environmental issues

Pakistan no to seeking NOC on dam from India


August 14th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Islamabad has refused to ask India for a no-objection certificate (NOC) needed to get multilateral funding for a dam in the disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region, a media ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ajit Singh assures faster clearance for Navi Mumbai airport


July 30th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Monday said the government would fast-track all clearances required for building the Navi Mumbai International Airport.Singh gave the assurance during ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

DiCaprio partners with electric car company


July 5th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Actor and eco-warrior Leonardo Di Caprio has become an equity investor in electric car company Fisker Automotive.Lasy year, the 37-year-old became the first recipient of ... Read more...

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IGNOU opens admissions to courses on Gandhi


June 25th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Graduate students wanting to study Mahatma Gandhi in post graduation can apply for admissions to three courses at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Today is World Environment Day 2012


June 5th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) World Environment Day (WED) will be observed today all over the world. Run by the UNEP (UN’s Environment Programme), the aim of this event is to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Zardari wants a greener Pakistan


June 5th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has called for concerted efforts to turn the country green by planting the maximum number of saplings.He also wants active engagement ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Youths must be sensitised about environment: President


May 30th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) President Partibha Patil Wednesday said that the youths of India must be sensitised towards environmental issues and should imbibe sustainability and inclusiveness as a part ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rashtrapati Bhavan’s green initiative to get new logo


May 27th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Rashtrapati Bhavan's sustainability initiative, Roshni Prachodaya Society (Roshni), will get a new logo Wednesday with President Pratibha Patil picking the winner from 3,276 entries ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Osian film fest returns, starts July 27


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The popular Osian's Cinefan Film Festival is back with a new logo after a two-year hiatus. Bringing the finest films from India, Asia and Arab ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Failure to tackle green issues could hurt growth: Ecologists


April 17th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The Indian government's failure to formulate effective policies to address environmental issues would risk causing economic growth to lag, warn environmentalists. The world over, problems like ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mexico City mulls bullfighting ban


March 24th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 24 (IANS/EFE) A commission of the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City approved a bill that would ban bullfights in the Mexican capital.Three of the panel's members endorsed ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sikhs around the world celebrate Sikh Environment Day


March 15th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) As many as 1007 Sikh institutions and gurdwaras around the world celebrated March 14, the day nature and animal lover Guru Har Rai became the seventh ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kerr becomes earth hour ambassador


March 14th, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) Supermodel Miranda Kerr has been named as an Earth Hour global ambassador for the second year running.The 28-year-old, who is famed for her views on ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Maldives: a nation of 1,190 coral islands (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Maldives is located in the Laccadive Sea in the Indian Ocean, 400 km southwest of India's southern coast.It is an archipelago of 1,190 coral islands grouped in a double chain of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

GSI to increase hiring


January 31st, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 31 (IANS) The union cabinet has cleared the proposal of the ministry of mines to increase the highly-skilled manpower of the Geological Survey of India (GSI) for exploration ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Sikhs urged to celebrate March 14 as Environment Day


January 29th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) Washington-based Sikh organization EcoSikh is appealing to Sikhs around the world to celebrate Mar 14 as a Sikh Environment Day for the second year. Guru Har ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cycling drive for clean Yamuna


January 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Encouraging a sporty way to raise awareness among people about need to keep the Yamuna clean, a cyclothon is being organised by an NGO Swechha ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Get UN climate talks updates on social media


November 28th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Nov 28 (IANS) In an effort to engage people in environmental issues, the South African government has decided to provide on sites like Facebook and Twitter updates of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Some body parts more sensitive to ecological change


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Some parts of the body are more sensitive to environmental change than others, which may lead to better ways of treating a variety of diseases, including ... Read more...

Posted in World |

School spreads greenery on students’ birthdays


September 14th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 14 (IANS) In a unique initiative to spread greenery, a government school in Uttar Pradesh has begun carrying out a plantation drive on the birthday of each of ... Read more...

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New body for environmental clearances: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government will set up an environmental assessment and monitoring authority to streamline the process of environmental clearances, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday."Preserving ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Uttar Pradesh doctor spreads smiles, and greenery


August 4th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Aug 4 (IANS) Having successfully treated thousands of cleft-lip patients, including the little waif Pinki Sonkar -- the lead character of Oscar-winning documentary "Smile Pinki" -- a doctor here ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Miss India a nice platform to raise social issues: Hasleen


June 27th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Miss India Earth 2011 Hasleen Kaur, who is working hard to win the Miss Earth pageant in Pattaya on Nov 12, believes that 'Miss India' ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Four officials taken hostage by Himachal villagers freed (Lead)


June 23rd, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 22 (IANS) Four government functionaries associated with a mega hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district were taken hostage by villagers protesting over environmental issues and released after ... Read more...

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Celina supports green initiative


June 7th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress Celina Jaitley has pledged to support the "Plant a Tree" initiative to create awareness and educate society on the importance of a green ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Youth walk for environment in Green Walkathon


June 5th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Hundreds of schoolchildren gathered early Sunday in the heart of the national capital for a Green Walkathon walk to mark the World Environment Day."The youth ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Capital to host short films fest on environment


May 31st, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) A short films festival called WED'11 will showcase solution-oriented movies to celebrate the World Environment Day. Mike Pandey's "Shores of Silence: Whale Sharks in India" ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

80 Abu Dhabi schools to start eco clubs


May 30th, 2011 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 29 (IANS/WAM) Eighty schools in Abu Dhabi have been given grants by the government to start eco clubs and empower students to help solve burning environmental issues, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Experiences of extreme weather events increase climate change concern


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): A new study has found that direct experience of extreme weather events increases concern about climate change and willingness to engage in energy-saving behaviour.The research by Cardiff and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Environment a convenient excuse to oppose projects: Jairam Ramesh


March 9th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Comparing the environment to Indian epic Mahabharata's character Shikhandi, a eunuch, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said environment was being used as a shield by ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Liz Hurley criticised for bikini wax ad


February 8th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): TV viewers have lashed out at Elizabeth Hurley for mocking environmental issues in a new commercial.The glamorous British actress appears in a multi-million pound ad campaign for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

An electric car that beats traffic congestion and parks itself!


January 9th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): Tired of traffic jams and lack of parking spaces? Well, there is good news for you, as scientists have designed an electric car that beats traffic congestion and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Most college students lack scientific literacy: Study


January 8th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): A new study from Michigan State University has pointed out that most college students don't have the basic scientific literary skills to understand the causes and effects of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gisele plays animated superhero in eco-friendly web show for kids


December 9th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 9 (ANI): Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has lent her likeness to the AOL Kids web video series "Gisele & the Green Team."The Brazilian bombshell plays an animated superhero in this ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Gisele Bundchen Wants More Kids


December 5th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is the most blissful feeling for a mother to see her children gelling well and giving her a good time in maternity. Gisele Bundchen seems ... Read more...

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