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Biofuels can cut jet engine pollution by half

Washington, March 16 Using biofuels to help power jet engines cuts particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 per cent, says a NASA study.

New Zealand river granted legal status as ‘a person’

Wellington, March 16 New Zealand's Whanganui River has gained its own identity with all the corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person, after a 170-year battle, the media reported on Thursday.

Great Barrier Reef’s survival relies on reducing warming

Brisbane, March 16 Australia's Great Barrier Reef can be saved only if urgent steps are taken to reduce global warming, a new research revealed on Thursday.

Sunny Thursday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, March 16 It was a sunny Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded 14 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average.

Trump blocks Obama-era auto emissions regulations

Washington, March 16 US President Donald Trump blocked some rules on auto emissions and fuel regulations put forward by the former administration, media reports said.

Timely detection of any diseases is beneficial Amitabh Bachchan

Mumbai, March 15 Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is a tuberculosis and Hepatitis B conqueror, on Wednesday launched a mobile application named 'ABC of Breast Health' here and said timely detection, treatment and awareness can held a person survive any disease.

IIT Kharagpur students asked to go green with innovations

Kolkata, March 15 Aspiring entrepreneurs at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, have been asked to go green with their innovations.

1.6 bn years old plant-like fossil oldest in the world

London, March 15 Researchers have found in India fossils of 1.6 billion-year-old probable red algae which indicates that advanced multicellular life evolved much earlier than previously thought.

Humans to blame for creation of Sahara desert Study

Seoul, March 15 Challenging a commonly held theory that changes in the Earth's orbit triggered Sahara desertification, a new study suggests that humans may have played an active role in the transition of a lush green landscape into the world's largest hot desert thousands of years ago.

China to set up special fund on smog research

Beijing, March 15 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday said the country will set up a special fund to pool together the finest scientists to find the causes of smog that frequently hovers over north China, media reported.

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