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February 11, 2016
FLORA AND FAUNA
Wild elephant goes on rampage in Indian town
Kolkata (AFP) Feb 10, 2016
A wild elephant went on an hours-long rampage in a town in eastern India on Wednesday, damaging about 100 homes, shops and other buildings, a state minister said. Photos showed the bewildered animal wandering around Siliguri, about 577 kilometres (360 miles) north of Kolkata, crashing into structures, as people scurried out of the way. "The elephant strayed from its herd and lost its way from a nearby forest into Siliguri, creating panic in the town for nearly five hours," West Bengal state fore ... read more
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Indian avalanche soldier 'critical' after six-day ordeal
An Indian soldier rescued nearly a week after he was buried by a deadly avalanche on the world's highest battleground was Tuesday being treated in Delhi in "extremely critical" condition, the army said. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

New York Power Plant Leaking Radioactive Water
A New York nuclear power plant is leaking and radioactive tritium has been found in groundwater testing facilities nearby, but the governor and Nuclear Regulatory Commission state that it is not a c ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Solantro Semiconductor partners with Smarttrak for PV solar solutions in India
Solantro Semiconductor is partnering with Smarttrak. This is Solantro's first engagement to deliver solutions for India's rapidly growing solar industry. Smarttrak, a Hyderabad, India based company ... more
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DEEP IMPACT

'Meteorite' kills man in south India, authorities say
Indian authorities say a falling object that killed a bus driver and injured three others was a meteorite. If proven, it would be the first such death in recorded history. ... more


SINO DAILY

Bangladesh show covers up Tibetan art after China complains
One of Bangladesh's biggest art shows has covered up an exhibit by Tibetan artists after the Chinese embassy in Dhaka said it was "offended" by the artwork, an organiser said Monday. ... more

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Indian soldier rescued after six days in Himalayan avalanche
One of 10 Indian soldiers feared dead after an avalanche six days ago in the remote Himalayas has been miraculously rescued alive, officials said. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Nepal quake survivors fight freezing temperatures
Nine months after a massive earthquake hit Nepal, thousands of survivors are now fighting sub-zero temperatures in flimsy temporary shelters, awaiting government help to rebuild their homes. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Moscow warns US over missile system deployment to S. Korea

N. Korea's army chief of staff executed: report

S.Korea shutters joint industrial park after N.Korean rocket

Ukraine's Space Sector Lost 80% of Revenue

SES-9 Launch Targeting Late February

Syrians recount 'hell' of Aleppo life under air strikes

UN urges Turkey to open borders, end to bombing of Aleppo

EARLY EARTH

Indiana University paleobotanist plays role in discovery of 'Jurassic butterflies'
IU paleobotanist David Dilcher is a co-author on a study out this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society: B that identifies a Jurassic age insect whose behavior and appearance closely mimic a ... more
CAR TECH

SUVs rev up at Delhi auto show despite pollution crackdown
India's flagship auto show opened its doors in New Delhi Wednesday with a new batch of diesel-guzzling SUVs on proud display, despite industry uncertainty about a pollution crackdown targeting motorists in the capital. ... more
AEROSPACE

Boeing could make Super Hornets in India if purchased
Boeing is in talks to manufacture its F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet in India as part of the country's Make In India initiative if it agrees to procure the aircraft. ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

India Connects First Unit of Kudankulam NPP to National Electric Grid
The first unit of India's Russian-designed Kudankulam nuclear power plant (NPP) was connected to the country's electric grid after a recent relaunch, a source in India's nuclear sector said Saturday ... more
THE PITS

Adani's mega coal mine clears Australia environmental hurdle
A controversial India-backed project to develop a huge coal mine near Australia's Great Barrier Reef was Tuesday one step closer to fruition after Queensland state authorities gave it environmental approval. ... more
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Slime can see

Mysterious menominee crack is unusual geological pop-up feature

Man-made underwater sound may have wider ecosystem effects than previously thought

