Himalya International plant starts production

April 26th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Himalya International Thursday said production had started at its new Rs.160-crore food processing plant at Sultanpur in Mehsana, Gujarat."The company has set up an ... Read more...

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Earth Soul to make composters that convert waste into fuel

March 6th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The problem with plastic is that it is non-biodegradable and its disposal is a major ecological hazard. Recycling provides a partial solution. Earth Soul India, ... Read more...

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Himachal farmers going organic - 25,000 of them

January 18th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Going organic is the new mantra in Himachal Pradesh, with over 25,000 farmers cashing in on the high demand and remunerative prices of organic food - ... Read more...

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MCD earns Rs.10 lakh from Okhla plant

July 8th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has earned Rs.10 lakh from the carbon credits generated from the Okhla composting plant, an official said Friday.With a ... Read more...

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Gorakhpur residents initiate waste management project

March 13th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by ANI
Gorakhpur, Mar 13 (ANI): To check waste accumulation in water bodies, a voluntary forum in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur city moots a waste management by converting domestic waste into compost.With the help of ... Read more...

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Brit crematorium planning to freeze-dry, dissolve dead bodies

January 4th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): A council-run crematorium in Britain has proposed a plan to freeze-dry or dissolve dead bodies which they say would be more environmentally-friendly than traditional funerals.Bosses at Cambridge City ... Read more...

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Non-polluting toilets, alternative cremations - green methods for 2011

December 29th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
By K.S. Jayaraman Bangalore, Dec 29 (IANS) An eco-friendly technology to dispose of dead bodies as an alternative to cremation and burial is making a debut in Europe. The unusual "corpse compost method" ... Read more...

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Himachal to market rotten-apple manure

October 7th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 7 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, known for producing apples, would soon market across the country manure prepared from rotten apples, a minister said here Thursday."Soon apple growers will start marketing of ... Read more...

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Tips To Tame Weeds In Your Yard

September 10th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) One of the common problems that a gardener or a farmer faces is the unwanted disturbance of weeds. The weeds are the malignant plants which have ... Read more...

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Rains hit Agra region, could salvage bajra crop

July 19th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 19 (IANS) Rains lashed the Agra region of Uttar Pradesh Monday after a long dry spell, reviving hopes of a good bajra crop this kharif season. Farmers in the region had ... Read more...

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Now, you can go ‘green’ even after your death

July 1st, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): People who care for the environment can contribute after their death too - by opting for eco-friendly method of burial or cremation.Entrepreneurs in Europe have developed two new ... Read more...

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Punjab to have solid waste management plan by March 2011

June 15th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) The Punjab government will implement a comprehensive waste management project by March 2011 in a bid to make its cities clean, officials said Tuesday. Under the plan, ... Read more...

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Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Spreads

May 14th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 14, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Romaine lettuce has been in the glare of publicity lately after the unearthing of E. coli poison in them. The outbreak of E. coli poisoning ... Read more...

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Single bin more efficient for recycling

May 5th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Using a single bin for collecting dry waste is more efficient for recycling than sorting it in different bins. A report by waste consultancy WYG says local councils in ... Read more...

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Jordan ’shops for poisonous plants’

June 4th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): Katie Price a.k.a Jordan reportedly bought a load of poisonous plants after spending an hour browsing a garden centre.The glamour model, who is set to get divorced after ... Read more...

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How ‘non-jobs’ on public payroll are soaking up Brit taxpayers’ money

April 19th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): A 23,000-pound-a-year composting supervisor, a toothbrush adviser for infants and a ceremonial sword bearer - these are some of the pointless jobs because of which British councils have ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly polythene bags to be available soon

March 5th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) There is good news for people who are protesting the use of polythene bags for their negative effect on the environment. A Chandigarh NGO has tied up with ... Read more...

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Rainfall in Punjab brings cheer to farmers

January 24th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Rains that have lashed Punjab and Haryana over the last few days have brought much cheer to farmers in the region as the showers will prove beneficial for ... Read more...

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Waste coffee grounds can offer new source of biodiesel fuel

December 11th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Researchers in Nevada, US, are reporting that waste coffee grounds can provide a cheap, abundant, and environmentally friendly source of biodiesel fuel for powering cars and trucks. ... Read more...

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Waste management at Naini lake

December 6th, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Vipul GoyalNainital, Dec 6 (ANI): The people of Nainital have switched to scientifically designed waste management to restore the lost grandeur of the Naini Lake.Nainital, a hill resort at 2,000 ... Read more...

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Keep that rubbish coming, Hamburg tells Naples

June 11th, 2008 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
DPA Hamburg, June 11 (DPA) From Naples, the Italian city with nowhere to dump its rubbish, the freight trains take 44 hours to reach Hamburg, a German city that is only too happy ... Read more...

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Compost may help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

February 25th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 25 (ANI): A new study suggests that organic fertilizerslike those resulting from compostingmay increase the amount of carbon stored in agricultural land, and thereby make a significant contribution to the ... Read more...

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Compost can reduce carbon emissions

February 25th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Organic fertilisers applied to farmland could trap carbon stored in the soil and cut down on greenhouse emissions. Carbon sequestration in soil has been recognised as a means ... Read more...

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