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IITM Researchers Say Global Warming Behind Monsoon Decline Over a Century

As India eagerly awaits for a better monsoon every year, the gradual decline in the rain-fed agricultural states is alarmingly visible, making meteorologists to link it to the possible global warming. Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) has noted in its latest research paper that the rapid warming in the Indian Ocean has been weakening the monsoon consistently with ...

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Traffic Driven Air-borne Pollutants Giving Rise to More Allergies: Study

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Traffic-related pollutants like nitrogen dioxide and ground-level ozone may trigger chemical changes in certain airborne allergens, boosting their potency, said a research study. Perhaps this could explain why an increasing number of airborne allergies are becoming more common forcing people to suffer more from airborne allergies during the allergy season, said researchers. “Scientists have long suspected that air pollution and ...

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Ansari Reiterates India Stand ‘Common but Differentiated Responsibility’ at Global Environment Conference

The Vice President Mohammad Ansari has defended India’s “Common but Differentiated Responsibility” approach to global environmental issues in his inaugural speech at the International Conference on “Global Environment Issues” jointly organised by the National Green Tribunal in association with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Indian Law Institute and FICCI. “Globally, India’s policy goal of achieving sustainable development ...

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4 New NASA Missions Exploring Deep on Earth, 1 More to Begin Soon

Four new NASA Earth-observing missions are collecting data from space – with a fifth newly in orbit – after the busiest year of NASA Earth science launches in more than a decade. On Feb 27 last year, NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched the Earth-observing Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory into space from Japan. NASA’s ...

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Scientists reveal ocean acidification from space

In a technology that can revolutionise the way marine biologists and climate scientists study the ocean, British scientists have revealed ocean acidification from space. The new approach offers remote monitoring of large swathes of inaccessible ocean from satellites that orbit the Earth some 700 km above our heads. "Satellites are likely to become increasingly important for the monitoring of ocean ...

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Swamps, wetlands key in fight against climate change: study

Swamps and wetlands could be 50 times more effective than rain forests in storing carbon, an Australian scientist researching the topic said Monday. Researchers at Victoria’s Deakin University found swamps bank up to one-third of the carbon found in terrestrial soils, yet only occupy 4 percent of the planet’s land surface. They are confident that wetlands will be a huge ...

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Global Warming? Nasa Satellite Images, Data Help Scientists Map Melting Layers Deep Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet

NASA’s Operation IceBridge has helped scientists to find new evidence of a drained and refilled sub-glacial lake beneath Greenland’s Flade Ice Cap, a rare sub-ice body of water detected that sheds light on how global warming affects the Greenland Ice Sheet. Subglacial lakes are found in Antarctica and recent have mathematically predicted hundreds of them in Greenland but few have ...

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