Thursday, October 29, 2009

Volcanic Air Pollution Chokes Locals

On the island of Hawaii, residents living downwind of the actively erupting Kilauea volcano are at risk of a range of more subtle health problems, including bronchitis, asthma attacks, lung infections, and sore throats thanks to volcanic air pollution, according to a new study.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Space agencies, Google seek ways to save forests

Space agencies and Google Inc are helping an international project to monitor forests by satellite to fight global warming, the head of an international earth observation group said.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Toyota launches new hybrid

Toyota Motor Corp is ramping up its push on gasoline-electric hybrids, launching a new model in Japan and taking on up-and-coming rival Hyundai Motor Co in its Korean home market with its flagship Prius.

Looking a step beyond hybrids, the head of Honda Motor Co said he was considering launching electric vehicles in the United States, Europe and Japan, indicating a shift in the strategy of Japan's No.2 car maker for zero-emission cars.

US Pressured to Help Fight Tropical Deforestation

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Maldives cabinet flags climate crisis at undersea meet

The Maldives' government held an underwater cabinet meeting on Saturday in a bid to focus global attention on rising sea levels that threaten to submerge the low-lying atoll nation.

President Mohamed Nasheed plunged first into the Indian Ocean followed by his ministers, all clad in scuba gear, for the nationally televised meeting in this archipelago known as an idyllic holiday getaway for the rich.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Type Of Flying Reptile: Darwin's Pterodactyl Preyed On Flying Dinosaurs

An international group of researchers from the University of Leicester (UK), and the Geological Institute, Beijing (China) has identified a new type of flying reptile, providing the first clear evidence of an unusual and controversial type of evolution.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

World needs big drive for carbon capture: IEA

The world needs to build 100 major projects for capturing and burying greenhouse gases by 2020 and thousands more by 2050 to help combat climate change, according to International Energy Agency chief Nobuo Tanaka .
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

China completes 3D map of moon

China has completed a high-resolution, three-dimensional map of the entire surface of the moon, state media reported. After putting its first man into space in 2003 -- only the third nation to do so -- China is aiming to launch an unmanned rover on the moon's surface by 2012 and a manned mission to the moon by around 2020.The map was made using image data obtained by a camera on China's first lunar probe -- the Chang'e 1 -- launched in October 2007.China is one of only a few countries including the United States, Russia, Japan and India to have undertaken a mapping of the moon, according to Chen.
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Monday, October 5, 2009

J&K in Pak, Arunachal in China on Allianz website

A city court asked Delhi police to file a report on a complaint against industrialist and Rajya Sabha MP Rahul Bajaj over his group's partner company Allianz portraying Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh as part of Pakistan and China respectively on its website.The court then posted the matter for further hearing. Sanjay Sachdeva, a member of Delhi Pradesh National Panthers Party, and others have sought prosecution of Bajaj under charges of sedition on the ground that disfigurement of Indian map was an "anti-national" act.Responding to the allegations, Bajaj had earlier told that it was the portal of Bajaj's insurance venture partner, Allianz, that had carried the alleged map with the discrepancy."I have nothing to do with the case as it was Allianz which had put the map on its website. They have, in fact, corrected the discrepancy as soon as it was pointed out about a month back," Bajaj had said. 

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Poor Nations' Climate Adaptation Could Cost $100 Billion a Year

Helping developing countries adapt to climate change will cost the world between US$75 and $100 billion per year for the period 2010 to 2050, according World Bank . The figures are detailed in the most in-depth analysis of the economics of climate change adaptation published to date.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mercury Probe Shuts Down During Key Flyby

A spacecraft en route to map the innermost planet in our solar system shut down during a key pass by Mercury on Tuesday, missing about half of its planned investigations, officials said Wednesday.
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