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Don’t recruit child soldiers: UNICEF


August 18th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for keeping child soldiers out of armed conflicts, citing latest reports that armed groups in northern Mali are ... Read more...

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Demand for natural colours escalates this Holi


March 7th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Keeping aside the usual bright synthetic colours, many are opting for the eco-friendly and chemical-free colours this Holi. Colours which are natural and do not ... Read more...

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Sea cucumbers could protect endangered corals


February 1st, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 1 (IANS) Tropical sea cucumbers could protect coral reefs from the devastating effects of climate change, a new finding says."We have found that sea cucumbers play a vital ... Read more...

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Delhi has high level of air pollutants


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Delhi has high levels of air pollutants and ozone and the latter has harmful impact on health and agricultural yield, a study revealed Wednesday.The Energy ... Read more...

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No sale of tobacco products in plastic pouches from March: Supreme Court


February 17th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Taking note of government's submission that 90 percent of oral cancer cases in the country are on account of chewing tobacco, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused ... Read more...

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Cars bigger culprits than planes in global warming


October 21st, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 21 (IANS) Travelling by car increases the earth's temperature more in the long run than covering the same distance by air, researchers say. However, in the short term, air travel ... 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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Madhya Pradesh farmers to have public hearing on soil health


October 5th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Indore, Oct 5 (IANS) Farmers in Bagli village of Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh will organise a public hearing on Oct 8 on the harmful impact of chemical fertilizers on soil.Several agriculture ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India to study impact of mobile towers on birds, bees


September 1st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) India will study the harmful impact of mobile phone towers on birds and bees, with the environment ministry constituting a committee that is also tasked with formulating ... 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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Greenpeace launches campaign on soil fertility


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Environmental organisation Greenpeace Tuesday launched a nationwide campaign seeking implementation of government policies to save the soil from the harmful impact of chemical fertilizers. The Living Soils ... Read more...

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The ‘eco-friendly’ ring: Lab-grown diamond uses engaged couple’s hair!


May 14th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 14 (ANI): It is both eco-friendly and romantic. Diamonds developed in the lab, with the hair of your beloved used as carbon source, may just be the right gem ... Read more...

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Babies unwittingly absorb toxic bisphenol the most


April 6th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) Many synthetic and packaging materials contain the hormonally active substance bisphenol A. Consequently, the substance can find its way into the food chain and the human organism. And ... Read more...

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Microbe’s toxic hunting habits could help curb massive fish kills


January 22nd, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 22 (ANI): A team of researchers from four universities has discovered that a microbe commonly found in waterways emits a poison not just to protect itself, but to stun and ... Read more...

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Night shift, overtime, shortened sleep ‘can raise heart disease risk’


November 18th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): Cops working in the night shift, putting in overtime and having short and disrupted sleep are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), primarily heart disease and stroke, ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh villagers being cautioned on climate change


November 16th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 16 (IANS) With the the global Copenhagen climate change summit just three weeks away, grassroots efforts are on to raise awareness among Madhya Pradesh tribals about the impact of climate ... Read more...

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1 in 3 teenage girls in UK has suffered sexual abuse by their boyfriends


September 1st, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 1 (ANI): One in three girls in their teens has been a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a boyfriend, while one in four has suffered violence in ... Read more...

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Want to relieve stress? Use grass spray


August 21st, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Are you feeling stressed? Have you ever wanted to bottle the green fresh aroma of a forest? Now you can as researchers have developed a new "eau de ... Read more...

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Women can better their performances by thinking about the positive


May 5th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Women can perform better in any task if they think about the positive things, suggests a study.Led by Indiana University expert Robert J. Rydell, the study has ... Read more...

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Ignoring stereotypes can help females excel in studies


May 4th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Want to excel in studies? Well, then, start thinking positive. That's the advice from researchers at Indiana University, who have found that women perform worse on math tasks ... Read more...

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World concerned over Qadeers acquittal, US demands assurance from Pak on scientists activities


February 7th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.7 (ANI): The Islamabad High Courts decision to set free scientist Dr. A.Q.Khan from the charges of nuclear proliferation has raised several eye-brows across the world, as well as fears ... Read more...

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Hillary concerned over Pak courts decision to free disgraced Dr. Khan


February 7th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has voiced concern about a Pakistani courts decision to free disgraced nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, who operated an alleged ... Read more...

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US objects to release of Pakistani nuclear scientist


February 7th, 2009 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (DPA) The release of Pakistan's leading atomic scientist who confessed to running a nuclear smuggling network would be "extremely regrettable", the US State Department said Friday.A Pakistani court Friday ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to assess impact of radioactive waste spillover


July 8th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 8 (IANS) Jharkhand will soon send a team of experts to villages located near the Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL) site in Jamshedpur to assess possible effects of radiation ... Read more...

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Greenpeace demonstrators protest at Delhis Auto Expo


January 10th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Greenpeace demonstrators highlighted the harmful impact of automobile emissions on global environment as the 'Auto Expo 2008' began here today. The demonstrators staged a peaceful protest outside ... Read more...

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