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Exposure to PCBs worsens asthma symptoms


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Children exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), used in a range of industrial products, could aggravate their asthma symptoms, new research suggests.PCBs were regularly used between ... Read more...

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Sikkim aims to become ‘fully organic’ by 2015 (With Images)


August 20th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Aug 20 (IANS) Sikkim, which started eco-friendly farming from a small area of land about a decade ago, is set to become a fully organic state by 2015, a ... Read more...

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Sikkim aims to become ‘fully organic’ by 2015 (With Images)


August 20th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Aug 20 (IANS) Sikkim, which started eco-friendly farming from a small area of land about a decade ago, is set to become a fully organic state by 2015, a ... Read more...

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Brazilian agribusiness faces shrinking global demand


August 8th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 8 (IANS/EFE) Production in Brazil's agri-industrial sector fell 3.9 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period of 2011, a statistics ... Read more...

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At $35 a kg, Assamese man’s organic tea takes foreign markets by storm (Business Feature - With Image)


June 26th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Lakhimpur (Assam), June 26 (IANS) Gobin Hazarika is a one-man army. Not in a battlefield, but in a tea garden in Assam, whose owner as well as worker is the ... Read more...

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‘Suspect’ in bee colony deaths found


June 9th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) A parasitic mite that is killing honey bee colonies around the world through a virus has been identified, a media report said.Bee populations have been falling ... Read more...

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SC chides government over Bhopal’s toxic waste


May 28th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday chided the central government for not doing anything for disposing off toxic waste for 28 years since the 1984 Bhopal gas ... Read more...

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Mango exports from Pakistan goes down


May 26th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) Exports of mangoes from Pakistan will suffer this year as production has been low compared to last year.Pakistan annually produces 1.7-1.8 million tonnes of mangoes. But ... Read more...

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Banned pesticides: Court wants report by Aug 17


May 1st, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed an experts' committee to submit a report by Aug 17 containing guidelines to prevent the rampant use of banned ... Read more...

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Chemicals in plastics, make-up latest cause of diabetes


April 13th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) Chemicals called phthalates in plastics, cosmetics and toys are the latest reasons why one may have higher chances of developing diabetes, a study reveals.A study in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

China Railways carry 453 mn passengers Jan-March


April 8th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 8 (IANS) National operator China Railways transported 453.25 million passengers during the first quarter of the year, up 0.7 percent from a year earlier, official data showed Sunday.The ... Read more...

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13 killed in China factory blast (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 43 injured Tuesday after an explosion ripped through a chemical plant in north China's Hebei province, police said.The explosion ... Read more...

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Himachal farmers going organic - 25,000 of them


January 18th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Going organic is the new mantra in Himachal Pradesh, with over 25,000 farmers cashing in on the high demand and remunerative prices of organic food - ... Read more...

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Bhopal tragedy survivors burn Chidambaram’s effigy


January 14th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 14 (IANS) The survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy Saturday burnt an effigy of Home Minister P. Chidambaram to protest the decision of a ministerial panel not ... Read more...

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Spiders’ cobweb chemical repels invading ants


November 27th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 27 (IANS) Golden orb web spiders know how to protect their web silk from invading ants -- they just add a chemical to repel the latter. The properties ... Read more...

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130 workers faint in Cambodia


October 25th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, Oct 25 (IANS) At least 130 garment workers were hospitalised Monday in Cambodia's Kampong Speu province as they fainted after inhaling insecticide, Xinhua reported Tuesday.The incident occurred at ... Read more...

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Government plans blanket ban on child labour


August 19th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The central government is contemplating a blanket ban on child labour, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal informed the Rajya Sabha Friday.Presently, child labour in ... Read more...

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No banned pesticides in Delhi vegetables, court told


July 20th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court was Wednesday informed that no banned pesticides were detected in tests conducted on vegetable samples collected from markets in the national ... Read more...

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Punjab urges farmers to grow pulses


July 3rd, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) The Punjab government has announced a new package to encourage farmers grow pulses on a large scale, a minister said Sunday.Agriculture Minister Sucha Singh Langah said ... Read more...

