Sudden ice loss in Antarctica affects Earth’s gravity field

The ice loss in the region is so large that it is causing small changes in the gravity field of the Earth

London: A sudden increase in ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica is causing small changes in the gravity field of the Earth, says a team of scientists. The ice loss in the region is so large that it is causing small changes in the gravity field of the Earth Around 2009, multiple glaciers along a vast coastal expanse, measuring some More...

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The highest maximum temperature of 46 degree Celsius was recorded at Khammam, Nalgonda and Ramagundam in Telangana
By Agencies On Sunday, May 24th, 2015
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Heat wave claims 30 more lives in Telangana, Andhra

Hyderabad: Telangana and Andhra Pradesh continue to reel under heat wave, which claimed 30 more lives on Sunday. The highest maximum temperature of 46 degree Celsius was recorded at Khammam, Nalgonda and Ramagundam More...

Severe heat wave conditions have been reported in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
By Agencies On Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
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Over 150 dead in Andhra, Telangana due to heat wave

Hyderabad: More than 100 people have died in Andhra Pradesh due to severe heat wave conditions this season, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said here on Saturday. Severe heat wave conditions have been reported More...

Night-time thunderstorms are an essential source of summer rain for crops but are also a potential hazard through excessive rainfall
By IANS On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Scientists to decode the mystery of night-time thunderstorms

New York: Armed with more than 100 scientific instruments, researchers from across North America are set to spend six weeks this summer probing night-time thunderstorms that mysteriously form without a prod from More...

Odisha has allowed reopening of 29 mines and proposes to open several others
By IANS On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Green cover in Odisha threatened by mining

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s decision to open more mines is set to affect the green cover in the state further, environmentalists have warned. Odisha has allowed reopening of 29 mines and proposes to open several More...

Since the emissions today are three times higher than they were in the 1960s, this increased uptake by land and ocean is not only surprising
By Agencies On Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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Earth’s capacity to absorb CO2 has gone up: Study

Washington: There are some good and bad news for climate change enthusiasts. Researchers have found that along with the rise in carbon emissions, the Earth’s capacity to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the More...

The challenge however is to mass multiply this plant
By Agencies On Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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Indian scientist find rare plant with potential anti-cancer properties

Bangalore: A team of Indian scientists has discovered in the Western Ghats a rare plant which could open up possibilities for cancer treatment. The challenge however is to mass multiply this plant The plant, with More...

In Rasua district, where Langtang is located, the earthquake killed at least 463 people
By Agencies On Monday, May 11th, 2015
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Fresh avalanches paralyse search operations in Nepal’s Langtang

Kathmandu: More avalanches in Nepal’s Langtang valley have hampered the search for 300 people, reported missing in the area since the April 26 earthquake, an official said on Monday. In Rasua district, where More...

The earthquake also triggered some 150 aftershocks of varying intensity, which caused further landslides
By IANS On Sunday, May 10th, 2015
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Snowfall, landslides hit rescue work in Nepal

Kathmandu: Snowfall, avalanches and landslides following the April 25 temblor have hit hard rescue and relief work in three remote districts of Nepal where officials fear over 100 people may still need to be rescued. The More...

The nuclear disaster forced the government to halt deforestation and livestock grazing in the large forest surrounding the plant
By IANS On Friday, May 8th, 2015
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Ukraine to establish biosphere reserve near Chernobyl

Kiev: The Ukrainian government announced on Friday that it will establish a state natural biosphere reserve in the area neighbouring the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The nuclear disaster forced the government More...