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Latin America’s largest garbage dump closes (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's gigantic trash dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, considered Latin America's largest, has finally closed.The last truck to bring a load ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Five soldiers involved in Afghan Quran burning


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) US military investigators have concluded that five soldiers were involved in the burning of the holy Quran in Afghanistan last week, Xinhua reported.The soldiers removed the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Remains of some 9/11 victims ended up in landfill


March 1st, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS/EFE) Unidentified remains of some of the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sep 11, 2001, were burned and ultimately dumped in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Discarded X-mas cards can fuel 20 moon trips!


December 26th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Discarded Christmas cards and wrapping paper can fuel 20 moon trips by a double-decker bus and back -- the staggering equivalent of 18 million km. Imperial ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Turning old tyres into new rubber products


October 3rd, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 3 (IANS) Every year, a billion tyres are discarded worldwide following wear and tear, with the bulk going into landfills and placing a burden on the environment. But ... Read more...

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20 percent rise in hungry Britons


October 2nd, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 2 (IANS) Britain has seen a 20 percent increase in the past year alone in the number of people who cannot afford food, a media report said Sunday.FareShare, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

John Wheeler’s Death Mystery Deepens Despite New Clues


January 5th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The mystery surrounding the unexpected death of former Pentagon official and aide of former US president George W Bush, John P Wheeler III is deepening with ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

John Wheeler’s Death Mystery Remains Unsolved


January 4th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Cops in Delaware are probing the murder of a political veteran who was a close aide of former US president George Bush. 66 year old ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

New technology to recycle most challenging Christmas plastic wrapping


December 26th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): University of Warwick researchers have developed a new technology that could process 100 percent of Christmas and other household plastic instead of the tiny fraction that currently gets ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Buy-one-get-two free offers increase 4 times in a year


November 7th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 07 (ANI): With more competition brewing, it's a win-win situation for the customers as the buy-one-get-two-free supermarket offers have increased four times in a year.The deals follow the "bogof"-buy one ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Police Finds Prosthetic Leg After Wide Search, Believed To Be Zahra Clare Baker’s


October 28th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The police has been frantically searching for a 10 year old North Carolina girl Zahra Clare Baker, who suddenly disappeared early October. The law enforcement officials ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Magical’ process turns one kiwifruit into 100 bioplastic utensils!


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sept 3 (ANI): New Zealand researchers have performed a feat nothing less than magic, by converting one kiwifruit into 100 plastic spoons and sewage into electricity.Scion, a Crown research institute in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pregnant missing teen’s body found in a landfill


August 6th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Corona, Aug 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Police have discovered the remains of the 17-year-old pregnant teenager who went missing in May. Her remains were found just before police considered giving up the search ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Missing Teen’s Body Found Near A Califf Landfill


August 6th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 6, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The remains of a missing teenager have been discovered from a landfill near Califf, said the authorities on Thursday.The pregnant teenager Anyssia Katherine Escamilla, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

End of the road for vuvuzelas


July 11th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 11 (ANI): Vuvuzelas, the deafening plastic trumpets, which have attracted complaints from viewers and players alike at this year's FIFA World Cup in South Africa, have been banned from the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Possible Human Remains Found In 9/11 Debris


April 10th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri New York, Apr 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Anthropologists during a recent landfill at the Fresh Kills Parkland, witnessed human remains from the fateful incident of 9/11 attack that took a heavy ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Man Arrested In Somer Thompson Murder Case


March 27th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri DeyOrange Park, Florida, Mar 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Florida Police Department has finally been able to give some insight into the matter of the mysterious death of Somer Thompson, who ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Boat Made Of Plastic Bottles Embarks On A Voyage From America To Australia


March 25th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 25, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A boat made of 12,000 plastic bottles has begun to go on an expedition from San Francisco to Sydney. The mission of the boat is ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Brit women donate more than a ton of bras for recycling scheme!