Behind the levees

Study accurately dates coral loss at Great Barrier Reef

Fossils turn out to be a rich source of information

Inland fisheries determined to surface as food powerhouse

NUKEWARS

Marshalls to open March legal assault on nuclear powers
The tiny Marshall Islands will seek in March to persuade the UN's highest court to take up a lawsuit against India, Pakistan and Britain which they accuse of failing to halt the nuclear arms race. ... more
WHALES AHOY

Massive whale washes ashore in India's Mumbai
Mumbai's coastline is more used to rubbish washing ashore than dead mammals, but on Friday residents woke to the sight of a nearly 40-foot-long whale on one of its most popular beaches. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

Rubbish piles up in India's pollution-hit capital
Rubbish piled up on New Delhi's streets on Monday as refuse collectors vowed to push ahead with a nearly week-long strike, the latest crisis to hit the world's most polluted city. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Chinese ship to join Australia-led search for MH370
A Chinese ship is set to join the search for Malaysia Airlines MH370, Australia's deputy prime minister said Friday, as the jet's fate remains a mystery almost two years after it vanished. ... more
AEROSPACE

Sri Lanka takes stake in Google balloon Internet venture
Sri Lanka's government announced Monday it would take a 25 percent stake in a joint venture with Google designed to deliver a high-speed Internet service powered by balloons and that tests would begin this month. ... more

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EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA awards infrared instrument for next polar satellite
NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Exelis Space Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Harris Corporation, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for two Cross-track Infrared Sounder ... more
EPIDEMICS

Spanish missions triggered meso american population collapse
New interdisciplinary research in the Southwest United States has resolved long-standing debates on the timing and magnitude of American Indian population collapse in the region. The severe and rapi ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Body temperature triggers newly developed polymer to change shape

Getting more miles from plug-in hybrids

US regulator says Google car could be its own driver

Supreme Court deals blow to Obama climate plan

Renewables for mining go baseload with a hybrid fuel-solar solution

Global Solar PV Pipeline Surpasses 200 GW

Kyocera Solar Selected to Power First Utility-Scale Rooftop Installation in Holyoke, MA



FARM NEWS

Global nitrogen footprint mapped for first time

BLUE SKY

Model explains huge recurring rainstorms in tropical Indian and Pacific oceans

MARSDAILY

India to Cooperate With France on Next Mission to Mars

SUPERPOWERS

India marks Republic Day with camels and stunt-riders

FLORA AND FAUNA

Sri Lanka destroys giant illegal ivory haul

CIVIL NUCLEAR

India, France to build 6 nuclear reactors at Jaitapur Plant

TERROR WARS

Hollande says threats won't stop France fighting terror

MILPLEX

French, Indian leaders bid to shore up fighter deal

TERROR WARS

France, India to strengthen counter-terror cooperation

WATER WORLD

MH370 hunt loses hi-tech sonar probe to undersea volcano

PSLV launches India's 5th navigation satellite

Water supplies in Tibet set to increase in the future

France to probe risks taken by soldiers in deadly avalanche

A tree or not a tree? India's Goa rows over coconut status

Bird flu detected in US turkey flock

Nepal quake rebuilding to take years, new chief says

First evidence for independent working memory systems in animals

Indian Army likely to get K9 Vajra-T howitzers

MH370 search finds new shipwreck, but no plane

Reliance Defence to build new shipyard for Indian submarines

Dozens of whales die after southern India stranding

Delhi court rejects challenge to car restrictions

Scientists show why Himalayas grow

Nepal landslides in Nepal raise parallels for Pacific Northwest

Pakistan supplying Sri Lanka with fighter aircraft

India, France to finalize Rafale deal ahead of Hollande visit

Chinese pressure sees Pakistan mull status of region disputed by India

Weak world markets signal fresh global crisis: Soros

India urges Pakistan to act after air force base attack

Over 160 killed in Madagascar cattle theft clashes: army


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