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New ultra-sensitive device sniffs out toxic metals


September 13th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Swiss and US scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive device to detect the tiniest traces of heavy metals in drinking water and fish, which could be over ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Diver keeps Mexico City’s sewage flowing


August 24th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) Julio Cesar Cu Camara has turned his diving hobby into an extreme job, keeping Mexico City's vast sewerage system flowing for 29 years."I'm the only ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ludhiana teacher donates tubewell for Maharashtra’s tribals (Environment Feature) (With Images)


June 27th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, June 27 (IANS) Hundreds of tribals living in the remote forests of Maharashtra's Yavatmal district rejoiced when fresh and cool water started gushing out in full force from a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Urban sanitation hopelessly inadequate: Parliament panel


April 30th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed "distress" over an overwhelming number of sanitation and drainage projects remaining incomplete, noting that 4,861 cities in the country do ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fish deaths in Yamuna shock pilgrims


January 15th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 14 (IANS) Scores of devotees who had gone to worship river Yamuna here early Saturday morning were shocked at the sight of thousands of dead fish near the ... Read more...

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A health resort turns toxic due to industrial pollution (Postcard from Giridih)


November 25th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Gadi Srirampur (Jharkhand), Nov 25 (IANS) Four-year-olds Kaushal Kaul and Priti Kumari are unlike the chirpy children one would expect them to be -- both have been blind since birth. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanofibre to clean water of radioactive waste


November 1st, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 1 (IANS) Researchers have developed a technology capable of ridding contaminated water of radioactive waste and aiding clean-up efforts after nuclear disasters.The innovation could also solve the problem ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Thai flood worst in decades, says PM; toll 252


October 7th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 7 (IANS) Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Friday called the flood, which has been ravaging the country's north for more than two months, as the worst in decades.... Read more...

Posted in World |

Diskhit inaugurates effluent treatment plant


July 9th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday inaugurated a Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) at Bawana Industrial Estate here for treating effluents and polluted water discharged ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Through ponds, Agra to clean up Yamuna river


June 27th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Agra, June 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh officials have devised a novel method to clean up the highly-polluted Yamuna river: excavate 10 ponds to store waste water that was hitheto flowing ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Badal tells officials to monitor effluents


May 20th, 2011 - 2:11 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 20 (IANS) A day after environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal and his supporters blocked a drain near Jalandhar as it was carrying toxic effluents into a river, Punjab Chief ... Read more...

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Eco warrior plugs drain to protect river from pollutants


May 19th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, May 19 (IANS) Supported by tens of hundreds of people, eco-warrior Balbir Singh Seechewal Wednesday plugged a drain with sandbags to prevent untreated municipal waste and industrial pollutants from ... Read more...

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Complications arise in radioactive water removal at Japan’s Fukushima nuke plant


March 31st, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar. 31 (ANI): The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency in Japan has said that complications have risen in efforts taken to remove radiation contaminated water from a reactor building at the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Radioactive iodine 3,355 times legal limit found in sea water near Fukushima nuke plant


March 30th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 30 (ANI): The Japanese government's nuclear agency has claimed that radioactive iodine-131 at a concentration of 3,355 times the maximum allowable level under the law has been detected in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

44 per cent Pakistanis drinking unsafe water as world observes Water Day today


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 22(ANI): As many as 72 million Pakistanis out of a 180-million population do not have access to safe drinking water as the country observes World Water Day today.According to Environment ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Agra battles water crisis as Yamuna is highly polluted


January 17th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 17 (IANS) Agra has been battling a water crisis for over a month now as the sewer and industrial effluents have polluted the Yamuna river, causing an inadequate water supply ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Free health camp in Delhi for captive elephants


January 6th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) A free health camp for captive elephants was organised here Thursday by the government's Project Elephant to evaluate the health status of the animals.Special reflectors to be ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Adequate water supply by evening in Delhi (Lead)


