environmental protection

China vows protection of rare earth metals


July 25th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) China Wednesday vowed to protect its rare earth products and said it will work with other countries to solve the policy disputes over the resources.The government ... Read more...

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China, US firms sign deal worth $3.4 bn


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) Chinese and US enterprises have signed investment contracts worth $3.4 billion during a business forum.The forum was held in eastern China's Jiangsu province.Eighty-five companies from 21 ... Read more...

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China urges joint effort for sustainable development


June 21st, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Wednesday urged the global community to make joint efforts to promote sustainable development."To jointly promote sustainable development, we should take ... Read more...

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FIFA invests 20 million dollars for green World Cup


June 20th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 20 (IANS) FIFA will invest $20 million in green initiatives as part of its sustainability strategy for the 2014 World Cup.Speaking at an event here Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Visually-challenged students plant saplings in Kolkata


June 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jun 5 (IANS) To protect the greenery, a group of visually-challenged students observed the World Environment Day by planting medicinal trees here Tuesday.The 50 students, who took out a ... Read more...

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China to boost strategic industries


May 30th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) In a bid to combat the economic slowdown, Chinese government will encourage development of seven emerging strategic industries, it was declared in a guideline Wednesday."It is ... Read more...

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Chinese man to sue for son’s paralysis


April 5th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 5 (IANS) A man is preparing to sue the Chinese government for failing to provide information about emissions from an incineration factory which he said paralyzed his son's ... Read more...

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Earth Hour in Moscow saves 2,400 kWh


April 1st, 2012 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 2,400 kilowatt hour (kWh) of energy were saved as 65 buildings in Moscow went dark during the global Earth Hour Saturday evening, according to ... Read more...

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Chinese political advisors submit 6,000 proposals


March 9th, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) China's national political advisors have submitted over 6,000 proposals to the government for the development of the country, an official said.The proposals were submitted at the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

China to expand government procurement program


February 11th, 2012 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) China will expand its government procurement program this year to boost economic reforms, the finance ministry said Friday.China will negotiate for entry to the Government Procurement ... Read more...

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Seven held in China for polluting river


January 31st, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) Seven people were detained in southern China on charges of polluting a river that threatened people's health.The chemical plant executives were accused of releasing Cadmium, an ... Read more...

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New Year fireworks foul Beijing’s air


January 24th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) China's New Year fireworks not just left thousands of tonnes of scrap in capital Beijing but also pushed the city's air pollution to hazardous level. The ... Read more...

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Beijing residents told to go slow on fireworks


January 21st, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) As the quality of Beijing's air continues to give rise to concerns, many NGOs are asking the public to refrain from shooting off fireworks during the ... Read more...

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More foreign workers pour into China


January 21st, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) China is attracting more and more foreign job seekers as its economy shines amid the global slowdown.Nearly 600,000 expatriates live in China, according to the latest ... Read more...

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Chinese vehicles emitted 52 mn tonnes of pollutants


December 20th, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) Motor vehicles in China emitted over 52 million tonnes of pollutants in 2010, a report released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection has revealed.According to the report ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi Ports Company bags environmental award


November 20th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 20 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has won the Environmental Protection Award at the International Bulk Journal Awards 2011 in Antwerp, Belgium.ADPC was commended for ... Read more...

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Bill Maher compares Casey Anthony’s case to ‘Republican Thinking’


July 11th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bill Maher has caused quite a stir by comparing the outcome of Casey Anthony’s case to "Republican thinking." Maher made the comment when he appeared on HBO’s ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Asbestos-related cancer: NHRC notice to health, environment ministries


July 6th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday issued notice to the health and environment ministries on a report that asbestos-related cancer was on the rise ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Plan to cycle nude in China town thwarted


June 27th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 27 (IANS) University students in China's Guangzhou town, who were preparing to cycle naked, were told by the police that they should either cover up or face jail.A ... Read more...

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China drafts safety plan for n-plants


June 16th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) China was greatly concerned over the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, and was now drafting a new safety plan for its own ... Read more...

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Indians give environment edge over economy


June 4th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) One of the world's fastest growing economies, India is also trying to become a green economy, according to a new poll showing Indians narrowly prioritise environmental ... Read more...

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China to spend $23 mn on nuclear safety


May 15th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) China will spend 150 million yuan ($23 million) on nuclear safety, authorities said.The ministry of environmental protection said in a report for 2011 that its total ... Read more...

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Israel’s disabled people to recycle electronic waste


May 5th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 5 (IANS) Israel is soon starting a programme for people with disabilities who would recycle electronic waste, including old computers donated by people.The programme hopes to be environment friendly, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fall in love with environment - the Australian way


April 19th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) While nature lovers across the world wish all humans to realise the significance of their natural surroundings, many Australians are turning caring for environment as their ... Read more...

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Freeze on setting up factories in Faridabad, Panipat lifted


April 10th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board and the ministry of environment and forests have lifted the moratorium on setting up of new industries in Faridabad and Panipat ... Read more...

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Chinese influx eroding Tibetan culture: US report


April 1st, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 1 (IANS) The migration of Han Chinese to Tibet in large numbers is having an adverse impact on the region's ethnic culture, social life and environment, according to ... Read more...

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China releases manual on Tibet


March 22nd, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) A manual providing basic information about Tibet was released in the Chinese capital Tuesday, Xinhua reported.The manual, written by experts from the State Council Information Office ... Read more...

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China will not change plans for developing nuke power projects: Government


March 12th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.12 (ANI): China's Vice Minister of Environmental Protection, Zhang Lijun, has said Beijing will continue developing nuclear power projects but will learn a lesson after the massive earthquake in Japan, which ... Read more...

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China to “basically eradicate poverty” by 2020: Wen Jiabao


March 7th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.7 (ANI): Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has said that China will "basically eradicate poverty" by 2020.Wen told a panel meeting of the National People's Congress that the State Council is drafting ... Read more...

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Health benefits of organic onions, carrots overestimated: Study


January 6th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Organically grown onions, carrots, and potatoes generally do not have higher levels of healthful antioxidants and related substances than vegetables grown with traditional fertilizers and pesticides, say scientists.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sweden eyes environmental cooperation with UAE


December 20th, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Dec 20 (IANS/WAM) Sweden has expressed its desire to initiate cooperation with the United Arab Emirates on environmental protection, clean energy and waste treatment and related scientific research."Sweden is set to ... Read more...

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Organic veggies don’t have healthy antioxidants


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Organically grown onions, carrots, and potatoes generally do not have higher levels of healthful antioxidants and related substances than vegetables grown with traditional fertilizers and pesticides, scientists have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify Grand Challenges to address global sustainability


November 13th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Five Grand Challenges that, if addressed in the next decade, will deliver knowledge to enable sustainable development, poverty eradication, and environmental protection in the face of global change ... Read more...

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Organic onions, carrots ‘do not have higher levels of healthy antioxidants’


November 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): Organically grown onions, carrots, and potatoes generally do not have higher levels of healthful antioxidants and related substances than vegetables grown with traditional fertilizers and pesticides, scientists have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China’s Wuhan city wants to invest in Kolkata


October 27th, 2010 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) A delegation from China's Wuhan city Tuesday evinced interest in investing in the New Town area that is being developed near Rajarhat in Kolkata's north eastern fringes. ... Read more...

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