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IVF gaining popularity among villagers: Expert


September 20th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) With a success rate of nearly 40 percent, in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) has been steadily gaining popularity among rural couples suffering from infertility, an expert said here ... Read more...

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Sesa admits to causing pollution in Goa village


August 29th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 29 (IANS) Sesa Goa Ltd (SGL) Wednesday admitted to "accidental misfiring" of two burners at its coke plant here causing pollution in nearby areas. But it refuted allegations ... Read more...

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Human urine can be used to reduce pollution


August 19th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) Apart from oceans, soil, rocks and trees, human and animal urine can also absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and help reduce pollution, says a Spanish researcher.Absorbing CO2 ... Read more...

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Designer Abhishek Dutta spreads message of ‘No Pollution’


August 6th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Fashion with a message - that was the idea behind designer Abhishek Dutta's one-of-a-kind show at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 here Monday. His models ... Read more...

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Kerala villagers unite to thwart high court order


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 3 (IANS) Villapinsalla was once a sleepy village on the outskirts of the city until the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation set up a waste treatment plant there a decade ago. ... Read more...

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12 plants closed in China after lead found in kids’ blood


July 8th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS) Twelve industrial plants in eastern China's Jiangxi province were temporarily shut down Sunday after more than a dozen children were found to have excessive levels of ... Read more...

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Fish in thousands die in Gomti river


June 25th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) Thousands of fish have died in the Gomti river, with officials clueless about the cause. A probe has been ordered.Jal Nigam officials here said they were ... Read more...

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Panel formed on Lucknow bus transit system


June 19th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday took the first step towards building a bus rapid transit system (BRTS) here with the constitution of a panel to identify ... Read more...

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Bengal orders closure of 10 sponge iron units


June 18th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government has ordered 10 sponge iron units in Burdwan district to be closed down for flouting pollution norms, an official said Monday."In view ... Read more...

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Anti-pollution drive in Delhi from June 11


June 7th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Delhi government will launch an anti-pollution drive from June 11 during which private and commercial vehicles will be checked and fined if found running ... Read more...

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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...

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Shia cleric urges Muslims to participate in ‘Save Ganga’ efforts


April 20th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, April 20 (IANS) In a first, Muslims of Uttar Pradesh have been asked to participate in the cleaning up operations of the river Ganga, revered by millions across India.The ... Read more...

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Finnair focuses on Asian routes to cut emissions


April 6th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, April 6 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair has said it will focus on growing traffic between Europe and Asia, where it offers the shortest routes, to limit global warming pollution ... Read more...

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Chinese man to sue for son’s paralysis


April 5th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 5 (IANS) A man is preparing to sue the Chinese government for failing to provide information about emissions from an incineration factory which he said paralyzed his son's ... Read more...

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Ship runs aground off Italy


March 11th, 2012 - 4:35 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 11 (IANS) A cargo ship ran aground Saturday off the coast of Sicily in Italy, and 19 crew members on board were rescued, the authorities said.The Italian vessel ... Read more...

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Beijing strives to be coal-free


March 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) Beijing will stop using coal-fired equipment in key areas of the city by 2013 to curb pollution, the authorities said Sunday.The city will cap its annual ... Read more...

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Creating a global cookstove alliance - beyond headlines: Hillary Clinton


February 29th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) An India-US project to help create a market for cleaner-burning cookstoves in developing countries is having a "tremendous payoff" beyond the headlines, according to Secretary of ... Read more...

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Beijing has over 5 mn car owners


February 17th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) The number of registered car owners in Beijing crossed five million in February, the traffic department said Thursday.A total of 5.017 million cars were registered in ... Read more...

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China mulls Antarctic protection law


February 16th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) Chinese entities planning to carry out activities like scientific research and tourism in the Antarctic will need government approval henceforth.The government will regulate human activities in ... Read more...

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China to cut 40 percent emission by 2015


February 1st, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 1 (IANS) China is planning to cut emissions by 30 to 40 percent by 2015.The latest target is part of the government's 12th five-year plan (2010-2015).Stricter rules ... Read more...

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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...

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Beijing residents told to go slow on fireworks


January 21st, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) As the quality of Beijing's air continues to give rise to concerns, many NGOs are asking the public to refrain from shooting off fireworks during the ... Read more...

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Cancer chemical found in Chinese river


January 21st, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) High levels of a cancer-causing heavy metal and arsenic have been discovered in a river and reservoir in southern China.Despite efforts to dilute the pollution, carcinogenic ... Read more...

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China publishes first industrial restructuring plan


January 18th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) China Wednesday published its first long-term industrial restructuring and upgrading plan.China targets an 8-percent value-added industrial growth over the next four years, a 2-percentage-point rise in ... Read more...

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Punjab to prepare Cancer Atlas


January 12th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 12 (IANS) With reports of growing incidence of cancer in Punjab's Malwa belt, authorities have decided to prepare a cancer atlas in the state.The health department said Thursday ... Read more...

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After years, icicles delight people in Shimla


January 11th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 11 (IANS) Icicles have finally appeared in this Himachal Pradesh capital after many years, bringing alive good old memories for the locals and conjuring up a delightful spectacle ... Read more...

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Algae-eating fish to clean up Chinese lake


January 5th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) China plans to release tens of thousands of algae-eating fish into the country's third-largest freshwater lake to get rid of pollution.Authorities plan to release over the ... Read more...

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City life damages sperm count, study shows


December 30th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 30 (IANS/AKI) City life has caused a decrease in the sperm count in young Italian men, says a new study by the Italian Society of Andrology and Sexuality ... Read more...

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EU to charge green tax from airlines


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) The European Union plans to charge a green tax on flights to the US from Jan 1.The move is part of a carbon-trading rule on airlines ... Read more...

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Mexico City closes world’s largest trash dump


December 20th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 20 (IANS/EFE) Authorities in the Mexican capital said Monday that concerns about pollution of the air and nearby underground aquifers led them to close a municipal trash ... Read more...

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UK store sells out of reindeer pate


December 20th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Vegetarians International Voice for Animals started a campaign to draw support against grocery store Harvey Nichols for its reindeer pate. The campaign though seemed to have backfired ... Read more...

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Pawar was invited too, but kept away: Hazare


December 13th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Team Anna had invited Sharad Pawar too for the debate at Jantar Mantar on Sunday, but his Nationalist Congress Party preferred to keep away, Anna ... Read more...

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Chandy rides bicycle to launch IT Park’s green initiative


December 6th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 6 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday inaugurated a 'Green Initiative' at the Technopark IT campus here by riding a bicycle."Why not cycle for a Green Initiative" ... Read more...

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Three-eyed fish found in Argentina


October 29th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) A fish with three eyes has reportedly been found in a reservoir near a nuclear power plant in Argentina.The mutated wolf-fish was caught by fishermen in ... Read more...

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Sea levels will rise by 60 cm by 2100


October 18th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Sea levels will rise by 60 cm by the end of the century and by another 180 cm over the next four centuries, submerging many low-lying ... Read more...

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