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Science Technology » Environment
Fiscal incentives may help reduce emissions in developing countries

Fiscal incentives may help reduce emissions in developing countries

07 Feb 2017 | 4:10 PM

New Delhi, Feb 7 (UNI) Fiscal policies introduced by the Governments in developing countries can have a significant effect on lowering harmful carbon emissions and help countries with fulfilling their commitments under the UNFCCC Paris Agreement, a study has found.

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Chimps can be as cruel as men, but rarely

01 Feb 2017 | 6:49 PM

New Delhi, Feb 1(UNI) Chimpanzees killing a member of their own community is extremely rare as most aggression is between communities -- but the abuse following the killing was something completely unexpected for anthropologists studying African chimps.

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Super-sizing nature havens would add people to valued species list

Super-sizing nature havens would add people to valued species list

31 Jan 2017 | 11:00 AM

New Delhi, Jan 31 (UNI) A group of scientists are recommending giving the world's nature reserves a makeover to protect not only flora and fauna, but people, too.

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Ancient Indus civilization's adaptation to climate change

Ancient Indus civilization's adaptation to climate change

28 Jan 2017 | 9:25 PM

New Delhi, Jan 28 (UNI) Indus populations were well adapted to living in varied and variable environmental conditions before the development of urban centres and it is also possible that these adaptations were beneficial when these populations were faced with radical changes in the local environment, according to a study.

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Parrotfish critical to coral reef health

Parrotfish critical to coral reef health

23 Jan 2017 | 8:27 PM

New Delhi, Jan 23 (UNI) An analysis of fossilized parrotfish teeth and sea urchin spines by researchers showed that when there are more algae-eating fish on a reef, it grows faster.

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Humans might have wiped out giant Australian animals

Humans might have wiped out giant Australian animals

20 Jan 2017 | 6:55 PM

New Delhi, Jan 20 (UNI) New evidence involving the ancient poop of some of the huge and astonishing creatures that once roamed Australia indicates the primary cause of their extinction around 45,000 years ago was likely a result of humans, not climate change.

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Tigers could make a comeback in Central Asia

Tigers could make a comeback in Central Asia

17 Jan 2017 | 5:59 PM

New Delhi, Jan 17 (UNI) Caspian tigers, some of the largest cats that ever lived - up to 10 feet long and weighing more than 300 pounds - met a grim end in the middle of the 20th century; but there is a chance that tigers -- using a subspecies that is nearly identical, genetically, to the extinct Caspian -- could be restored to Central Asia.

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Efficacy of cloud seeding to induce precipitation being studied

Efficacy of cloud seeding to induce precipitation being studied

08 Jan 2017 | 2:22 PM

Tirupati, Jan 8 (UNI) The efficacy of cloud seeding resorted by various States to induce rains during failed or poor monsoon seasons is being studied through a national experiment coordinated by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology in Pune.

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Humans may have occupied Tibetan Plateau 7 to 12 thousand years ago

Humans may have occupied Tibetan Plateau 7 to 12 thousand years ago

06 Jan 2017 | 2:06 PM

New Delhi, Jan 6 (UNI) A new analysis of an archaeological site in the high mountains of Tibet suggests that permanent residents may have set up camp thousands of years sooner than previously thought.

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