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Madhya Pradesh pitches hard for shifting Asiatic lions from Gujarat

April 16th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government Monday said Gujarat's opposition to the translocation of Asiatic lions from Gir forests should be rejected because the state has already ... Read more...

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Communicable diseases a major health challenge: Minister

December 21st, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Calling communicable diseases a "major public health challenge", union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday said various socio-economic and environmental reasons underlie the growing burden ... Read more...

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Sperm quality deteriorating ‘likely due to chemical exposure’

March 5th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): A new study has blamed falling sperm quality and rise in testicular cancer cases over the recent years on environmental reasons, particularly chemical exposure.Researchers from the University of ... Read more...

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Cocaine production speeding up destruction of Colombia’s rainforests

February 10th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have found that cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's "hotspots" of plant and animal ... Read more...

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Siliguri environmentalists support ban on sale of tobacco in plastic sachets

December 10th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarSiliguri (West Bengal), Dec.10 (ANI): Environmentalists and anti-tobacco groups in West Bengal's Siliguri district supported the decision of supreme court to ban the sale of tobacco products packed in plastic.SC's ... Read more...

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States to get Rs.5,000 crore aid for not cutting trees

November 29th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) State governments will get Rs.5,000 crore grants over the next five years for not cutting trees and maintaining ecological balance, Minister of State for Environment and Forests ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Al Gore left car engine on during environment lecture

October 30th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Former US vice president Al Gore, who is known for his climate conservation campaigns, has been accused of not switching off his car engine while he gave an ... Read more...

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Meerkats ‘pass on snooze traditions’

July 7th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Meerkats that enjoy snoozing tend to 'pass on the tradition', according to scientists.While studying groups of the mammals in the Kalahari, researchers found that some tended to doze ... Read more...

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Everest next, says woman IAF officer (With Images)

May 29th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Rough weather and stormy winds tested Nivedita Choudhary's determination as the young and svelte woman officer of the Indian Air Force (IAF) roped down a ... Read more...

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Studies bar clearance for Athirapally project: Ramesh

February 19th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Palakkad (Kerala), Feb 19 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said the clearance for the much-delayed Athirapally hydro-electric power project cannot be given because of two studies. "There are two ... Read more...

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Ramesh inaugurates Kerala’s second tiger reserve

February 19th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Palakkad (Kerala), Feb 19 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday declared open the country's 38th tiger reserve and Kerala's second. It would be known as the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve. The Parambikulam ... Read more...

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President Barack Obama Wants New Nuclear Plants

February 17th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Washington, Feb 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) US President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced that the federal government will allow a conditional loan of $8.33 billion to build a new nuclear reactor ... Read more...

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UN official says preserving biodiversity vital for economic development

February 12th, 2010 - 6:29 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – A United Nations official on Thursday warned that preserving the world’s biodiversity vital for economic development.Saving the world’s myriad diverse species, many of which are being lost ... Read more...

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Panna Diamond Mine in Madhya Pradesh reopens after four years

August 21st, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by ANI
Panna (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 21(ANI): Union Steel Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday rededicated the Panna Diamond Mine of the National Mineral Development Corporation (NDMC) in Madhya Pradesh.The mine had remained closed ... Read more...

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Water security key in climate change plan: Jairam Ramesh

July 8th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Water security was a key area in the government's national action plan on climate change, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Wednesday and described the drying up of ... Read more...

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Dhaka seeks foreign aid to dredge silted rivers

May 7th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) Bangladesh has sought foreign aid to dredge all its rivers and has told prospective donors that funds provided would be properly used. The assurance came from Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Indian campaign material keeps up with the times

March 15th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Shweta Srinivasan New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Goel remembers the days when his family and fellow party workers made posters, flags and other campaign material ... Read more...

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India says no private sector in nuclear power industry

January 19th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Hailing India as an “El Dorado” for nuclear business, the government Monday ruled out the participation of the private sector in the country's burgeoning civil nuclear industry ... Read more...

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Scientists urge people to eat camel meat to save environment

December 9th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Dec 9 (ANI): Scientists have urged Australian consumers to eat more camel meat because the countrys one million-plus population of the animals is out of control, and is also wreaking ... Read more...

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Bush team vows to get n-deal done before Congress adjourns

September 13th, 2008 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) As the US Congress set the stage for fast-track approval of the India-US civil nuclear deal, the Bush administration vowed to "do everything we can" to ensure its ... Read more...

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Islamic school to appeal rejection by Oz authorities

August 27th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 27 (ANI): Proponents of an Islamic school in south-western Sydney will appeal a local government rejection of the the proposal to build a 1,200-student school.Camden Council voted unanimously in ... Read more...

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Citing rising demand in India, China, Bush seeks oil nearer home (Lead, with additional matter in para four)

June 19th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 19 (IANS) Citing increasing demand for oil from India, China and other emerging economies pushing up prices, the White House has asked US Congress to permit drilling for ... Read more...

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India and Africa to work together to increase agricultural production

June 10th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): India has sought African cooperation to increase agricultural production and tap alternative energy sources. While addressing the interactive session of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here ... Read more...

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New super vegetarian food with all the health benefits of meat

May 29th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 29 (ANI): A scientist has developed a new vegetarian food, called tempe , that not only bolsters a persons uptake of iron, but also provides a good set ... Read more...

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People born in spring are brainier - how seasons of birth influence our personalities

December 2nd, 2007 - 3:30 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 2 (ANI): It has been long known that stars guide our life paths and affect our personalities, but according to new studies, it is the season of birth that predisposes ... Read more...

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