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Iran eyes South African energy market

March 4th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 4 (IANS) Iran is keen to invest in the South African energy market, Energy Minister Majid Namjou said Sunday. Namjou was speaking with his South African counterpart Dipuo ... Read more...

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US gives aid for hydroelectric dams in Pakistan

August 20th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) The US has provided funds to Pakistan to complete construction of two hydroelectric dam projects in the country, a media report said Saturday.The US assistance is ... Read more...

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China to build four super dams on Jinsha river

June 22nd, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) China is building four hydroelectric dams with a generating capacity double that of the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest power station in terms of installed ... Read more...

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Chinese firm to build hydro-power plants in Honduras

September 10th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, Sep 10 (IANS/EFE) The Honduran government and Chinese company Sinohydro have signed an agreement to begin construction next year of three dams on the Patuca river to generate electricity up to ... Read more...

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Pak floods have hit infrastructure, weakened democracy, pressurised Army: Report

August 27th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.27 (ANI): The destruction caused by the devastating floods in Pakistan have not only left hundreds of people killed and thousands homeless, but it has also broken the back ... Read more...

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“Green” energy boom destroys tribes: New report

August 9th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.9 (ANI): To mark the UN Day of Indigenous People, Survival International has released a new report highlighting the devastating impact on tribal people of a massive boom in dam-building for ... Read more...

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Hekla: Europe’s 9th Most Dangerous Volcano Erupts! or Did It?

April 20th, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Iceland was first settled in the ninth century by Vikings. It quickly became known as "The land of fire and ice" because of the volcanoes and ... Read more...

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New acoustic telemetry system helps explain salmon migration

January 10th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 10 (ANI): A new acoustic telemetry system is helping to explain salmon migration, by tracking the migration of juvenile salmon using one-tenth as many fish as comparable methods.The Juvenile Salmon ... Read more...

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Brazil emerges from the blackout

November 11th, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rio De Janeiro, Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Brazil suffered a major power outage that lasted for hours on end, and its major cities and nine states bore the brunt of it. ... Read more...

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Hugo Chavez’s three-minute shower formula to conserve water

October 23rd, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): In a bid to cope up with the water shortage in Venezuela, Hugo Chavez has advised his fellow countrymen to limit their daily baths to three minutes, saying ... Read more...

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New monkey discovered in remote region in Brazil

July 8th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced the discovery of a new monkey in a remote region of the Amazon in Brazil.The monkey is related to saddleback tamarins, ... Read more...

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Chinese earthquake may have been man-made: Experts

February 3rd, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb.3 (ANI): An earthquake that killed at least 80,000 people in Sichuan last year may have been triggered by an enormous dam just miles from the epicenter, The Telegraph reports. The ... Read more...

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Top 7 promising alternative energies

January 15th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): A new study has listed the most promising types of alternative energies, based on their total ecological footprint and their benefit to human health.According to a report ... Read more...

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Small hydroelectric dams are not so eco-friendly as previously believed

August 13th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 13 (ANI): Environmental activists in Brazil have warned that the combined impacts of numerous small hydroelectric dams in one river basin can be at least as harmful as one ... Read more...

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