Decreased carbon dioxide formed Antarctic ice sheet?

The finding counters a 40-year-old theory suggesting massive rearrangements of the Earth's continents caused global cooling

New York: Turning a long-held climate shift theory on its head, researchers have found that decreased carbon dioxide (CO2) levels during a major climate shift 34 million years ago led to initiation of Antarctic glaciation. The finding counters a 40-year-old theory suggesting massive rearrangements of the Earth’s continents caused global cooling The More...

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There will no water by 2040 if we keep doing what we are doing today
By IANS On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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Drinking water shortage to hit world by 2040

London: If we continue doing what we are doing today to meet our energy demands, there will not be enough water in the world to quench the thirst of the world population by 2040, says a study. There will no water More...

The objective is to contain flow of radioactive water into the ocean
By IANS On Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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Fukushima steps up efforts to freeze radioactive water

Tokyo: The operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has said it will accelerate the process of freezing irradiated water in underground tunnels. The objective is to contain flow of radioactive More...

Studies so far show the Himalayan glaciers are melting
By IANS On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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Efforts on to monitor Himalayan glaciers

New Delhi: Efforts are underway for the regular monitoring of the dynamics and climate studies of Himalayan glaciers, Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday. Studies so far More...

The lake's growth has inundated several pastures but has also improved the ecology in the area
By IANS On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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Namtso no longer Tibet’s largest lake

Lhasa: The Buddhist holy lake Namtso has lost its spot as Tibet’s largest lake to Serling Tso, according to a new study. The lake’s growth has inundated several pastures but has also improved the ecology More...

Punjab received 49.4 mm of rainfall against 101.9 mm
By IANS On Sunday, July 20th, 2014
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Punjab, Haryana hit by poor rainfall

Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana, the country’s food bowl, have received deficient to scanty rainfall in most parts this year, Met officials said on Sunday. Punjab received 49.4 mm of rainfall against 101.9 More...

The met office has forecast cloudy conditions coupled with rain and thundershowers
By IndiLeak Bureau On Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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Heavy rains disrupts traffic in Delhi

New Delhi: Heavy downpour on Thursday lashed the national capital, bringing respite from the humid weather but also creating traffic snarls on major arterial roads here. The met office has forecast cloudy conditions More...

The underwater vehicle will take measurements with finer resolution over greater distances
By IANS On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Underwater vehicle to measure Antarctic Sea ice

London: In a bid to get a better understanding of the effects of global climate change, New Zealand scientists will begin a project to measure Antarctic sea ice from below this coming southern summer. The underwater More...

The height of the eruption could not be determined as it took place at night
By IANS On Sunday, July 13th, 2014
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Volcano erupts in Indonesia again

Jakarta: Mount Sinabung, one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, has erupted, spewing ash to the sky. No casualty was reported, official said here on Sunday. The height of the eruption could not be determined More...

The monsoon is likely to be active in the region from July 14 to 20
By IANS On Saturday, July 12th, 2014
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Deficit rainfall: Water levels in Himachal dams low

Shimla: The water levels in the Bhakra and Pong dams in Himachal Pradesh have dipped alarmingly low owing to the deficient monsoon in the region, an official said on Saturday. The monsoon is likely to be active More...