environmental impact

A Finnish solution to India’s diesel dilemma


September 20th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 20 (IANS) Even as the whole of India is up in arms at the hike in the diesel price, new technology offers hope of a cheaper alternative by ... Read more...

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Efforts on to douse fire in cargo ship off Mumbai, no casualties


September 10th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) Efforts were underway Monday to extinguish a fire which broke out in a cargo ship, MV Amsterdam Bride, anchored eight km south of Mumbai harbour, said ... Read more...

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Mexican firm ordered to clean up oil spill


August 25th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 25 (IANS/EFE) Mexican environmental authorities are demanding that state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos clean up a crude spill that occurred when a loading buoy sank nearly two ... Read more...

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Tata Power’s 800 MW thermal plant operational in Gujarat


July 19th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Tata Power Thursday announced the synchronization of its 800 MW Unit-II of the 4,000 MW Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in Gujarat.With this, Tata Power's ... Read more...

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‘Green toys’ pull visitors to Delhi expo


July 1st, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) It is not shiny plastic toys but toys made up of eco-friendly materials such as paper and bamboo that were pulling visitors and distributors at ... Read more...

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India may see Finnair’s first long-haul flight on bio-fuels


June 14th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Helsinki, June 14 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair will launch its first long-haul flight powered by bio-fuels to Asia, where India is a strategic market, to show its commitment towards environment ... Read more...

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Government assures safe pilgrimage in Uttrakhand


June 4th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The central government has held out the promise to make safe, hassle-free and environment friendly the 280-km Nanda Devi pilgrimage in Uttrakhand, held once ... Read more...

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Gold becomes Peru’s No.1 export


May 9th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Lima, May 9 (IANS/EFE) Peru's gold sales totaled $2.57 billion in the first quarter of this year, making the commodity the country's top export, authorities said.Gold accounted for 23 percent ... Read more...

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ABB to invest Rs.250 crore on power products


April 23rd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 23 (IANS) Leading power and automation technology group major ABB will invest Rs.250 crore ($47 million) to manufacture high-voltage power products and transformers for domestic users and exports, ... Read more...

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Antarctic Penguins counted in satellite census


April 14th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A satellite census has revealed that the population of emperor penguin in Antarctic was twice as much as earlier estimated, an article in the PLoS ... 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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Gulf region lines up $1 trillion worth of projects


February 11th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 11 (IANS/WAM) New projects worth more than $1 trillion are expected to be completed in the Gulf region by 2020.Edmund O'Sullivan, chairman of the judging panel of the ... Read more...

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Dubai launches first road lit by solar energy


January 17th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 17 (IANS/WAM) The ministry of public works in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched the first road in the emirate that uses solar-powered street-lights.The 11-km ... Read more...

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Indefinite blockade in Assam over Arunachal dam


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 2 (IANS) Over two dozen organisations in Assam Monday launched an indefinite blockade of a national highway as part of their campaign to prevent ... Read more...

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Brazilian officials probe oil found on beach


December 20th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 20 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian officials found oil on a beach in Angra dos Reis, a city in Rio de Janeiro state, and are trying to determine if ... Read more...

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Peruvian president declares state of emergency


December 5th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Dec 5 (IANS) Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has declared a state of emergency following massive rallies against a multi-billion-dollar mining project in the north of the country.Humala announced late ... Read more...

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In Qatar, get your flight boarding pass on phone


November 30th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, Nov 30 (IANS/WAM) Air passengers flying out of Qatar can now have a "paperless" travel experience as the Emirates airline is now offering them the option of receiving their ... 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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Wrongly produced green biofuels can be harmful


July 31st, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Replacing petrol and diesel with plant-based biofuels may be crucial in curbing climate change but the manufacture of such fuels could leave hazardous chemicals, new research ... Read more...

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Finnair to operate its first biofuel powered flight


July 14th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, July 14 (IANS) Nordic air carrier Finnair will operate its first biofuel powered flight between Amsterdam and Helsinki from next week, an official said Thursday.Finnair's flight will use biofuel ... 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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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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Honeysuckle coating protects people from UV rays


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (IANS) Clothes coated with honeysuckle extract could effectively protect people from the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.Ren-Cheng Tang and Sha-Sha Sun, scientists at Soochow University, China, wanted ... Read more...

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Dismantling of toxic ships in Gujarat worries apex court


May 25th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday expressed concern over the environmental impact of dismantling and recycling of foreign ships carrying radioactive material and other toxic wastes ... Read more...

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Bank of America to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions


May 19th, 2011 - 2:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Bank of America has announced that they will go ahead with their 2010 plan which will see the company’s greenhouse gas emissions reduced by about ... Read more...

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Brazil displacing poor ahead of World Cup, Olympics: UN official


April 27th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 27 (IANS/EFE) A UN human rights expert complained Tuesday that authorities in Brazilian cities that are to host the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics ... Read more...

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London 2012 Olympic team release first green report


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 23 (ANI): London 2012 Olympic games organizers have published the first environment report and have claimed they can deliver the world's first "truly sustainable" Olympic Games.The report says it aims ... Read more...

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Water, sanitation facilities key for China’s sustainable development


March 31st, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 31 (ANI): Proper water and sanitation facilities are key requirements for sustainable development in China, as the country plans to transform its economic growth pattern and urbanize its rural areas ... Read more...

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Cotton carrier bags need to used 131 times to be ‘environmentally friendly’


February 21st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): Scientists looking at different types of bags and their impact on the environment have found that cotton bags offered by many supermarkets may be less "green" than plastic ... Read more...

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MoEF to submit Lavasa report in Bombay High Court


January 17th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Jan 17 (ANI): The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) will on Monday submit a report prepared by its Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) on the environmental impact of Lavasa in the ... Read more...

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‘Unpacking the Nano’ exhibition preview for media on Jan. 19


January 16th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): The media has been issued a preview invitation to the "Unpacking the Nano" exhibition at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.At the exhibit, to be held January ... Read more...

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‘Peepli Live’ team to praise Narmada Dam project


January 8th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 8 (IANS) The group which sang "Mahangayi Dayan Khaye Jaat Hai..." in Oscar-nominated film "Peepli Live" would sing for the Narmada Valley Development Authority and praise the Narmada Dam project, ... Read more...

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Newly sequenced strawberry genome decoded


December 27th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): Better and tastier quality of strawberry and other crops in the family could be on their way as an international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of ... Read more...

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Investigation continues into deadly Mexico pipeline blast


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:35 am ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Petroleros Mexicanos (Pemex) officials on Tuesday said it could take months to determine the cause of Sunday's pipeline explosion which killed 28 people in Mexico.The explosion happened ... Read more...

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New breakthrough may lead to low-cost, disposable e-readers


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): University of Cincinnati researchers may soon come up with low-cost, even disposable, e-readers.The research by Andrew Steckl of UC involves advances in display technology that achieves electrowetting on ... Read more...

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