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Discovery Channel to air 10-part series on coal


September 8th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) At a time when coal is dominating the political discourse in India, a 10-part Discovery Channel television series titled "Coal" premieres Sunday.A Discovery Networks Asia ... Read more...

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Shrinking ice sheet may free methane reserves


August 30th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Billons of tonnes of the potent greenhouse gas methane locked beneath the Antarctic ice sheet could be released into the atmosphere if enough of the ice ... Read more...

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Ancient global warming turned earth an inferno


November 18th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) The largest study yet of the Permian-Triassic mass extinction, or the Great Dying, ties it to catastrophic greenhouse gas emissions.According to new research, staggering quantities of ... Read more...

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Struggle to rescue 22 trapped miners in China


November 11th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 11 (IANS) A day after 43 miners were trapped underground following a gas leak in a coal mine in southwest China's Yunnan Province, hundreds of rescuers were still ... Read more...

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20 dead in China coal mine gas leak


November 10th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 10 (IANS) At least 20 miners died and 23 others were trapped after a coal-mine gas leak accident occurred in China's southwest province of Yunnan Thursday, Xinhua reported. ... Read more...

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Mexican scientists focus on producing biofuels from trash


April 15th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 15 (IANS/EFE) Mexican scientists are developing a bio-refinery that will convert organic waste into hydrogen, natural gas and substrates used in industry, said the Center for Advanced ... Read more...

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Pakistan mine blast toll rises to 45


March 21st, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 21 (IANS) The toll in a coal mine explosion in southwest Pakistan's Balochistan province rose to 45 Monday, a minister said, as hopes of finding any survivors faded.At ... Read more...

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Toll in Pakistan mine blast rises to 24


March 21st, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 21 (IANS) The toll in a coal mine explosion in southwest Pakistan's Balochistan province rose to 24 Monday, an official said.At least 52 miners were present in the ... Read more...

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19 workers die in Balochistan coalmine blast, 32 still trapped inside mine


March 21st, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Quetta, Mar 21(ANI): At least 19 mineworkers were killed and 32 others trapped when an explosion rocked a coalmine at Sorenj in Balochistan on Sunday.Sources, however, said that while bodies of only ... Read more...

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Dozens feared killed after coal mine blasts in western Pakistan


March 20th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by BNO News
QUETTA, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Dozens of miners are feared to have been killed after three large gas explosions at a coal mine in western Pakistan on Sunday morning, officials said.The three ... Read more...

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Soon, liquid biofuels to be produced from brewery waste


February 28th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Cornell scientists are hoping to use brewery waste to produce liquid biofuels and other useful products.They have gained new insight into how efficiently the microbes in large bioreactors ... Read more...

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20 killed in Colombia mine blast


January 27th, 2011 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Jan 27 (IANS/EFE) At least 20 miners were killed and six injured in a gas explosion inside a coal mine in Colombia, an official said. The blast occurred Wednesday at the ... Read more...

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Freshwater methane emission changes greenhouse gas equation


January 7th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Greenhouse gas uptake by continents is less than previously thought because of methane emissions from freshwater areas, to newly released data by an international team of scientists.John Downing ... Read more...

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Bizarre feed supplement could cut greenhouse emissions by gassy cows


September 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): An unusual feed supplement could soon put an end to cow belches, a major source of greenhouse gases.A Penn State dairy scientist conducted a series of laboratory experiments ... Read more...

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Poo-Powered Car In Bristol


August 8th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 8, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Herbie is passé now. The new rage on the streets of Bristol is the poo-powered Volkswagen. This car is entirely powered by methane ... Read more...

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Poo-powered car Bio-Bug hits the roads


August 8th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bristol, Aug 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Car users in the future can bid goodbye to the spiraling petrol prices, as a recycling company in Bristol has come to their rescue.The Bristol-based company ... Read more...

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A Volkswagen Beetle Convertible That Runs On Human Poo


August 8th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Bristol, Aug 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a bizarre development a company based in Bristol has modified a Beetle convertible car to use human waste as its fuel! The car is ... Read more...

