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Mexican town takes on world’s richest man


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Puebla (Mexico), July 23 (IANS/EFE) A peasant town in central Mexico has declared war on the world's richest man, Carlos Slim, to prevent him from operating a gold and silver ... Read more...

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CPCB fails to file report on water pollution at Bhopal site


July 15th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has failed to file a report in the Supreme Court on the status of groundwater contamination at the Union ... Read more...

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‘India’s growth at the cost of environment’


May 20th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The making of global India is at the cost of the environment, authors Ashish Kothari and Aseem Shrivastava say in their new work "Churning The ... Read more...

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16,000 kg of empty cans collected in UAE


May 6th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 6 (IANS) In a countrywide drive by an environmental group against non-biodegradable waste, over a million empty cans of soft drinks weighing 16,150 kg have been collected in ... Read more...

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Spend more on fighting deforestation: Greenpeace tells Mexico


October 20th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 20 (IANS/EFE) Greenpeace called on Mexican lawmakers to allocate more funds to combating deforestation, saying nearly a half-million hectares were being lost annually.Of the 6.81 billion pesos ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to relocate 200 elephants for CWG


July 7th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka will relocate over 200 wild elephants to develop a new airport and massive games city in the south of the country in a bid ... Read more...

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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...

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Militants release WWF volunteers in Assam


February 17th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) Three volunteers of environmental group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), who had been kidnapped by militants in Assam Feb 6, were released from captivity Thursday, police said.A ... Read more...

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Japan suspends whale hunt


February 17th, 2011 - 3:28 am ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- The Japanese whaling fleet has suspended its annual Antarctic Ocean hunt after Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessels chased the fleet's mother ship, a Fisheries Agency official said Wednesday, ... Read more...

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‘Green violations by Tata Steel, L&T were overlooked’


December 16th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The environment ministry overlooked green law violations by Tata Steel and Larsen and Toubro (L&T) in their Dharma port project in Orissa, an environmental group said Thursday, ... Read more...

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China to breed earthworms to recycle kitchen waste


November 14th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 14 (IANS) An environmental group in China is planning to breed earthworms in a bid to recycle kitchen waste in several cities across the country.Friends of Nature - one of ... Read more...

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UAE hopes to go green with two million trees


November 5th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 5 (IANS/WAM) In a massive national campaign that aims to preserve the environment and expand the region's green areas, an environmental group in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has ... Read more...

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Shark attack survivors plead to protect the endangered sharks


September 14th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nine shark attack survivors have teamed-up to help protect fishes including sharks. The group wants world leaders to take steps to ensure that sharks and other fishes that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bihar parties urged to push for green energy


August 25th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 25 (IANS) Environmental organisation Greenpeace India and civil society groups have urged political parties in poll-bound Bihar to include development of renewable energy in their manifestos. "Greenpeace India along with ... Read more...

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Green group asks Ramesh not challenge power plant quash order


July 24th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) An environmental group fighting against a proposed thermal power project in the wetlands of Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh has urged the environment and forests ministry not to ... Read more...

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China sentences Tibetan activist to 15 years in prison


June 25th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 25 (DPA) A Chinese court has sentenced a Tibetan businessman and environmentalist to 15 years in prison after convicting him of stealing cultural relics, his lawyer said Friday. Karma Samdrup, 42, ... Read more...

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Saboteurs spill 600,000 litre oil in Italy river


February 25th, 2010 - 5:48 am ICT by IANS
Milan, Feb 25 (IANS/AKI) An alleged sabotage at a fuel depot has caused 600,000 litres of diesel spilling into a river near Milan. Fuel was spilled into the Lambro river early Tuesday after ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Superior techniques needed for accurate tiger census, says forest official


February 18th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Garo Hills (Meghalaya), Feb 18 (ANI): With unofficial estimates of the tiger population in India being as low as 1,100-1,200, forest officials in Meghalaya have called for the availability of advanced techniques ... Read more...

