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Eco lessons for India from Himachal Pradesh (Postcard from Kinnaur)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 21 (IANS) Your journey to the picturesque and remote district of Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh will be an object lesson in preserving the environment and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

17 Delhi schools to get potable water units


September 1st, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Seventeen Delhi government schools would get solar-powered water treatment plants to provide potable water to over 750 students daily in each institution, Chief Minister Sheila ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

$2 mn drug haul seized in Moscow region


August 24th, 2012 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A drug haul of over 200 kg heroin, having an estimated market value of about $2 million, has been seized in Moscow region, said a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Amazing fungus can consume discarded plastic


May 18th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a fungus in the Amazon rainforest that can break down the common plastic polyurethane, used in billions of discarded plastic bottles. Their pile-up, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bits of plastic endangering sea creatures


April 18th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 18 (IANS) The seas are littered with large quantities of microplastic particles -- plastics in small bits and pieces -- endangering the lives of marine creatures, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Canadian designers make clothes with recycled material


April 14th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, April 14 (IANS) A group of fashion designers in Canada have shown that eye-catching creations can be made using discarded candy wrappers or yarn made from old plastic bottles.A ... Read more...

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Potency wrecking compound linked to heart disease


February 24th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Scientists are now suspecting that toxic chemical BPA, known to wreck male potency, may also be linked to heart disease.People with higher urine concentrations of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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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Ice hockey coach banned for trying to attack crowd


November 8th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A two-match ban has been slapped on the coach of a Russian ice hockey team for grabbing a hockey stick and slashing it wildly on ... Read more...

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Delhi man nabbed with snake venom


October 20th, 2011 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) A Mumbai magistrate's court Wednesday remanded to police custody a Delhi resident who was arrested for possessing and trying to illegally sell snake venom, an official ... Read more...

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Himachal bans disposable plastic products


October 2nd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 2 (IANS) After the success of ban on polythene bags, Himachal Pradesh Sunday imposed a ban on disposable plastic products. Packaged drinking water can, however, still be sold ... Read more...

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US and China’s basketball game turns into a brawl


August 19th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Aug 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) What was meant to be a friendly basketball game between a US team and their Chinese counterparts turned into a brawl. The game was into the last ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Lack of enzyme creates skewed response to fear


August 12th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Do you run away when you should stay or stay when you should run away? If so, an enzyme deficiency might be to blame, a US ... Read more...

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A dirty saga unfolds by the Indus in Kashmir (Leh Newsletter)


July 29th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Leh, July 29 (IANS) You reach the banks of the historic Indus River, envisioning crystal clear waters and idyllic surroundings. But heaps of garbage, plastic bottles and remnants of food ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UAE launches sustainable lifestyle kit


July 12th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 12 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched an innovative reusable kit to help raise awareness about the region's unique biodiversity as well as reduce carbon ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Exposure to toxic chemical higher than suspected


June 6th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Exposure to a so-called 'gender-bending' chemical found in plastic bottles and household products is greater than previously thought. More 'Bisphenol A' (BPA) can interfere with the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Peepli Live from Punjab village


April 17th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Nagla (Punjab), April 17 (IANS) Perched 30 feet above ground on a eucalyptus tree, Avtar Singh Nagla, a politician from Punjab, chews on roasted nuts as a battery of media ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Does Development justify Degradation?


April 8th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Mohd Iqbal Leh, Apr 8 (ANI): A Ladakhi proverb says, "Ame oma nat met, gukh pe chhwa gal met" which means " As mother's milk is free of disease, running water ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

India’s booming art market spurs growth of parallel counterfeit art industry


January 29th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 29(ANI): The booming art market in the country has given rise to a parallel industry of counterfeits and inspired works, causing loss of millions of dollars for the buyers.With ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Coming soon: Low-cost touch screens made of renewable materials


January 28th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Researchers at Fraunhofer are developing an alternative to expensive touchscreens - displays made of low-priced renewable raw materials that are available all over the world.The basic element of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mumbai students, dabbawalas rally for health, environment


January 1st, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 1 (IANS) A city-based educational institute along with Mumbai's famed dabbawalas ushered in the New Year Saturday by organising a rally to spread awareness about AIDS and the harmful effects ... Read more...

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Agra residents form human chain against polythene bags


December 19th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 19 (IANS) Braving a chilly Sunday morning, thousands of Agra citizens sporting white caps and holding banners formed a 20 km long human chain to sensitise people about the environmental ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Auckland’s Eden Park authorities ban full-strength beer in stadium


December 5th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Dec 5(ANI): Full-strength beer has been given the boot from Auckland's Eden Park for the upcoming Twenty20 international and the one-day series against Pakistan.The ban comes as fall-out continues from ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Researchers convert plastic bottles into porous cement


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Researchers have converted discarded plastic bottles in combination with soil to form a porous cement like substance that could be the construction material of the future.It could ... Read more...

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Taj city battles polythene menace (Lead)


September 28th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 28 (IANS) The Taj city has declared war on polythene. The Agra Municipal Corp Tuesday launched a massive drive to clean up the city's open drains of thousands of quintals of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Guns N’ Roses bottled off stage at Dublin gig after late arrival


September 3rd, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 03 (ANI): Guns N' Roses band walked off stage while performing in Dublin after being booed and having plastic bottles thrown at them by the fans.Fans were upset after Axl ... Read more...

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A ‘Tarzan’ in a Chinese city


August 23rd, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) Du's tree house is made of plastic and dead wood. But unlike the ape man of the Tarzan fable who lives in jungle, Du lives near a busy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Two arrested while trying to sell snake venom


August 9th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Two men have been arrested while they were allegedly trying to sell 285 grams of cobra venom - valued at over Rs.20 lakh in the international market, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Foetal exposure to plastic bottles, cans behind high testicular cancer rates


August 4th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 4 (ANI): Foetal exposure to common environmental chemicals, called phthalates-which are used in many different household items, including plastic furniture and packaging-could be responsible for rising testicular cancer rates.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Young and unsung art makes an impression (With Images)


July 28th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Art houses are giving unsung and emerging artists a platform to paint their emotions and reach out to buyers with a realistic purse. Spilling on ... Read more...

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Plastic Bottle Boat ‘Plastiki’ Reaches Sydney Harbour


July 26th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sydney, July 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After successfully completing a voyage that lasted for about four months, 'Plastiki,' the boat which was made of plastic bottles has finally reached the Sydney ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

China’s sexiest tramp’s life set for reel makeover


July 19th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): A movie is being made on a Chinese tramp who shot to fame as a sex symbol after his photograph was posted on the internet.In 2009, 34-year-old Cheng ... Read more...

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Oz women’s breasts bursting out of bras sans implants


July 19th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 19 (ANI): A survey has shown that women are now developing bigger and larger breasts than they did before, and that too without the help of implants.The survey showed the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Abdul Kalam cautions youngsters about grave water crisis in future


July 18th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, July 18 (ANI): Former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has urged youngsters to be aware of water conservation techniques to avoid grave water crisis in future.Kalam said this while addressing ... Read more...

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Soon, a Hawaii-sized eco island made entirely from plastic bottles


June 30th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): A team of Dutch scientists are planning to make an island the size of Hawaii entirely from 44million kg of plastic waste.Recycled island, which is part of an ... Read more...

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