Showing posts with label Research. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Research. Show all posts

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Major fishing nations agree on Arctic fishing moratorium

Major fishing nations agree on Arctic fishing moratorium
The world's major fishing nations have agreed a deal to ban commercial fishing in the high seas portion of the central Arctic Ocean.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

New research reveals 75% drop in the number of flying insects

insects are important pollinators
German researchers have reported a rapid drop in the number of flying insects at dozens of natural reserves over the past three decades.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Russian researchers say there might be life in biggest subglacial Antarctic lake

Russian researchers do not exclude possible existence of living organisms at the bottom or in the waters of Lake Vostok, the biggest subglacial lake in Antarctica, but water samples they have are not pure enough to be sure of that.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Key conference on natural disasters management set for May 30 in Switzerland

The prominent international research body on natural disasters, Interpraevent, will hold its 13th congress in Lucerne of Switzerland from May 30 to June 2, the Swiss Federal Government announced on Monday.

Monday, April 11, 2016

New Zealand researchers: Icebergs put Antarctic monitoring program at risk

Two huge icebergs are running dangerously close to key climate research equipment floating in the Antarctic Sea, according to leading New Zealand researchers.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Study: Plants can adapt to climate change

As temperatures rise, plants accelerate their metabolism. Climate scientists have worried that as metabolic rates kick into high gear, forests forgo their role as vital carbon sequestration systems and contribute to the planet's greenhouse gas problem.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Researchers tap GPS for faster tsunami warnings

Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, believe that global position system (GPS) instruments could provide more rapid and more accurate warning of a tsunami.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Polluted air causes 5.5m deaths a year new research says

Breathing in tiny liquid or solid particles can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, respiratory complaints and even cancer.

According to the study, air pollution causes more deaths than other risk factors like malnutrition, obesity, alcohol and drug abuse, and unsafe sex...

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Shark nets fail to protect swimmers on Australian beaches - research

SHARK nets used at most Australian beaches to protect swimmers do nothing to reduce the chance of being attacked, a new research has revealed.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

New Zealand leads 33-nation protest against Japanese whaling plan

The New Zealand government has led a joint diplomatic protest over Japan's decision to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean, Prime Minister and Acting Foreign Minister John Key said Monday.

Monday, December 07, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

Japan whaling fleet will sail to Antarctic Ocean Tuesday

Japan said it will dispatch a whaling fleet to the Antarctic Tuesday after a one-year suspension, defying international criticism and a UN legal ruling that the "research" expedition is a commercial hunt in disguise.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Chinese delegation to attend 3rd Arctic Circle Conference

A Chinese delegation will attend the 3rd Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Chile to build 1st earthquake research center

Chile announced said on Thursday that it intends to create its first high-level seismological center to share its ample experience in dealing with earthquakes with other countries.8 Chilean Vice Minister of the Interior Mahmud Aleuy made the proposal during a meeting with a group of politicians, academics and experts, which was held to discuss Chile's seismological defenses in the future and how to share its know-how with the rest of the world.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Study identifies ant pest as new threat to honey bees

One of the world's most invasive ant species could be accelerating the global decline of honey bees -- and carrying a previously unknown virus that could lead to its own demise, according to a New Zealand research out Wednesday.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Astronauts return to Earth after 199 days in orbit

 Three International Space Station  astronauts returned toEarth Thursday after spending 199 days in space, the U.S. space agency said.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Pentagon Reports Higher Number of Anthrax Shipments

The Pentagon said Friday that there were more accidental deliveries of live anthrax spores to U.S. and overseas laboratories than originally thought and that it had ordered an in-depth review.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

US military accidentally ships live Anthrax to lab

The U.S. military has accidentally sent live Anthrax to a private lab in Maryland, U.S. media reported Wednesday.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

International team of researchers to search for ancient ice in Antarctica

An international team of researchers will be involved in a large-scale project in Antarctica to study ancient ice to try to forecast future global climate change.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Bird populations across Europe declining rapidly

Bird populations across Europe have experienced sharp declines - a staggering 421 million birds over the past 30 years - with the majority of losses from the most common species, a research shows.

The decline in bird populations can be linked to modern farming methods, deterioration of the quality of the environment and habitat fragmentation, the study noted.

Around 90 percent of these losses were from the 36 most common and widespread species, including house sparrows, skylarks, grey partridges and starlings.

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