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Obama grants $8 billion to build nuclear reactors


February 17th, 2010 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Tuesday announced $8 billion worth of loan guarantees to build the country's first new nuclear reactors in three decades. The loan will go towards ... Read more...

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UN climate body admits goof up on Himalayan glaciers


January 20th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 20 (ANI): Reports indicate that the vice-chairman of the UN's climate science panel has admitted it made a mistake in asserting that Himalayan glaciers could disappear by 2035.The Intergovernmental Panel ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Power-starved Bihar to purchase 1,500 MW from open market


January 16th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) Power-starved Bihar will purchase 1,500 MW of electricity from the open market before summer. The Bihar State Electricity Board (BSEB) had last year invited a request for proposals (RFP) ... Read more...

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Electric cars could augment carbon emissions


November 12th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Electric cars could increase carbon emissions in the atmosphere, an environmental group has warned.The Environmental Transport Association has called for the new generation of vehicles to carry meters ... Read more...

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G20 leaders fail to agree climate change financing


November 8th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Nov 8 (IANS) India's Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and his counterparts from other G20 countries have agreed to maintain financial stimulus packages aimed at bailing out ... Read more...

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Pee in the shower, says Brazil environmental group


August 27th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Aug 27 (DPA) The environmental organisation SOS Mata Atlantica is running a campaign to get Brazilians to pee in the shower to reduce water consumption and protect the environment. "Xixi no ... Read more...

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Plastic bag tax leads to 85 percent drop in use in Hong Kong


July 9th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, July 9 (DPA) Plastic bag use in Hong Kong has dropped by 85 percent in the first two days since the introduction of a 6 US cents tax on every ... Read more...

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US lawmakers approve landmark climate bill


June 27th, 2009 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (DPA) The US House of Representatives narrowly approved a historic climate bill that for the first time would force US companies to limit greenhouse-gas emissions blamed for global ... Read more...

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Emma Watson to Move to Brown University


April 14th, 2009 - 2:04 am ICT by GD
Hermione Granger studied at Hogwarts so can Emma Watson be far behind? Emma Watson, star of Harry Potter movies, is slated to move to the US to study, according to reports. Earlier ... Read more...

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Obama signs landmark US conservation bill


March 31st, 2009 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Monday approved a sweeping expansion of government land protection, safeguarding about 800,000 new hectares of parks, rivers, forests and mountains across the country. The ... Read more...

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Indonesia dam break toll reaches 77


March 28th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 28 (DPA) The toll from the dam break near Jakarta Friday climbed to 77 Saturday as rescuers searched for more than 100 people still missing, Indonesia's disaster relief agency ... Read more...

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Dam burst kills 54 in Indonesia (Roundup)


March 27th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 27 (DPA) At least 54 people were killed and up to 37 were missing Friday after a dam broke near the Indonesian capital, officials said. The Situ Gintung dam in the ... Read more...

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Emma Thompson joins Greenpeace to buy Heathrow runway land


January 13th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): Brit actress Emma Thompson has joined forces with comedian Alastair McGowan and Greenpeace to buy an area of land which is the proposed site for a third ... Read more...

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India a thriving global e-waste dump yard


August 7th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Shweta Srinivasan New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) If you thought your old outdated PC or television was safely in a junkyard rotting away or being dismantled, think again. A study by a ... Read more...

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Leonardo DiCaprio’’s guilty of sending junk mail too!


July 10th, 2008 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 10 (ANI): While Leonardo DiCaprio talks about importance of saving the planet, it turns out that he himself isn''t so vigilant when it comes to making sure his ... Read more...

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Kenyan environmentalists blast biofuel plans


July 2nd, 2008 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Nairobi, July 2 (DPA) A Kenyan environmental group Wednesday blasted a plan to convert 200 sq km of coastal wetlands to biofuel production, saying it will endanger livelihoods and threaten wildlife. The ... Read more...

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China plans to close Everest for clean-up


July 1st, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): China is planning to restrict access by climbers to Mount Everest to allow environmental teams to carry out a huge clean up of the worlds highest peak.Mount ... Read more...

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