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How we ruined the oceans

<b>Why are the oceans in trouble?</b><br>They can no longer absorb the damage inflicted by the 7 billion people on Earth. Over many decades, the human race has …

How the Sahara Keeps the Amazon Green

The Sahara Desert is huge, hot, and full of sand and dust. The Amazon basin is huge, warm, but full of greenery and wildlife. And one can’t live …

Earth Science

Is geoengineering to stop global warming too risky?

Even as diplomats gather in Lima this week to try to hammer out an international pact to slow the rise of planet-warming greenhouse gases, many are …

Haze in the Kashmir Valley : Image of the Day

About 4.5 million years ago, the Kashmir Valley was at the bottom of a large lake, encircled by a ring of rugged mountains. Much of the lake’s water …

25 of the Most Interesting Photos of Earth From Space This Year

Author: Betsy Mason. Betsy Mason Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.10.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:00 am. 6:00 …

A massive volcanic flood could be what killed off the dinosaurs

An incredible outpouring of lava 66 million years ago could have set off environmental changes that killed off the dinosaurs, a new study finds.<p>The …

Bangladesh oil spill 'threatens rare dolphins'

Bangladesh officials warned Thursday that an oil spill from a crashed tanker is threatening endangered dolphins and other wildlife in the massive …

Seasons of Indian Air Quality : Image of the Day

The skies over the Indo-Gangetic Plain—a river valley that includes parts of Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh—are among the haziest in the …

Small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming

WASHINGTON, DC-- Small volcanic eruptions might eject more of an atmosphere-cooling gas into Earth's upper atmosphere than previously thought, …

Researchers prove for the first time that ash clouds can cross Atlantic Ocean

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have led the discovery of a volcanic ash cloud that travelled from Alaska to Northern Ireland and beyond - …

New York Walloped by Lake Effect Snow : Image of the Day

On November 5, 2014, spiral-shaped Super Typhoon Nuri lost its eye and began to morph into a comma-shaped extratropical cyclone as it approached the …

Africa's Rift Valley from above – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/apr/19/africa-rift-valley-kenya-ethiopia-in-pictures<p>720<p>German photographer Michael Poliza travelled by …

Can China Adapt?, by Zhang Jun

SHANGHAI – China’s “Two Sessions” – the annual gatherings of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative …

Beam us up, Bangalore

From its inception in 1969, the national space programme has been a source of pride and inspiration for most Indians. Consider the keenness with …

An invitation from a neighbour

A message coming out from our neighbour Myanmar that is transforming itself after 50 years of military rule is ‘we are open for business.’ Are our …

Export the pride

The last lions of Asia found in Gir have been nurtured with great care by Gujarat. The protective hand of the government and people there enables an …

Requiem for a revolutionary

With the passing of >Binod Bihari Chowdhury (1911-2013), a curtain has been drawn on one of the most spectacular chapters of the history of militant …

On the bright side

Street lighting is the most ignored and the least efficient of urban services. It may appear ubiquitous but, in reality, public lighting in most …

Palestine After Fayyad

<i>Salam Fayyad in front of portraits of Yasir Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas.</i> (Loay Abu Haykel / Courtesy Reuters)<p>When Palestinian Authority Prime Minister …

Israel