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China using up Goa’s iron ore: Report


September 8th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) China prominently features in a probe report on illegal iron ore mining in Goa, which warns that while the eastern neighbour is gobbling up India's iron ... Read more...

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Punjab to check potable water quality


July 1st, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) Amid allegations of potable water contamination, the Punjab government has decided to get a survey conducted to check the quality of water being supplied to residents, ... Read more...

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Don’t clear new industrial projects in Noida: Green tribunal (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the environment ministry to not give environment clearances to any new industrial projects in Noida, on the outskirts ... Read more...

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Don’t clear new industrial projects in Noida: Green tribunal


April 12th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the environment ministry to not give environment clearances to any new industrial projects in Noida, on the outskirts ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Goa’s illegally operated mines asked to shut down


August 3rd, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 3 (IANS) Nineteen out of the 100 odd operational mines in Goa have been ordered to be shut down by the state's top pollution control authority for ... Read more...

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Cloud exploding from Sun ripples like clouds on Earth


February 5th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists studying new images of clouds of material exploding from the Sun have spotted instabilities forming in that exploding cloud that are similar to those seen in clouds ... Read more...

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How tobacco plants could sniff out potential terrorists


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): It seems like even the luscious green flora at shopping malls and airports will be keeping a tab on terrorists in the future - thanks to some genetic ... Read more...

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Scientists enlist plants to detect explosives


January 28th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Scientists have engineered plants to detect bombs, programming their proteins to change colour in the presence of specific chemicals. Ringing an airport security gate, such planted sensors could ... Read more...

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Americans mull whether to buy real or fake Christmas tree


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Over 40 million Christmas trees are expected to be sold in the US this season but Americans are divided over whether to buy a fake or a real ... Read more...

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77-year-old Spanish granny is world’s oldest skydiver!


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 03 (ANI): A Spanish woman has become the world's oldest professional freestyle parachute jumper at the age of 77, having jumped 903 times in her life so far.Montse, a Catalan ... Read more...

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Troubled Vedanta loses appeal for controversial Orissa refinery


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 22 (ANI): The Indian government has blocked Vedanta Resources' plan to expand its highly controversial alumina refinery below the Niyamgiri hills in Orissa, in the latest setback for the company.India's ... Read more...

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Goa pollution board cracks down on illegal mining


September 30th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 30 (IANS) The fate of 51 open cast iron ore mines now hangs in balance as they carried on mining without proper clearances from the state pollution control board. The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

BP Has Not Bequeathed Accurate Data


May 21st, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 21, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Taking a tough stand on the subject of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration has articulated that British Petroleum (BP) ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

60 Minutes: Gustavo Dudamel Has A Musical Mission


May 17th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 17, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): While conversing about his music with ‘60 Minutes’ correspondent, Bob Simon, the Venezuelan conductor and violinist, Gustavo Dudamel, divulged that music is something that he ... Read more...

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Toy-inspired acoustic lens creates ’sound bullets’


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Inspired by a popular executive toy ("Newton's cradle"), researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have built a device-called a nonlinear acoustic lens, which produces highly focused, ... Read more...

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Biodegradable plastic use on rise in Costa Rica


April 9th, 2010 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
San Jose, April 9 (IANS/EFE) Uses of biodegradable plastic bags in Costa Rica has increased significantly in the last three years as a result of an intensified climate conservation campaign across the ... Read more...

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Green group seeks cancellation of clearance to Vedanta refinery


February 19th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) A green NGO Friday urged the central government to cancel the clearance granted to the Vedanta group for its alumina refinery in Orissa. It charged the firm with ... Read more...

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Google unveils virtual glass elevator that lets you fly around the world!


February 12th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 12 (ANI): Google has unveiled a virtual glass elevator that lets a person fly around the world.The Liquid Galaxy project is an interactive booth with wraparound LCD screens, reports News.com.au.Screens ... Read more...

