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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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Half of aerosols in America originate from other continents


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) About half of the aerosols affecting air quality as well as causing climate change over North America seem to be originating from other continents, including Asia, ... Read more...

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Chemical in soap, toothpaste impairs muscle strength


August 14th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Triclosan, an antibacterial widely used in soaps, deodorants, toothpastes and other body-care products, reduces muscular strength, according to a mice study."Triclosan is found in virtually everyone's ... Read more...

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Sulphuric acid formation affects climate, health


August 9th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) The formation in the air of sulphuric acid, which smells like rotten eggs, is significantly impacting our climate and health, says a study.The study led by ... Read more...

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Ozone exposure could trigger heart attacks


June 26th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Young, healthy adult volunteers exposed for two hours to ozone developed physiological changes tied to cardiovascular damage. They showed evidence of vascular inflammation, a potential reduced ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to pollution harmful for kids


May 21st, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Prenatal exposure to air pollution through the mother can be especially serious for asthmic children, says a new study. Researchers looked at several pollutants, including carbon ... Read more...

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Toxic gas leakage kills two in China


April 19th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) At least two people died and 10 others were hospitalised following a toxic gas leakage at a pharmaceutical plant in China's Anhui province Wednesday night, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Organic, baby foods high in arsenic content


February 17th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) All those who swear by organic food or prefer baby food formulas are in for a rude shock - they may be high in arsenic content, ... Read more...

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Texas tops US greenhouse gas emissions list


January 12th, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Houston, Jan 12 (IANS) The US state of Texas released more greenhouse gases into the air than any other American state in 2010, official data showed Wednesday.The US Environmental Protection ... Read more...

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Pet tiger escapes, causes scare in Mexico


December 31st, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 31 (IANS/EFE) A pet tiger kept by an attorney in Mexico escaped from its home and spurred a massive deployment of policemen and firefighters in a northern ... Read more...

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Maldives’ rubbish island ‘overwhelmed with garbage’


December 8th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Thilafushi, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An artificial island in the Maldives which the country has reserved almost exclusively for the dumping of rubbish has been overwhelmed with garbage. The country has subsequently ... Read more...

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Scientists track mercury poisoning risk from diets


November 21st, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Mercury in diets could whittle down the power of antioxidants and cause serious threats to health by accumulating in the body, aver scientists. Antioxidants, playing a ... Read more...

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Thawing arctic soil may release greenhouse gases


November 7th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The frozen soil between the North Pole and the Arctic Ocean locks up 1,672 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases which may be released as the temperature ... Read more...

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Los Angeles City council gives approval to NFL stadium


August 10th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The L.A. City Council has given the approval for the financing of a proposed NFL stadium to start. The move is a significant one for the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Kids in mouldy homes more at risk of asthma


August 4th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Kids staying in mouldy homes have three times greater odds of developing asthma by the age of seven. "Early life exposure to mould seems to play ... Read more...

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Software protects water resources from terror attacks


July 26th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Americans drink from the kitchen tap without worrying about pathogens or microbes, even though water utilities might be vulnerable to bio-terror attacks or natural contaminants. But ... Read more...

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Broken CFLs can be unsafe


July 7th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) A broken compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb can be unsafe for human beings because it releases mercury vapour into the air for weeks, even months.The amount ... Read more...

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Wildfire near US nuclear laboratory spreads


June 30th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS/EFE) A wildfire that has scorched more than 28,000 hectares near the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory in New Mexico continued to rage out of control Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Volt goes 1000 miles between refills


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) General Motors has announced that the owners of its electric-powered vehicle Chevrolet Volt on the average fill their car once every month. The car’s tank can ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chameleon, baby crocodiles found at Mexican airport


April 25th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 25 (IANS/EFE) Two baby crocodiles and a chameleon were found hidden in crates during a routine baggage inspection conducted by federal law enforcement agents at the Mexico ... Read more...

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Prenatal pesticide exposure lowers kids’ IQ


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A new study has found that prenatal exposure to common insecticide is associated with deficit in kids' IQ and working memory at age 7.Chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate pesticide, was ... Read more...

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Hair-smoothing products pose serious health hazards


April 17th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Chemical treatments may deliver smooth hair, but eventually show their ugly side through serious side effects, which include balding, scarring, and formaldehyde exposure.At salons everywhere, women swear by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pak agencies to probe two ministries over India’s success in getting carbon credits


April 16th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 16(ANI): Pakistani intelligence agencies have seized the records of at least two federal ministries to investigate an alleged institutional lapse in raising objections over India's bid to secure international carbon ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

One mn Toyota Prius hybrids sold in US


April 7th, 2011 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 7 (IANS) Toyota has announced that it has sold the one millionth Prius hybrid in the US, as rising fuel prices further stimulated demand for the car."Since ... Read more...

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Trace amounts of radioactive material found in US


March 30th, 2011 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 30 (IANS) Trace amounts of radiation from Japan have been detected in New York State, State health officials were quoted as saying in a media report Tuesday."There ... Read more...

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Japan’s nuke plant radiation traces detected in US


March 29th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. (ANI): Low levels of radiation from Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have now been detected in 13 US states and three union territories, said country's federal and local authorities.According ... Read more...

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Robot system to test 10,000 chemicals for toxicity


March 21st, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) A new high-speed robot screening system can test 10,000 different chemicals for potential toxicity.These chemicals include compounds found in industrial and consumer products, food additives and ... Read more...

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US had 14 ‘near-miss’ nuke mishaps last year


March 18th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar. 18 (ANI): Federal inspectors found "near-miss" accidents at Indian Point on the Hudson and 13 other U.S. nuclear power plants last year, a watchdog group charged on Thursday.A report ... Read more...

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US had ‘near-miss’ nuke mishaps at Indian Point, 13 other plants


March 18th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar. 18 (ANI): Federal inspectors found "near-miss" accidents at Indian Point on the Hudson and 13 other U.S. nuclear power plants last year, a watchdog group charged on Thursday.A report ... Read more...

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Scented candles can contain harmful chemicals in them


March 16th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Indoor air quality experts in US have said that scented candles and air fresheners which make our homes smell nice, could contain hundreds of chemicals that are harmful ... Read more...

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Natural compounds could pave way for novel anti-malaria drugs


March 15th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Researchers are turning to traditional medicines to fight against malaria.As of now, patients are treated with Artemisinin combination therapy but resistance of the parasite to this treatment is ... Read more...

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Water demand will exceed supply by 40pc within 20 yrs, warn scientists


March 1st, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): Scientists have warned that water demand in many countries will outstrip supply by 40 per cent within 20 years due to the combined threat of climate change and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Low-cost filter to provide safe water in emergency


February 24th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): McGill researchers have come up with a new and inexpensive way of filtering water using silver nanoparticles.Disasters such as floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes often result in the spread ... Read more...

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Low cost filter to provide safe water in a jiffy


February 24th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 24 (IANS) A low cost filter would provide safe drinking water in a jiffy during emergencies or at a short notice. Floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes often spread infections like gastroenteritis, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

EPA to limit rocket fuel chemical in tap water


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:24 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Feb 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Environmental Protection Agency in the United States has proposed a cap on the amount of Perchlorate that should be allowed in drinking water.The agency ... Read more...

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