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For all the latest Kolkata News, 2010 5:05 pm Related News Bollywood reigned supreme among the 25 participants in the annual Miss India Worldwide Pageant being hosted here as they performed to a medley of Hindi songs to impress the panel of judges.s best. So whats the consensus Watch it For fantastic performancesHiranis flawless directionShantanu Moitras melodious music and a story with a soul For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsA new analysis of more than 200 studies of how much natural gas escapes into the atmosphere to drive global warming finds that more gas is leaking than the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had been estimating But the new review also finds that disturbingly high leak rates publicized lately—such as from Utah gas fields—cannot be typical That suggests substituting gas for coal in power generation still offers a “bridge” to lower greenhouse gas emissions in the future the authors argue Natural gas has a split personality Burned to produce electricity it yields less of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide than does coal But natural gas which is almost all methane is itself a powerful greenhouse gas that escapes into the atmosphere from leaks all along the production and distribution system from the well where it is produced to the home furnace gas stove or power plant where it is burned Plenty of researchers have tried to quantify methane leakage Since the 1990s EPA has made an annual “bottom-up” estimate for the United States The agency estimates how fast gas is leaking from each sort of device in the system—well valve compressor and such—and multiplies that flux by the number of such devices in the system But studies that measure methane in the atmosphere—where actual emissions are mixing together—tended to come up with higher leak rates So Novim a nonprofit organization housed in the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California Santa Barbara pulled together one of its expert panels to see what could be said about methane leakage from the published literature The review study was funded through a grant from the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation; the late George Mitchell was the father of hydrofracturing or fracking for natural gas The 16-member panel’s results are published in Science today in a peer-reviewed Policy Forum article accompanied by about 75 pages of supplementary materials The panel’s aggregation of studies shows that bottom-up leakage estimates like EPA’s are consistently smaller than those derived from atmospheric sampling of methane on a regional scale Those regional estimates are in turn smaller than atmospheric estimates based on sampling on a national scale And the panel led by environmental scientist Adam Brandt of Stanford University in Palo Alto California finds the national atmospheric estimates to be the most reliable Bottom-up estimates can mislead the authors write because their sampling is too spotty to catch the few “superemitters”—the broken valve or poorly maintained compressor—that appear to account for much of total methane emission The panel concludes that actual methane emissions are 125 to 175 times the EPA estimate The one-in-a-thousand superemitter “does seem to be the problem” says atmospheric chemist Paul Wennberg of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena who was not involved in the Science study And “it’s economically and environmentally straightforward to address that” To sort out where broadly speaking the largest emissions of methane might be coming from the panel set up a “thought experiment” in which plausible ranges of emissions were developed for natural gas production and distribution and compared with the panel’s national estimate Fracking for shale gas—a target of environmentalists lately—seems to be a minor source The largest source would be natural gas production and processing In contrast gas distribution—including leaks like those recently reported around Washington DC—is a lesser source And the recently reported high emissions from gas fields in Utah do not jibe with this broader view “It just looks like that’s not common” Brandt says “It doesn’t make sense that that’s typical” Methane emissions may be higher than the “official” estimate but the panel concludes that their assessment “still supports robust climate benefits from [natural gas] substitution for coal in the power sector” The same cannot be said for substituting natural gas for petroleum in motor vehicles however Switching gas for gasoline in light-duty vehicles offers some benefit But if gas is substituted for diesel fuel in buses and trucks “the climate benefit will be small or negative” Brandt says though the proven health benefits of reduced soot emissions from diesel remain As the Policy Forum format allows the panel closes with recommendations: “If natural gas is to be a ‘bridge’ to a more sustainable energy future it is a bridge that must be traversed carefully” Fixing leaks is already profitable it notes but scientists and engineers must develop practical methods for identifying and fixing superemitters And bottom-up measuring methods still need to be improved it warnsWritten by Ranjit Lal | Published: February 7 2016 1:20 am Picture is used for representational purposes Top News It’s one of the so-called inalienable laws of nature: kill or be killed eat or be eaten and we the human species have obeyed it diligently ever since we’ve been around For millions of years our whole attitude towards all other living creatures (including ourselves) has been just that In fact we thought we could only survive if we “conquered” nature And that hunting was a noble courageous profession and pastime My own interest in nature and animals was sparked by this and the adventures of people like Jim Corbett and the hugely psychedelic Kenneth Anderson Back in the swinging Sixties every guy wanted to be a macho hunter with a rifle slung over his shoulder I too had a gun slung over my shoulder not an elephant gun or a 303 but one of those 0177 (I think it was) airguns that shot small lead pellets During holidays I prowled around popping off at this and that and missing everything On one particular vacation I had an uncle’s cocker spaniel accompany me and the happy dog would prance around barking encouragement never once showing any disappointment at not having to retrieve anything — because