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Marine biologists find deep sea species form 95% of world`s fish biomass

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 22:17

In a fresh finding, marine biologists have found that fish living in the mesopelagic zones form 95 per cent of the world`s fish biomass.

New solar-induced hybrid fuel cell directly converts biomass to electricity

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 15:46

A team of researchers has developed a new type of low-temperature fuel cell that directly converts biomass to electricity with assistance from a catalyst activated by solar or thermal energy.

Frame guidelines to prevent pollution from straw burning: NGT

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 22:14

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre to hold a meeting of all the states and prepare "composite" guidelines for preventing the pollution caused by straw burning, which allegedly is one of the reasons for the smog in Delhi.

Fish biomass in oceans 10 times more than believed

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 10:38

Researchers have dispelled the previously believed estimate of the fish biomass present in the ocean.

Ocean fish biomass 10 times higher than thought

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 19:55

A team of researchers has found that the abundance of mesopelagic fish in the ocean that could be at least 10 times higher than previously thought.

`Effective` second gen biofuels closer to reality

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 14:36

Researchers have made a breakthrough in developing second generation of biofuels; they have found a family of enzymes that can degrade hard-to-digest biomass into its constituent sugars.

New initiative on biomass stoves launched

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 21:09

A new initiative that will help reduce the cost of improved stove technologies to rural customers through the sale of carbon credits was launched Tuesday.

Algae biofuel reduces CO2 emissions by 68% more than petroleum counterparts: Study

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 20:29

A recent study has revealed that algae-derived biofuel can reduce CO2 emissions by 68 percent, as compared to petroleum fuels.

Coffee grounds may serve as future energy resource

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 15:51

Researchers have discovered that an ingredient in our old coffee grounds might someday serve as a cheaper and cleaner energy source.

Biomass of northern hemisphere forests mapped

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 10:27

The biomass of the northern hemisphere`s forests has been mapped with greater precision to help improve our understanding of the carbon cycle and our prediction of Earth`s future climate.

ESA’s gen-next satellite to monitor Earth`s forest

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 18:12

The European Space agency is set to launch a new innovative Earth explorer satellite in 2020 to map and monitor the global forests - our planet`s most important natural resources.

Tropical forests more resilient to global warming than thought

Last Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013, 12:55

Tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass - plants and plant material - in response to greenhouse gas emissions over the twenty-first century than may previously have been thought, a study has suggested. <br><br>