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December 22, 2014
SHAKE AND BLOW
Scientists make strides in tsunami warning
Miami (AFP) Dec 19, 2014
The 2004 tsunami led to greater global cooperation and improved techniques for detecting waves that could reach faraway shores, even though scientists still cannot predict when an earthquake will strike. A decade ago, scientists did not have a tsunami warning system in place in the Indian Ocean, because there had been no recent history of tsunamis there. The world's main monitoring body, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center headquartered at Hawaii's Ewa Beach, was focused on volatile areas prone t ... read more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Bangladesh development 'threatens fragile Sundarbans
Bangladesh's rapid development on the doorstep of the ecologically fragile Sundarbans mangrove forest means "environmental disasters" like this month's oil spill in the massive delta are increasingly likely, experts warn. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Sri Lanka military denies dabbling in politics
Sri Lanka's military Thursday rejected opposition allegations that it had deployed troops to campaign for President Mahinda Rajapakse's re-election. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Dalai Lama says world must push for democracy in China
The Dalai Lama has said the world has a "moral responsibility" to push for democracy and rule of law in China. ... more
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CAR TECH

Underfire Uber ramps up rider safety
Uber is ramping up driver background checks and other security measures worldwide after the smartphone-focused car-sharing service was banned in New Delhi following the alleged rape of a passenger. ... more


CIVIL NUCLEAR

India, US Discuss Building US-Designed Nuclear Power Plants in India
Indian and US experts have discussed a number of issues regarding nuclear cooperation between the two countries, including the establishment of US-developed nuclear power plants in India, the Indian ... more
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OIL AND GAS

UN sends team to clean up Bangladesh oil spill
The United Nations said Thursday it has sent a team of international experts to Bangladesh to help clean up the world's largest mangrove forest, more than a week after it was hit by a huge oil spill. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

2015 to be a busy year, says ISRO chief
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will also launch a heavy communication satellite, GSAT-15, with around 40 transponders - automatic receivers and transmitters for communication and broa ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea slams UN vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity

3 countries eye pooled acquisition, operation of airlifters

China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

Poland orders more Norwegian missiles

Clock ticking on Mistral decision, Russia tells France

Canada increases global reach with new military transporter

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt

BLUE SKY

Research links soil mineral surfaces to key atmospheric processes
Research by Indiana University scientists finds that soil may be a significant and underappreciated source of nitrous acid, a chemical that plays a pivotal role in atmospheric processes such as the ... more
TERROR WARS

Indian police arrest 'jihadi tweeter'
Indian police on Saturday arrested a 24-year-old believed to be the handler of an influential Twitter account supporting the Islamic State group, officials said. ... more
SINO DAILY

Chinese leader held back by hardliners over Tibet: Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama said Wednesday he believed China's president may be ready to re-launch talks over greater autonomy for the Tibetan region but was being held back by Communist Party hardliners. ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

ISRO to Test-Fly Heaviest Rocket, Crew Module on December 18
India will test-fly its heaviest and upgraded rocket - the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mark III) - on December 18, space agency ISRO said Friday. According to a tweet by the Indian ... more
WATER WORLD

Berkeley researchers helping Bangalore residents know when to expect water
In southern India, water is scarce and people are plenty. As a result, supply of the life-giving liquid is rationed. It's also unpredictable. Women in Bangalore, a city of some 9.9 million, spend hours each week anticipating the running water and storing it when it comes. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Lives of danger, poverty on Philippines' typhoon coast

Ecuador returning German money in environment row

Major U.S. cities have passed the 'tipping point' for sea level rise, according to a new study

Umbrellas banned during China's Presidential visit to Macau

A series of tremors has Florence concerned for its 'David'

More research links pollution exposure during pregnancy to autism

Warming leads to more run-ins with polar bears

TRADE WARS

Sri Lanka opposition puts China's port project on notice
Sri Lanka's opposition Tuesday accused China of destroying the island's pristine beaches and warned Beijing its $1.4 billion port investment could be in jeopardy if they returned to power. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

India to provide 2nd site for Russian-designed nuclear plants
India has agreed to expeditiously identify a second site, in addition to Kudankulam in southern state of Tamil Nadu, to set up Russian-designed nuclear power units, local TV channels reported Thursd ... more
SUPERPOWERS

No Pope meeting for Dalai Lama as Vatican eyes China ties
Pope Francis will not meet the Dalai Lama when the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader visits Rome this weekend, a Vatican spokesman said Thursday - a decision apparently seeking to avoid upsetting China. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Russia Waiting for India to Choose Site of New NPP, Can Build More
Moscow is waiting for the Indian government to allot a site for a new Russian-designed nuclear power plant and is ready to build up to 25 power generation units in the country, Russian President Vla ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Computer animation of Indian Ocean floor assists search for Flight MH370
Australian officials have released computer-animated video depicting topography at the bottom of the Indian Ocean as the search for a missing Malaysian airliner continues. ... more

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FROTH AND BUBBLE

Dead dolphin triggers fears after major Bangladesh oil spill
A dead dolphin has been found in Bangladesh's protected Sundarbans delta following an oil spill which has spread over several hundred square kilometres, heightening fears for the area's rare wildlife. ... more
FARM NEWS

India's secret gardener reveals 18-year labour of love
Deep inside his massive garden of handmade waterfalls and sculptures, Nek Chand recalls toiling away secretly in the dead of night for a staggering 18 years to create his wonderland in north India. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

Choreography of an electron pair

Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors

Pilot plant for the removal of extreme gas charges from deep waters

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough

Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity

Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars

DEMOCRACY

Mauritius opposition celebrate landslide victory

OIL AND GAS

Bangladeshis use sponges to clean oil spill threatening dolphins

SUPERPOWERS

China rules: Why the pope ducked meeting with Dalai Lama

OIL AND GAS

Russia sees promise in energy ties with India

OIL AND GAS

'Catastrophic' Bangladesh oil spill threatens rare dolphins

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Russia, India Agree on Construction of New Nuclear Energy Blocks

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Sanctions-hit Putin seals nuclear energy deals in India

PILLAGING PIRATES

Nobel protester sought to draw attention to 'murdered Mexican students'

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Malala vows to fight on as she shares Nobel Peace Prize

SPACEMART

India's new satellite GSAT-16 launched

South Africa's Zuma calls China an anti-colonial force

Sikorsky, India to negotiate naval helocopter buy

HAL to make cryogenic engine for ISRO

Indian Navy orders German-made sonar systems

US denies funding opposition to oust Sri Lanka leader

'Disaster' in Maldives as capital suffers water crisis

India says won't sacrifice growth at climate talks

Energy, nuclear deals on table for Putin's India trip

Exploring Comets and Asteroids is an International Endeavor

Bhopal film 'tells truth' of disaster on 30th anniversary: director

Isolated for 70,000 years, Arabian Sea humpbacks genetically distinct

India says will not be bulldozed at climate talks

India test fires nuclear capable strategic missile

Arabian Sea humpback whales isolated for 70,000 years

Kazakhstan keen on TAPI gas pipeline

Protests as Bhopal marks 30th anniversary of disaster

SAARC leaders call for deeper cooperation in space technology

Indian IS recruit goes home after having to clean toilets: reports

India, France say will press ahead with Rafale deal

India to launch advanced rocket next month

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