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Wind plays key role in polluting cities


August 26th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Cities, full of hideous concrete structures and skewed traffic, often create wind patterns known as fluid flows, circulating exhaust particles, diesel fumes, chemical residues, ozone and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Beijing to shut polluting industries


May 10th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) China has announced a new crackdown on polluting industries which are major contributors to the capital's emissions.The Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau (EPB) said it will ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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 |

Delhi air quality was worst in March: Study


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Dust in the Delhi skies in March brought the air quality down to the worst levels in the last one year and the increase ... Read more...

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Are we programmed to be fat in the womb?


March 16th, 2012 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) If the extra pounds you are saddled with don't go away no matter what you do, the reason maybe your mother.Research suggests a mother's lifestyle can ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Seven held in China for polluting river


January 31st, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) Seven people were detained in southern China on charges of polluting a river that threatened people's health.The chemical plant executives were accused of releasing Cadmium, an ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Foggy day in Delhi, trains disrupted (Second Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Dense fog wreaked havoc in the capital Thursday, affecting trains and flights and also claiming the life of a 30-year-old.Fog reduced visibility to 100 meters ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chinese vehicles emitted 52 mn tonnes of pollutants


December 20th, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) Motor vehicles in China emitted over 52 million tonnes of pollutants in 2010, a report released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection has revealed.According to the report ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British doctors want ban on smoking in cars


November 16th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Doctors in Britain have called for a ban on smoking in cars, claiming it exposes people to 23 times more toxins than found in pubs.A report ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Water pollution is lurid, punish environment offenders: Parliament panel


September 4th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Describing water pollution in the country as "lurid", a parliament panel has regretted that the criminal prosecution system for environmental offenders has not been ... Read more...

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Belarus to test reusability of land near Chernobyl


August 5th, 2011 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Aug 5 (IANS) Belarus will examine the possibility of reusing thousands of hectares of lands near the disaster-hit Chernobyl nuclear plant, an official said."Over the 25 years that have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bugs can destroy toxins in polluted groundwater


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Bugs can safely destroy dangerous toxins in groundwater, leaching from solvents in plastic effluents.A trial by researchers has shown that they could be used to clean ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Crores spent on Ganga but pollution levels up: Uma Bharati


June 30th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Brijghat (Uttar Pradesh), June 30 (IANS) The government has spent millions of rupees to clean the Ganga, the life line of northern India, but without any result, Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Global body sees rise in natural gas use by 2035


June 7th, 2011 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 7 (IANS) Consumption of natural gas across the globe will rise by more than 50 percent from the 2010 levels by the year 2035, the International Energy Agency ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rajnath supports Uma Bharti on Ganga river’s cleaning


May 30th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 30 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president and Ghaziabad MP Rajnath Singh Monday said the Ganga Action Plan has failed to clean the holy river even ... Read more...

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400,000 polluting cars to go off Beijing roads


April 20th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) The government plans to remove by 2015 as many as 400,000 polluting cars from the roads of Beijing, a city that already has nearly 5 million ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

The dark side of spring - melting snow releases toxins


March 29th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Spring is finally in the air, but it has a dark side too - melting snow releasing toxins, according to a Canadian researcher."During the winter months, contaminants ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Springtime melting snows release accumulated contaminants


March 29th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 29 (IANS) With birds chirping and temperatures warming, spring is finally in the air. But unknown to many, springtime has a dark side too -- accumulated contaminants. "During ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Road traffic pollution ‘doubles rejection risk following lung transplant’


March 24th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Belgian researchers have found that lung transplant patients have double the risk of organ rejection and death within five years of the procedure if they live near a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Two Chinese charged with spreading radiation rumours


March 19th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, March 19 (IANS) Two men in Shanghai have been charged with spreading rumours about nuclear radiation from the Fukushima plant in Japan having reached China.A man surnamed Wu posted ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Future hotel rooms in Oz will have zero gravity beds, self-darkening glass


March 17th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 17 (ANI): An exhibition in Australia showcased a technology that could be used in future hotel rooms, and it includes zero-gravity beds, self-darkening glass, and doors that are unlocked by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ascetics highlight Yamuna pollution to president


March 8th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), March 8 (IANS) More than 100 Vaishnavite ascetics from Maharashtra have requested President Pratibha Patil to help save the Yamuna river from pollution.In a memorandum submitted ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China aspires to reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 2015


March 5th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 5 (ANI): China aims to reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 16 percent in the five years to 2015, according to Premier Wen Jiabao.Speaking at the opening of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Dense fog hours over Delhi airport up by 10 times


February 24th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Dense fog hours -- having visibility of less than 200 metres -- over Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) have increased 10 times during December-January months in the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Delhi’s parched areas to receive water by Wednesday


February 15th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) A day after taps went dry in parts of the capital, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Tuesday said that water supply will resume only by Wednesday morning ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Petrol stations near homes carry cancer risk


February 6th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) Petrol stations seem to increase cancer risk, especially those situated within 100 metres of residential areas, says a study. Marta Doval, a researcher at the University of Murcia ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Petrol stations contaminate their immediate surroundings


February 5th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 05 (ANI): Scientists have examined the effects of contamination at petrol stations that is potentially harmful to health, which can be noted in buildings less than 100 metres from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Air laser to sniff out bombs, pollutants from a distance


January 31st, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Engineers have developed a new laser sensing technology that may allow soldiers to sniff out hidden bombs from a distance."We are able to send a laser pulse out ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Soot level in air high in Indian cities, says study


January 17th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The level of soot in the air is significantly high in six Indian cities, including Delhi, and there is an immediate need to check the source of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

1 ounce of new ‘frozen smoke’ can carpet 3 football fields!


January 13th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new, ultra-light form of "frozen smoke" - renowned as the world's lightest solid material - one ounce of which can carpet three football fields, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Electrifying new way to clean wastewater


January 9th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Utah have developed a new concept in water treatment.The researchers have made an electrobiochemical reactor in which a low electrical voltage is applied ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Beijing to curb cars in city through number plates


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 23 (IANS) In an effort to ease traffic congestion, Chinese authorities Thursday announced the number plates to be issued annually for new cars in the capital should not exceed 240,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Body’s own cells to keep us healthy in the future


December 15th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Using yeast cells, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have taken a groundbreaking step towards being able to build complex systems in the future where the body's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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 |

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