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‘Cold War era tools help track climate change today’


July 16th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) Tracking the impact of climate change today has been made possible by tools developed by nuclear scientists to detect radioactivity in the wake of testing of ... Read more...

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US to lease out Gulf of Mexico chunk for oil drilling


January 27th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) The US government Thursday announced plans to sell leases for 38 million acres in central Gulf of Mexico for oil exploration to increase domestic energy ... Read more...

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PM to focus on energy, economy during India-Russia summit (Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS) Amidst political unrest over the Russian parliamentary elections and allegations of rigging, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Thursday evening on a three-day visit ... Read more...

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Energy, economy high on PM’s agenda in Russia


December 15th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said India would seek to substantially expand bilateral trade with Russia from the current $8.5 billion, while enhancing ties ... Read more...

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Obama wants new ‘Made in US’ technologies


May 7th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Calling clean energy as the answer for a nation concerned about both jobs and rising gas prices, US President Barack Obama would rather have new ... Read more...

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White House issues fact sheets on Obama’s India visit


November 9th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 9 (IANS) The White House has issued a series of fact sheets about the US-India "strategic relationship (that) encompasses a range of issues, activities, and programmes that ... Read more...

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Now, Green Carbon Centre that could recycle CO2 to lower eco footprint


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Rice University researchers have created a Green Carbon Center to bring the benefits offered by oil, gas, coal, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and other energy sources and will ... Read more...

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Obama Administration disapproves of passage of EPA Endangerment Rule


June 9th, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The Obama Administration strongly disapproved of the Senate passage of S.J. Res. 26, which would affect the Clean Air Act and hinder the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ... Read more...

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Vice President Biden announces $425 million in Recovery Act funds for energy efficiency building retrofits


April 21st, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announced the selection of 25 communities that will receive $425 million in Recover Act funds to ramp up energy efficiency building retrofits, ... Read more...

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NY awards $40 million in stimulus funding for energy conservation projects


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:06 am ICT by BNO News
ALBANY, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – New York state awarded $40 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to public schools, municipalities, universities, hospitals and other non-profit agencies to support ... Read more...

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Texas to legally challenge the Environmental Protection Agency


February 17th, 2010 - 2:32 am ICT by BNO News
AUSTIN, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) – Texas is taking legal action in the U.S. Court of Appeals challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) endangerment finding for greenhouse gases, Governor Rick Perry announced on ... Read more...

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Obama announces steps to boost biofuels


February 4th, 2010 - 3:40 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday a series of steps that his administration is taking to enhance American energy while building a foundation for a new clean ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh calls for balance between coal mining and protecting forests


January 8th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh met Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal here on Thursday amidst concerns over global warming and carbon emission."We are ... Read more...

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Scientists look to control obesity by burning more calories


January 6th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): New research by scientists from the Mayo Clinic and the University of Iowa suggests that obesity may be kept under check by increasing the number of calories burnt ... Read more...

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US can challenge India, China on Copenhagen goals, says Obama aide


December 21st, 2009 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) A top White House adviser has described the limited, non-binding Copenhagen accord as "a great step forward" saying the US could challenge India and China if they don't ... Read more...

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Engineered bacteria to turn carbon dioxide into liquid fuel


December 11th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): In a bid to drastically reduce the greenhouse effect, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have genetically modified a cyanobacterium to consume ... Read more...

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Copenhagen summit should fail, says top climate scientist


December 3rd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) Accusing politicians of failing to rise to the challenge of climate change, the US scientist who helped alert the world of global warming now says he would rather ... Read more...

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Copenhagen climate change talks must end in disaster, says top scientist


December 3rd, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 3 (ANI): The scientist who convinced the world to take notice of the looming danger of global warming has said that it would be better for the planet and ... Read more...

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India, US will initiate landmark steps to arrest climate change: Roemer


November 30th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.30 (ANI): Following Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington, US Ambassador to India, Timothy Roemer has held out hope for both countries to initiate landmark steps ... Read more...

