Environment
Wednesday 06 May, 2015

Salinisation posing threat to Sunderbans: Study

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Accumulation of salts in the soil leading to reduced fertility (salinisation) is a “poorly understood” process and is a  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, February 1st, 2015
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US blizzard to affect 65 million across 18 states

As many as 65 million people across 18 states in the US ran the risk of being affected by a winter storm that ramped up in the US Great Plains, while a blizzard warning was sounded in Chicago  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015
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New sensor spots minute quantities of atmospheric mercury

Researchers have developed a new sensor to detect minute levels of mercury in the atmosphere in just 10 seconds.  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
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US environmentalists target fracking in Gulf of Mexico

The Center for Biological Diversity has sued the US government, alleging it has failed to make public documents  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, January 12th, 2015
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China to build fifth research station in Antarctica

The Chinese icebreaker research vessel Xuelong, which set sail in October, has begun preparations for constructing China’s  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, December 19th, 2014
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Mobile tower radiation: No telling proof of adverse health impact

Seeking to allay fears among people about adverse impact of electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from mobile towers  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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France says Lima accord essential to combat climate change

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Sunday welcomed Lima accord on climate change which he said prepared  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
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No direct link between mobile tower radiation, health: Centre

Indian Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Wednesday said an expert panel set up by the central government did  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, November 30th, 2014
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Brown Bears spotted in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

For the first time scientist have captured images of brown bears within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ).  More...

Tidal simulator microcosm units consisted of one 18.9-L bucket containing a Spartina alterniflora sward connected to a second reservoir bucket (with a lid to prevent evaporation) by aquarium tubing attached to two water-lifting pumps.(Image credit:Bioone journals)
By BioNews On Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
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Scientists Developed Inexpensive Tidal Simulator for Ecological Studies

Rachel MacTavish is growing salt marsh plants in microcosms that replicate the tide. She assembled them in an outdoor  More...