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South Africans being urged to save electricity


August 6th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Aug 6 (IANS) At a time when the country is faced with an increased pressure of electricity shortage, a massive public awareness drive has been launched in ... Read more...

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Global CO2 emissions continue to soar


July 20th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main cause of global warming, increased by three percent last year, reaching an all-time high of 34 billion tonnes ... Read more...

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Makers to be forced to recall energy inefficient products


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) is planning to force manufacturers of energy star rated consumer durables to recall their products till they achieve the promised ... Read more...

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Realtors to discuss crises plaguing building industry


March 26th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, March 26 (IANS) Alarmed by the crises plaguing the realty sector, top real estate corporate and builders from all over India shall converge here Wednesday to brainstorm and find ... Read more...

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Designing ‘robofish’ to steer fish away from oil spills


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Inspired by nature, researchers have perfected a 'robofish' which is capable of leading a school of real fishes and, if need be, steer them away from ... Read more...

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Renewable energy technologies can address climate change


November 30th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Renewable energy technologies (RETs) can help address the challenges of international energy poverty and climate change, a study by a UN agency said."RETs can complement ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India, Switzerland ink deal for energy efficiency


November 10th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) India and Switzerland have signed an agreement to cooperate in the development of energy-efficient buildings through the use of advanced Swiss technologies.Philippe Welti, Swiss ambassador ... Read more...

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Maharashtra considers more incentives to green buildings


April 8th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Committed to promoting green homes in the state, the Maharashtra government is considering various incentives and subsidies, including granting extra floor space index (FSI), to green ... Read more...

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Missing one night of sleep ‘is equal to walking almost 2 miles’


January 5th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): A new study by a University of Colorado team has found that the metabolic cost of an adult missing one night of sleep is the equivalent of walking ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rats cope with the cold just like humans


October 24th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): When winter arrives, Australian bush rats behave much the same as their larger, human counterparts, according to a new study.The study revealed that rats grow a thicker fur ... Read more...

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Stop wasting food to achieve huge energy savings, say scientists


October 3rd, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Scientists have identified a painless way to achieve huge energy savings: Stop wasting food.They say that the United States could immediately save the energy equivalent of about 350 ... Read more...

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Alstom bags Rs.1,470 crore contract from Chennai Metro


September 11th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) International rail infrastructure major Alstom's Indian subsidiary Saturday said it has bagged a contract worth about Rs.1,470 crore (243 million euros), to supply 168 rail cars ... Read more...

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‘Dry water’ that soaks up carbon faster


August 27th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Scientists have created 'dry water' that soaks carbon three times better than water, and hence help combat global warming. Each particle of dry water, a substance that looks like ... Read more...

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Industrial solar water heaters offer good scope for growth


July 17th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) The central and state governments should look at making factories eco-friendly by encouraging use of solar water heaters, said a top industry official. "Solar water heaters offer industries good ... Read more...

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Federal Recovery Act funds have produced 5,800 jobs in Oregon this year


April 21st, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by BNO News
SALEM, OREGON (BNO NEWS) – The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded approximately 5,800 jobs through $150 million in federal investments during the last three months as shown in Oregon’s third ... Read more...

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German agency to help Bihar build ‘green’ buildings


January 24th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 24 (IANS) A German government agency is going to help Bihar build 'green' buildings and win carbon credits in the process, which it can sell in developed countries. A team from ... Read more...

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Venezuela announces power-rationing plan


January 13th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) The Venezuelan government will begin a nationwide power-rationing plan, the electricity minister has said. Official news agency ABN cited Angel Rodriguez as saying that directors of the state-owned National ... Read more...

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Punj Lloyd forays into solar energy


November 9th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Punj Lloyd, a diversified construction and engineering group, has tied up with Singapore-based Delta Solar to foray into the solar utility space, the company said Monday. ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly ‘green’ beer within drinkable reach


September 9th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 9 (ANI): Brewing engineers from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) in Germany are trying to literally make a 'green' beer, which during brewing, would allow energy savings of up to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, green software that uses facial detection for energy savings


July 21st, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Scientists in the U.K. have come up with a new software that detects whether or not you are looking at your computer and switches off the display accordingly.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Limited-colour screens may improve your mobile phones’ battery life


July 8th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a way to make limited-coloured screens for mobile phones, which can improve batter life.Johnson Chuang of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientist proposes way to make hybrid cars more efficient


June 14th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): A scientist has proposed a way to make hybrid cars more efficient, by solving a problem in the vehicles that leads to a waste of energy and very ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian-American helps design energy-saving PCs


April 25th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Personal computers may soon save large amounts of energy by "sleep talking". Doctoral researcher Yuvraj Agarwal of the University of California San Diego (UCSD) in collaboration with computer ... Read more...

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Shredding corn stover could produce more ethanol at less cost


February 24th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A Purdue University researcher has found a way to produce more ethanol at less cost, by shredding corn stover instead of chopping it.According to Dennis Buckmaster, an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shade trees can reduce power bills during hot summer months


November 16th, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A leading researcher has said that shade trees can reduce homeowners electricity bills during hot summer months.According to professor David Laband in the Auburn University School ... Read more...

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Chicago company develops tree free paper


September 13th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 13 (ANI): A company, based in Chicago, US, has produced 100 per cent tree free paper, which implies paper made without any usage of products from trees.According to ... Read more...

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Cow power could generate electricity for millions


July 24th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A new research has determined that converting livestock manure into a domestic renewable fuel source could generate electricity for millions of people.The research, published in the Institute ... Read more...

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Cow dung can be source of clean, renewable power


July 24th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Cow dung can generate enough power to meet three percent of North America's entire energy needs and cut down greenhouse gas emissions. Cow dung, left to decompose naturally, ... Read more...

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Electronic chemicals will pave way for more energy-efficient lighting


July 15th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): New electronic chemicals developed by chemists could pave the way for the development of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) that promise more efficient energy savings and could ... Read more...

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Alloy based fridges will run on 50% less energy


June 26th, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have begun developing fridges that are powered by a 100% alloy, which will reduce their energy usage by 50%.In the last 15 years, environmentalists have alerted ... Read more...

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‘Global demand for lighting to exceed $94 bn by 2010′


May 23rd, 2008 - 11:23 am ICT by admin
Dubai, May 23 (IANS) The global demand for lighting fixtures will exceed $94 billion by 2010, according to a forecast by the organisers of the Light Middle East exhibition here, WAM news ... Read more...

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Delaying data can cut down energy consumption of the Internet


May 6th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by admin
London, May 6 (ANI): In an effort to cut down the energy consumption of the internet, US academics and researchers from companies Intel and Microsoft have developed a strategy to delay ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brit school children will be kept warm by whisky


November 25th, 2007 - 11:25 am ICT by admin
London, Nov 25 (ANI): Whiskys soothing quality may be well known but it would be rather strange to keep school children warm by using the most popular stimulating liquid.Fortunately, Edinburgh City Council ... Read more...

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