December 29th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Taps in some parts of Delhi went dry Wednesday morning as two of the main treatment plants were shut due to high levels of ammonia in the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Dalai Lama on Wikileak - focus on climate not politics in Tibet


December 17th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama told a US envoy to India that "political agenda should be sidelined for five to 10 years and the international community should ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Endangered crocodiles in Uttar Pradesh


December 3rd, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Dec.3 (ANI): Annual census of the dwindling population of crocodiles and endangered ghariyals is underway along the River Chambal in Uttar Pradesh.The census is conducted in the 80 kilometers region of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Inhaling polluted coal smoke causing ‘fluorosis’ disease among Chinese villagers


October 20th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 20 (ANI): Villagers in remote areas of southwestern China, who cook and dry their clothes by burning pieces of coal, are being affected with a disease 'fluorosis' that is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chhattisgarh shuts three polluting industries


August 21st, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 21 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Saturday forced three industrial units here to shut down production after a state minister found them openly defying pollution control norms. Official sources said during a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pak flood victims supplied drinking water containing tadpoles at relief camp


August 21st, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug.21 (ANI): The dreadful condition under which flood affected people in relief camps in Pakistan's Sindh province are being forced to live has come to light with reports of tadpoles being ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Ghaziabad residents forced to drink hazardous water’


August 19th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Aug 18 (IANS) The residents of Ghaziabad say they have been forced to drink polluted water due to the discharge of effluents by industrial units and that the problem has been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

15 die of waterborne disease in Pakistan


August 16th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed due to breakout of gastroenteritis disease Monday at a hospital in Dera Ismail Khan of Pakistan's Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa province which has been ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Diarrhoea claims two lives in Gorakhpur


August 4th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 4 (ANI): At least two people have died of diarrhoea over the past two weeks in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur District.Dozens of people are being treated in the various ... Read more...

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India agrees to allow Pak inspection of J-K hydropower plants


July 24th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 24(ANI): India has agreed to allow Pakistan to inspect the two under-construction hydropower plants on the Indus river in Jammu and Kashmir to quell Islamabad's concerns over their designs.The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Spreads


May 14th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 14, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Romaine lettuce has been in the glare of publicity lately after the unearthing of E. coli poison in them. The outbreak of E. coli poisoning ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

American Scientist Proclaims That The Liberator Simon Bolivar Could Have Expired Due To Poison


May 5th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 5, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): An American scientist is endorsing a conjecture that has been broadly discarded as a personal fixation of the Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez. The conjecture is ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Argentina to spend $1.12 bn cleaning polluted river


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Feb 2 (IANS/EFE) More than 4.32 billion pesos ($1.12 billion) will be utilised this year for cleaning up the most polluted river in Argentina, authorities said. The Matanza-Riachuelo Basin Authority, which ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mass awareness drive to save River Ganga held in Allahabad


December 20th, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad, Dec 20(ANI): Hundreds of enthusiastic and curious people converged on the banks of River Ganga at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday to participate in the 'Save Ganga Campaign'.The campaign was ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Force US to own up Bhopal, urge gas victims’ kids


December 18th, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 18 (IANS) Urging the world leaders participating in the Copenhagen climate summit to force the US to take up full responsibility of Bhopal, Hiroshima and other such disasters, the children ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Microscopic bubbles clean oil from water


November 18th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): An engineer has developed an inexpensive new method to remove oil sheen from water by repeatedly pressurizing and depressurizing ozone gas, creating microscopic bubbles that attack the oil ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ozone bubble method to remove polluted oil sheen from water


November 16th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): The oil sheen frequently seen on polluted water can now be removed thanks to a new ozone bubble method developed by an University of Utah engineer.Andy Hong, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tiny bubbles can help clean up oily deposits in water


November 16th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Oily deposits that pollute the sea and kill marine life could be cleaned up with a new method developed by an engineer. Small amounts of oil leave a fluorescent ... Read more...

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