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September 02, 2014
Great Barrier Reef dredge dumping plan could be shelved
Sydney (AFP) Sept 02, 2014
An India-backed mining consortium could shelve controversial plans to dump dredging waste in the Great Barrier Reef, with alternative sites on land being considered amid growing environmental concerns, Australia said Tuesday. Environment Minister Greg Hunt said there was an "emerging option" that could see the consortium - India's Adani Group and Australia's North Queensland Bulk Ports and GVK Hancock - submit a proposal suggesting onshore dumping locations. "There is an emerging option which ... read more
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Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau
The rise of the Tibetan plateau - the largest topographic anomaly above sea level on Earth - is important for both its profound effect on climate and its reflection of continental dynamics. In ... more

Panasonic, Tata join hands in water treatment: report
Japan's Panasonic will develop a water purification system together with India's Tata Group, tapping into a fast-growing market in Asia, a media report said Saturday. ... more

Australia satisfied on India's nuclear safeguards
Australia is satisfied with the safeguards India has in place to allow the export of uranium to the nuclear-armed nation, Trade Minister Andrew Robb said Tuesday. ... more
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Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday he will visit India next week, where he will reportedly sign an agreement allowing the export of uranium to the nuclear-armed South Asian nation. ... more


'Just right' plant growth may make river deltas resilient
Research by Indiana University geologists suggests that an intermediate amount of vegetation - not too little and not too much - is most effective at stabilizing freshwater river deltas. The ... more

Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz

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London carrying energy, climate message to New Delhi
British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said energy and climate change would be near the top of his agenda during a three-day visit to India. ... more

India says no to new deals with Finmeccanica
India will not sign any new contracts with Italian aerospace giant Finmeccanica but will honour existing ones, a defence ministry source said Tuesday, after a chopper deal was scrapped over a bribery scandal. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Up to 15,000 Russian soldiers' sent to Ukraine, say rights groups

UN Human Rights Council to send mission to Iraq to probe IS crimes

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

Australia PM says 'extreme force' justified against IS

Merkel says arms aid for Iraqi Kurds also defends Europe

Philippines foils 'anti-China' bombing plot: govt

Pakistan anti-PM protesters storm state TV


Indonesia passes law to tap volcano power
The Indonesian parliament on Tuesday passed a long-awaited law to bolster the geothermal energy industry and tap the power of the vast archipelago's scores of volcanoes. ... more

Indian orbiter to reach Mars in 33 days
India's Mars Orbiter Mission was nine million km away from the red planet and is expected to reach it in 33 days, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said Saturday. "Mars Orbiter Mission ... more

Two soldiers, 4 rebels killed in Indian Kashmir clashes: army
India's army clashed with suspected militants in Indian Kashmir near the disputed border with Pakistan, leaving two soldiers and four rebels dead, a military official said Sunday. ... more
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Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory
Grade school history lessons often have it that American Indians largely were wiped out by diseases such as whooping cough, chicken pox, influenza and tuberculosis brought to the New World by Europe ... more

Five Tibetans die after China police shooting: group
Five Tibetans have died in China after police opened fire on unarmed protesters, a rights group said on Wednesday, the latest report of unrest linked to ethnic minority rights. ... more
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Nature's tiny engineers

Sierra Nevada freshwater runoff could drop 26 percent by 2100

Zooming in for a safe flight

Likely near-simultaneous earthquakes complicate seismic hazard planning for Italy

Experts defend operational earthquake forecasting, counter critiques

Hong Kong activists in fightback after China vote decision

Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay


Pakistan's envoy to India defends decision to meet Kashmiri separatists
Pakistan's top envoy to India on Wednesday defended his decision to meet Kashmiri separatists, a move that prompted an angry New Delhi to cancel high-level talks between the nuclear-armed neighbours. ... more

Nepal floods kill at least 97 as cholera fears rise
Rescuers Sunday found 12 more bodies buried under mud and debris to bring the death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal to 97, sparking fears of a cholera outbreak. ... more

China troops enter disputed India territory: sources
Chinese troops have advanced in recent days into disputed territory claimed by India, echoing a similar incursion last year that raised tensions between the two rival giants, official sources said Tuesday. ... more

8,000-year-old mutation key to human life at high altitudes
In an environment where others struggle to survive, Tibetans thrive in the thin air on the Tibetan Plateau, with an average elevation of 14,800 feet. A University of Utah led discovery that hinged a ... more

Glaciers on Tibetan plateau warmest in 2,000 years
The glacier-filled Tibetan plateau has warmed more over the last 50 years than it has in the preceding 2,000, according to researchers in China. ... more


Landslides, floods kill 109, displace thousands in Nepal, India
The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 109 Saturday as tides of water, mud and rocks swept away houses, officials said. ... more

India must build defences so none dares cast 'evil eye': PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India must build up its military might to the point that no other country "dare cast an evil eye" on the South Asian nation. ... more
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Solar System Transforms Fallow Land Into Money Generating Asset

Fukushima accepts 'temporary' radioactive waste storage

HelioSage Energy Announces Sale of 12 Solar Projects in North Carolina

VIASPACE Establishes Giant King Grass Research Collaboration With California

Ceres to Expand Product Development in Sorghum and Sugarcane

Cenex Tank Program assists retailers offering E15

SunShare Announces Program to Provide Free Electricity


Remotec upgrading Army, Marine EOD robots


India on pace to run an energy deficit, EIA finds


India's top court raps Modi government over filthy Ganges


ONGC Videsh signs production sharing contracts in Myanmar


Floods kill 45 in eastern India: official


"Red tape" should not mar India-US defense cooperation: Hagel


Biologists discover lake full of jellyfish in India


Tibet bus accident kills 44 people, injures 11: Xinhua


India calls off landslide rescue after 151 bodies found


India approves foreign investment hike in railways, defence

Dhaka's residents fight back over vanishing green spaces

Nepal says 156 people killed in landslide, ends search

Australia hires Dutch firm to continue MH370 search

China-India energy rivalry in spotlight as Modi visits Nepal

Nepal landslide toll climbs to 23, scores still missing

India searches for 600 missing fishermen after storm

'No hope' of survivors in deadly Nepal landslide: official

Tibetan monk cremated in Nepal despite China controversy

Rescuers battle rain in search for India landslide victims

More than 150 feared dead in India monsoon landslide

Nepal allows Tibetan monk cremation after China controversy

Australia approves huge India-backed mine

Naval ships from US, India and Japan to start war games

Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production

After MH17 tragedy, Australia assures search for MH370 goes on

India could return to Mars as early as 2017

Nepal Army gets emergency bridge kits

Russia envisions major gas pipeline project for India

India clears defence procurement worth $3.5 bn: report

Aniara Selects Dauria Aerospace to Supply Two Small Ku-band GEO Sats

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