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September 17, 2014
Asian monsoon much older than previously thought
Tempe AZ (SPX) Sep 16, 2014
The Asian monsoon already existed 40 million years ago during a period of high atmospheric carbon dioxide and warmer temperatures, reports an international research team led by a University of Arizona geoscientist. Scientists thought the climate pattern known as the Asian monsoon began 22-25 million years ago as a result of the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya Mountains. "It is surprising," said lead author Alexis Licht, now a research associate in the UA department of geosciences. " ... read more
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Kashmir militants suspend jihad to help flood efforts
An alliance of pro-Pakistani militant groups fighting in Indian Kashmir announced Monday it was suspending jihadist activities to carry out rescue and relief work for flood victims. ... more

14 Nobel Laureates urge Zuma to give Dalai Lama visa
Fourteen Nobel Peace laureates urged South Africa to grant the Dalai Lama a visa Monday, after Chinese complaints apparently scuppered a trip by the Tibetan spiritual leader to the "Rainbow Nation". ... more

China's Xi wins Maldives backing for 'maritime silk route'
China's President Xi Jinping secured Maldivian support Monday for a "21st century maritime silk road" as he began a South Asian tour in the strategically located Indian Ocean atoll nation. ... more
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Hundreds of thousands still stranded by killer Kashmir floods
Rescuers struggled to reach more than 200,000 people still stranded Saturday in Indian Kashmir as deadly floodwaters receded, revealing horrific devastation in the Himalayan region including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said. ... more


Shikaras to the rescue on Kashmir's flooded paradise
Nineteen-year-old Tanvir Ahmed Sheikh sits slumped in his shikara wooden taxi boat on the banks of Indian Kashmir's Dal Lake, exhausted by deadly floods that have ravaged this normally tranquil tourist haven. ... more

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Fresh rain hampers rescue bid in flood-ravaged Kashmir
Fresh rain hampered rescue operations in Indian Kashmir Sunday a week after deadly floods swamped the Himalayan region, with medics and survivors describing nightmarish conditions in the devastated city of Srinagar. ... more

Indian Ocean expedition pioneers citizen oceanography
Recreational sailors who become "citizen oceanographers" could help provide vital scientific knowledge about the world's oceans by sampling and testing remote waters from their yachts, according to ... more
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China's Xi pledges closer defence ties with Sri Lanka

Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area: minister

Laser turret for fighter aircraft tested

Fighter jets land on Taiwan highway in 'China attack' war games

Government data requests up 150 pct in 5 years: Google

China's Xi visits India, sets tone for future relations

US general says 'advisors' could join Iraqi fight


Bangladesh meet begins to save endangered tigers
Some 140 tiger experts and government officials from 20 countries met in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka Sunday to review progress towards an ambitious goal of doubling their number in the wild by 2022. ... more

China's Xi touts 'maritime silk road' on South Asia tour
China's President Xi Jinping said he hoped the Maldives would help build a "21st century maritime silk road" as he began a South Asian tour in the strategically located Indian Ocean island chain on Monday. ... more

Leopard poop reveals dogs to be cats' favorite meal in India
In rural India, much of the landscape is dominated by agriculture. Cattle and goats gather along the roads and graze the countryside. With so much livestock free for the taking, you might expect the leopards that roam the Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra to pick off a calf or a kid for their midnight meal. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Indian Kashmir city 'in ruins' after floods
The main city in Indian Kashmir has "drowned completely" under floodwaters, a senior official said Friday, with the deadly inundation now affecting about two million people in neighbouring Pakistan and threatening its all-important cotton industry. ... more

Severe flooding in Northern Pakistan photographed by NASA
Torrential rains led to massive flooding in northeastern Pakistan this week. The monsoons dropped more than foot of rain in just a few days, devastating more than a thousand villages, killing several hundred people, and displacing some two million residents in the India-Pakistan border region of Jammu and Kashmir. ... more
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Early Earth less hellish than previously thought

Meteorite that doomed the dinosaurs helped the forests bloom

How learning to talk is in the genes

Creation of Vuoksi River preceded significant cultural shift

Global carbon cycle may require reappraisal of historical climate events

Tornadoes occurring earlier in "Tornado Alley"

Obama sends 3,000 troops to W.Africa to 'turn tide' on Ebola


India and China in wary dance as Xi visits South Asia
China's president will kick off his first South Asia tour with a visit to Beijing's latest investment in Sri Lanka, a $1.4-billion port city development to include a marina and a Formula One track - all just 250 kilometres (150 miles) from India's coast. ... more

Indian Navy added a fifth P-8I to its maritime patrol fleet of aircraft
The Indian Navy received its fifth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft from Boeing, the company reported. ... more

Pakistan blows up dyke to protect city from floods
Authorities in Pakistan have blown up a strategic embankment to divert raging floodwaters away from a city, officials said Wednesday, as the death toll passed 250 around the country. ... more

India-Pakistan flood toll hits 400, thousands still stranded
Emergency workers battled Tuesday to reach hundreds of thousands of people marooned by floods in India and Pakistan that have claimed more than 400 lives, as anger grew over the speed of the rescue effort. ... more

Rising anger in Indian Kashmir over flood rescue delay
Anger mounted Wednesday over the slow pace of rescue operations in Indian Kashmir as officials said they were "overwhelmed" by the scale of deadly flooding that has left hundreds of thousands stranded in the Himalayan region and neighbouring Pakistan. ... more


India reverses plan to impose solar panel duties
India's new government has decided not to slap anti-dumping duties on solar panel imports from the United States, China and other countries, reversing a policy of the previous administration, a minister said Wednesday. ... more

China's President Xi to visit India next week
China's President Xi Jinping will make his first state visit to rival Asian giant India next week, officials said Tuesday, as Beijing sought to allay fears it is encircling its neighbour. ... more
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China bans 'dirty' coal sale, imports

Westinghouse Launches New Outage Control Center

The future face of molecular electronics

EnergyApp Combines Critical Information For Solar And Energy Marketing

Hanwha and AGR Power Up 24MW PV Plant in UK

For electronics beyond silicon, a new contender emerges

Novel capability enables first test of real turbine engine conditions


India expects 'substantial' results from Xi visit


Sun-powered desalination for villages in India


Robots do battle over Mars exploration


Japan PM travels to South Asia to offset China influence


'Telepathy' experiment sends 1st mental message


India-Pakistan flood disaster prompts frantic rescue bid


Deadly floods hit Indian Kashmir's Srinagar


Ozone pollution in India kills enough crops to feed 94 million in poverty


India, Australia to sign nuclear deal as Abbott visits


Australia, India sign long-awaited civil nuclear deal

Bangladesh lifts ban on sending workers to Iraq

50 feared dead as bus plunges into gorge in India

India, Australia set to sign nuclear deal as Abbott visits

Great Barrier Reef dredge dumping plan could be shelved

Australia satisfied on India's nuclear safeguards

India, Japan PMs to boost defence ties amid China tensions

Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

Panasonic, Tata join hands in water treatment: report

Indian start-up launches shoes that show you the way

Pakistan border ceasefire violations 'provocative': India

African troops in fresh offensive against Islamists in Somalia: army

'Just right' plant growth may make river deltas resilient

London carrying energy, climate message to New Delhi

India says no to new deals with Finmeccanica

Indonesia passes law to tap volcano power

Indian orbiter to reach Mars in 33 days

Two soldiers, 4 rebels killed in Indian Kashmir clashes: army

Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory

Five Tibetans die after China police shooting: group

Pakistan's envoy to India defends decision to meet Kashmiri separatists

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