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Northeast states need uniform power policy: NEEPCO chief


July 31st, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 31 (IANS) State-owned North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) chief and managing director I.P. Barooah Saturday advocated a uniform power policy for the eight northeastern states. "The region must think ... Read more...

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Black carbon ‘contributes’ to global warming


July 30th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): A researcher has found that black carbon that emanates from diesel engine exhaust and cooking fires contributes towards global warming.Increasing the ratio of black carbon to sulphate in ... Read more...

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Gwyneth Paltrow calls for reduction in oil use


July 2nd, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 02 (ANI): American actress Gwyneth Paltrow is inspiring people to become more eco-friendly following the Gulf Coast oil spill.Paltrow is angry with the thousands of gallons of crude that spewed ... Read more...

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Membrane to cut carbon dioxide emission from coal power units


June 17th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 17 (IANS) High-tech cling wraps that filter out carbon dioxide (CO2) from waste gases can help save the world, says the researcher who developed the technology. The membranes can be fitted ... Read more...

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Eat less meat to tackle climate change: UN panel


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) Eating meat causes environmental degradation and the world population needs to become vegetarian to tackle climate change, says a UN panel. Experts believe that the greatest cause of ... Read more...

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Indians buying more cars, pushing up gas prices: Obama


May 14th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 14 (IANS) US President Barack Obama is asking auto-loving Americans to use public transportation more as the fact that Indians and Chinese are buying more cars would ... 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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New pressure-cooking technique converts algae into cheap biofuel


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Millennia-long crude-oil-making processes may soon be replaced by heating microalgae in a pressure cooker, fast-forwarding the procedure to mere minutes, according to a American new study.University of ... Read more...

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Pressure-cooking algae into a better biofuel


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Heating and squishing microalgae in a pressure-cooker can fast-forward the crude-oil-making process from millennia to minutes, a study has revealed. University of Michigan (U-M) researchers are working to understand ... Read more...

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India’s fuel subsidies don’t help poor, says expert


April 23rd, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) India's fuel subsidies don't actually help poor households but instead benefit those who can afford to own vehicles and electrical appliances, according to a leading expert. "When the price ... Read more...

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BRIC leaders commit to develop, provide clean energy


April 16th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinBrasilia (Brazil), Apr.16 (ANI): Leaders of Brazil. Russia, India and China (BRIC) on Thursday said that they recognized that energy is an essential resource for improving the standard of ... Read more...

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New epoch in Earth’s history might see sixth largest mass extinction


April 15th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A team of scientists has suggested that the Earth might be on the threshold of entering a new geological epoch, which might include the sixth largest mass extinction ... Read more...

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General Motors looks to run vehicles on biodiesel


April 12th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 12 (IANS) General Motors India has signed an agreement with the Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research Institute (CSMCRI) and the US Department of Energy to develop and supply biodiesel ... Read more...

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Have we stepped into devastating age of geological time?


April 5th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Scientists suggest that human activity, including stunning population growth, sprawling megacities and increased use of fossil fuels, has changed Earth to such an extent that it is entering ... Read more...

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Bettany having nightmares with ‘Legion’ posters (With Image)


March 9th, 2010 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 9 (IANS) Hollywood actor Paul Bettany has revealed he is having a nightmare with the publicity drive behind his latest movie "Legion". Bettany says he gets embarrassed when he takes ... Read more...

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‘Green fuels’ cause more harm to the environment than fossil fuels


March 1st, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 1 (ANI): A new study by the British government has determined that using fossil fuel in vehicles is better for the environment than so-called green fuels made from crops.According to ... Read more...

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Obama grants $8 billion to build nuclear reactors


February 17th, 2010 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Tuesday announced $8 billion worth of loan guarantees to build the country's first new nuclear reactors in three decades. The loan will go towards ... Read more...

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Clean energy, nuclear power get money in Obama’s 2011 budget


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (DPA) President Barack Obama expects lawmakers to approve reductions in US greenhouse-gas emissions and is pushing for more investments in clean energy and nuclear power, according to the ... Read more...

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Could waste be a source of our energy requirements?


February 1st, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Scientists are trying to find answers to one of the most challenging problems existing today -- generating energy without worsening climate change or harming food output. Researchers are investigating ... Read more...

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Trees, grass can be used to generate renewable energy


January 27th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Southampton (UK), Jan.27 (ANI): A unique 1.1 million pound research project is investigating how coppiced trees and grass crops can be used both to generate renewable energy and to trap carbon in ... Read more...

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Move towards renewable energy a must: Pachauri


January 21st, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) For the sake of economics, energy security and the environment, a move towards renewable energy is a must, head of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Rajendra ... Read more...

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Make solar mission priority national endeavour: PM (Lead)


January 11th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India's mission to launch 20,000 MW through solar power by 2022 was launched here Monday by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who said the target was "ambitious" ... Read more...

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Solar mission goal may be scaled down 80 percent


January 8th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The goal of India's solar energy mission to produce 20,000 MW of power from the sun by 2022 may be reduced by as much as 80 percent ... Read more...

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Climate change far worse than thought before


January 3rd, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Global alarm over climate change and its effects has risen manifold after the 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Since ... Read more...

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French constitutional body nixes carbon tax


December 30th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 30 (DPA) France's Constitutional Council ruled that a planned carbon tax cannot come into force as it includes too many exemptions. The tax, which was planned to enter into effect Jan ... Read more...

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Businesses To Report Emission Of Greenhouse Gases, Including Sulfur Hexafluoride


December 26th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri DeyDec. 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The latest step in fighting global warming has been taken. The Consumers Energy and a number of other industries have been asked by the United States ... Read more...

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Moderate warming threatens polar ice sheet


December 17th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) Polar ice sheets are vulnerable to large-scale melting even under moderate warming conditions, according to a report by Princeton and Harvard scientists. Such melting, triggered by two more degrees ... Read more...

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Scientists conjure fuel out of carbon emissions


December 11th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) Scientists have done the unimaginable -- converting carbon-dioxide (CO2) into vehicular fuel that could also slash global warming. University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have modified a cyanobacterium ... Read more...

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New power plant can provide electricity with zero CO2 emissions


December 4th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 4 (ANI): A new type of natural-gas electric power plant proposed by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) researchers could provide electricity with zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to the atmosphere.Postdoctoral ... Read more...

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Deal in Copenhagen likely, India under more pressure: Pachauri


December 1st, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Thanks to recent announcements by the US and China, there may be a deal at this month's Copenhagen climate summit, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ... Read more...

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Do not expect much from Copenhagen conference: Shyam Saran


November 30th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) India should not expect much from the Copenhagen conference on climate change as it is more about the defence of national economic interests, the prime minister's special ... Read more...

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CO2 emissions from fossil fuels has more than tripled in this decade


November 25th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): In a new report, an international consortium of scientists have painted a bleak picture of the Earth's future, by revealing that the annual rate of increase in carbon ... Read more...

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Greenpeace welcomes India’s ambitious solar energy plan


November 23rd, 2009 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Greenpeace has welcomed the Indian government's ambitious solar energy plan - the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), which was released Monday, ahead of the climate summit ... Read more...

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Rahul Bose slams developed nations for climate change


November 22nd, 2009 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Bollywood actor-activist Rahul Bose has slammed developed countries for preaching to developing nations to reduce "the use of energy sources" in order to cut down on "greenhouse ... Read more...

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CO2 emissions caused by humans rise 2 percent despite global financial crisis


November 19th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 19 (ANI): A new research has determined that despite the economic effects of the global financial crisis (GFC), carbon dioxide emissions from human activities rose 2 per cent in 2008 ... Read more...

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