Tag Archives: climate

Earth’s Surface Temperature Cooling Down as Pacific, Indian Oceans Accumulating More Heat: NASA Study

A NASA study of ocean temperatures from 2003–2012 found that despite increase in greenhouse gases, the global surface temperature is cooling down, a strange phenomenon that climate contrarians term as merely a “hiatus.” The study said one of the leading explanations could be that extra heat was being stored in the ocean. The Pacific Ocean is trapping ocean heat energy ...

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Earth Day: India can show how to mitigate climate change, says PM Modi

Despite repeated assurances, India is coming under radar over its contributions to the Green Fund and following US ambassador Richard Verma’s veiled ‘caution’ that the world is “watching India”, India responded today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India can show the way to the world in mitigating climate change, reiterating its demand that the developed world should pay ...

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Why cold blooded animals grow smaller in warm water?

Ever wondered why cold blooded animals grow bigger in the warm weather on land, but smaller in warm water? The availability of oxygen may hold the key, finds a new study. "Enhancing our understanding of what influences the growth of animals will mean we can start to make better predictions about how different groups of species will cope with the ...

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Ficci asks government to relax regimental tax environment in India

Industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) Tuesday urged the government to move away from the aggressive revenue approach and provide a conducive tax environment. Ficci President Jyotsna Suri urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the pre-Budget consultation for creation of a conducive tax environment and suggested that revenue estimates and targets should be realistically arrived ...

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AirAsia Flight: Bad Weather a Hurdle for Hunt

The hunt for the missing people as well as the black box flight recorders, after the crash of AirAsia flight QZ8501 five days ago, still continue on Friday with the help of more ships and equipments. While more ships are deployed to find the fuselage, the weather remains as a worry. The bad weather has affected the hunt badly during ...

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‘Nanoparticles’ in packaged food harmful for humans, climate says study

Nanomaterials used in food packaging, personal care products and even as food additives may not only interfere with your digestion, but also lead to release of potentially harmful substances in the environment, a study reveals.  Food and drink manufacturers use nanoparticles in and on their products for many reasons. In packaging, they can provide strength, control how much air gets ...

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Confidence levels dip among Venture Capitalists in Silicon Valley and China

The Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index for the third quarter of 2011, based on a September 2011 survey of 33 San Francisco Bay Area venture capitalists, registered 3.41 on a 5 point scale (with 5 indicating high confidence and 1 indicating low confidence). This quarter’s index dropped significantly from the previous quarter’s reading of 3.66 and marks the second ...

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