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City wildlife photographer off to ‘shoot’ polar bears 31.8.2014 Kolkata News, Kolkata City News | Cities News - Times of India
City-based wildlife photographer Amartya Mukherjee, who has been in the forests of India and many other countries to capture breathtaking moments from animal and bird life, is set to break new ground for himself. On Wednesday, the 36-year-old chartered accountant will be off to the Arctic to open a new album. And, as on most occasions, to click on a ...
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Plastic waste may trigger water bombs in Himalayas 28.8.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Plastic waste may trigger water bombs in Himalayas
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'Incredible' rate of polar ice loss alarms scientists 24.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
A European satellite has shown ice sheets shrinking at 120 cubic miles a year in Antarctica and Greenland

The planet's two largest ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are now being depleted at an astonishing rate of 120 cubic miles each year. That is the discovery made by scientists using data from CryoSat-2, the European probe that has been measuring the thickness of Earth's ice sheets and glaciers since it was launched by the European Space Agency in 2010.

Even more alarming, the rate of loss of ice from the two regions has more than doubled since 2009, revealing the dramatic impact that climate change is beginning to have on our world.

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Scientists pitch for urgent measures to deal with climate change 23.8.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Scientists pitch for urgent measures to deal with climate change
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‘Climate change is real and happening in India’ 23.8.2014 TOI: India
Ahead of the UN climate summit which is to be organized in New York on September 23 to give a political push to future negotiations, Indian scientists on Friday emphasized the need to take urgent steps to address the issue of climate change that has potential to adversely affect the ...
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‘Tibet plateau getting hotter, polluted’ 21.8.2014 Hindu: S & T
A fresh environmental assessment of the Tibetan Plateau has found that the region is getting hotter, wetter and more polluted, threatening its fragile eco-systems and those who rely on them. ...
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Did an exceptional iceberg sink Titanic? 20.8.2014 Asian Age: Newsmaker
The luxury liner Titanic, which sank in the ice cold Atlantic waters in 1912, was unlucky to have set sail in a year with a greater number of icebergs than normal, scientists say. While the sinking of the Titanic is typically bla-med on human, design and construction errors, a new study points to two other unfavourable factors outside human control. The study found that there were a greater number of icebergs than normal that year, and weather conditions had driven them further south, and earlier in the year, than was usual. Titanic, a British passenger liner, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. The disaster caused the deaths of more than 1,500 people. Researchers also note that iceberg discharge from glaciers is increasing, with more heavy iceberg years since the 1980s than before, and increasing global warming will likely cause this trend to continue. “As use of the Arctic increases in the ...
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Extraordinary number of icebergs in 1914 to blame for sinking of Titanic 20.8.2014 FirstPost: World

There were a greater number of icebergs than normal that year, and weather conditions had driven them further south and earlier in the year than usual, the researchers said.

The post Extraordinary number of icebergs in 1914 to blame for sinking of Titanic appeared first on Firstpost.

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Did an exceptional iceberg sink Titanic? 20.8.2014 Asian Age: Newsmaker
The luxury liner Titanic, which sank in the ice cold Atlantic waters in 1912, was unlucky to have set sail in a year with a greater number of icebergs than normal, scientists say. While the sinking of the Titanic is typically bla-med on human, design and construction errors, a new study points to two other unfavourable factors outside human control. The study found that there were a greater number of icebergs than normal that year, and weather conditions had driven them further south, and earlier in the year, than was usual. Titanic, a British passenger liner, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. The disaster caused the deaths of more than 1,500 people. Researchers also note that iceberg discharge from glaciers is increasing, with more heavy iceberg years since the 1980s than before, and increasing global warming will likely cause this trend to continue. “As use of the Arctic increases in the ...
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Gigantic icebergs were real reason why Titanic sank 20.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
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Floods in India and Nepal will only become more common 19.8.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
The floods that have killed over 100 people in the Himalayan region are exactly what climate scientists have been warning ...
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Floods in India and Nepal are harbinger of climate future 19.8.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
The floods that have killed over 100 people in the Himalayan region are exactly what climate scientists have been warning ...
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Exceptional iceberg to blame for Titanic disaster 19.8.2014 Hindustan Times: World
A study points to two unfavourable factors outside human control that could have caused the sinking of Titanic There were a greater number of icebergs than normal that year and weather conditions had driven them further south and earlier in the year than ...
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Flooding of hilly regions likely to increase: ADB report 19.8.2014 HBL: Industry & Economy
Flooding of hilly regions in India is only likely to increase in coming years, a study by the Asian Development Bank has predicted. The report, Assessing the Costs...
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Did an exceptional iceberg sink the Titanic? 19.8.2014 CNN-IBN Top Stories
Titanic, a British passenger liner, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage
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Exceptional iceberg to blame for Titanic disaster? 19.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
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Exceptional iceberg to blame for Titanic disaster? 19.8.2014 All News-IANS Stories
While the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 is typically blamed on human, design and construction errors, a study points to two other unfavourable factors outside human control.
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Did an Exceptional Iceberg Sink the Titanic? 19.8.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers 16.8.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers
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Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers 16.8.2014 Sify News
More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds.
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