environmental hazards

Urban sanitation hopelessly inadequate: Parliament panel


April 30th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed "distress" over an overwhelming number of sanitation and drainage projects remaining incomplete, noting that 4,861 cities in the country do ... Read more...

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Scientists track mercury poisoning risk from diets


November 21st, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Mercury in diets could whittle down the power of antioxidants and cause serious threats to health by accumulating in the body, aver scientists. Antioxidants, playing a ... Read more...

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Like Spock’s Tricorder, sensor to identify contaminants


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 3 (IANS) The human eye recognises only three bands of light - red, green, and blue. Now new technology, like Spock's Tricorder in "Star Trek" is using ... Read more...

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Arunachal goes ahead with hydro project, despite Assam protests


September 16th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Gerukamukh (Arunachal Pradesh), Sep 16 (IANS) The 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydro Power Project in Arunachal Pradesh will be commissioned by 2014 despite strident protests in Assam over environmental concerns, ... Read more...

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‘Green blessings’ from Lord Ganesha


September 6th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 6 (IANS) Prayers before the elephant-headed Lord Ganesha here are answered with blessings to make the earth greener!Shubh Sanskar Samiti, a Lucknow-based organisation holding religious programmes, is offering ... Read more...

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Coast guard rescue 30 crewmen from sinking ship (Lead)


August 4th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) successfully rescued all 30 crewmen from a sinking cargo ship, M.V. Rak Carrier, in the Arabian Sea Thursday morning, an official ... Read more...

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Another ship stuck at Mumbai’s Juhu beach (Lead)


July 31st, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) In the second such incident in six weeks, a huge ship Sunday drifted to and ran aground at Juhu beach here, officials said.The ship is oil ... Read more...

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Thousands of fish found dead near Los Angeles


April 20th, 2011 - 5:28 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Thousands of fish have been found dead at the Ventura harbour near Los Angeles, alarming officials about possible environmental hazards.Officials Tuesday launched an investigation into ... Read more...

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No Jaitapur n-plant if people don’t want it, says Sena


April 9th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaitapur (Maharashtra), April 9 (IANS) The Shiv Sena will not allow the Jaitapur nuclear power plant to come up here in this Maharashtra district if the people do not ... Read more...

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Plastic gutka sachets banned, really?


March 6th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) On a lazy afternoon in the Delhi University area, 19-year-old Naresh Singh is whiling away his break at a cigarette shop. As he leisurely chews ... Read more...

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Green guidelines for Bengal polls


March 5th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Political parties in West Bengal have been urged to keep the environment clean while campaigning for the assembly elections, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) ... Read more...

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Environment ministry, industry forum to advice firms on green laws


January 24th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The environment ministry and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will set up a facilitation centre to advice small and medium enterprises (SME) ... Read more...

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Rs.107 crore environment plan for Bengal’s Bantala SEZ


January 18th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government has prepared a Rs.107 crore plan to address the environment problems at Bantala special economic zone (SEZ) in the eastern part of the city, ... Read more...

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Agra residents form human chain against polythene bags


December 19th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 19 (IANS) Braving a chilly Sunday morning, thousands of Agra citizens sporting white caps and holding banners formed a 20 km long human chain to sensitise people about the environmental ... Read more...

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Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders Supports Pot Legalization


October 19th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, told Don Lemon of CNN on Sunday, that she supports the legalization of marijuana. Joycelyn Elders had served under Clinton's ... Read more...

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Arunachal to go ahead with Subansiri project, ignore protests


September 18th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Sep 18 (IANS) The 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydro Power Project in Arunachal Pradesh will be commissioned by 2012 despite strident protests in Assam with environmental concerns over ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi firm to phase out plastic bags


September 15th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 15 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) will phase out the use of plastic bags in its facilities, a company official said Wednesday. According to Chief Executive Officer ... Read more...