March 10th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 10 (ANI): British women have donated more than a ton of bras in the first year of Hertsmere Borough Council's bra recycling scheme.Approximately 17,913 bras weighing just over one ... Read more...

Posted in World |

London Olympics site built on top of heavily contaminated ground, thin plastic sheet


February 14th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14(ANI): The entire Olympics site in London has reportedly been built on top of a thin plastic sheet laid at a depth of less than three feet to separate ... Read more...

Posted in World |

50,000 tonnes of dangerous waste found in Italy


December 23rd, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Taranto (Italy), Dec 23 (IANS/AKI) Italian police have uncovered 50,000 tonnes of dangerous waste, including cancer-causing asbestos, in a sprawling illegal landfill in the southern Puglia region. A formal complaint was filed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India should intervene in US court: Bhopal gas victims’ lawyer


December 17th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 17 (IANS) The Indian government should intervene in the ongoing litigation against Union Carbide in a New York court, a lawyer representing the Bhopal gas victims in the case ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Authorities Reluctant To Release The Cause Of Somer Thomson’s Death


October 24th, 2009 - 10:53 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Orange Park, Florida, Oct. 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The body of the child that had been found by the police on Wednesday has since then been identified to be that of ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Somer Thompson’s body found


October 22nd, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Orange Park, Oct 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The body of Somer Renee Thompson has been found. An amber alert was issued for her sometime back. The body was found in a landfill. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Body Of A Young Girl Found In Georgia During Somer Thompson Search


October 22nd, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Folkston, Georgia, Oct. 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) During the search of the missing Somer Thompson, the body of a young child has been found in a landfill in Georgia by the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Bird flu virus can survive in buried birds’ carcasses for 2yrs


June 12th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 12 (ANI): Bird flu virus can survive for up to two years in the carcasses of buried birds, according to a new study.Dr. Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, an environmental engineer at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ragpickers lose jobs as world tackles climate change


June 10th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 10 (IANS) Attempts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) are throwing ragpickers out of jobs, says the leader of an Indian ragpickers' union. They are not reducing ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fly ash, a source of fireproof concrete?


May 27th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 27 (IANS) Tens of millions of tonnes of fly ash, produced worldwide annually by coal fired power stations, could become a valuable source for fireproof concretes. Research by William Rickard ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bill Clinton’s solution to ‘Slumdog’ woes


April 20th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
New York, April 20 (ANI): Former US President Bill Clinton has said that it is necessary to confront and resolve 'Slumdog' realities in India.The 62-year-old had been reacting to drastic conditions ... Read more...

Posted in World |

A typical Brit uses 13k carrier bags in his lifetime


April 7th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 7 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that Britons use 13,000 carrier bags in their lifetime.The research conducted by British government has revealed that an average consumer uses more than ... Read more...

Posted in World |

On World Water Day, Delhi students re-discover Yamuna’s beauty


March 22nd, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) A clear blue Yamuna in Delhi... surprised? That's what a group of young enthusiasts discovered during a bus tour along stretches of the river on World Water ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Was Blago going to resign?


January 31st, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago, Jan. 31 (ANI): Rod Blagojevichs estranged father-in-law Ald. Dick Mell (33rd) has claimed that he contemplated resigning shortly before the Illinois Senate ousted him as governor. This is in total ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Plastic-eating bugs can save billions of waste bottles from landfill


September 20th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): Scientists at University College Dublin, Ireland have discovered that pseudomonas bacteria can convert the low-grade PET plastic used in drinks bottles into a more valuable and biodegradable ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Tap tap water, cap the bottled one, UK study says


July 25th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 25 (IANS) Indian tourists in Britain who often face smirks at eateries when they ask for tap water will now have the last laugh. A pollster now says ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Worldwide PC population surpasses 1bln mark


June 24th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): A research firm has revealed that the number of personal computers being used across the world has passed the one billion mark.Gartner Inc. says that markets ... Read more...

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