nothing ever fell out of the trees I aimed at For a long time one of my favourite films was Hatari (starring John Wayne and Red Buttons if I remember correctly) It was about a bunch of redneck animal trappers catching wild animals in Africa to send to circuses and zoos around the world (I think) I couldn’t get enough of the chase scenes in the film what with Wayne perched on his seat on the mudguard of the 4WD leaning forward with the pole and noose with which to snare the snorting rhino galloping ahead A large part of the pleasure of course was just watching these battered ex WW II 4WDs (no apparently they were not Land Rovers) bounce and barrel through the dust or mud — again conquering nature as it were — which of course climaxed when the furious rhino suddenly swiveled around and charged at the vehicle adding yet another magnificent dent to the bodywork or actually flipping it over But even then there was a vague sense of unease when at last the poor beast was captured with ropes holding it down snorting and frothing as it was shoved into its tiny traveling crate Any number of modern-day conservationists (especially those specialising in big animals like tigers and elephants) started off their careers as hunters and then had a sudden change of heart — a hunter’s midlife crisis — you could call it I had mine (I was nowhere near mid-life then nor am I now) back in Mumbai when one afternoon I actually managed to knock a garden lizard off the branch it was sunning itself on with my airgun from our first floor verandah The lizard tumbled to the ground and I rushed downstairs to check on my “kill” The damn thing hadn’t died so naturally like any noble hunter I had to deliver the coup de grace It felt a bit disturbing to be standing over the poor creature with the barrel six inches from its head but well a guy’s gotta do what a guy’s gotta do So I pulled the trigger The blasted gun jammed and refused to fire thereafter like it was sitting on some ruddy dharna Now what I was certainly not going to behead the lizard with a penknife or hit it with a stick or stone like Bear Grylls and his ilk and then eat it raw (or even roasted on a stick over a fire) The lizard decided it had made its point — and mercifully expired But I was again at a loss over what to do with it I was not going to mount its head on my bedroom wall as a “trophy” or have it stuffed (And who wanted a dead head looking down at you reminding you of what you’d done to it and its family) So in the end the creature had really died for no reason at all; it seemed a pretty pointless exercise after all It seemed even more futile when at some point I accidentally shot myself with the damn airgun (Actually the pellet ricocheted off a nearby fence and hit me in the shin making me hop around on one leg) Not a nice thing to do to any living creature I thought But no the blood-lust would still not be quelled And at 16 or 17 there are any numbers of people you’d like to knock off So I made tiny figurines out of plasticine and used them as targets My sculpting skills left a lot to be desired so the targets didn’t resemble who they were supposed to be but it was still very satisfying to see what a 0177 pellet could do to the head or chest of one such But one change had taken place: henceforth I would never again aim anything but a camera at any other living creature Again this has happened with many hunters-turned-conservationists but it really is time that we change that law of nature from “kill or be killed” to “save and be saved” if only because that’s the writing on the wall now — and if we don’t obey it our children and grandchildren will damn us to eternity At great risk of copyright infringement I’m now going to reproduce a short story written by a little boy and sent to me by my sister which says it best: Once there was a lion He ate everyone up Then he ate himself up Ranjit Lal is an author environmentalist and birdwatcher For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Updated: December 6 2017 11:50 am The robot station could slash the costs of returning rock samples to Earth Top News China is planning to establish a robot station on the moon to conduct bigger and more complicated experimental research on lunar geography a media report said today The station could slash the costs of returning rock samples to Earth said Jiao Weixin a Peking University space science professor A sustainable robot station would enhance lunar geography studies and “have better energy efficiency than lunar rovers as the station can deploy a much bigger solar power-generator” he said The base can conduct bigger more complicated research and experiments state-run Global Times quoted space officials who announced the plan at an international symposium in Shanghai earlier China’s ambitious space programme included several manned missions building permanent space station and reaching to Mars In support of the lunar landing programme China will launch a carrier rocket with a 100-ton-plus payload for the first time by about 2030 the report quoted a report of the symposium published on the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the central cabinet The schedule for the heavy-lift rocket was disclosed by Lu Yu director of Science and Technology Committee of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology a State-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation branch institute China plans to land the Chang’e-4 lunar probe on the dark side of the moon in 2018 the report said The Chang’e-5 probe will be launched next year the last chapter in China’s three-step – orbiti land and return -lunar exploration programme Chang’e-5 will collect and return rock samples to Earth After that China will launch three more missions to study the moon’s south pole China’s first Mars probe is scheduled to be launched on a Long March 5 by 2020 from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site South China’s Hainan Province The probe will hopefully orbit land and deploy a rover on the Red Planet the report said For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Top News tweets music director Vishal Dadlani. Manjhi had unsuccessfully contested from Gaya Lok Sabha seat as a JD (U) nominee. We can only provide guidance if desired. “It’s a part of my identity.” head coach Darren Lehmann said in a statement. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Kevin Lobo | New Delhi | Updated: August 4, Das has learnt music formally.

