Water vapour plumes found on Jupiter’s moon Europa

Europa would be the second moon in the solar system known to have water vapour plumes

Washington: In a surprise find, astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have spotted water vapour plumes erupting off the surface on Jupiter’s moon Europa, suggesting that life may exist in our solar system. Europa would be the second moon in the solar system known to have water vapour plumes The observation increases the possibility More...

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Personnel from the Army and the NDRF swung into action to relief works in Alwal
By Agencies On Saturday, September 24th, 2016
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Army, NDRF begin relief operations in rain-affected Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams were pressed into service for relief works in rain affected parts of Hyderabad on Saturday as some residential areas remained under water for the More...

With the met office forecasting more rains over next two days, a high alert was sounded
By Agencies On Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
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Two killed as heavy rains lash Andhra, Army help sought in Hyderabad

Vijayawada: Two persons were killed and four others went missing as heavy rains lashed Andhra Pradesh on Thursday, throwing rail and road transport and bringing the normal life to standstill. With the met office More...

The team used GPS to measure uplift in the crust all along Greenland's coast
By Agencies On Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
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Greenland ice loss 7 per cent faster than previously thought

New York: Greenland lost nearly 2,700 gigatons of ice from 2003-2013, not about 2,500 gigatons as scientists previously thought — a 7.6 percent difference, a study says. The team used GPS to measure uplift More...

The IT hubs of Madhapur and Gachibowli were also hit
By Agencies On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
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Heavy rains wreak havoc in parts of Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Heavy overnight rains wrecked havoc in parts of Hyderabad and its suburbs as water entered some residential areas and flooded roads, officials said. The IT hubs of Madhapur and Gachibowli were also hit The More...

Each gram panchayat will be treated as a cluster under the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana
By Agencies On Saturday, September 17th, 2016
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Organic farming to be promoted to clean the Ganga

New Delhi: The Union Water Resources Ministry on Friday signed an MoU with the Agriculture Ministry to promote organic farming on the banks of the river Ganga. Each gram panchayat will be treated as a cluster under More...

In fact, it was the best-managed reef system anywhere on the planet
By Agencies On Monday, September 12th, 2016
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Great Barrier Reef recovering from coral bleaching

Canberra: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has almost fully recovered from the worst coral bleaching ever known in recent history, authorities said on Monday. In fact, it was the best-managed reef system anywhere More...

Air pollution is the fourth highest ranking risk factor for the death
By Agencies On Friday, September 9th, 2016
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Millions die every year due to air pollution

New Delhi: Over 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution globally with China and India being the worst-hit, a report claimed. Air pollution is the fourth highest ranking More...

The study confirms that fragrances are released continuously into the canals of Venice
By Agencies On Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
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Your perfumes may pollute environment

London: Love to wear designer perfumes? Be careful, as certain molecules produced in these man-made fragrances act as potential contaminants of the environment, and may also impact our ecosystem in the long run, More...

Trees were also uprooted in several areas giving commuters, including people returning from offices, a tough time
By Agencies On Monday, September 5th, 2016
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Heavy rains paralyse life in Kolkata

Kolkata: Heavy rains lashed the city on Monday disrupting train services and creating traffic snarls on waterlogged major arterial roads. Trees were also uprooted in several areas giving commuters, including people More...