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Finnish power firm opens shop in India


September 18th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Finish power generation company Fortum, known for its low emissions and energy efficient technology, launched its India operations Tuesday."Our aim in India is to look ... Read more...

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Pratt & Whitney inks pact with Indigo for 300 engines


July 9th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Indian low cost carrier IndiGo said Monday it has signed an agreement with US-based Pratt & Whitney for 300 PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for 150 Airbus ... Read more...

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Colombian volcano erupts


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 2 (IANS/EFE) A volcano in Colombia has erupted, sending a plume of ash and vapour 10 km into the sky, officials said.The volcano erupted at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, ... Read more...

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China can achieve this year’s development goals: Wen


May 13th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) China has the confidence, conditions and capabilities to achieve this year's development goals, Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday at a trilateral business summit between China, Japan ... Read more...

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Beijing to shut polluting industries


May 10th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) China has announced a new crackdown on polluting industries which are major contributors to the capital's emissions.The Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau (EPB) said it will ... Read more...

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Finnair focuses on Asian routes to cut emissions


April 6th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, April 6 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair has said it will focus on growing traffic between Europe and Asia, where it offers the shortest routes, to limit global warming pollution ... Read more...

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Chinese man to sue for son’s paralysis


April 5th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 5 (IANS) A man is preparing to sue the Chinese government for failing to provide information about emissions from an incineration factory which he said paralyzed his son's ... Read more...

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Many biofuels less sustainable than petrol: Experts


April 4th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, April 3 (IANS) Many biofuels are less sustainable than petrol and diesel, Dutch think tank CE Delft said Tuesday."If you take into account the land use, CO2-emissions and ... Read more...

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GoAir orders Pratt & Whitney engines for 72 Airbus aircraft


February 15th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Wadias promoted low-cost carrier GoAir Wednesday said it has booked engines from Pratt & Whitney, a division of US-based United Technologies Corp, for the ... Read more...

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China to expand government procurement program


February 11th, 2012 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) China will expand its government procurement program this year to boost economic reforms, the finance ministry said Friday.China will negotiate for entry to the Government Procurement ... Read more...

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Grow fresh tomatoes, beans on your roof tops


February 10th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) People in cities can grow enough of lettuce, beans and tomatoes for consumption by utilising roof tops of the building they stay in."In our inFarming project ... Read more...

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China to promote reducing paper usage


January 26th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) In a bid to protect environment and save resources, the Chinese government will promote paper recycling and reduction of paper usage in the country, according to ... Read more...

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Airbus saw record orders, deliveries in 2011


January 18th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Jan 18 (IANS) With a smart market strategy and key innovations, European aircraft conglomerate Airbus witnessed record orders and deliveries last year, the company has said.The company said at ... Read more...

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US denies blocking climate deal in Durban


December 8th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 8 (IANS) The United States Thursday denied blocking a global deal at the UN climate change talks here, saying it supports the European Union (EU) proposal for a ... Read more...

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Demonstrate leadership to tackle climate change: Ban Ki-Moon


December 7th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 6 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday warned that the world doesn't have time to lose and urged leaders of countries to demonstrate political leadership to ... Read more...

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US rejects any legal emissions cuts


December 5th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 5 (IANS) The US, the second largest emitter in the world, Monday rejected a legally binding emissions cut, saying it would not like to commit to anything when ... Read more...

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Abrupt thaw in permafrost heightens climatic threat


December 4th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) The warming Arctic will release greenhouse gases from thawing permafrost faster and at significantly higher levels than previous estimates, reveals a study. According to researchers, thawing ... Read more...

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Bengal to add 1,600 MW with Santaldih plant


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to set up two new thermal power units, with a total capacity of 1,600 megawatts, at Santaldih in Purulia district, ... Read more...

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China to phase out incandescent lamps


November 4th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 4 (IANS) China Friday unveiled its three-step plan for phasing out energy-inefficient incandescent light bulbs in an attempt to promote energy conservation and reduction in emissions. Imports and ... Read more...

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Indian Railways to get its most powerful diesel locomotive


September 26th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Locomotive major Electro-Motive Diesel Monday said it has completed the design for a high-horsepower locomotive for the Indian Railways.According to the company, the new design ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro gets UN certificate for reducing pollution


September 25th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Delhi Metro has been certified by the UN as the first Metro rail in the world that has helped in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) ... Read more...

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Bat’s sonar more sophisticated than thought


September 14th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) The way fruit bats use sonar to navigate through complex environments is more advanced than first thought.A study examines Egyptian fruit bats which use echolocation to ... Read more...

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Lab-grown meat would cut emissions: Study


June 20th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Meat grown artificially in labs would generate a tiny fraction of emissions associated with conventional livestock production, a study says.Lab-grown meat will be a greener alternative ... Read more...

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Get paid to dispose off your old vehicles in China


June 9th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 9 (IANS) The Chinese government is encouraging people to dispose off their old vehicles and get compensated for it.It was done to boost sales of new automobiles and ... Read more...

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Global body sees rise in natural gas use by 2035


June 7th, 2011 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 7 (IANS) Consumption of natural gas across the globe will rise by more than 50 percent from the 2010 levels by the year 2035, the International Energy Agency ... Read more...

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‘Global community should pick up speed for solution to climate change’


May 13th, 2011 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 13 (IANS) The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres Thursday urged the international community to "pick up speed" on the next step ... Read more...

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Japan widens evacuation zone near tsunami hit Fukushima nuke plant


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 22 (ANI): Japan has included some towns outside a 20-kilometer radius of the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to the list of areas covered by its evacuation directive ... Read more...

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Radiation risk from Japan nuke plant ‘considerably smaller’: Official


April 11th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 11 (ANI): Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano has said the risk of massive radiation leaks from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is lower than what it was ... Read more...

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Medical, military leaders call climate change a threat to global security


April 6th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 6 (ANI): Climate change not only spells a global health catastrophe, but also threatens global stability and security, say medical and military leaders."Climate change poses an immediate and grave threat, ... Read more...

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EU to ban cars from cities by 2050


March 29th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) European cities would not be a place for cars come 2050, according to a new plan issued by the EU on Monday.The EU is determined to cut ... Read more...

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Oz cyclists strip naked to highlight vulnerability of riders on roads


March 7th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 7 (ANI): A number of naked cyclists took to the streets of Melbourne in a bid to highlight the vulnerability of riders on the roads.The nude riders, almost 150 of ... Read more...

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Boeing gets ready to unveil fourth-generation 747 version jetliner


February 13th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13(ANI): Boeing on Sunday will officially unveil its highly-touted 747-8 Intercontinental, a wide-body commercial jet airliner that is being heralded as the next generation of the aviation giant's iconic jumbo ... Read more...

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Observing flares of ultraviolet light from Jupiter’s aurora


February 10th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists has reported that Jupiter's aurora often emits dramatic flares of ultraviolet light lasting several tens of seconds.Bonfond et al. capture high-time-resolution image sequences of the ... Read more...

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Battery factory poisons 24 children in China


January 6th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan.6 (ANI): Twenty-four children, aged between nine months and 16 years old, have been hospitalised for lead poisoning caused by battery factories in their east China village, state media said, marking ... Read more...

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Wipro joins Greenpeace rankings for energy efficiency


December 17th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 17 (IANS) IT bellwether Wipro became the first Indian firm to join Greenpeace's Cool IT Leaderboard rankings for its commitment to energy efficiency, the company said Friday."We were the only ... Read more...

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