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UN-backed action plan to improve study of weather and climate in Polar regions takes shape

New York, July 17 (IBNS) lAn international action plan to improve predictions of weather, climate and ice conditions in Polar regions has been agreed in an effort to minimize the risks and maximize the opportunities associated with rapid changes in the Arctic and Antarctic environments, according to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

From mountains to moons: Multiple discoveries from NASA's new horizons Pluto mission

California, July 16 (IBNS) Icy mountains on Pluto and a new, crisp view of its largest moon, Charon, are among the several discoveries announced Wednesday by NASA's New Horizons team, just one day after the spacecraft’s first ever Pluto flyby.

Tennage actors join Kolkata Green campaign

Kolkata, July 15 (IBNS) Two key members of the teenage brigade of Open Tee Bioscope, a film themed on the diminishing heritage of the once tree-lined city, distributed saplings among the public as part of the Forest Week celebrations in first week of July.

Stephen Hawking congratulates New Horizons team

California, Jul 15 (IBNS) Professor Stephen Hawking, regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history, congratulates the NASA New Horizons team for its Pluto mission, a report on the NASA website said.

NASA's New Horizons 'Phones Home' Safe after Pluto Flyby

California, July 15 (IBNS) : The call everyone was waiting for is in. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft phoned home just before 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday to tell the mission team and the world it had accomplished the historic first-ever flyby of Pluto.

CERN's LHCb experiment reports observation of exotic pentaquark particles

Geneva, July 14 (IBNS): The LHCb experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider on Tuesday reported the discovery of a class of particles known as pentaquarks.

PSLV successfully launches five satellites from UK

Sriharikota, July 10 (IBNS) In its thirtieth flight, conducted from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota today night (July 10, 2015), ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C28 successfully launched three identical DMC3 commercial Earth Observation Satellites, along with two smaller satellites from United Kingdom, into a polar Sun Synchronous Orbit which was very close to the intended orbit of 647 km height.

PSLV C28 successfully launches five UK Satellites: ISRO

Chennai, July 10 (IBNS): Creating history and touching a new milestone, Indian scientist on Friday launched five British satellites into orbit from Sriharikota.

PSLV C28 launch lift off normal: ISRO

Chennai, July 10 (IBNS) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s heaviest commercial mission PSLV-XL with five British satellites on board was lifted off from Sriharikota in Adhra Pradesh on Friday.

Alarmed by melting glacier in Norway, Ban says world must 'act now' to curb climate change

New York, July 9 (IBNS) At the site of a rapidly shrinking glacier in the Norwegian Arctic, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the need for the international community to “take action now” to fight climate change.

Wild Wisdom Quiz, an initiative of WWF national wildlife quiz is back in its 8th edition

New Delhi, July 8 (IBNS): The Wild Wisdom Quiz, an initiative of WWF- India is back with its eighth edition. Scheduled to roll out across schools in July 2015, culminating with the National final to be heldin October 2015, the quiz aims to provide students a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the wildlife of this country, build their interest towards the rich natural legacy and inspire them to work towards its conservation.

Widespread and early heatwaves impact northern hemisphere, UN weather agency warns

New York, July 7 (IBNS) Many parts of Europe have been impacted by a severe and unusually early heatwave since 27 June, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has said, warning of record-breaking temperatures and wildfires in North America and torrential downpours and widespread flooding in southern China.

India to launch British satellites

Chennai, July 4 (IBNS) The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its thirtieth flight (PSLV-C28), will launch three identical DMC3 optical earth observation satellites built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), United Kingdom (UK), the ISRO said on Saturday.

Viral video, Peta pressure lead to alleged monkey kidnapper's arrest

Mumbai, July 2 (IBNS) The four alleged culprits who were secretly filmed kidnapping a monkey last week from Varandha Ghat in Maharashtra were caught yesterday evening by forest officials in Bhor after spending 10 days on the run.

First-ever heatwave warning guidelines issued by UN as global temperatures soar

New York, July 2 (IBNS): Two United Nations agencies have unveiled a series of new guidelines aimed at addressing the health risks posed by the increasing number and intensity of climate change-related heatwaves affecting the planet, as warm weather alerts spread across Europe following soaring temperatures that killed hundreds of people in India and Pakistan last month.