month period from January to June this year was the planet's warmest half-year on record, NASA has found. Each of the first six months of 2016 set a record as the warmest respective month globally in the modern temperature record, which dates to 1880, according to scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. Analys...

12 days ago
Australia to use underwater robot to explore Antarctic

Melbourne, July 11 (IANS) Australia's Tasmania state will soon take delivery of a new, world-class underwater robot which will help scientists explore new parts of the Antarctic environment. The autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), known as the Explorer, is capable of diving to depths of 5,000 metres and travelling over 100 km under metres of thick ice, Xinhua news agency reported.

16 days ago
Indo-Canadian Sikh student selected for Arctic expedition

Toronto, July 7 (IANS) A 14-year-old Indo-Canadian Sikh student has been selected to take part in the prestigious Students on Ice Arctic Expedition, media reported. Beginning July 21, Abhayjeet Singh Sachal will travel along with a team of more than 100 high-school and university students from around the world to the eastern Canadian Arctic and western Greenland, in an expedition which w...

16 days ago
Volcanic eruptions in India linked to dinosaur extinction

New York, July 7 (IANS) Combined impacts of volcanic eruptions in India and an asteroid impact in Mexico brought about one of the Earth's biggest mass extinctions that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, confirms a new study. It's quite likely both the volcanism and the asteroid were to blame for the ultimate mass extinction, said one of the researchers, Andrea Dutton from the...

21 days ago
'Climate change, development at Indian coasts changing bird migration'

Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) Climate change and development activities in coastal wetlands of India have led to change in arrival patterns of migratory birds and habitat alterations, an expert said here on Saturday. The important coastal wetlands along the east coast of India are Gulf of Mannar, Point Calimere, Pulicat, and Chilika. On the east coast, due to the degradation of wetlands...

22 days ago
Climate change threatening penguins in Antarctica

New York, July 1 (IANS) Continued warming of Antarctica due to climate change could wipe out 60 per cent of Adelie penguin colonies by the end of this century, warns new research. The climate change impacts will be highly site-specific based on regional climate trends on Antarctica, said Vincent Saba from Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

22 days ago
Gas field in West Bengal a possibility, says expert

Bengaluru, July 1 (IANS) There is a high possibility hydrocarbons exist in the West Bengal basin, says an eminent geogolist who has extensively worked in the eastern part of India, a finding that could somewhat ease the country's energy security concerns. According to Naresh Ghose, a retired professor of Geology of Patna University, specific indication for this is based upon his studies ...

27 days ago
Why bowhead whales undergo severe bone loss?

N00ew York, June 26 (IANS) Young bowhead whales may cease growing lengthwise and undergo severe bone loss to help grow their enormous head and baleen plates, finds a new study. Bowhead whales -- a whale with a large, bow-shaped head that is up to 40 per cent of its body length -- live in the Arctic where the annual cycle of increasing and decreasing ice cover affects their habitat, prey ...

29 days ago
India will contribute to regional security as SCO member: Modi

Tashkent, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India's membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) would contribute to the region's prosperity and strengthen its security as also in fighting terrorism. Modi, in his address at the SCO summit, also welcomed Pakistan as a new member, and added that the organisation now represents 40 per cent of humanity a...

29 days ago
India's membership of SCO will strengthen regional security: Modi

Tashkent, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that India's membership of theShanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) would contribute to the region's prosperity and strengthen its security. In his address at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, Modi said connectivity among the countries of the region is crucial to their economic prosperity. W...

1 month ago
'Himalayan nations face likely food crisis, need to join hands'

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Himalyan countries, including India, are likely to face an unprecedented food crisis unless they strengthen regional collaboration for the development of inclusive climate resilience in the region, experts have warned. The collaboration needs to be strengthened to address the food, water and energy issues in the Himalyan region, they say. We need to ...

1 month ago
Brace for warmest ever summers across the globe in 50 years

Washington, June 14 (IANS) In less than five decades, summers across most of the globe could be hotter than any summer experienced by people to date, researchers have estimated. If climate change continues on its current trajectory, the probability that summers between 2061 and 2080 will be warmer than the hottest on record stands at 80 per cent across the world's land areas, excluding A...

1 month ago
Brace for warmest ever summers across the globe in 50 years

Washington, June 14 (IANS) In less than five decades, summers across most of the globe could be hotter than any summer experienced by people to date, researchers have estimated. If climate change continues on its current trajectory, the probability that summers between 2061 and 2080 will be warmer than the hottest on record stands at 80 per cent across the world's land areas, excluding A...

1 month ago
Brace for warmest ever summers across the globe in 50 years

Washington, June 14 (IANS) In less than five decades, summers across most of the globe could be hotter than any summer experienced by people to date, researchers have estimated. If climate change continues on its current trajectory, the probability that summers between 2061 and 2080 will be warmer than the hottest on record stands at 80 per cent across the world's land areas, excluding A...

1 month ago
Brace for warmest ever summers across the globe in 50 years

Washington, June 14 (IANS) In less than five decades, summers across most of the globe could be hotter than any summer experienced by people to date, researchers have estimated. If climate change continues on its current trajectory, the probability that summers between 2061 and 2080 will be warmer than the hottest on record stands at 80 per cent across the world's land areas, excluding A...

1 month ago
Brace for warmest ever summers across the globe in 50 years

Washington, June 14 (IANS) In less than five decades, summers across most of the globe could be hotter than any summer experienced by people to date, researchers have estimated. If climate change continues on its current trajectory, the probability that summers between 2061 and 2080 will be warmer than the hottest on record stands at 80 per cent across the world's land areas, excluding A...

1 month ago
Brace for warmest ever summers across the globe in 50 years

Washington, June 14 (IANS) In less than five decades, summers across most of the globe could be hotter than any summer experienced by people to date, researchers have estimated. If climate change continues on its current trajectory, the probability that summers between 2061 and 2080 will be warmer than the hottest on record stands at 80 per cent across the world's land areas, excluding A...

1 month ago
Brace for warmest ever summers across the globe in 50 years

Washington, June 14 (IANS) In less than five decades, summers across most of the globe could be hotter than any summer experienced by people to date, researchers have estimated. If climate change continues on its current trajectory, the probability that summers between 2061 and 2080 will be warmer than the hottest on record stands at 80 per cent across the world's land areas, excluding A...

1 month ago
Brace for warmest ever summers across the globe in 50 years

Washington, June 14 (IANS) In less than five decades, summers across most of the globe could be hotter than any summer experienced by people to date, researchers have estimated. If climate change continues on its current trajectory, the probability that summers between 2061 and 2080 will be warmer than the hottest on record stands at 80 per cent across the world's land areas, excluding A...

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