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Salt melted ice to form water on Mars?

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 13:04

Researchers have discovered that water could have flowed on the surface of Mars with the help of salt present in the Martian soil that can melt ice.

Invasive plant species may accelerate global warming

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 17:22

Invasive plants can accelerate the greenhouse effect by releasing carbon stored in the soil into the atmosphere, says a study.

Pesticides linked to bee deaths also affect birds, fish

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 20:31

A class of pesticides tied to mass bee deaths is also harming butterflies, worms, fish and birds, a new research has warned.

DDA to use soil bio-technology to meet water shortage

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 20:02

The Delhi Development Authority has decided to use an innovative `soil bio-technology`, developed by IIT-Bombay, to meet the water requirement in Dwarka area.

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana to be lunched: Minister

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 14:35

According to the union government's statistics, only 44 percent of the 14 crore hectares of arable land in the country is irrigated.

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana to be launched: Minister

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 14:27

To boost agricultural yield, the Union Agriculture Ministry is going to launch `Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana` in the country.

How plants survive `salt` pain

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 17:40

Plants are using a "calcium wave" to survive in the increasingly salty or saline soils that have become a problem the world over, research suggests.

Soil microbes play role in increasing rate of climate change

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:34

Researchers have found increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere cause soil microbes to produce more carbon dioxide, accelerating climate change.

Cow manure harbours antibiotic resistance genes

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 22:30

Manure from dairy cows, which is commonly used as a farm soil fertiliser, contains a surprising number of genes that can fuel resistance to antibiotics, a new study has warned.

Biofuels from corn less beneficial than reported: Study

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 18:26

Biofuels from corn residue may be less beneficial than previously thought as a study has found using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline.

Ancient tundra landscape discovered under Greenland Ice Sheet

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:21

Scientists were greatly surprised to discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below two miles of ice.

US scientists use coconut dust for germinating stronger seeds

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 18:52

A team of scientists led by an Indian-American at a prestigious American university has introduced a technique of using coconut dust for germinating seeds that improves soil quality for plants to take stronger roots.