Environment

  • 18 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    The evidence for past and current life on Mars and the ability of fungi to thrive on Mars, are briefly reviewed. Studies of three Martian meteorites has demonstrated evidence of life on Mars hundreds of millions and billions of years ago, whereas the Viking experiments provided evidence of current microbiological activity. In a recen...

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  • 06 Apr - 2017 posted by - Pankaj Bhatt, Rakesh Bhatt, Anju Bhatt 1. Center for Animal Disease Research and Diagnosis, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar Bareilly, U.P India 2Department of Civil Engineering, Graphic Era Hill University, Bhimtal, Uttarakhand 3Departmen
    Soil contains the rich pool of microbial diversity with bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Different layer of soil acting as microbial mats in nature. Since from last 100 years climatic conditions are changing continuously due to human interference in nature. Microbial survival points are very critical...

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  • 04 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A recent resea...

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  • 29 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    With climate change in our own era becoming increasingly evident, it's natural to wonder how our ancestors may have dealt with similar environmental circumstances. New research methods and technologies are able to shed light on climate patterns that took place thousands of years ago, giving us...

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  • 19 Jan - 2017 posted by - Pankaj, Sarika Tiwari, Saurabh Gangola, Priyanka Khati, Govind Kumar, Anita Sharma. 1Centre for Animal Diseases Research and Diagnosis Indian Veterinary Research Institute Izatnagar Bareilly U.P India 2Department of Microbiology, G.B Pant University of Ag
    Xenobiotics are synthetic man-made compounds; their increased use affects the human health and cause severe diseases.  It also covers chemical substances that are released in high concentration in environment. Different xenobiotics i.e DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), pyrethroids, some other chlorinated compounds has criti...

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  • 08 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A huge iceberg, r...

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  • 05 Jan - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    People who live close to high-traffic roadways face a higher risk of developing dementia than those who live further away, new research from Public Health Ontario (PHO) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) has found. ...

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  • 21 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Between 2007 and 2012 the overall CO2 footprint of Chinese households increased by 19 per cent. 75 per cent of this gain can be attributed to increased levels of consumption by the middle classes and the wealthy. The top income groups have now reached the level of the average Europ...

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  • 20 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A paper published...

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  • 20 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A new study by Ro...

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  • 13 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    India’s incredibly ambitious Rs11 lakh crore ($168 billion) project to interlink its rivers is finally underway. If India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, gets his way, work could soon begin on a project to link large rivers in the Himalayas and Deccan Peninsula via 30 mega-canals...

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  • 09 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    On 6 Dec 2016 Google revealed that it will run 100 percent of its global operations on renewable energy starting next year. “I’m thrilled to announce that in 2017 Google will reach 100% re...

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  • 08 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    NASA is keeping an eye on a 70-mile long rift in an Antarctica ice shelf that could eventually produce a Delaware-sized iceberg and contribute toward raised sea levels. The dramatic NASA photograph ta...

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  • 29 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Microbeads are manufactured solid plastic particles of less than five millimeters in their largest dimension. They are most frequently made of polyethylene but can be of other petrochemical plastics such as polypropylene and polystyrene. They are used in exf...

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  • 21 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    In November, the Paris Climate Agreement goes into effect to reduce global carbon emissions. To achieve the set targets, experts say capturing and storing carbon must be part of the solution. Several projects throughout the world are trying to make that happen. Now, a study on one of those endeavors, reported in the ACS journa...

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  • 02 Nov - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    It may sound like science fiction, but wastewater treatment plants across the United States may one day turn ordinary sewage into biocrude oil. The technology, hydrothermal liquefaction, mimics the geologi...

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  • 16 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A government panel has clear...

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  • 14 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Moving towards a free market structure, the Cabinet Thursday approved a new mechanism for revising price of sugarcane-extracted ethanol used for blending in petrol, resulting in drop in rates by Rs 3 to Rs 39 per litre. The price of ethanol will be determined on the basis of prevalent price o...

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  • 04 Oct - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Princeton University researchers have compiled 30 years of data to construct the first ice core-based record of atmospheric oxygen concentrations spanning the past 800,000 years, according to a paper in the journal Science. ...

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  • 29 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A team led by Assistant Professor Jason Yeo from NUS Chemistry has developed a copper-based catalyst capable of recycling the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO...

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  • 28 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Africa's overall elephant population has seen the worst declines in 25 years, mainly due to poaching - according to IUCN's African Elephant Status Report launched at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa....

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  • 21 Sep - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    The ocean can produce two types of energy: thermal energy from the sun's heat, and mechanical energy from the tides and waves. Oceans cover more than 70% of Earth's surface, mak...

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  • 21 Sep - 2016 posted by - Dr Vinod Kumar, Dept. of Chemistry, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
    Biofuel is a generic term that refers to fuel derived from biomass, such as plants and organic wastes. The International Energy Agency (IEA) adopts a simplified classification of biofuels based on the maturity of the technology deployed. This taxonomy uses terms like “conventional” and...

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  • 26 Aug - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Every year, humans advance climate change and global warming and quite likely our own eventual extinction by injecting about 30 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. A team of scientists fr...

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  • 12 Jun - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    An international team of scientists have found a potentially viable way to remove anthropogenic (caused or influenced by humans) carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere - turn it into rock. The study,...

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  • 25 May - 2016 posted by - Dr. Shiwani Kaushal, Assistant Professor (Biosciences), Asian Educational Institute, Sirhind Road, Patiala
    Nature has been a source of medicinal agents for thousands of years, however, in the recent past these plants are declining very rapidly at an accelerating rate which may result in the disappearance of bio-diversity and valuable genetic resources. Unfortunately, the pharmaceutical industries are l...

