Melting Antarctic ice sheet raising sea-level faster

The researchers detected the rapid rise in sea-level by studying satellite scans of a region

London: Fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2 cm more than the global average of 6 cm. The researchers detected the rapid rise in sea-level by studying satellite scans of a region The melting of the Antarctic ice sheet and the thinning of floating ice shelves has contributed to an excess More...

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It is challenging but we think we have identified where in the world new roads would be most environmentally damaging
By IANS On Sunday, August 31st, 2014
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Global road mapping to balance development and conservation

Washington: Did you know that over 25 million km of new roads will be built worldwide by 2050, encircling the earth more than 600 times? Keeping the above fact in mind, a study has created a global map for prioritising More...

The city received 6.4 mm of rain till 5.30 pm
By IndiLeak Bureau On Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Heavy rains lashes Delhi, disrupts traffic

New Delhi: Heavy rain lashed the national capital and its adjoining areas on Thursday, bringing an end to the long spell of hot and humid weather. The city received 6.4 mm of rain till 5.30 pm The rains had certainly More...

Poachers are often better equipped than regular fishermen
By IANS On Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Patrol boat, gunmen to guard Goa’s fish

Panaji: Goa will now use gunmen and a patrol boat to guard its fast depleting fish. Poachers are often better equipped than regular fishermen With 27 hi-powered and well-equipped fishing boats caught in the seas More...

The study recalculates the theoretical limit of terrestrial plant productivity
By IANS On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth

Washington: Our planet can produce much more land-plant biomass — the total material in leaves, stems, roots, fruits, grains and other terrestrial plant parts — than previously thought, says new research. The More...

In the recent past it has been noticed that there has been a gradual decline in the production of honey
By IndiLeak Bureau On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Govt to ban pesticides detrimental to Honey Bee

New Delhi: In order to save the Honey Bees, the Union fertiliser ministry is contemplating to impose a ban on the use of a pesticides that are harmful for them. In the recent past it has been noticed that there More...

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has dared Goa's green activists to challenge the dam network before the National Green Tribunal
By IANS On Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
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Goa tries to protect its ‘Sea of Milk’

Dudhsagar (Goa): It almost featured in a James Bond movie. Now, the very existence of Dudhsagar, Goa’s grandest waterfall and a major tourism attraction, is in peril due to a series of dams neighbouring Karnataka More...

"This is because most of the fresh water in the Arctic is shallow, meaning sunlight can reach the bottom of any river
By IANS On Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Sunlight, not bacteria, key to CO2 in Arctic

Washington: Sunlight and not bacteria is the key to triggering the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) from material released by Arctic soils, says a significant study. “This is because most of the fresh water More...

The earthquake lasted a few seconds and no loss of life was reported
By IANS On Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Quake hits Himachal, tremors felt in Delhi

New Delhi/Shimla: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale hit Himachal Pradesh on Thursday and the tremors were also felt in Delhi, an official said. The earthquake lasted a few seconds and no loss More...

The BSF aimed to enter the "Limca Book of Records" by planting 180,000 trees along India's frontiers with Bangladesh
By IANS On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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India, Bangladesh border guards’ to plant millions of saplings

Akhaura (India-Bangladesh border): Border guards of India and Bangladesh have taken up an ambitious plan to plant millions of trees along the frontier to protect environment and to reinforce friendship among them, More...