environmental science

Cash receipts, currency notes carry toxic hazards: Study


July 12th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Some currency notes and cash receipts, printed on thermal paper, carry higher levels of bisphenol-S (BPS), a substitute for bisphenol-A or BPA, both of which are ... Read more...

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Harmful estrogens persist in dairy wastewater


June 6th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Wastewater from large dairy farms contains significant concentrations of estrogens, also known as feminizing hormones, that can persist for months or even years, says a study. ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel climate patterns from glacial debris


May 22nd, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 22 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new diagnostic tool that will enable better understanding of global climate patterns. By distinguishing whether debris in glacial deposits originates from climatic ... Read more...

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Rivers could provide energy for half billion people


April 19th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A new genre of power plants, using only a tenth of the global river flow into the oceans, could meet the energy needs of a half ... Read more...

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Breakthrough to boost solar cell output by 40 percent


April 19th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) A breakthrough could boost the output of low cost solar cells in rooftop panels by a whopping 40 percent, making them much more viable as an ... Read more...

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Bits of plastic endangering sea creatures


April 18th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 18 (IANS) The seas are littered with large quantities of microplastic particles -- plastics in small bits and pieces -- endangering the lives of marine creatures, says a ... Read more...

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Expert panel set up on Kudankulam n-project


October 20th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assurance, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Thursday constituted an expert panel to dispel fears on the 2,000 ... Read more...

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Student approaches court to flunk her exam


July 23rd, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) A Class 12 student from West Bengal's East Midnapore district took calculated risk when she crossed her mathematics exam paper, hoping to fail in it.But she ... Read more...

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Australian authorities face $400,000 fine over Aborigine’s death


July 7th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 7 (IANS) The Western Australia state government and a private security firm are faced with a $400,000 fine for contributing to the death of an Aboriginal elder who ... Read more...

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T-Rex’s gigantic cousin located in China


April 1st, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) A new dinosaur has been identified from fossils dug up in China and has been nicknamed "T-Rex's cousin". The dinosaur has been officially named "Zhuchengtyrannus Magnus" ... 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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The Pill is not the reason for oestrogen in drinking water: Study


December 9th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): The popular misconception that oral contraceptives are the main reason behind the oestrogen content in drinking water supplies has been disproved in a new study.Scientists have found that ... Read more...

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New technology desalinates water and produces electricity simultaneously


December 4th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Colorado Denver College of Engineering and Applied Science have discovered a way to simultaneously desalinate water, produce hydrogen and treat wastewater."Ships and their ... Read more...

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Underground CO2 leakage could contaminate drinking water


November 12th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed that leakage of carbon dioxide injected deep underground to help fight climate change could turn up in drinking water aquifers near the surface, ... Read more...

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Australia revamps skilled migration test


November 11th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Paritosh Parasher Melbourne, Nov 11 (IANS) Australia has drastically changed its skilled migration test to favour potential migrants with higher skills, experience and better command over the English language, Immigration Minister ... Read more...

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Global oil supplies ‘will run out long before substitutes roll out’


November 10th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study based on stock market expectations by the University of California, Davis, has suggested that global oil will run out 90 years before replacement technologies are ... Read more...

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Just 5 minutes of ‘green’ exercise ‘can improve mental health’


October 27th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 27 (ANI): A new research has suggested that just five minutes of outdoor activity - such as exercising in a park, working in a backyard garden or walking on ... Read more...

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Bio-plastics ‘aren’t necessarily greener than oil-based relatives’


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Biopolymers are more eco-friendly, but farming and energy-intense chemical processing means they are dirtier to produce than petroleum-derived plastics, according to a new study.University of Pittsburgh researchers suggest ... Read more...

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Car-travel in longer run hikes global temperatures more than air travel


October 21st, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has found that driving a car increases global temperatures in the long run more than making the same long-distance journey by air.However, in the short ... Read more...

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Stop wasting food to achieve huge energy savings, say scientists


October 3rd, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Scientists have identified a painless way to achieve huge energy savings: Stop wasting food.They say that the United States could immediately save the energy equivalent of about 350 ... Read more...

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Simple approach to ‘wipe out’ oil remaining from Exxon Valdez spill


September 30th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): Scientists have reported that traces of crude oil from the Exxon Valdez oil spill remain highly biodegradable, despite almost 20 years of weathering and decomposition.Their findings suggest ... 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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Traveling by car ‘contributes to global warming much more than by plane’


August 5th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): A new study has found that driving a car increases global temperatures in the long run more than making the same long-distance journey by air.However, in the short ... Read more...

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Gulf oil dispersants don’t seem to disrupt marine life, say scientists


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that eight of the most commonly used oil dispersants used to fight oil spills appear unlikely to act as endocrine disruptors - hormone-like substances that ... Read more...

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Coyote Attacks Scare Americans


July 1st, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is said that coyotes do not generally attack human beings. At least such was the belief even in the recent past. However this perception is ... Read more...

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Here’s why washing hands is such a great idea


July 1st, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have revealed why it is a good idea to wash your hands regularly.The study has proved that hand washing can prevent the spread ... Read more...

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Air traffic set to become major factor in global warming


May 27th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A study has found that airplanes, which are a source of carbon dioxide emissions, are set to become a major factor in global warming in the future.The first ... Read more...

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Shampoos, detergents ‘form harmful substance in wastewater’


May 27th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Certain ingredients in shampoo, detergents and other household cleaning agents may be a source of precursor materials for formation of a suspected cancer-causing contaminant in water supplies that ... Read more...

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‘Unsafe’ erectile dysfunction meds recalled in New Zealand


May 7th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, May 7 (ANI): New Zealand's Medsafe has ordered the immediate recall of four products being promoted and sold for sexual enhancement as they posed a "significant health risks" that may be ... Read more...

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Hand washing ‘improves quality of stored drinking water in poor countries’


May 6th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Hand-washing, long recognized as an effective germ-fighting practice, also appears to play an important role in improving the quality of stored drinking water in poor countries, say researchers.Boffins ... Read more...

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Just 5mins of ‘green exercise’ can boost mental health


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Just five minutes of exercise in a park, working in a backyard garden, on a nature trail, or other green space can boost mood and self-esteem, according to ... Read more...

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How Earth can be preserved?


May 1st, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): An Indian-origin American scientist and his team believe the "only practical way to preserve" the Earth is to urgently do away with coal and unconventional fossil fuel emissions.Writing ... Read more...

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Developing nations will produce more e-waste than developed ones by 2016


April 29th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): If a new research is to be believed, then developing countries will produce double the electronic waste (e-waste) of developed countries by 2016.The study foresees in 2030 developing ... Read more...

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Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill To Be Set On Fire By The Coastguards


April 28th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New Orleans, Apr 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the futile attempt to cover up a spewing oil, the coastguards are considering the oil spill near the gulf of Mexico to be ... Read more...

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Reduce your consumption to live more ’sustainably’


April 25th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Want to live more 'sustainably'? Well, then just don't buy stuff.That's the conclusion of the second annual Earth Day survey at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and ... Read more...

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