Monthly Archives: April 2009

Major Emitters’ Meet To Tackle Climate Change

Sixteen nations are responsible for 80 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Now those nations, dubbed the “major emitters,” are sending representatives to a conference beginning Monday in Washington, D.C., to see if they can work together to slow … Continue reading

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China launches Yaogan VI

TAIYUAN, CHINA — China launched the sixth remote-sensing satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north Shanxi Province on 22nd of April. The satellite, ‘Yaogan VI,’ was successfully launched into the space on a Long March 2C carrier rocket … Continue reading

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RazakSAT’s launch postponed

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia: The April 21 scheduled launch of RazakSAT, Malaysia’s second remote sensing satellite, has been postponed due to technical problems with the launch vehicle Falcon 1. RazakSAT was scheduled to be launched from Omelek island, part of the Kwajalein … Continue reading

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GPS on Tankers to Check Water Theft

RAJKOT, India: Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) has decided to fit GPS on water tankers that supply drinking water to the city. This has been done to check rampant water theft. Officials of RMC said that in many areas of the … Continue reading

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