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Dog faeces to be used to light street lamps


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) A 41-year-old former banker in Britain has come up with a pioneering scheme where he aims to collect four tonnes of dog waste every day across ... Read more...

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Green guidelines for Bengal polls


March 5th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Political parties in West Bengal have been urged to keep the environment clean while campaigning for the assembly elections, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) ... Read more...

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Lab veins could revolutionise bypass surgery


February 3rd, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Human veins, grown for the first time in a lab, could revolutionise bypass surgery for thousands every year.In a breakthrough, researchers created human blood vessels that last for ... Read more...

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Himachal bans plastic cups, plates


January 29th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) After imposing a ban on the use of all types of polythene bags made of non-biodegradable materials, Himachal Pradesh has decided to ban disposable plastic products from August ... Read more...

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Himachal aims to earn carbon credits


December 8th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has started a process to earn carbon credits under a project of the UN, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Wednesday.Carbon credits provide a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Remove plastic, save environment’ campaign in Himachal (Lead)


December 20th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will launch a week-long campaign on Monday to remove polythene bags from roads, hill slopes and other areas in a major community-driven environment protection initiative. People across ... Read more...

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Himachal to launch fresh no polythene drive


December 20th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 20 (IANS) In another major initiative towards community-driven environment protection, Himachal Pradesh will Monday launch a week-long campaign to remove polythene bags lying scattered on hills and in residential areas. People ... Read more...

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Himachal to launch plastic-free drive


December 8th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will launch a week-long campaign from Dec 21 to make the state plastic-free by removing all polythene bags from residential areas and hillsides, the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Indian Army cleans 14-km stretch to Amarnath cave


October 20th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 20 (IANS) The Indian Army, in a major environmental drive, cleaned four tonnes of non-biodegradable waste on the 14 km stretch from Baltal to Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and ... Read more...

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Environmentalists hail ‘national’ status to Ganga dolphin (Lead)


October 6th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 6 (IANS) Environmentalists in Bihar are overjoyed at the Ganga Dolphin being declared a national aquatic animal and say the move would not only save the freshwater species from ... Read more...

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Environmentalists cheer dolphin as national aquatic animal


October 6th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 6 (IANS) Environmentalists in Bihar are overjoyed at the dolphin being declared a national aquatic animal and say the move would not only save the freshwater species from extinction ... Read more...

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Devotees urged not to immerse idols in Ganga


October 3rd, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Oct. 3 (ANI): Concerned with the increased levels of pollution in Ganga river after the recent immersion festival, a voluntary organization in Varanasi has asked people not to immerse idols in ... Read more...

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Alternatives to idol immersion must to save rivers: experts


September 29th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 29 (IANS) Immersing idols of Goddess Durga and other Hindu deities in rivers might be an age-old tradition, but the toxic material they are made of pose a grave ... Read more...

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Total ban on plastic bags in Himachal from Oct 2


August 16th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is set to impose a total ban on the use of plastic bags from Oct 2, state Environment Minister J.P. Nadda said Sunday. "From Oct 2, ... Read more...

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Kashmir says a stern ‘no’ to use of polythene and allied products


June 9th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
By Nadeem KhanSrinagar, June 9 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir government has banned the transportation, dumping, sale and use of non-biodegradable materials in the state.It includes 16 items of non-biodegradable material ... Read more...

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‘No’ to plastic bags restores Himachal’s pristine beauty


January 19th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) The hills are looking clean again. Once an eyesore, littering the verdant mountain slopes, choking drains and scarring the environment, plastic pollution has come down dramatically in Shimla ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Stem cells from umbilical cord blood may help build new heart valves


November 11th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Doctors may one day be able to use stem cells taken from umbilical cord blood to build new heart valves for babies born with heart defects, say ... Read more...

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‘Toxic’ idols choking rivers, say environmentalists


November 14th, 2007 - 2:41 am ICT by admin
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