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Ancient Megacities Were Displaced Due To A Changing Climate: Study
2014-02-26 13:52:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Bronze Age Indus civilization, which spanned across northwest India and Pakistan, flourished for thousands of years and mysteriously declined as some type of development forced these ancient people to abandon the mega-cities they had constructed. A newly published paper in the journal Geology has asserted that climate change may be behind this abrupt change in the Indus way of life. "We think that we now have a really strong...

2013-03-20 12:22:50

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- India and Pakistan will both benefit if they work together to peacefully share and conserve the vitally important waters of the Indus River Basin, according to a new report by researchers from the Stimson Center and research institutions in India and Pakistan. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130228/DC68405LOGO) The study was produced by water experts from groups that formed the Indus Basin Working Group. In addition to the...

2012-06-12 06:30:08

TYSONS CORNER, Va., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation (INDUS), a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) solutions to the Federal Government, today announced the appointment of Esther Burgess to the position of Vice President, GWAC/IDIQ Programs. In this position, Ms. Burgess will be responsible for leveraging INDUS' GWAC and IDIQ contracts to help fuel the company's growth in the Federal information technology market. Shiv Krishnan, INDUS Chairman and CEO...

Climate Change Responsible For Indus Decline
2012-05-29 13:01:31

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com New research has shed a light on an ancient Asian civilization and given a glimpse into what the future might hold for the region. Climate change is now thought to be responsible for the decline of the Indus civilization, an empire that stretched over more than a million square kilometers. One of the first great urban cultures that also included Egypt and Mesopotamia, its people lived primarily along rivers from the Arabian Sea to the Ganges, over what is...

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2010-06-11 06:25:02

A study released Thursday reports that about 60 million people living throughout the Himalayas would suffer food shortages in the coming decades as glaciers shrink and the water sources for crops dry up. However, Dutch scientists said the impact would be much less than previously estimated a few years ago by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  The UN report in 2007 warned that hundreds of millions of people were at risk from disappearing glaciers. Scientists said...

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2009-08-18 12:10:00

A leading expert told Chinese state media on Tuesday that global warming could prove devastating for the Tibetan plateau, the world's third-largest store of ice, but it helps farming and tourism, AFP reported. The comment, from Qin Dahe, the former head of the China Meteorological Administration, was the only positive in an otherwise gloomy assessment of the impact that rising temperatures will have on Tibet, The China Daily newspaper reported. Qin, now a researcher with the Chinese Academy...

2008-10-04 03:00:10

Text of report by Dilshad Azeem headlined "India offers Pakistan Baglihar dam inspection" published by Pakistani newspaper The News website on 4 October Islamabad: India has allowed Pakistan to carry out an on-the- spot physical inspection of the Baglihar dam where New Delhi had stopped almost 250,000 cusecs of water from the river Chenab recently, violating the Indus Basin Treaty, The News has learnt. The inspection may be done within two weeks; India had proposed the middle of this...

2008-08-30 21:00:14

By IP Singh SULTANPUR LODHI: With nearly half a dozen villages in the Mand area of Sultanpur Lodhi still inundated with water, a high-level drainage & irrigation department team has decided against giving a 'relief cut' in the Sutlej river 'bundh' , holding it would pose a great risk if the water level rises in the river. Meanwhile the stink is so strong in these villages that residents are trying to lessen it by burning incense sticks or similar material. The dirty water of the...

2008-08-03 03:00:13

By D'Souza, Rohan For several decades following 1947, the modern large dam in India presented itself as a political conundrum, often voiced in strange, contradictory tones. In an oft-quoted speech in July 1954 Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister (1947-64), likened the large dam to a "modern temple." Later, in a less remembered speech before a gathering of engineers and technocrats in 1958, Nehru, as if in contrition, bemoaned the quest for big dams as a "disease of gigantism."1...

2008-07-06 00:00:12

By Neha Lalchandani NEW DELHI: Delhi may soon be able to overcome its water shortage after being given a go-ahead by the L-G for a feasibility study on the barrage at Palla. This barrage will store the monsoon backflow and the extra water that is released for Delhi, for using it in critical periods. Work for the same is expected to be awarded in another 6-8 months. According to sources, the Central Water Commission (CWC) has already conducted a pre-feasibility study on the project and...


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2006-09-01 13:04:41

The Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) and Indus River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica minor) are two sub-species of freshwater or river dolphins found in India and Pakistan. From the 1970s they had commonly been regarded as separate species. The Ganges River Dolphin is primarily found in River Ganges and its tributaries in India while the Indus River Dolphin is found in the Indus river in Pakistan Taxonomy Until the 1970s the Indus and Ganges River Dolphins were...

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