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Pilots killed as two crop-dusters collide in Costa Rica


June 22nd, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
San Jose, June 22 (IANS/EFE) Two pilots died Tuesday when their crop-dusting aircraft collided over a town on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast, authorities said.Fernando Salazar Aguilar, 43, and Ricardo Joaquin ... Read more...

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Man kills girlfriend, attempts suicide


June 9th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) A 33-year-old man, who was having an affair with a married woman, killed her in a park here and then attempted to commit suicide, police ... Read more...

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Exposure to pesticides likely to trigger Parkinson’s


May 27th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Exposure to pesticides near farmland and homes is also likely to trigger Parkinson's, a degenerative disease which brings on shakiness, slowness of movement, depression and sweating, ... Read more...

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Exposure to pesticides in mothers linked to kids low IQ


April 22nd, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say pregnant women who are exposed to pesticides have increased risk of having children with low intelligent quotient (IQ).Three studies on the subject were published ... Read more...

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Ban endosulfan: Environmentalists


April 18th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Ahead of a convention in Switzerland which will deal with endosulfan pesticides, environmental groups Monday urged the government to ban the pesticide."Environmental health groups appeal ... Read more...

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Centre’s bonus on wheat unjustified: Badal


April 16th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday condemned the central government for announcing a bonus of just Rs.50 per quintal of wheat and demanded higher bonus ... Read more...

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Indian Army distributes high yielding hybrid seeds to J-K villagers


March 30th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
Leh, Mar 30 (ANI): As a part of its co-operation with the general public, the Indian Army distributed high yielding hybrid seeds to the locals villagers in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region.Around ... Read more...

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Nevada bill to partially ban candles and air fresheners introduced


March 15th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Nevada, Mar 15 (THAINIDAN NEWS) Lawmakers in Nevada have introduced a bill that would restrict air fresheners and burning of candles in the state. If the bill is approved it could significantly ... Read more...

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Pak Govt mulling presidential ordinance to impose new taxes


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 2(ANI): The Pakistan Government is considering imposing new taxes- 15 per cent flood income tax surcharge and 2.5 per cent special excise duty- through a presidential ordinance, as it expects ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

EU’s Endosulfan ban harmful for Indian farmers: Industry body


February 17th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) The European Union's proposed ban on insecticide Endosulfan will force Indian farmers to buy expensive alternatives, the Pesticides Manufacturers and Formulators' Association of India (PMFAI) said Thursday.PMFAI said ... Read more...

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Cigarette smoking may increase risk of muscle-wasting disease


February 15th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that cigarette smoking may be associated with an increased risk of developing the muscle-wasting disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).To examine the association between cigarette smoking ... Read more...

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Pesticides firms oppose proposed EU ban on Endosulfan


February 8th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 8 (IANS) A pesticides manufacturers' body Tuesday alleged that the European Union's push to ban insecticide Endosulfan was against the interests of Indian farmers as they will be forced to ... Read more...

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Pakistani woman electrocuted to death for eloping


January 23rd, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) A 20-year-old woman in Pakistan's Sindh province was electrocuted to death as punishment for eloping with a man, police said.The incident took place in a village near Musafirkhana ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

New pesticides killing honeybees worldwide


January 21st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) A new generation of pesticides could explain why honeybees are vanishing worldwide.According to a study, the chemicals, which are routinely used on farms and garden centres, attack the ... Read more...

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Health benefits of organic onions, carrots overestimated: Study


January 6th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Organically grown onions, carrots, and potatoes generally do not have higher levels of healthful antioxidants and related substances than vegetables grown with traditional fertilizers and pesticides, say scientists.In ... Read more...

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Kerala couples participate in unique race to spread ecological awareness


January 2nd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
By K.S AashikThiruvananthapuram, Jan.2 (ANI): Scores of couples participated in a unique race in which the husbands carried their wives on the shoulders at the beachside in Thiruvananthapuram.Ecorun, a non-governmental organisation working ... Read more...

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