environmental problems

Earth Summit opens in Brazil


June 20th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, June 20 (IANS) The UN Conference on Sustainable Development opened here Wednesday with world leaders meeting to renew political commitment to tackle economic, social and environmental problems.... Read more...

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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...

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Goodbye to gigantic Ganesh idols (With Images)


April 23rd, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Days of the Ganesh idols towering over the city at over 25 feet are over. Now, idols of the Hinduism's revered elephant god, the harbinger of ... Read more...

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‘China’s aged people will hamper economic rise’


March 18th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 18 (IANS) China's aging population and the deteriorating natural environment will constrain economic growth, the head of the country's National Bureau of Statistics has warned.Speaking at China Development ... Read more...

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‘China’s ageing population to impact economic growth’


March 17th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 17 (IANS) China's ageing population and the deteriorating natural environment will constrain economic growth, a senior official said Saturday.China's "demographic dividend" has decreased as the population is ageing ... Read more...

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Is nature being edged out of children’s books?


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Our growing isolation from nature is edging out forests and wild animals from award-winning children's picture books. A team led by University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociology professor ... Read more...

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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...

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Supreme Court stops all mining work in Bellary


July 29th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday ordered the suspension of all mining operations in Karnataka's Bellary region."Mining (is) suspended with immediate effect till further orders," said a ... Read more...

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Mining environment impact reports fraudulent: Goa minister


July 19th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The crucial environment impact assessment reports, based on which mining companies are given green clearances, are rigged and very often are 'cut and ... Read more...

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Goa mining firms gave false data: Study


July 14th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) A Goa government-commissioned study into the effects of mining on environment has revealed that the environment impact assessment (EIA) reports filed by mining companies are rigged.Speaking ... Read more...

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Panaji — a jazz twin of Dutch town?


February 8th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 8 (IANS) Jazz musicians from the town of Amersfoot near Amsterdam will Feb 13 descend here in a bid to beef up a campaign to make this Goa capital a ... 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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PM for policies to end environmentally ‘damaging behaviour’ (Lead)


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) India must put in place a structure of regulatory policies that will prevent "potentially damaging behaviour" but not restore the "licence permit raj" in the country, ... 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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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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Media coverage on HIV/AIDS down by 70pc in developed world: Study


November 30th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): An international team of researchers has revealed that media coverage on HIV/AIDS has fallen by more than 70 percent in developed countries over the last 20 years.While in ... Read more...

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Researchers convert plastic bottles into porous cement


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Researchers have converted discarded plastic bottles in combination with soil to form a porous cement like substance that could be the construction material of the future.It could ... Read more...

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Cement-like substance could help the environment


November 21st, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): A scientist has developed a cement-like substance that could help with stormwater management while potentially keeping millions of plastic bottles out of landfills.An assistant professor of civil and ... Read more...

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Eggshells could help combat climate change, say Indian scientists


October 27th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Indian researchers say that the food industry generates a lot of waste products, but one of these, eggshells, could help combat climate change.Basab Chaudhuri of the University of ... Read more...

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Poll panel can’t ban use of flex boards in campaign: Court


October 11th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Monday said the State Election Commission (SEC) has no authority to impose ban on the use of flex boards in the campaign to the ... Read more...

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No differences between Sonia Gandhi, PM: Congress


September 10th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Congress Friday dismissed speculation over differences between party chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on issues of environment protection and development. "The prime ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand dam project cannot be withdrawn: Ramesh


July 17th, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Loharinag Pala Dam power project in Uttarakhand, that was stopped in 2008 due to protests, cannot be withdrawn as Rs.600 crore has already been invested in ... Read more...

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‘Soulless consumerism’, Galileo cause for most of the world’s ills: Prince Charles


June 10th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): The Prince of Wales, Charles has blamed soulless consumerism and scientists like Galileo for the world's environmental problems."This imbalance, where mechanistic thinking is so predominant, goes back at ... Read more...

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Charles blames consumerism and Galileo for environment problems


June 10th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 10 (IANS) Prince Charles has blamed "de-souled" consumerism for the world's population and environmental problems and apportioned part of the blame to 17th century astronomer Galileo.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Balanced protein diet can cut nitrogen build up on dairy farms


June 8th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Up to 35 percent of the accumulated nitrogen on dairy cattle farms can be reduced with a balanced diet in protein content without reducing milk production, suggests a ... Read more...

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Declare Earth Day meat-free day, PETA tells PM


April 21st, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to declare Earth Day, on Thursday, a meat-free day to ... Read more...

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Putin to attend conference on the Arctic


March 17th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will attend the international Arctic Conference where the exploration and development of mineral resources, environmental protection and improving transport infrastructure in the ... Read more...

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Now, tobacco to clean up environmental toxin


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A new research by scientists has suggested that a new strain of tobacco plant can make antibodies to clean up toxic pond scum that affects humans, livestock and ... Read more...

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UN calls for 930 m pound aid for quake-hit Haiti


February 19th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb.19 (ANI): The United Nations has launched a record-breaking appeal for nearly 930 million pounds to help Haitians hit by the devastating earthquake.UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his special ... Read more...

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Wheels already turning on Earth’s sixth mass extinction


December 28th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 28 (ANI): A scientific analysis of millions of years of data has suggested that if the course of human history is any model, then the wheels are already turning on ... Read more...

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Bioengineers make way for production of eco friendly plastics


November 23rd, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 23 (ANI): A team of pioneering South Korean scientists has succeeded in producing the polymers used for everyday plastics through bioengineering, rather than through the use of fossil fuel based ... Read more...

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Haryana to have green rating for its new buildings


November 12th, 2009 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 12 (IANS) Keeping in view the rising need of renewable energy, the Haryana government Thursday made it mandatory for all buildings coming up after April next year to be compliant ... Read more...

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Farmers’ groups oppose commercial farming of Bt Brinjal


October 21st, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 21 (ANI): Influential lobby groups of farmers on Wednesday expressed its fierce opposition to the commercial farming of Bacillus Thuringiensis Brinjal (Bt Brinjal) in the country."This is only a ... Read more...

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China to tap combustible ice


October 3rd, 2009 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Xining (China), Oct 3 (Xinhua) China will drill holes in the frozen tundra region to extract combustible ice as an alternative energy source, officials said. Combustible ice is a kind of natural gas ... Read more...

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Coca-Cola delivery fleet goes green in Delhi


July 9th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The 85 Coca-Cola trucks in the city that deliver soft-drink bottles to your neighbourhood store will not belch black smoke any more. Their engines have been changed ... Read more...

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