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Solar powered energy-harvesting sensor system developed


February 10th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan, US, have developed a 9 cubic millimeter solar-powered sensor system that can harvest energy from its surroundings to operate nearly perpetually.The U-M ... Read more...

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Vedanta mining poses health hazard in Orissa: Amnesty (Lead)


February 9th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Indian government is not providing adequate information about the hazards caused by an aluminium refinery of British mining major Vedanta in Orissa although it poses a ... Read more...

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Centre ignoring mining hazards in Orissa, says Amnesty report


February 9th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Indian government is not providing adequate information about the hazards caused by an aluminium refinery of British mining major Vedanta in Orissa though it poses a ... Read more...

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Centre to set up National noise monitoring network


January 14th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Union Environment and Forests Ministry on Thursday decided to set up a National Ambient Noise Monitoring Network on the pattern of existing Air and Water Networks.The ministry ... Read more...

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Loss of species is ‘wake up call’ to humanity, warns UN


January 11th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 11 (ANI): The United Nations has warned that the on-going loss of species should be considered as a wake-up call, as it affects human well-being around the world.Eight years ago, ... Read more...

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Sea levels likely to rise by 1.4 meters by 2100 as polar ice melts


December 1st, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 1 (ANI): A major review of climate change in Antarctica has indicated that sea levels are likely to rise by about 1.4m (4ft 6in) globally by 2100 as polar ice ... Read more...

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Goa to close mines near wildlife sanctuaries


August 6th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 6 (IANS) All mines located near wildlife sanctuaries in Goa will be closed within seven days, Goa Environment Minister Aleixo Sequeira said here Thursday. Speaking at the budget session of the ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles of titanium dioxide found to affect brain development in mice


July 29th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): An animal study has shown that maternal exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide (TiO2) can adversely affect genes related to the central nervous system in developing mice.Lead researcher ... Read more...

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India would counter Lashkar threat effectively; Tharoor


July 15th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said the government would take necessary steps to counter the threat posed by the Lashkar- e- ... Read more...

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Latest satellite imagery shows Arctic teetering on thin ice


April 7th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 7 (IANS) Latest satellite imagery shows that the Arctic is virtually teetering on a layer of thin ice, not to speak of its shrinking ice area over the decade. Researchers from ... Read more...

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China outlines future space station plan


March 3rd, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 3 (ANI): A Chinese scientist has said that Chinas future space station will comprise a core module, two experimental modules, a manned spaceship and a cargo spaceship.Qi Faren, ... Read more...

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Lacking healthcare, a million Indians die every year: Oxford University


February 2nd, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) One million Indians, mostly women and children, die every year because of inadequate healthcare in a country full of highly-skilled doctors, Britain's Oxford University said Monday.The prestigious university ... Read more...

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Ravi Shukla is Amul Star Voice of India 2008


December 22nd, 2008 - 2:33 am ICT by admin
Ravi Shukla just became the Amul Star Voice of India 2008, a highly popular Indian Television singing competition on Star Plus channel. The finale started on 21st December 2008.Most critics consider runner-up ... Read more...

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Scientists produce electricity from gas and water


October 28th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Oct 28 (ANI): Researchers of the Fraunhofer Technology Development Group TEG have developed a new fluidic energy transducer that produces electricity from gas and water.Air compression systems can be found ... Read more...

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Cheap solar power now within reach, says study


May 30th, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 30 (IANS) It has been called the holy grail of the modern era - cheap solar energy. And scientists say it may be within our grasp soon. A Queensland University ... Read more...

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No radiation leaks in China’s quake zone: Official


May 23rd, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 23 (Xinhua) No radiation leaks have been detected in the nuclear facilities in southwest China's quake-hit zone, but 15 radiation "sources" are still inaccessible, the government said Friday. "We did ... Read more...

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Soon, a self-cleaning windscreen that will wipe out the wiper


March 2nd, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Had enough of the noisy windscreen wipers which leave unwiped bits around the edges of the screen in spite their best efforts? Take a breather, for a self-cleaning ... Read more...

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