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Global warming spurs spread of toxic bugs, says study


July 4th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 4 (IANS) Global warming may be spurring the spread of Cyanobacteria, one of the most primitive of bugs, while causing them to produce greater amounts of toxins, which ... Read more...

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World Bank to study Delhi’s waste-to-energy plant


June 3rd, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The waste-to-energy plant coming up in Delhi has been chosen by the World Bank for a case study, an official said Friday.The decision was taken ... Read more...

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Tequila is causing major environmental problems in Mexico


February 4th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): The process of making Tequila from fibrous agave plants is causing major environmental problems in Jalisco, the Mexican state where the drink originated.Los Angeles businessman Alejandro Viecco ... Read more...

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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...

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Universal cell phone charger could be available in 2011


December 31st, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): The 14 most prominent mobile manufacturers have been sent details by the European Commission of a new standard for charger that will be useable across a range of ... Read more...

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Women believe in global warming more than men


September 15th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Women tend to believe in the scientific consensus on global warming more than men, finds a recent study. The findings challenge common perceptions that men are more scientifically literate, ... Read more...

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Women ‘more likely than men to agree with science on global warming’


September 15th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): A recent study on gender and climate change reveals women tend to believe the scientific consensus on global warming more than men.The study challenges common perceptions that men ... Read more...

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Chemicals that solve one environmental problem may worsen another


June 17th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Scientists are reporting that chemicals used to revert one environmental disaster, may actually worsen another.Chemicals that helped solve a global environmental crisis in the 1990s - the hole ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Understanding critical nucleus in haze formation


June 17th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A new research by a Texan professor could pave the way for better understanding of aerosol formation, or haze - which represents a major environmental problem.Atmospheric aerosols - ... Read more...

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Forum on gas flaring reduction to be held in Oman


May 5th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 5 (IANS/WAM) A forum to discuss gas flaring reduction, a major environmental hazard related to petroleum industry, would be held in Oman May 10-11. The World Bank led Global Gas ... Read more...

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Microbe’s toxic hunting habits could help curb massive fish kills


January 22nd, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 22 (ANI): A team of researchers from four universities has discovered that a microbe commonly found in waterways emits a poison not just to protect itself, but to stun and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How bacteria can clear mercury pollution in waterways


October 2nd, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has revealed the key to how bacteria can clear mercury pollution in waterways.Mercury pollution is a persistent problem in the ... Read more...

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Missing NASA tapes may provide clues for unlocking Moons mysteries


November 11th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Nov 11 (ANI): Missing NASA tapes from the 1960s, which could be the key to unlocking valuable information from the space agencys Apollo missions to the moon, have been retrieved ... Read more...

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Orange peel can clean up dirty water


October 21st, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Algerian scientists have found a simple solution to the growing problem of water pollution Orange peel.For a long time, highly coloured industrial wastewater has been a serious ... Read more...

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Chandigarh reserachers make fertilisers from hair, get patent


July 10th, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) A team of researchers from Chandigarh has succeeded in converting waste pollutants like human hair and bird feathers into organic fertilisers, and has now been granted two separate ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Worlds first eco-friendly plastic created


July 5th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 5 (ANI): A scientist has invented the worlds first environment-friendly polymer that degrades faster than other plastics.According to a report in The New Straits Times Online, the invention, known ... Read more...

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What rubbish, it’s money down the drain!


June 2nd, 2008 - 9:39 am ICT by admin
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Rubbish is not rubbish, it's just money being thrown away, says Colin Drummond, an entrepreneur from Britain who made his millions managing waste and generating ... Read more...

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Culture affects how teen girls perceive sexism and harassment


May 15th, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): While sexism and sexual harassment is experienced by teenage girls of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds till date, how they perceive it depends on their culture, says ... Read more...

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Now, a device that converts toxic waste into electricity


December 27th, 2007 - 1:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): Environmental engineers at Pennsylvania State University, US, are developing a device that would be able to clean toxic waste from mines and convert it into electricity.According to a ... Read more...

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Scientists convert low-grade sludge into high-value gas


November 28th, 2007 - 5:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, November 28 (ANI): University of Leeds scientists have developed a process that allows the transformation of low-grade sludge into high-value gas.Dr Valerie Dupont of the Faculty of Engineering at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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