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India, US vow to expand strategic partnership for ‘better world’ (Lead)


November 25th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 25 (IANS) Vowing to expand the India-US "global strategic partnership for a better world", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama have set an agenda in ... Read more...

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G20 leaders must provide more money to fight climate change: WWF


September 25th, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Leaders at the ongoing G20 summit need to agree on a climate financing strategy to open a green pathway out of the global economic crisis, creating jobs, ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks financial assistance in Istanbul


August 25th, 2009 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Aug 24 (Xinhua) Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived here Monday to attend the ministerial meeting of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP), the semi-official Anatolia news agency ... Read more...

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‘Green Economy’ can aid environment, reduce poverty


August 23rd, 2009 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 23 (ANI): A recent report suggests that a 150 billion dollars national investment in a "green economy" could not only boost the employment picture in the US, but also create ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Carbonized chicken feather fibers fluff up hydrogen storage capacity for cars


June 24th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Scientists in Delaware, US, have developed a new hydrogen storage method in the form of carbonized chicken feather fibers, which can hold vast amounts of hydrogen.The research, presented ... Read more...

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Green jobs sector poised for explosive growth


June 14th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): A new study has determined that green-collar workers, who include everyone from energy-efficiency consultants to wastewater plant operators, are poised for explosive growth as a segment of the ... Read more...

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Obama launches first US greenhouse gas standards


May 20th, 2009 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Tuesday proposed the country's first greenhouse gas emission standards and ordered carmakers to increase fuel economy. "What an extraordinary day," Obama said at the ... Read more...

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Scientists report major breakthrough in lithium battery technology


May 19th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Scientists have laid the groundwork for a lithium battery that can store and deliver more than three times the power of conventional lithium ion batteries.Research work into ... Read more...

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Danish Prince Happy About New Wind Plants


March 27th, 2009 - 1:18 am ICT by GD
The Crown Prince of Denmark, Prince Frederik said that expansion of a country's renewable sources of energy and struggling out if a recession are not separate issues. He said, "Denmark is economically ... Read more...

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Obama signs $787 bn economic stimulus bill into law


February 18th, 2009 - 6:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (Xinhua) US President Barack Obama Tuesday signed the the $787-billion economic stimulus bill into law in Denver, Colorado, calling it the first step to pave way for long-term growth. The ... Read more...

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Obama announces energy, environmental team


December 16th, 2008 - 11:15 am ICT by ANI
Chicago, Dec.16 (ANI): US President-elect Barack Obama on Monday announced his energy and environmental teams. Steven Chu, who shared the Nobel Prize for physics 11 years ago, was tapped to be Obama''s ... Read more...

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Obama, McCain pledge to change ‘bad habits of Washington’


November 18th, 2008 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Despite being bitter rivals during the hard-fought campaign, US president-elect Barack Obama and John McCain have pledged to work side by side, saying Americans are looking for leaders ... Read more...

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Economic crisis needs coordinated global response: Obama


November 15th, 2008 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (DPA) The current economic crisis may have presented several challenges, but it also presents the US with the opportunity to fix long-term problems, President-elect Barack Obama said in a ... Read more...

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India, Qatar to share data on terror threats, money-laundering


November 10th, 2008 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, Nov 10 (IANS) India and Qatar will share information on terror threats and money laundering and also exchange defence experts for the security of the Arabian Gulf region under two new ... Read more...

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Jindal again downplays VP talk, says he is happy where he is


June 16th, 2008 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 16 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal has once again discounted speculation that John McCain, the likely Republican presidential nominee, may pick him as his running mate, ... Read more...

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Iran’s president has cordial talks in Baghdad


March 2nd, 2008 - 10:28 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)Baghdad, March 2, (IANS) Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who arrived here on a landmark two-day visit Sunday, said a strong Iraq would be a guarantee for the region's peace and stability, IRNA ... Read more...

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