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Drukpa lineage chief kicks-off ‘Planting on the World’s Rooftop’ campaign before CWG 2010


September 12th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Ladakh, Sept.12 (ANI): The Gyalwang Drukpa, the head of the Drukpa Lineage (proponent of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy and founder of Live to Love humanitarian initiatives) today announced a plantation drive across Ladakh ... Read more...

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Assam’s concerns on big dams: PM to be told


September 10th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 10 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Environment Jairam Ramesh Friday said he would apprise Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about concerns of the people of Assam regarding the construction ... Read more...

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E-waste recycling a ‘health and environmental hazard’


August 27th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Scientists are concerned that recycling of electronic waste from computers, cell phones and other goods might be creating significant health and environmental hazards.Scientists from China and the United ... Read more...

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Government approves panel to check illegal mining


August 16th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government Monday cleared a proposal to set up a commission to check illegal mining, following reports of large-scale illegal mining in Karnataka. According to sources, the ... Read more...

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Center rules out banning export of iron ore


August 16th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government Monday ruled out banning export of iron ore from the country. Replying to supplementaries in the Rajya Sabha, Mines Minister B.K. Handique said export of ... Read more...

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Jindal Steel lodges bribery case against NGO activist


June 26th, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 25 (IANS) Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL) has lodged a case against an environmental activist in Chhattisgarh for allegedly demanding Rs.5 crore for not protesting at a public hearing ... Read more...

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Palin blames environmentalists for oil spill


June 5th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Former US vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin has blamed environmentalists for British Petroleum's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill.Sky News quoted Palin as saying that the 'misguided radicalism' ... Read more...

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Tree-dwelling mammals live longer than earthbound ones


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The squirrels littering your lawn with acorns as they bound overhead will live to plague your yard longer than the ones that aerate it with their burrows, according ... Read more...

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Toxicants detected in Asian monkey hair may warn of environmental threats to humans


January 5th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that testing hair from Asian monkeys living close to people may provide early warnings of toxic threats to humans and wildlife.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coming up, renewable energy revolution in India


October 22nd, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Renewable energy is the way of the future and the government is planning a major thrust in the sphere of solar and wind to meet the energy ... Read more...

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Interlinking of rivers not an easy task: PM


October 9th, 2009 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said interlinking of rivers was "not an easy task" and its environmental fallout would have to be studied first, days after Congress ... Read more...

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Fruit fly sperm compels females to do housework after sex session


September 30th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): After sex, female fruit flies ditch the usual siesta in favour of extra foraging and searching for places to lay her eggs, a new study has found.The study ... Read more...

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Varanasi’s photo exhibition highlights environmental hazards


August 20th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 20(ANI): A photo exhibition highlighting the ill effects of global warming and pollution on wildlife and human beings was held at the holy city of Varanasi in Uttar ... Read more...

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Conservation of coral reef in Lakshadweep


March 26th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelKavaratti Islands (Lakshadweep), Mar 26 (ANI): Indian army has undertaken an expedition in Lakshadweep Islands to spread awareness amongst the locals to save the island's fragile ecosystem.The expedition undertaken by ... Read more...

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Scientists team with curators to stem decay of humanitys greatest art and cultural treasures


February 9th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Biotechnology scientists have teamed up with curators and heritage experts to find innovative ways to stem the decay of some of humanitys greatest art and cultural treasures.This ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Second-hand smoke, alcohol combo significantly ups liver disease risk


February 4th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A combo of second-hand smoke exposure and alcohol significantly raises the risk of liver disease and is deadlier than the individual exposure risks, according to researchers at ... Read more...

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Prince Charles appeals Indian farmers to join organic club


October 7th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Prince Charles of UK has appealed to the Indian farmers to adopt organic farming, with a view to mitigate the ongoing climate change.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Sikkim gears up to send high-level team to study glacial melting


April 23rd, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin
Gangtok, Apr 23 (ANI): Sikkim Government is gearing up to send a high-level glaciologists team to study the meltdown of the glaciers in Sikkim due to global warming and to find ... Read more...

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