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Alter master plan to operate bus depot near Yamuna: Court


September 13th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday granted six months time to the government to alter the city's master plan in case it wants to continue to ... Read more...

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‘Emerging Kerala’ runs into protesting Kerala


September 12th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) "Emerging Kerala", the three-day event meant to showcase the state to potential investors, ran into a wall of protest on the very day of its ... Read more...

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Saving Mughal-era ponds in Agra


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 9 (IANS) With Agra losing its Mughal-era ponds to builders and a court issuing an order to save them, a citizen's group, using Google Maps and land records, ... Read more...

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Heathrow’s Third Runway plans in jeopardy


September 7th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sep 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Environmentalists as well as the people who reside in the flight route of Heathrow have vowed to take action if expansion plans are made so as to ... Read more...

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Kudankulam to start full-load power generation by December


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) The Kudankulam Atomic Power Project in Tamil Nadu, where fuel loading begins next week, is expected to start full-load generation of 1,000 MW from its first ... Read more...

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Arctic ice could vanish within 10 years: Scientists


August 13th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Arctic sea ice could vanish within 10 years as it is melting much faster than previously believed, thanks to global warming, warn scientists, claiming that the ... Read more...

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Remove Bhopal toxic waste in six months, orders SC


August 9th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday gave six months to the central and the Madhya Pradesh governments to dispose of toxic waste lying in and around the ... Read more...

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Chinese scientists research largest freshwater lake


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) Chinese scientists have started a research programme on the country's largest freshwater lake in a bid to strengthen economic development in the region, Xinhua reported Friday.The ... Read more...

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Pro-dam Uttarakhand minister breaks fast in Delhi


July 10th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Uttarakhand's Drinking Water and Education Minister Mantri Prasad Naithani observed a day-long fast in the national capital Tuesday demanding resumption of work on the ... Read more...

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Fish in thousands die in Gomti river


June 25th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) Thousands of fish have died in the Gomti river, with officials clueless about the cause. A probe has been ordered.Jal Nigam officials here said they were ... Read more...

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Greenpeace charges are incorrect: GVK Group


June 13th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Indian conglomerate GVK Group has refuted the charge of global environment watchdog Greenpeace that it had filed incomplete information about its $6.4 billion Alpha coal ... Read more...

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Greenpeace complains to SEBI against GVK Group


June 12th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Global environment watchdog Greenpeace has lodged a complaint against the GVK Group with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), saying the Indian infrastructure ... Read more...

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Gilani to attend UN conference in Brazil


June 12th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will attend the upcoming UN conference on sustainable development in Brazil June 20-22.More than 120 heads of the governments ... Read more...

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Fear of poisonous attacks leads to spider killing in Assam


June 6th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 6 (IANS) A large and hairy, tarantula-like spider species has created panic in Assam after reports of fatal attack on humans. Though the authorities have ruled out existence ... Read more...

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Andhra villagers oppose petro coke plant


June 6th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 6 (IANS) Opposing the proposed calcined petroleum coke plant in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, villagers Wednesday tried to disrupt a public hearing.Tension prevailed in Sitampalem ... Read more...

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Capacity of hydropower plants on Ganga to be reduced: Natarajan


May 29th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) To ensure free flow and clean water in the Ganga, the union environment ministry is formulating a plan to cut down the capacity of major ... Read more...

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Hundreds of dead pelicans found in Peru


April 30th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Fishermen and environmentalists are calling on officials to investigate the deaths of more than 200 pelicans on the beaches of northern Peru, media reports said.The dead ... Read more...

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Shimla’s green belts in peril


April 28th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 28 (IANS) Shimla's last few sprawling green belts are in peril. A political decision to allow construction in the green zones -- the only surviving lungs in the ... Read more...

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Strike halts work on mega-dam in Brazil


April 24th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 24 (IANS/EFE) A strike Monday effectively halted work on Brazil's giant Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, a controversial project in the heart of Amazonia that has drawn ... 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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Australia boasts of an urine powered restaurant


March 16th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Melbourne, Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A restaurant in Australia uses the pee of customers to generate energy for the facility’s use. The owners’ eco-consciousness moved them to use 100 recyclable materials to ... Read more...

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Piranhas attack bathers in Brazil


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Brasilia, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of bathers were attacked by piranhas in South Brazil. Reports say about 20 of the victims had various wounds on parts of their bodies after ... Read more...

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Obama administration vetoes Canada-Texas pipeline


January 19th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS/EFE) The US government said Wednesday it has decided not to give permission for a proposed pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, a project hailed ... Read more...

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US rejects $7 bn oil pipeline project with Canada


January 19th, 2012 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) US has cancelled a $7-billion oil pipeline project with Canada, Xinhua reported.President Barack Obama, in a statement released by the White House, said the "rushed ... Read more...

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After years, icicles delight people in Shimla


January 11th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 11 (IANS) Icicles have finally appeared in this Himachal Pradesh capital after many years, bringing alive good old memories for the locals and conjuring up a delightful spectacle ... Read more...

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Home alone - to save the underdog (Washington Newsletter)


December 25th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) The president was home alone for a whole week with only family dog Bo to keep him company. The first lady and the girls had ... Read more...

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EU to charge green tax from airlines


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) The European Union plans to charge a green tax on flights to the US from Jan 1.The move is part of a carbon-trading rule on airlines ... Read more...

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Brazil approves controversial forestry bill


December 8th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Dec 8 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's Senate has approved a controversial forestry bill that environmentalists say will deal a "mortal blow" to the already threatened Amazon region and open the door ... Read more...

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India allays Bangladesh’s Tipaimukh concerns


December 2nd, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Amid fresh concerns in Bangladesh over the Tipaimukh dam in Manipur, India Friday assured Dhaka that it will not take any steps on this ... Read more...

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Sumatran tiger kills 5-year-old in western Indonesia


November 7th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- A young girl was killed during the weekend when she was attacked by a Sumatran tiger while playing outside her house in western Indonesia, local media reported on ... Read more...

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Goa plans to revive 60 mines in sanctuary


October 29th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 29 (IANS) The Congress-led Goa government has given a controversial lease of life to more than 60 non-operational mines in the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, leaving environmentalists angry.The ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s garbage plant raises a stink


September 30th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) Chandigarh's reputation is taking a smelly beating. A lot of stink is being raised - environmentally and politically - over the city's experiment with a solid ... Read more...

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‘Save Himalayas, create separate ministry for region’


September 9th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) A separate ministry should be set up for the Himalayas, which face ecological threats like deforestation and increasing pollution, a group of environmentalists suggested Friday."The ... Read more...

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Tropical forest growth could worsen carbon dioxide problem


August 16th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, August 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the University of Cambridge, UK have reported that more trees may rather worsen the carbon dioxide problem the ... Read more...

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Court stays land allotment for Andhra power project (Lead, superseding earlier story)


June 23rd, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) In a setback to Andhra Pradesh government, the state high court Thursday stayed a government order allotting land to a thermal power project in Srikakulam district ... Read more...

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