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US-Russian team inspects Indian Antarctic stations

A joint US-Russian team has concluded a 10-day trip to inspect foreign research stations in Antarctica, including those of India. Besides inspecting the two Indian stations -- Bharati and Maitri......

India commissionsresearch base at North Pole

India on Tuesday commissioned its permanent research base at the North Pole, which will enable scientists to carry out studies on a range of subjects including climate change, in one of the......

India to set foot on the Arctic for first time

For the first time, India is setting its foot on the Arctic, the icy continent in the extreme north of the globe, in its quest for unlocking the secrets of life and the environment around.A......

India's bid for 3rd Antarctica station cleared

India has now got the go-ahead to set up its third research station in Antarctica. The country's bid to set up the third station in the icy continent has been cleared by the Antarctic Treaty......

India plans 3rd research station in Antarctica

India's third permanent station is proposed to be set up in icy Antarctica to provide further momentum to its ongoing extensive research in polar science. A site at Larsmann Hill has been selected......

Eco-tourists to Antarctica add to global warming

Over 40,000 eco-tourists visiting Antarctica every year are adding to global warming that results in melting of the polar ice caps, a new research has found. Most of these tourists to the......

Piramal Life may develop TB drug

Piramal Life Sciences, the demerged research arm of pharmaceutical major Nicholas Piramal India, may become the first company to successfully develop a tuberculosis drug whose leads are isolated......

  People speak for antarctic treaty

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Mosinakhan:  A.  more

Q. HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING : If you are given a choice to be born as a bird or an animal in your next life...which bird/animal would you want to be,and why?(Please let your imagination flow,this is not for an argument over possibility of rebirth:-)
Mosinakhan:  A. The emperor Penguin.. because it is the only bird that has never been hunted, has no predators and is completely protected under the Antarctic...... more

Shintsie :  A. In 1983, the various countries that claim parts of Antarctica began negotiations to set up a Mineral Development Regime, so that any mining would...... more

Reshmi Krishnan
Q. Do rockets punch holes in the ozone layer?
Reshmi Krishnan:  A. we know that the major culprit for making holes in the ozone layer are chemicals called CFCs chloro-fluoro carbons. These are things that were...... more

Shan Real
Q. Whats gonna happen to Oil ? Are the deposits in Gulf gonna really dry up one day ? What are the present alternatives available ? What are the alternate sources of future say, solar or nuclear powered energy ? Are these substitutes, cost effective ? And are these substitutes capable to cope with worlds constant growing demands replacing totally, conventional use of crude oil & petroleum products ?\Cockail Raj
Shan Real:  A. Only one thing can happen to oil - and that is one fine day, the stocks will run out one way or other for sure. I don't have any expert knowledge...... more

  Web results for Antarctic Treaty
Japan vows to keep on whaling, calls resolution against its hunt "regrettable"

9:13am IST TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan vowed on Friday to resume its whaling programme in the Antarctic despite passage of a resolution opposing... ...
Whisky on frozen continent

Wellington: A beverage company has asked a team to drill through Antarctica`s ice for a lost cache of some vintage Scotch whisky that has been on... ...
Good news on climate front

Ozone layer on track to recovery: UN report Press Trust of India Geneva, 11 September Earth's protective ozone layer is well on track to... ...
Gujarat National Law University to draft two key laws on deep sea mining

AHMEDABAD: The Union ministry of earth sciences has asked Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) to prepare two draft laws that will lay the... ...
Australia losing influence over Antarctica

It seems as if Australia is losing its interest over the continent of Antarctica at a very crucial time when the future of Antarctica is being... ...

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