Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicGlaciers

Topic: Glaciers

Sample from speeding asteroid shows its made of stuff similar to that which formed the Sun

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Earth’s shrinking glaciers contain less ice than scientists thought, study shows

Scientists for first time measured the thickness & movement of over 250,000 glaciers. It found wide variations in ice volume and freshwater reservoirs that millions of people depend on.

Scientists find world’s oldest flower bud fossil, and China makes ‘artificial moon’ on Earth

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

If this ‘doomsday’ glacier melts, there will be global floods and vanishing of islands

A sea level rise of several metres would inundate many of the world’s major cities – including Shanghai, New York, Miami, Tokyo and Mumbai.

Found in Australia — a ‘true’ millipede with more than 1,000 legs

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Rescue operations in Chamoli to continue till last victim reached, says NDRF commandant

The NDRF commandant also said the muck-clearing exercise at Tapovan tunnel may take months, if not a year.

Uttarakhand govt to probe Chamoli flood, study glaciers through satellite, says minister

Irrigation Minister Satpal Maharaj said govt is 'concerned over the way glaciers are melting', will form department to monitor all the glaciers through satellite.

Death toll rises to 28 in Uttarakhand disaster, rescue operations on at Tapovan tunnel

Around 30 workers are feared trapped inside a swamped tunnel at the Tapovan power project in Chamoli district.

High CO2 levels, vanishing glaciers, extinctions – why climate change is more real in 2019

Scientists have found that the Greenland ice sheet is melting seven times faster, extinctions occurring 500 times more rapidly and food supply faces threat.

Europe heatwave breaks records, Alaska’s underwater glaciers melting faster than feared

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them.

On Camera

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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