Disturbing! These Chinese regions near key waterways seriously lagging quality standards

Some 75.4% of China's water was judged to be in the top three grades in the first 10 months of this year, up 2.3 percentage points from a year earlier, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said lat

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Global warming: 2010s hottest decade in history, UN says as emissions rise again

The World Meterological Organization said global temperatures so far this year were 1.1 degrees Celsius (two degrees Farenheit) above the pre-industrial average between 1850-1900.

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Pakistan’s science minister Fawad Chaudhry calls India’s space missions ‘irresponsible’

"India is becoming a huge source of Space debris, irresponsible space missions of India are dangrous for whole ecosystem, needs serious notice by Int organizations (sic)," Chaudhry, considered to be a

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Vikram Lander found! Meet Shanmuga Subramanian, Indian techie who spotted Chandrayaan’s lander on moon

Vikram Lander: NASA acknowledged his work and said that Shanmuga located the debris around 750 metres northwest of the main crash site.

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Chandrayaan 2: ISRO’s Vikram Lander found! NASA releases image; see pic

Vikram Lander, Chandrayaan 2: NASA's statement said that on September 26th it had released a mosaic image of the landing site and invited the public to search it for signs of the Vikram lander.

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Tired of vacations on Earth? Space hotels race to offer tourists a room in the sky

The group aims to complete the station, named after Wernher von Braun, the former Nazi rocket scientist who later worked on the U.S. Apollo programme, by 2028.

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Web of contracts: Only benefit of Lee plan is that it brings everyone together

The only benefit of the Lee plan is that it brings everyone (government, people, and corporates) together.

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The mystery of Harappan script: An enigma from the ancient world

Despite the thousands of archaeological artefacts excavated from more than a thousand settlements, a wholesome perspective of the civilisation still remains elusive.

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Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions fall to record low in 2018/19

Japan, the world's fifth-biggest carbon emitter, has set a goal to trim emissions by 26% from 2013 levels to 1.042 billion tonnes by 2030.

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Drought trims Australia greenhouse gas emissions, offsets jump from gas trade

Overall emissions edged down 0.1% to 532.0 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO2-e) in the year to June 30, the Department of Environment and Energy said in a quarterly update.

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In a first, undersea telecom cables can be used as earthquake monitoring networks: Study

The study, published in the journal Science, describes an experiment which turned a 20 kilometre section of undersea fibre-optic cable into the equivalent of 10,000 seismic stations monitoring quakes

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Relief for Delhiites! Air quality improves after light rains

The Air Quality Index stood at 79. The MeT department has predicted light rains in later parts of the day.

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Penguins, turtles, sharks could help monitor unmapped ocean regions: Study

The researchers, including those from the University of Exeter in the UK, said while ocean monitoring is mostly done by research vessels, underwater drones, and thousands of floating sensors drifting

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Scientists say climate change may turn Earth into ‘hothouse’

The researchers said that collapse of major ice sheets on Greenland, West Antarctica and part of East Antarctica would commit the world to around 10 metres of irreversible sea-level rise.

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Unexpected black hole discovered! Everything you need to know about the enormous black hole

Until now, scientists had estimated the mass of an individual stellar black hole in our galaxy at no more than 20 times that of the Sun, the researchers said.

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Some of the oldest Earth fossils may just be minerals, says study

The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, noted that microscopic tubes and filaments resembling the remains of tiny creatures may have been formed by a process called 'ch

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A year later, only 1 firm accepts Punjab’s Rs 7 crore ‘challenge’ for stubble burning tech

The "challenge fund", a first-of-its-kind in India, was announced in September last year.

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Solar Eclipse in India on December 26: Everything you need to know about the ring of fire

In India, the eclipse will reach from Southern India’s west coast and its path will cross in a southeasterly direction.

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25th Climate Change conference: Cabinet approves India’s stand

India will stress upon the need for fulfilling pre-2020 commitments by developed countries and that pre-2020 implementation gaps should not present an additional burden to developing countries in the

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Delhi air quality improves to moderate category, AQI drops to 158

The national capital's air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 158 at 9.45 am, according to the Central Pollution Control Board. It was 175 at 7.45 am.

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Here’s how your music and brain work in sync

The researchers, including those from Pompeu Fabra University in Spain, studied the brain activity of professional musicians, and compared it to those of untrained listeners while both groups listened

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ISRO’s Cartosat-3 satellite launch: PM Narendra Modi congratulates space agency

"I heartily congratulate the entire ISRO team on yet another successful launch of PSLV-C47 carrying indigenous Cartosat-3 satellite and over a dozen nano satellites of USA," he tweeted.

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CARTOSAT-3 launch Highlights: ISRO’s PSLV-C47 rocket successfully launches next gen Earth observation satellite

Cartosat 3 launch Highlights: CARTOSAT-3 satellite is being launched in order to address the increase in user's demands for large scale urban planning, use of coastal lands, rural resource and infrast

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Shocking! 99% of Vultures extinct in India; Govt taking steps to conserve the endangered bird

In the year 2015, it came to notice that the White-backed vulture population was stable but the Long-billed vultures were still declining.

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Chennai to Lakshadweep: Here’s how desalination can tackle coastal India’s growing water crisis

For the purpose of generating potable drinking water, a similar technology to LTTD has been used by North Chennai Thermal Power Station using the wasted heat.

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Global warming to bring more destructive climate change impacts, says UN report

As per the UN Environment Programme's annual Emissions Gap Report, released here, countries must increase their determined contributions (NDCs) ambitions threefold to achieve the well below 2 degree c

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ISRO’s PSLV-C47 Cartosat-3 launch countdown begins

The launch of the satellites will take place through Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C47 into the Sun Synchronous Orbit.

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