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Cutting down on red meat lowers heart disease, diabetes


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Minimising the consumption of red and processed meat would not only lower the incidence of heart disease, diabetes, and bowel cancer by three to 12 percent, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Concern for spectators’ skin care at Olympics (London diary)


July 29th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The Olympics organisers are surely concerned about the spectators' skin, allowing them to bring sun cream inside the stadium. "You may bring up to 200 ml ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Eco-friendly stove a boon for rural women (With Image)


July 25th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Juelkunti (Karnataka), July 25 (IANS) Time was when women of this village of 121 households had to daily trudge for considerable distances to gather firewood to light their stoves for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Nila Madhab Panda supports ‘green’ films for kids


June 21st, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) When go-green is the mantra for everyone, how can cinema be left behind. "I Am Kalam" director Nila Madhab Panda has collaborated with London's Performing ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Eating wisely can lower carbon footprint: Study (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) Consumers can help curb greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the quantity of food they buy, serve and waste, a study says.According to the study conducted at ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Eating wisely can lower carbon footprint: Study


May 14th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) Some 360,000 tonnes of milk poured down kitchen sinks in Britain creates a carbon footprint equivalent to exhaust emissions of 20,000 cars annually, or 100,000 tonnes ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Asia-Pacific must respond to climate change to survive: UNDP


May 10th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 10 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific region must continue to grow economically to lift millions of people out of poverty, but it must also respond to climate change to survive, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Good design can slash energy consumption


April 5th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Clever, inexpensive design can slash energy consumption in new homes by up to 80 percent, says a new study. Wendy Miller from Queensland University of Technology ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Hyderabad airport gets greenhouse certification


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) here has received ISO 14064 certification, becoming the second airport in India and the third in Asia to complete verification ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

B-town celebs urge people to support Earth Hour


March 31st, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities, who always support noble causes, have once again come together for the Earth Hour and urge everyone to switch the lights off Saturday ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Eco-friendly tyres that save fuel (Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Environmentally conscious car owners will now have a new choice when it comes to their four wheels: eco-friendly tyres.Concern over greenhouse gas emissions and global warming ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Eco-friendly tires that save fuel


March 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Environmentally conscious car owners will now have a new choice when it comes to their four wheels: eco-friendly tires.Concern over greenhouse gas emissions and global warming ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

AIRE mask turns breath into electricity


March 1st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new invention turns the human breath to electricity. The mask, called AIRE, uses tiny wind turbines to convert the breath to electricity which can be ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Creating heaven on earth on Uttarakhand farm (Feature, with images)


February 19th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Feb 19 (IANS) Some spend a week, some a fortnight. And some like Germany's Stephanie have spent more than 40 days away from their mainstream lives on an off-grid ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himachal to be carbon neutral by 2020: Dhumal


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will be the first state in the country to become carbon neutral by 2020 by undertaking "carbon smart growth", Chief Minister Prem Kumar ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Swedish embassy launches solar power system


January 12th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) In its effort to reduce carbon emissions, the Swedish embassy here Thursday launched a green embassy initiative by inaugurating a 600 square metres solar panel ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Durban climate talks: What it means for India?


December 15th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS)At the recently concluded UN climate change talk in Durban, the world agreed to a new global climate change regime by 2020 to bring down emissions ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

PM for energy efficient power generation technology


December 14th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) India must achieve high economic growth for a "sustained period" if it is to meet the challenges of poverty, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Israel using saltwater, sewage to grow trees in desert


November 25th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Nov 25 (IANS) Scientists in Israel are growing trees in the barren land of the Arava desert by using recycled sewage and saltwater.This forest planted over the summer is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bengal should impose ‘green cess’ on electricity: Expert


November 21st, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) The West Bengal government needs to impose a nominal "green" cess on electricity so that it has sufficient funds to dole out fiscal incentives which can ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Ryan Reynolds turns writer


June 20th, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds has written an article about himself titled "Why I'm Obsessed With Ryan Reynolds" for an American magazine.The writeup is a humorous ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Telecom sector exploiting diesel subsidy, says report


May 18th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The government subsidy on diesel has been exploited by the telecom sector, causing an annual loss of around Rs.26 billion to the exchequer, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

London 2012 Olympic team release first green report


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 23 (ANI): London 2012 Olympic games organizers have published the first environment report and have claimed they can deliver the world's first "truly sustainable" Olympic Games.The report says it aims ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tata Steel, Rio Tinto join to support eco-friendly technology


April 21st, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Tata Steel and Rio Tinto, leading international mining group based in the UK, have signed a licensing agreement to support technological and commercial development of the ... Read more...

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India to switch off lights at Earth Hour


March 15th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) As the clock strikes 8.30 p.m. March 26, the night lights will go off across India for an hour when the country, along with over ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

2011’s Most Fuel-efficient Cars Vie For Buyers Attention


January 19th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) 2011 is predicted to be the year of the hybrid and electric vehicles that have low carbon footprint and offer great fuel economy as well. The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chevy Volt: A Winner From GM’s Stable!


January 15th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Chevrolet Volt, the eco-friendly hybrid car from the stable of GM has played a major role in resurrecting the image of the company. Since its debut, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cool Cars Galore At The Los Angeles Auto Show!


November 20th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Los Angeles, Nov 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Los Angeles Auto show has succeeded in alluring the car lovers and it has given the leading car makers from various countries a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Emotionally-charged global warming messages can backfire: Study


November 18th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that dire messages about global warming could backfire and actually increase scepticism about climate change among the general public."Our study indicates that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Electric Car Leaf From Nissan In Spotlight


November 6th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Japan based car maker Nissan is banking heavily on the much touted Leaf electric car to boost its image. The company is traditionally viewed at the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Sophia Bush inspired to go vegan by Alicia Silverstone


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Eco-friendly actress Alicia Silverstone has inspired 'One Tree Hill' star Sophia Bush to go vegan.Bush is having trouble to completely stop eating dairy and meat food stuff, but ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

President Patil calls for using latest technology


October 29th, 2010 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday underlining the need for using latest technology for development said that there is a need to look at methods of doing ... Read more...

Posted in National |

What is carbon footprint of your gadget?


October 24th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 24 (IANS) Google has recently invested $5 billion on an offshore wind farm project in a bid to reduce the company's carbon emissions. The MacBook 2010 produces nine grams ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Don’t blame greenhouse gas emissions on dairy cows


October 17th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Dairy industry is responsible for only about 2.0 percent of all US greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.The study, led by the University of Arkansas in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humans will need resources of two earths by 2030 to survive


October 15th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) Human demands on natural resources have doubled in under 50 years and are now outstripping what the planet can provide. Consequently, at current rates of consumption of resources, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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