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‘Poo-powered’ car hits Bristol streets


August 6th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): A 'poo-powered' VW Beetle has started to make its way through the streets of Bristol in a bid to encourage sustainable motoring.The Bio-Bug is powered by methane gas, ... Read more...

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Coriander, turmeric key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions


July 6th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): Curry spices such as coriander and turmeric could help cut down greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study.Research reveals that curry spices can reduce the amount of ... Read more...

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Advance made towards identifying organic molecules on Titan


June 30th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): An experiment, conducted by researchers at the University of Arizona, is helping scientists identify the organic molecules that might exist on Saturn's moon Titan.Earth and Titan are the ... Read more...

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Three killed in US natural gas line explosion


June 8th, 2010 - 6:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) At least three people were killed and six injured while 10 others went missing after a powerful explosion in a natural gas line in Texas state, media reports ... Read more...

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Cow poo may soon power computers!


May 25th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Cow manure may soon be used as a source of energy to power data centers or Internet in the future.Hewlett-Packard has released a study called "Design of Farm ... Read more...

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Measuring methane may give clue to size of Gulf oil spill


May 24th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 24 (ANI): A geochemist has said that the extent of oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico can be measured by determining the dissolved methane gas drifting around it.David Valentine ... Read more...

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Injuries reported after explosion at coal mine in northern Turkey


May 17th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by BNO News
ANKARA, TURKEY (BNO NEWS) - At least several people were injured after an explosion at a coal mine in northern Turkey on Monday, CNN Turk reported.The blast occurred at the Karadon mine ... 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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Toll in Russian mine blasts climbs to 60


May 12th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 12 (DPA) Four days after twin methane gas explosions tore through a Siberian coal mine, the deaths in the accident have risen to at least 60, the Interfax news agency ... Read more...

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New biogas technology can save thousands of lives


April 26th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Many lives that are lost due to indoor air pollution caused by cooking with wood, dung, coal and crop waste could be saved with new biogas technology, say ... Read more...

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Death toll from Brazil mudslides climbs to 223


April 11th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 11 (IANS/EFE) The number of deaths from mudslides in Rio de Janeiro state has climbed to 223, even as emergency workers continued to search for more bodies buried ... Read more...

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US announces probe into mine blast; toll reaches 29


April 11th, 2010 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (DPA) US President Barack Obama vowed the government would conduct a thorough investigation of the country's worst mining accident in decades after the bodies of four missing US ... Read more...

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Mining Disaster At Montcoal In West Virginia (W.Va.) An Extremely Deadly One


April 9th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 9, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Twenty-five people have lost their lives in what is being referred to as the most fatal mining tragedy in the history of America. This has ... Read more...

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New estimates value Essar gas reserves at $4 billion


March 5th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) The Ruias-led energy major Essar Oil Friday said its coal-bed methane blocks actually contain about seven trillion cubic feet (tcf) of recoverable gas, over twice than earlier estimates, ... Read more...

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Methane leak from Arctic Shelf may be much larger and faster than anticipated


March 5th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): An international team of scientists has found that the permafrost under the East Siberian Arctic Shelf, long thought to be an impermeable barrier sealing in methane, is perforated ... Read more...

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17 killed in Turkey coal mine blast


February 24th, 2010 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Feb 24 (IANS) Seventeen people were killed in a gas explosion in a coal mine in northwest Turkey, Xinhua reported quoting Turkish news agency Anatolia. The incident occurred Tuesday when a methane ... Read more...

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Trees can act as giant methane chimneys


February 17th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that trees can act like chimneys, moving methane gas produced by soil microbes up through roots, stems and leaves before releasing it into ... Read more...

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Coal mine blast kills nine in Pakistan


January 3rd, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 3 (DPA) An underground explosion in a coal mine in Pakistan's south-western Balochistan province killed nine people, a media report said Sunday. The blast ripped through a gas-filled mine Saturday at ... Read more...

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