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New oxide can help slash diesel pollution


August 19th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Researchers have identified a material that can slash pollution levels caused by diesel-powered vehicles by up to 45 percent.The material, from a family of minerals called ... Read more...

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‘Mining rejects can be used to buffer Goa water bodies’


July 21st, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) Goa's Water Resources Department (WRD) is advocating an innovative use of low-grade ore, cast away as mining rejects, to buffer up slopes surrounding water bodies instead ... Read more...

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London mayor accused of hiding pollution


April 24th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) London Mayor Boris Johnson has been accused by opposition Labour MPs of using dust particle suppressants around air quality monitors in the British capital to bring ... Read more...

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Committee to decide whether Chennai port will handle coal


April 12th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) An expert committee set up by the Supreme Court is studying whether the Chennai Port Trust should be allowed to handle bulk cargoes of coal and ... Read more...

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Electric cars cause more pollution than petrol ones: Study


February 14th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Though electric cars are heralded as an environment friendly solution in major cities, a study says their pollution levels are worse than petrol-powered vehicles.A study on ... Read more...

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Changing lifestyle toughens India’s cancer battle (Feb 4 is World Cancer Day)


February 3rd, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) It's time you stopped saying, "It can't happen to me". Cancer is climbing the Indian graph due to rapid lifestyle changes, adding nearly a million ... Read more...

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Adele plans to move out of London?


December 18th, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 18 (IANS) Singer Adele, who recently underwent a vocal chords surgery, has plans to move out of London due to fears that pollution levels could damage her voice.The ... Read more...

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Why Indian researchers fail to make news (Comment)


October 29th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Most Indian scientists working in the anonymity of their labs or research institutes seldom make news even if they achieve a vital breakthrough or invent something new. Their discoveries and insights ... Read more...

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Diwali quieter this year in Mumbai, says NGO study


October 28th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Mumbai experienced relatively quieter Diwali celebrations this year with increased use of light-based fireworks, according to a noise pollution study by a prominent NGO."A majority of ... Read more...

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Less polluting Diwali this year


October 27th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Pollution levels this Diwali were lower than last year, thanks to people's participation in the anti-firecracker campaign, Delhi Environment Secretary Keshav Chandra said Thursday."In general, ... Read more...

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Fewer fireworks at Golden Temple this Diwali


October 26th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 26 (IANS) The Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine, will see fewer fireworks this Diwali -- out of concern for the environment.Environment activists and the Punjab Pollution Control ... Read more...

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Increasing pollution levels choking India’s lakes


September 29th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Increasing pollution levels are threatening fresh water bodies worldwide, but the problem is assuming the shape of an environmental crisis in a developing country like ... Read more...

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Two million die of air pollution each year: WHO


September 27th, 2011 - 5:47 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 27 (IANS) Two million people worldwide die from air pollution each year, the Geneva based World Health Organization (WHO) has said.According to data collected by the WHO from ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro gets UN certificate for reducing pollution


September 25th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Delhi Metro has been certified by the UN as the first Metro rail in the world that has helped in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) ... Read more...

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High pollution levels ups heart attack chances


September 21st, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Exposure to high pollution levels is not only harmful to overall health, it also increases your chances of a heart attack. But such risk fades after ... Read more...

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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...

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Punjab to create ‘green wall’ around industrial hubs


June 15th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 14 (IANS) The Punjab government has decided to create a 'green wall' of forests around industrial cities of Ludhiana, Mandi Gobindgarh, Jalandhar and Batala to reduce pollution levels ... Read more...

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World Bank loan to clean the Ganga


June 13th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) India will sign an agreement with the World Bank Tuesday for a $801-million loan to fund cleaning up of the Ganga, whose pollution levels have ... Read more...

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UN praise for India’s pollution monitoring system


April 15th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) A United Nations body has praised a pollution monitoring system developed by Indian scientists to ensure clean air during the Commonwealth Games in Delhi last ... Read more...

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Freeze on setting up factories in Faridabad, Panipat lifted


April 10th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board and the ministry of environment and forests have lifted the moratorium on setting up of new industries in Faridabad and Panipat ... Read more...

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Plastic bags help pollination in apple gardens in Kullu


April 9th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu, Apr 9 (ANI): Despite a strict ban imposed by the Provincial Government on the use of plastic and polythene products like bags in a bid to reduce pollution levels, apple growers ... Read more...

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Water shortage to again hit parts of Delhi


March 1st, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) People in several parts of Delhi might again have to grapple with water shortages as two major treatment plants are likely to be shut down and supplies ... Read more...

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Efficient crematorium project launched to save wood


February 17th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In a bid to curb pollution levels and conserve forests, the 'Harit Moksha' project which aims to save 13,700 tonnes of wood on cremations every year was ... Read more...

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Pollution ‘can cause obesity and diabetes’


December 28th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): New research at Ohio State University in the US has revealed childhood exposure to common air pollutants increases the risk of obesity and developing diabetes.Exposure to microscopic pollutants ... Read more...

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Pollution at ‘unhealthy levels’ in Delhi, says CSE (Lead)


December 13th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Pollution is rising to "unhealthy levels" in the Indian capital, and this can cause several health problems, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said Monday.The levels ... Read more...

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Pollution levels rise in capital


December 13th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Pollution level is rising in Delhi, with particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen dioxide reaching unhealthy levels, a Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) report said Monday. According ... Read more...

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Melting Himalayan glaciers ‘could impact billions of people’


November 16th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new report has outlined how USAID should take necessary steps in order to protect lives that will be impacted from the slowly melting Himalayan glaciers."The extremely high ... Read more...

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Slight increase in Delhi’s pollution during Diwali-week


November 6th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) There was a marginal increase in air pollution in the capital during the Diwali-week, the Delhi government's pollution monitoring body said Saturday."Carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide concentration ... Read more...

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Kolkata gears up to battle Diwali noise, air pollution


November 4th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) From placing air monitoring vans to deploying thousands of additional policemen, Kolkata is going the whole hog to ensure low decibel and pollution levels this Diwali Friday.In a ... Read more...

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Delhi to monitor pollution levels on Diwali


November 3rd, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Strict monitoring of noise and air pollution will be done this Diwali, with the Delhi government putting up six air monitoring systems in the capital.The systems ... Read more...

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Traffic pollution ‘makes childhood asthma worse’


October 31st, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 31 (ANI): An Australian study has pointed out that traffic pollution, particularly in urban areas, exacerbates asthma in children.The study, conducted by University of Western Australia epidemiologist Gavin Pereira, showed ... Read more...

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160 noise monitoring stations in India by next year


October 24th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) The government's pollution control watchdog wants to set up 160 noise monitoring stations across the country by the end of next year to keep track of sound ... Read more...

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Delhi airport told to cut noise pollution


October 24th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has granted more time to the central government to find out what more can be done to reduce the noise level near the ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena in trouble over Dussehra rally


October 20th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) A Mumbai court Wednesday allowed police to conduct an enquiry against the organisers of Shiv Sena's Dussehra rally for causing noise pollution, an activist said.The probe will ... Read more...

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Four industrial units closed for polluting Ganga


October 13th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) Wednesday issued closure notice to four industrial units in Uttar Pradesh for discharging effluents directly into the river Ganga.The pollution ... Read more...

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