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Carbon dioxide turned Antarctica into ice 34 million years ago

A new study claims that plunge in CO2 put the freeze on Antarctica, as Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels plunged by 40% before and during the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet 34 million years ago  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, November 21st, 2011

Carbon cycling may have been much smaller in last ice age than today

A new study has suggested that carbon cycling might have been much smaller during last ice age than in the current, warmer climate  More...

By BioNews On Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Drops splash even before they touch surface

Splashing, which plays a pivotal role in the transport of pollutants and the spread of diseases, may occur even before the drop comes in actual contact with the surface  More...

By BioNews On Monday, November 14th, 2011

Experts, victims plead for asbestos ban

International experts at the Second Asian Ban Asbestos Network Conference here Monday highlighted the dangers of exposure to asbestos  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

`Silent killer` carbon monoxide help urbanites cope with noise pollution

Carbon monoxide (CO) – a tasteless, colourless and odourless gas – found in the exhaust of vehicles and generators has been dubbed the “silent killer” because excessive inhalation is lethal  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Fish enzyme can help indicate environmental toxins

A particular enzyme in fish can be used as biomarker to indicate the presence of toxic and non-toxic substances, a new study has revealed  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, October 27th, 2011

94pc of thermal cash register receipts contaminated with BPA

94 percent of thermal cash register receipts are contaminated with Bisphenol A (BPA) – a substance that may have harmful health effects, scientists including one of Indian-origin have warned  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

New genre of plastics that biodegrade right in the soil

A new breed of plastics are starting to gain a foothold in products ranging from teapots to potato chip bags to plastic plant pots that biodegrade right in the soil  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, August 25th, 2011
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Scented laundry products emit hazardous chemicals through dryer vents

A University of Washington researcher has found that air vented from machines using the top-selling scented liquid detergent  More...

By BioNews On Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Computational chemistry predicts toxic biofuels without producing a single drop

There are several ways to produce plant-based bio fuels, but some of the methods result in bio fuels that  More...