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‘Recycling’ ATM gives cash for old mobile phones


September 18th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) A recycling ATM offers gadget freaks the option to trade in their discarded mobile phones for cash, rather than dumping them when they go in for ... Read more...

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Bangalore administration urged to involve people


September 5th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 5 (IANS) With Bangalore's garbage mess adding to its many woes, the city's civic administration and the Karnataka government were Wednesday urged by a trade body to involve ... Read more...

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Garbage-free Bangalore by Monday, promise authorities


September 2nd, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 2 (IANS) The BJP-ruled Bangalore civic administration has promised to rid country's IT hub from thousands of tonnes of overflowing garbage by Monday but doubts persist as its ... Read more...

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BJP struggles as ‘garden city’ becomes ‘garbage city’ (Karnataka Newsletter)


August 31st, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 31 (IANS) As the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) first chief minister in Karnataka B.S. Yeddyurappa and scores of legislators battle cases against them related to what has ... Read more...

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Information about Memorial Day closings


May 28th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Numerous businesses all over the US will be closed today, Monday 28th, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. All non emergency local and federal offices, ... Read more...

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Richards urges fans to give up plastic bottles


December 27th, 2011 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Actress Denise Richards is urging fans to "go green". She has asked her fans to give up plastic bottles in 2012."It's a great time to start ... Read more...

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South Africa uses metro to carry waste to landfills


November 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
East London (South Africa), Nov 6 (IANS) A metro train system in South Africa is helping in the fight against climate change by carrying waste to landfill sites on trains ... Read more...

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Making waste management fun, Bangalore style (Feature)


November 4th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 4 (IANS) Trust Bangaloreans not to waste an opportunity to turn any effort into fun and a 'habba' (festival). Groups of residents of the IT hub are out ... Read more...

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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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Miller, Parker donates shoes to charity


August 17th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Actresses Sienna Miller and Sarah Jessica Parker have donated shoes to a charity called the Small Steps Project, run by former celebrity journalist Amy Hanson.The ... Read more...

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Qantas planning ‘green’ planes that will fly using ‘rubbish’ as fuel


January 4th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 4 (ANI): Qantas is planning to use rubbish in an effort to power the airline's fleet with greener fuel, for which it will build a biofuel plant in Sydney.The airline ... Read more...

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Oil Spill Boom Being Recycled to Create Chevy Volt


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:13 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) General Motors is literally making history with it's innovative methods for using the oil soaked booms which were used during the Gulf Oil Spill crisis, and using them ... Read more...

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GM all set to use oil spill boom material in the Chevy Volt


December 21st, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Orleans, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) General Motors have found a new use for the plastic materials that was used to trap some of the oil in the Gulf.Shortly after an ... Read more...

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Cement-like substance could help the environment


November 21st, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): A scientist has developed a cement-like substance that could help with stormwater management while potentially keeping millions of plastic bottles out of landfills.An assistant professor of civil and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

S.African artists, designers to reinvent Vuvuzelas as earrings


November 10th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.10 (ANI): The much reviled and controversial plastic horns that were the highlight of this year's football World Cup, Vuvuzela, are likely to be reinvented as earrings. A panel of South ... Read more...

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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...

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Chinese environment reviews on polluting industries are of ‘low quality’


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): A document published on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), have revealed that 48 of the 282 construction projects were of 'relatively low ... Read more...

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New York City opens second municipal asphalt plant in Queens


May 25th, 2010 - 2:19 am ICT by BNO News
QUEENS, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – A new asphalt plant located in Queens started operations with the objective of making road and pothole repairs more efficient, less expensive and more environmentally friendly, ... Read more...

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World’s first sustainable system that converts pet poop into useful soil


May 14th, 2010 - 2:07 am ICT by BNO News
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) – Lawrence Green, CEO of Bokashicycle, announced Thursday that the world’s first sustainable system that converts “pet poop” into useful soil will be presented in late May.The BokashiPetCycle ... Read more...

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Sheila Dikshit launches e-waste disposal system


April 5th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday launched an e-waste disposal system by distributing e-waste bins which will be installed in various places across the capital, as well ... Read more...

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Waste could generate up to 7 percent of electricity in Spain


February 24th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): In a new study, scientists from the University of Zaragoza have suggested that waste could generate up to 7 percent of electricity in Spain.The researchers, from the University ... Read more...

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Discarded “boob tubes” could cause big pollution problems


February 21st, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Scientists warn that toxic glass from old-style television sets and computer monitors, popularly known as "boob tubes", could end up polluting landfills if new uses for them are ... Read more...

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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...

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Hong Kong people dump billions fewer plastic bags


November 25th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Nov 25 (DPA) Four billion fewer plastic bags a year are being thrown out with the rubbish by Hong Kong people as the city's environmental consciousness grows, officials said Wednesday. A ... Read more...

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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...

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Workshop on use of textiles in agriculture to begin today


September 18th, 2009 - 10:45 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 18 (ANI): The Ministry of Textiles and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will jointly organise a workshop on use of textiles in agriculture here ... Read more...

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Workshop in Delhi on use of textiles in agriculture


September 17th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 17 (ANI): The Ministry of Textiles and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will jointly organise a workshop on use of textiles in agriculture here ... Read more...

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New eco-friendly waste management facility unveiled in UAE


September 6th, 2009 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 6 (IANS) A new environmentally sustainable waste management facility to process waste generated from construction activities has been unveiled in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), WAM news agency reported ... Read more...

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Delhi is top solid waste producer: Study


August 23rd, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Delhi is the highest municipal solid waste producer in the country followed by Mumbai, according to a survey by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and ... Read more...

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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...

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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 |

Agricultural burning, forest fires impact Arctic melting


May 27th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Large-scale agricultural burning in Russia, Kazakhstan, China, US, Canada and Ukraine is having a much greater impact on the melting of Arctic ice than previously suspected, according to ... Read more...

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“Self- healing” plastic may facilitate recycling of e-waste


April 27th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Scientists in The Netherlands are reporting development of a new plastic with a "self-healing polymer" that has potential for use in the first easy-to-recycle computer circuit boards, electrical ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Celebrities Go Green


March 5th, 2009 - 1:31 am ICT by GD
If you thought blonds could only star in jokes, think again. Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian are the stars in the Green movement.Cameron Diaz is already driving a hybrid car ... Read more...

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Now, gas from human waste for Canadian homes


July 22nd, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, July 22 (IANS) Residents of the North Shore area in this Canadian city will be using gas from human waste to burn their furnaces and heat water, one of the first ... Read more...

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