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Congress jealous of our success: Trinamool


January 5th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 5 (IANS) Slamming West Bengal minister and Congress leader Manas Bhuniya for hitting out at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Trinamool Congress Thursday said the Congress was ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

China’s transport authorities step up efforts to reduce emission


November 27th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) In response to the government's call to build a greener economy, China's transport authorities have taken a slew of measures to promote energy saving and emission ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Court approves demerger of Essar Shipping, Ports and Logistics


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 3 (IANS) Essar Shipping, Ports & Logistics Ltd (ESPLL) Thursday said the Gujarat High Court has approved its scheme for the demerger of its shipping, logistics and oilfield ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russia resumes oil deliveries to Belarus after price agreement


January 26th, 2011 - 1:52 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Russia on Tuesday announced the resuming of oil deliveries to Belarus after the two countries agreed on oil price, RIA Novosti reported.Russia's state-controlled oil pipeline monopoly Transneft ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China joins world’s elite offshore energy club


January 5th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 5 (ANI): China has become a part of the world's elite club of offshore oil producers following China National Offshore Oil Corporation's (CNOOC) announcement that its oil and natural gas ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Qatar May Be Overtaken By Australia In LNG Production


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australia was defeated by Qatar in the bid to host the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament. Getting approved to glory in this bid might elate the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Don’t blame greenhouse gas emissions on dairy cows


October 17th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Dairy industry is responsible for only about 2.0 percent of all US greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.The study, led by the University of Arkansas in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

First high-resolution maps of carbon trapped in tropical forests revealed


September 7th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 7 (ANI): Using satellite mapping, airborne-laser technology, and ground-based plot surveys, scientists have come out with the first high-resolution maps of carbon locked up in tropical forest vegetation and emitted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Russia stops foodgrain exports


August 15th, 2010 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscoow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has stopped the exports of foodgrains till the end of this year to cope up with the loss of agricultural harvest due to scorching heat wave ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Boffins developing ’smart’ metal to help you save on electric bills


July 18th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Maryland are developing a new "smart" metal that could help cool homes or refrigerate food 175 per cent more efficiently than current technology, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study shows “Cash for Clunkers” program highly beneficial for U.S. economy


April 30th, 2010 - 2:07 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – A study released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Thursday shows the “Cash for Clunkers” program met key goals of stimulating the economy and improving ... Read more...

Posted in Business, Politics |

Chandrayaan-1 instrument finds additional evidence of water activity on Moon


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Using data from a NASA radar that flew aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have detected ice deposits near the moon's north pole, which is additional evidence of water ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chandrayaan-I finds ice near Moon’s north pole


March 2nd, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 2 (IANS) Using data from a NASA radar that flew aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have detected ice deposits totalling at least an estimated 600 million metric ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

NASA radar finds ice deposits on the moon


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:05 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – NASA announced Monday that scientists used data from a radar to detect ice deposits near the moon’s north pole.NASA's Mini-SAR instrument, a lightweight, synthetic aperture radar, found ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Wal-Mart unveils huge greenhouse cuts


February 26th, 2010 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) Wal-Mart, the world's biggest company, Thursday announced it will cut 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its global supply chain by the end of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brazilian firm creates petrochemicals giant


January 23rd, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Jan 23 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian petrochemicals company Braskem has announced an agreement to acquire control of rival Quattor, a move aimed at creating one of the world's largest plastic resins producers. Braskem ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Arctic lands and oceans account for 25 percent of world’s net sink of CO2


October 15th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 15 (ANI): In a new study, ecologists estimate that Arctic lands and oceans are responsible for up to 25 percent of the global net sink of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Aquaculture accounts for 50 percent of fish consumed globally


September 8th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 8 (ANI): A new report by an international team of researchers has determined that aquaculture, once a fledgling industry, now accounts for 50 percent of the fish consumed globally.The findings ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India hoping for a fair agreement at Copenhagen summit: Ramesh


September 2nd, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 2 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh, said on Wednesday that India is looking forward to a fair and equitable agreement at Copenhagen meet on ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indian forests absorb 11% of annual greenhouse gas emissions: Jairam Ramesh


August 29th, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug. 29 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh, said on Saturday that about 11 per cent of the annual greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) is being absorbed ... Read more...

Posted in National |

President Obama Announces National Fuel Efficiency Policy


May 19th, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Obama today – for the first time in history – set in motion a new national policy aimed at both increasing fuel economy and reducing ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Methane on the rise after decade long stability


October 30th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Data from a worldwide NASA-funded measurement network has shown that the greenhouse gas methane is on the rise again, after a decade long period of stability. Methane ... Read more...

Posted in National |

US knowingly violating regulations by dumping e-waste in India


September 20th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 20 (ANI): A new report has proved that the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), US Governments environmental watchdog, has knowingly allowed toxic e-waste to be shipped to countries like India, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kazakhs seek new oil and gas export routes to Europe


May 29th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): Kazakhstan will seek new routes to Europe for its oil and gas exports as Central Asia's biggest energy producer raises shipments. This was stated by Kazakhstans ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN warns of looming food crisis in North Korea


April 16th, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by admin
DPA Bangkok, April 16 (DPA) The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) warned Wednesday of a looming food crisis in North Korea because of a poor harvest and escalating food prices. "The food ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistanis get democracy, but have no roti


April 10th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 10 (ANI): Wheat production in Pakistan is likely to plummet as farmers will be cultivating less of the grain after fertilizers cost soared in that country.According to the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Qatar Petroleum International, Sinopec to build ethylene plant in China


March 23rd, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by admin
Nicosia, Mar 22 (ANI): Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) and China's Sinopec have signed a memorandum of understanding for construction of an ethylene plant with the capacity to produce between 700,000 and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Qatar Petroleum International, Sinopec agree to build ethylene plant in China


March 23rd, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by admin
By Y Solomou Nicosia, Mar 23 (ANI): Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China's Sinopec concerning the construction in China of an ethylene plant with the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Volcanic eruption in Deccan plateau may have caused dino extinction


March 21st, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin
London, March 21 (ANI): A new research in the Deccan Traps in India, has suggested that the mass extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period may have ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Growth in China’s CO2 emissions is far outpacing previous estimates


March 11th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 11 (ANI): A new analysis by economists has shown that the growth in China's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is far outpacing previous estimates, making the goal of stabilizing atmospheric greenhouse ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New environmentally friendly technology may revolutionize ethylene production


February 6th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new environmentally friendly technology that may transform the production of the world's most universally ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ships are a major source of global warming pollutants


January 1st, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 1 (ANI): Scientists have said that ships are adding to global warming in a big way because they are a major source of pollutants like carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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