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Global CO2 emissions continue to soar


July 20th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main cause of global warming, increased by three percent last year, reaching an all-time high of 34 billion tonnes ... Read more...

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Ban toxic imports, SC tells government (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed the government to ban the import of toxic wastes which had been identified and declared hazardous under an international convention.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Slowdown temporary: Montek


January 6th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 6 (IANS) Holding that the current economic slowdown would be in the "short term", Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Friday said India could be the world's ... Read more...

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At Durban, Kyoto Protocol gets extension


December 11th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 11 (IANS) Despite efforts by rich countries to junk the Kyoto Protocol after 2012, when its first term ends, the poor counties had their say at the UN ... Read more...

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Eurozone crisis may cloud Durban climate talks


November 13th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Ahead of the Durban climate change talks beginning Nov 28, experts are worried that Eurozone crisis may curtail the billions of dollars of funding from ... Read more...

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Pope urges G-20 to resolve economic crisis


November 3rd, 2011 - 6:20 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Nov 3 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI has urged the world's most industrialised countries to resolve the problems that has plunged much of the globe into an economic crisis.Leaders ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brazil urges quick action on economic crisis


October 26th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 26 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has called on leaders in industrialised countries to take swift action to tackle the economic crisis that has hit the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Might of powerful nations cannot prevail: Sri Lanka


September 24th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called upon the UN to build a more equal international order, saying that "the might of powerful nations cannot ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India can have third largest GDP by 2025: PM (Lead)


August 22nd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) India could have the world's third largest GDP by 2025 if the country maintained its present growth rate, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday while ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mexico girds up to deal with market turmoil, US slowdown


August 11th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) Mexico can draw on more than $200 billion as it prepares to cope with current market turmoil and insulate its economy from external shocks, Finance ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Breast-feeding babies staves off asthma risk


July 22nd, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Breast-feeding a baby for six months post birth can stave off their risk of developing asthma-related symptoms in early childhood, says a scientific study.The study looked ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Give healthcare tax cuts, boost India’s medical tourism’


June 12th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) An Indian American doctor has suggested that India offer special tax exemptions to its healthcare industry to capitalise on a potentially $100 billion opportunity offered by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UN to mark day commemorating peacekeepers


May 27th, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 27 (IANS) The ninth annual international day will serve as an opportunity to highlight the work of UN peacekeeping forces around the world, while commemorating ... Read more...

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Pakistan was world’s 8th largest asylum-seeker in 2010


April 1st, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, April 1(ANI): More than 10,000 Pakistani nationals applied for asylum in 44 countries last year, making Pakistan the eighth largest asylum-seeker in industrialised nations, according to a report of the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Rich nations asked to transfer green techniques


February 5th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) "It is imperative that industrialised countries transfer clean technologies to developing countries at low cost or no cost," Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said here Saturday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Jairam Ramesh, activists differ over India’s Cancun gains


December 12th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Even as Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh feels that "India's interests had been fully protected" at the just-concluded climate summit in Cancun, environmentalists were left unimpressed.The UN climate ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

No commitments in Cancun Agreement, India’s interests ‘protected’ (Second Lead)


December 11th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 11 (IANS) The UN climate summit reached the Cancun Agreement here early Saturday - but there was no mention of the extent to which industrialised countries would ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India moves to break deadlock in Cancun, activists unhappy (Lead)


December 9th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun/New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) In a radical departure in stance, India has proposed a "binding commitment under appropriate legal form" to tackle climate change. But Environment Minister Jairam ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Small farmers hold big key to solving global warming


December 7th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 7 (IANS) Most of the world's 500 million small farmers who own two hectares or less of land use traditional cropping methods which are more eco-friendly. They ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Equity key to climate change negotiations: Ramesh


December 7th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Even as the climate change talks at Cancun are stuck over issues between industrialised and developing countries, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said equity was the key ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Old quarrels threaten new gains in climate change fight


December 6th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 6 (IANS) Old arguments between industrialised and developing countries threaten to derail new gains in the attempt to tackle global warming as the annual UN climate conference ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Don’t accept international scrutiny of climate change steps’


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) India should not accept international scrutiny of domestic climate change measures as it will be counter-productive, ultimately leading to removal of distinction between developed and developing nations, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UN climate change conference to begin in Cancun Monday


November 29th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Cancun (Mexico), Nov 29 (IANS) The UN Climate Change Conference begins in Cancun Monday, where leaders of 194 countries would discuss their future commitments to reduce emissions and take action against climate ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Oysters could disappear in next 100 years due to ‘acidic oceans’


November 7th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7 (ANI): Oysters and mussels could disappear over the next century because the oceans are becoming increasingly acidic.Dr John Baxter, the co-editor of an international report into the acidification of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India plays mediator at biodiversity summit


October 25th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 25 (IANS) Indian government delegates at the UN biodiversity summit here have taken on the role of consensus builders as negotiators from 192 countries started the second ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Quicken developing scientific knowledge, says PM (Lead)


October 19th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday urged developing countries to put science on a pedestal and also stressed the need for collaboration among scientific communities of these countries.He ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New babies come online before they’re even born: survey


October 9th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): Rushing to the hospital to see your best friend's newborn baby is a thing of the past, for now most people are using something far more convenient ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

International tourism recovers in early 2010


June 29th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 29 (DPA) International tourism grew by seven percent to more than 258 million arrivals in the first four months of 2010, up from the corresponding period in 2009, the Madrid-based ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

G20 concedes emerging economies’ demand to resist protectionism


June 28th, 2010 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Toronto, June 28 (IANS) The G20 leaders Sunday pledged to fight protectionism and promote free flow of trade, investment and professionals, respecting the demand by emerging economies like India, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UN announces environment education programme for students


June 24th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) In order to spread awareness about the environment and develop young leaders in the field, the United Nations Thursday announced a global environment educational programme for students. The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Climate treaty virtually written off this year


June 9th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 9 (IANS) Delegates from many of the 194 countries gathered here to prepare for the next climate summit in Mexico this November Wednesday virtually wrote off the chances ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Talks won’t arrest global warming in next decade: UN climate chief


June 7th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 7 (IANS) The ongoing global climate negotiations will not lead to "adequate mitigation targets" to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades, but will eventually do so, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Caffeine cuts down mistakes made by shift workers


May 12th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Caffeine can help those working in shifts to make fewer errors, according to a new study. The findings have implications for health workers and for any industry relying ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Caffeine helps reduce mistakes made by shift workers


May 12th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (AN): A shot of caffeine can reduce mistakes made by drowsy shift workers, says a new study.The study by Cochrane researchers has implications for health workers and for any ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More divisive voices expected as UN climate talks resume in Bonn


April 9th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Bonn (Germany), Apr.9 (ANI): More divisive voices are expected to surface during the first round of UN climate talks, which open here from Friday, almost four months after the failed Copenhagen Summit.Developing ... Read more...

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