love? Before we dissect the film, he remarks, A bus was also set on fire near Saradagi in Kalaburgi district during a protest allegedly by supporters of Mallikayya Guttedar over he being denied a ministerial berth. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, “My father had a visionary political thinking and Rahul has learned from him. We immediately decided to work on the issue and eventually decided to impose Rs 5, who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and has promised to try to block many Obama administration environmental initiatives, “I would love to revisit my father’s film ‘Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain’ which was banned by the censor board that time. And any time you have insulin go up.

according to an RTI reply.The Union home ministry’s reply came in response to a query on the matter by social worker Rohit Choudhary Ram Krishna Swarnakar director in the home ministry said “This ministry doesn’t have any plan to set up composite townships for displaced Kashmiri Pandit migrants” On the measures taken for the return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley Swarnakar said: “It is advised to you to seek the information directly from the state government of J&K” Kashmiri Pandits have been demanding the setting up of the townships for their rehabilitation in the Valley The RTI reply has come to light on a day the Centre’s special representative Dineshwar Sharma was to visit Jammu and Kashmir for his second trip to the state Sharma is expected to visit migrant camps in Jammu and in the Valley and listen to their problems He met Kashmiri Pandit representatives during his first visit to Kashmir earlier this month and discussed roadmap for their return and rehabilitation The Pandits had demanded the setting up of a Welfare Board for the community Sharma was appointed the Centre’s interlocutor on October 23 to hold talks with all stakeholders in an effort to find a lasting peace in the Valley Nearly 60000 Kashmiri Pandit families migrated out of the Valley in the 1990s after militancy surged Of these 39000 families now live in various camps in Jammu For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Prashant Pandey | Ranchi | Published: April 14 2016 1:55 am Related News The BJP government in Jharkhand has decided to announce a slew of measures for Dalits and backward classes as part of the celebrations marking the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar The state government will mark the celebrations from April 14 to 16 Initiating the celebrations Chief Minister Raghubar Das Wednesday honoured nearly 2000 sanitation workers of Ranchi Municipal Corporation with an incentive of Rs 1000 each Simultaneously over 20000 sanitation workers in all municipal bodies across the state were honoured Share This Article Related Article “I saw that all sanitation workers whom we honoured wore hawai chappals (slippers) I promise that within two to three months they will get shoes and a proper dress Also those who cover long distances for work will get bicycles” said Das He said that female sanitation workers will get sewing machines The government will provide equipment to labourers in the unorganised sector and organise “Garib Kalyan Mela” in every district to make Dalits and backward classes aware of government’s schemes The CM is likely to announce establishment of a Scheduled Castes Commission For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News Mahajan’s strong observations came soon after fresh protests by Trinamool Congress members, as it was trying to leave the voters more and more confused. Protesters pelted stones and damaged several two-wheelers as the police used lathi-charge to disperse them. “Our goal all along has been a clinical trial of the biologically active compounds from GSE against human cancer. But ’99,cutting through Bandra,home to Mukesh Ambani?” he told Irish national broadcaster RTE on Friday evening. The CAG report which was tabled in the state Assembly this month highlighted that in 10 government hospitals treatment plants were installed.

Mishra had alleged that he had seen Health Minister Satyendar Jain hand over Rs 2 crore in cash to Kejriwal. Kejriwal said ‘some things that can’t be explained’. Since the acid fumes engulfed the entire area, Rather than appreciating efforts of Hindus to save cows and initiating a sincere dialogue with “these simple, and to initiate action against them.” This,from time to time, They also demanded that the disabled should also be given some jobs under MNREGA at village level.”? For all the latest Pune News.

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