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  • 16 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Fumes from nitrogen-rich fertilizers and animal waste combine in the air with combustion emissions to form solid particles in the air. These aerosols outweigh all other human sources of fine-particulate air pollution in much of the United States, Europe, Russia and China, according to new research...

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  • 09 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    The primary threat to vult...

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  • 13 Apr - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    After a century of constant decline, global wild tiger populations are on the rise! According to the most recent data, around 3,890 tigers now exist in the wild—up from an estimated 3,200 in 2010. We can attribute this updated minimum number—compiled fr...

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  • 04 Apr - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on 3 April 2016 inaugurated the world’s maiden ‘White Tiger Safari’ at Mukundpur in Satna district in the state’s Vindhya region where the feline was first discovered more than 100 years ago. The first of its kind safari h...

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  • 28 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Planet Earth's oceans and lands ...

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  • 13 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Pioneering re...

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  • 09 Jan - 2016 posted by - Saikat Kumar Basu, Lethbridge AB Canada
    The endangered Asiatic or Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus) are distributed across the Indian subcontinent in Nepal, Bhutan, India, and Bangladesh; in south China (Yunnan), and SE Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and the Malay Peninsula) represents one of the largest populations of wild breed...

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  • 05 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Scientists at Indiana University have created a highly efficient biomaterial that catalyzes the formation of hydrogen- one half of the "holy grail" of splitting H2O to make hydrogen and oxygen for fueling cheap and efficient cars that run on water. ...

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  • 24 Dec - 2015 posted by - Kanchan Heer and Dr. Somesh Sharma, Shoolini University, Solan, HP
    Color is the most important attribute of any article especially food. Biocolorants are those coloring agents, which are obtained from the biological sources. Biocolorants are mainly derived from plants, animals and microbes are sources of natural pigments. In the recent years, coloring of food with pigments produced from natural sour...

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  • 14 Dec - 2015 posted by - Dr. S. S. VERMA; Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T., Longowal; Distt.- Sangrur (Punjab)
    Smog and its formation Rapid rise in air pollution all over the places in general and in cities in particular has worsened smog occurrence and extended its duration. Smog is basically derived from the merging of two words; smoke and fog...

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  • 12 Dec - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Researchers from KU Leuven an...

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  • 10 Dec - 2015 posted by - Dr Harish Joshi, Dept. of Chemistry, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
    Biorefinery, an example of a multiple products system. A biorefinery is a process of conversion of biomass and to produce fuels, power, heat, and value-added chemicals from biomass.Rising  oil prices day by day and unpredictability over the security of existing fossil reservoirs, combined with concerns onto tropical ch...

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  • 27 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A new study on air pollution in Delhi by a team of researchers led by the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom has found the city suffers from a “toxic blend of geography, growth, poor energy sources and unfavourable weather that boosts its dangerously high levels of air pollution”. The study also recommends all-round solutions instead of just f...

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  • 16 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre, Pinjore (JCBC) has Released 10 vultures on 13 Nov. 2015 under Vulture reintroduction programme. The exercise was part of reintroduction programme in the pre-release aviary, where birds will have an unobstructed view of the surrounding. It will also help them in getting use to the habitat in which they ...

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  • 13 Nov - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Pollution soared to hazardous levels in Delhi on the night of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, reaching 40 times the limit recommended by the World Health Organization. Air quality in Delhi plunged to “severe” levels on the night of Diwali, with the amount of particulate matter (PM) spiking close to 20 time...

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  • 03 Sep - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A new Yale-led study estimates that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, about seven and a half times more than some previous estimates. But the total number of trees has plummeted by roughly 46 percent since the start of human civilization, the study estimates. Using a combination of satellite imagery, forest inv...

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  • 08 Jul - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Heavy rainfall events setting ever new records have been increasing strikingly ...

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  • 22 May - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    In the history of continental drift, India has been a mysterious record-holder. More than 140 million years ago, India was part of an immense supercontinent called Gondwana, which covered much of the Southern Hemisphere. Around 120 million years ago, what is now India broke off and started slowly migratin...

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  • 09 Jan - 2015 posted by - Dr Waseem Ahmed, Dept. of Chemistry, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
    The Problem of Radioactivity exits in the atmosphere soil and water since the earth was created. Over 60 radionuclides (radioactive elements) can be found in nature, and they can be placed in three general categories:1. Primordial - from before the creation of the Earth. 2....

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  • 07 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    More than five trillion pieces of plastic — collectively weighing nearly 270,000 tonnes — are floating in the world's oceans, including the Indian Ocean, according to a study published December 10, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Marcus Eriksen from Five Gyres Institute and colleagues. Microplastic pollution is found...

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  • 07 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    A group of designers aim to develop 'parasitic' drones that perch on neon billboards in Hong Kong and suck up pollution to produce fuel and grow plants. Trials for the unmanned aerial vehicle are expected to take place at airports and ports later this month, Ma Yongsheng, an aviation official who is a delegate to the National People's Congress, said.  The project is being le...

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  • 07 Jan - 2015 posted by - Scientific India
    Plastic is well-known for sticking around in the environment for years without breaking down, contributing significantly to litter and landfills. But scientists have now discovered that bacteria from the guts of a worm known to munch on food packaging can degrade polyethylene, the most common plastic. Reported in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, the finding co...

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  • 29 May - 2014 posted by - Dr. Ashok K. Rathoure
    National Scenario of E-Waste Technological advancement and increased usage of Telecom, IT, Electronic digital equipments and leisure toys have created an alarming situation of increased stream of electronic waste (e-waste) globally known as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEE...

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