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Arid areas absorb unexpectedly high amounts of atmospheric carbon

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 20:46

A new research, conducted over a period of ten years in Mojave Desert, has found that arid areas absorb an unexpectedly large amount of carbon as levels of carbon dioxide increase in the atmosphere.

Clock on climate change ticking: John Kerry

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 13:21

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) drew a grim picture in its latest report on global warming, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that "the clock is ticking" and asked countries to match the urgency of response with the scale of the science.

Asteroid wiped out ocean species by triggering acid rain

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 16:22

Scientists have claim that the asteroid which caused the Chicxulub crater in the Gulf of Mexico, wiping out the dinosaur population from the Earth.

Smoke-water solution can stimulate seed growth: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 13:28

Researchers have engineered a simple apparatus which can create smoke solutions and help stimulate seed germination, a study said.

Cabinet approves plan to sustain Himalayan ecosystem

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 23:09

The union cabinet Friday approved a mission aimed at developing capacity to assess the "health status" of the Himalayan ecosystem, and facilitate policy-formulation for development of the mountainous region.

India-born scientist identifies 400-mn-year-old fossils in US

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 21:47

The pre-historic legacy of what is now the United States could be redefined thanks to an Indian-born scientist in a New York university who has identified fossils that may be as old as 400 million years through a technique that can benefit many other researchers.

Global warming to speed up if geoengineering is carried for decades and then stopped

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 16:40

A new research suggests that spraying reflective particles into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight and then stopping it, could exacerbate the problem of climate change.

Approved port expansion plans threaten existence of Great Barrier Reef

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 14:41

The government agency that oversees Australia`s Great Barrier Reef has given its nod to a plan to dump about 3 million cubic metres of dredged mud on the reef as part of a major coal port expansion , which conservationists say will endanger its fragile ecosystem.

Kenya plans elephant census

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 22:58

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and various stakeholders plan to carry out an aerial census of elephants in the expansive Tsavo-Mkomazi ecosystem early next month.

How a world without carnivores would be

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 13:38

In an attempt to make the world realise what significant roles carnivores play in keeping a balance in our ecosystem, scientists have pointed out the current state of world`s largest and the critical benefits they provide.

3.5 bn-year-old ecosystem found in Australia

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 14:16

Scientists have found evidence of a complex microbial ecosystem dating back almost 3.5 billion years in Western Australia`s Pilbara region.

How climate change could sound death knell for plants on earth

Last Updated: Sunday, November 03, 2013, 16:16

As dry lands of the world become drier, levels of nutrients in the soil are likely to be affected, a new research has revealed.