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Tamil Nadu hospital limping back to normalcy after blaze


September 6th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 6 (IANS) The Apollo Speciality Hospitals in Tamil Nadu's Madurai city, around 450 km from here, is limping back to normalcy after fire erupted at facility late Wednesday."The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Environment |

Goa orders shutdown at soot emitting plant


August 28th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 28 (IANS) A Vedanta Resources-owned company has been asked to shut down for 48 hours its coke oven plant in Goa's mining belt by the pollution control authority.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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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Cyclists at higher risk from inhaled soot


September 26th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Cyclists in cities inhale more black carbon than pedestrians -- and this may damage their lungs, evidence shows.Automobiles discharge a huge quantity of soot or black ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

No need to fear drought or flood this year: Earth Sciences Minister (Interview)


July 31st, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The rainfall between June 1 and July 28 during this monsoon season has been 95 percent of the long-period average and so there is no ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

A ruined home now Ground Zero for crash probe


May 26th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Faridabad, May 26 (IANS) Just a day earlier, house number 1254/3 in Faridabad's Parvatiya colony was a bustling home to 10 people. Now it is a blackened ruin, reeking of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soot on Tibetan snow ’causes more rainfall over India and China’


March 4th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that in some cases, soot - the fine, black carbon silt that is released from stoves, cars and manufacturing plants - can pack ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soot on Tibetan snow causes rainfall over India, China


March 4th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Soot falling on the snow covered Tibetan Plateau causes more rainfall over India and China, says a new study.Soot precipitates the plateau's glacier to melt sooner ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Shocking images reveal oil spill still stuck at the bottom of the Gulf


February 21st, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): A scientist has shown that oil from the BP spill still remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.Samantha Joye, a professor at the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Halting emissions would still make earth warmer


February 16th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) If greenhouse gas emissions stopped now, the earth would still likely get warmer. While governments debate about potential policies that might curb the emission of greenhouse gases, new ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Some Himalayan glaciers advancing, despite global warming


January 25th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): Some of the Himalayan glaciers are advancing thanks to the presence of debris such as pebbles, rocks, and debris from surrounding mountains, suggests a new study.Bodo Bookhagen, of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Greenland ice sheet melted at record rates in 2010


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new study shows that Greenland Ice Sheet set new records for melting in 2010 - the 'exceptional' season stretched up to 50 days longer than average."This past ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stove fumes as big a killer as AIDS


December 17th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Your kitchen stove can do more than cook your meals - it can cook your goose too!Some 400,000 Indians die each year due to the toxic fumes ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Retired soldier buys bugle, finds it was used by his grandfather


November 19th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) A 73-year-old retired British soldier bought a battered old bugle from a junk market. When he bought the instrument home and cleaned it, he uncovered the army service ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global dimming threatening Beijing, Delhi the most, warn scientists


November 11th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.11 (ANI): Scientists and environmental experts scheduled to attend a UN-sponsored Environment Program in Cancun, Mexico, this month, have warned that "global dimming" is emerging as the latest threat to planet ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Increased shipping likely to accelerate climate change as Arctic warms


October 26th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that as the ice-capped Arctic Ocean warms, ship traffic will increase at the top of the world.And if the sea ice continues to decline, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mummy tattoos offer clues to ancient acupuncture-like healing therapy


October 9th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): Experts have identified that mysterious circle tattoos on a Peruvian mummy contained burned plant material-a feat that sheds light on a possible ancient healing practice that may have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

1,000-year-old Andean tattoos reveal ancient acupuncture techniques


October 4th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has discovered tattoos on a 1,000-year-old Andean woman that reveals the practice of acupuncture.Maria Anna Pabst of Austria's Medical University of Graz and her ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Google Makes BuckyBalls Its Logo!


September 4th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Sep 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Google often makes news for altering its logo which is usually known as Google Doodle. Today the users who open the Google home page in their ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Air pollution may raise risk of developing type 2 diabetes in women


May 28th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Traffic-related air pollution may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in women, says a new study.Low-grade inflammation may contribute to the higher incidence of type 2 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soot from India triggers retreat of Himalayan glaciers


February 4th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Nobody disputes that glaciers in the Himalayas are thinning. Now a physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Surabhi Menon has set out to isolate the impacts of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Dino-killing asteroid impact broiled Earth, not burnt it to a crisp


December 8th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the asteroid impact that ended the age of dinosaurs 65 million years ago didn't incinerate life on our planet's surface, but just ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Indian glaciers retreating, we don’t know why’


November 9th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Most glaciers in the Indian Himalayas are retreating, but there is "no conclusive scientific evidence" to link this to global warming, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said here ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Now, a car that uses urine to cut its harmful emissions


October 14th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 14 (ANI): Reports indicate that Mazda's new CX-7 four-wheel-drive uses a urine-like solution to cut its tailpipe emissions.According to a report by Fairfax Digital, the compound, called AdBlue, is a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Taipei funeral parlour uses heat from cremations to brew coffee


October 7th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, Oct 7 (DPA) A Taipei funeral parlour is using the heat saved from cremations to operate air conditioners and to brew coffee for mourners, the director of the parlour said Wednesday. The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Clouds of soot melting glaciers in Himalayas and Tibetan plateau


October 5th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 5 (ANI): In a new research, scientists in India and China have determined that glaciers in the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau that feed the river systems of almost half ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Goa port to develop berths to attract cruise vessels


September 22nd, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 22 (IANS) The Mormugao Port Trust in Goa is in the process of developing a cruise terminal for attracting cruise and foreign naval vesels seeking rest stops. "We are in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Massive California fire sparked by arson


September 4th, 2009 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 4 (DPA) The massive fire that has burned more than 58,000 hectares around Los Angeles was sparked by arson, California authorities said. Two firefighters were killed while battling the blaze, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Emission control during Beijing Olympics could help in adoption of pollution-curbing policies


July 26th, 2009 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): A new study has determined that the air in Beijing during the 2008 Olympics was cleaner than the previous year's, thanks to aggressive efforts by the Chinese government, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More dust, soot in your neighbourhood than norms prescribe


July 15th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Very small dust particles that lodge inside the lungs were at a level above prescribed norms in residential areas of 86 out of 125 Indian cities last ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cooking fires weakening Indian monsoon, says expert


July 14th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Soot from the wood-based cooking fires used by 70 percent of Indians is forming a cloud of pollutants that is impeding the monsoon winds, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Massive Fire Burns in Central London


July 11th, 2009 - 1:30 am ICT by John Le Fevre
Over 100 firefighters are battling to contain a massive four-story office building fire in the heart of London.Witnesses say about 50 people were evacuated from the building, which is home to finance ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Electric furnace in disrepair, bodies burn next to Taj


June 11th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 11 (IANS) Every day, scores of bodies are cremated close to the Taj Mahal, with the smoke, fumes and soot directly affecting the world famous marble mausoleum. But an electric ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Agricultural burning, forest fires impact Arctic melting


May 27th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Large-scale agricultural burning in Russia, Kazakhstan, China, US, Canada and Ukraine is having a much greater impact on the melting of Arctic ice than previously suspected, according to ... Read more...

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