N-fuel removal from Fukushima power plant postponed

These delays are not expected to affect the plant's dismantling process

Tokyo: The Japanese government and the operator of the crippled Fukushima power plant have decided to postpone for five years the removal of molten nuclear fuel from reactor-1, originally planned for 2020. These delays are not expected to affect the plant’s dismantling process The uranium rods which were originally scheduled to be removed in 2017 More...

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There's nothing in the plan on addressing climate change
By IANS On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Plan to protect Great Barrier Reef inadequate

Canberra: Scientists have criticised the Australian government’s multi-million dollar Great Barrier Reef protection plan, claiming it ignores the threat of climate change. There’s nothing in the plan More...

Most of the high-altitude areas in the state have experienced mild snow since Saturday
By IANS On Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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Himachal’s Kalpa coldest at 1.6 degrees Celsius

Shimla: High hills of Himachal Pradesh experienced cold weather conditions with minimum temperature staying close to the freezing point, the Met Office said here on Sunday. Most of the high-altitude areas in the More...

The changes in heat distribution between the ocean basins is important for understanding future climate change
By IANS On Saturday, October 25th, 2014
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Ocean circulation: a major factor in climate change

Washington: It isn’t just the atmosphere, but the circulation of the oceans plays an equally important role in regulating the Earth’s climate, new research shows. The changes in heat distribution between More...

The better the transparency, the more is the penetration of sunlight in water which is good for aquatic plants
By IANS On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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Ganga cleaning improves aquatic life

Haridwar: The Ganga cleanliness drive is helping improve the river’s aquatic life. The better the transparency, the more is the penetration of sunlight in water which is good for aquatic plants Researchers More...

Fifty years ago, cardinals were rare in the north-eastern United States
By IANS On Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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Warming climate restructuring bird population

Washington: Driven by a warming climate, birds typically found in more southerly regions are gradually pushing north, restructuring the communities of birds that spend their winter in northern latitudes, research More...

A two-member KSBB delegation is among the 8,000 environmentalists from every country in the world attending the meeting
By IANS On Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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Kerala biodiversity efforts praised in South Korea

Thiruvananthapuram: The efforts by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) have been praised at 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Pyeongchang, South More...

Water quality assessment of the samples collected indicated that the level of chemicals and pollution in the lake was far beyond the acceptable discharge standards
By IANS On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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Water in artificial lake in Tughlakabad area contaminated

New Delhi: The environment ministry on Wednesday told Delhi High Court that the artificial lake at the Tughlakabad Ridge area is contaminated and is posing threat to the birds and animals in the forest that depend More...

Rainwater seeped into the sub-soil and mixed with the contaminated fluid coming from the damaged reactors
By IANS On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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Radiation increases in Fukushima acquifiers after typhoon

Tokyo: The level of radioactive contamination detected in the underground water of the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant has increased after torrential rain caused by a typhoon last week, the plant operator said on More...

Last year, on three different days, thousands of fish were found dead in Mathura and Agra
By IANS On Monday, October 13th, 2014
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Yamuna reduced to sewer canal — again

Vrindavan/Mathura: Thousands daily pack the ghats in Vrindavan, Mathura, Agra and Bateshwar for a holy dip in the Yamuna during this month of Kartik. But most come out with curses due to the stink from dead fish More...