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Ozone exposure could trigger heart attacks


June 26th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Young, healthy adult volunteers exposed for two hours to ozone developed physiological changes tied to cardiovascular damage. They showed evidence of vascular inflammation, a potential reduced ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to pollution harmful for kids


May 21st, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Prenatal exposure to air pollution through the mother can be especially serious for asthmic children, says a new study. Researchers looked at several pollutants, including carbon ... Read more...

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Texas tops US greenhouse gas emissions list


January 12th, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Houston, Jan 12 (IANS) The US state of Texas released more greenhouse gases into the air than any other American state in 2010, official data showed Wednesday.The US Environmental Protection ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Thawing arctic soil may release greenhouse gases


November 7th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The frozen soil between the North Pole and the Arctic Ocean locks up 1,672 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases which may be released as the temperature ... Read more...

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Kids in mouldy homes more at risk of asthma


August 4th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Kids staying in mouldy homes have three times greater odds of developing asthma by the age of seven. "Early life exposure to mould seems to play ... Read more...

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Broken CFLs can be unsafe


July 7th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) A broken compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb can be unsafe for human beings because it releases mercury vapour into the air for weeks, even months.The amount ... Read more...

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Water demand will exceed supply by 40pc within 20 yrs, warn scientists


March 1st, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): Scientists have warned that water demand in many countries will outstrip supply by 40 per cent within 20 years due to the combined threat of climate change and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US to build eight billion pound super base in Guam to contain China


October 26th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 26 (ANI): The United States is building an eight billion pound super military base on the Pacific island of Guam in an attempt to contain China's military build-up. According to ... Read more...

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Pollution ‘increases risk of cardiac arrest’


September 21st, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the fine particles of pollution that hang in the air can increase the risk for sudden cardiac arrest.A team from Long Island ... Read more...

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Google Bitten By Bedbugs Finally!


September 6th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri New York, Sep 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Internet Search giant Google is now getting bogged by bugs but this is no online codes that are giving the company a tough time. ... Read more...

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US greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.9 percent in 2008


March 10th, 2010 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (DPA) US greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.9 percent in 2008 amid a recession and record high petrol prices, according to a preliminary estimate Tuesday from the US Environmental Protection ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Second-hand smoke in bars, restaurants extremely hazardous


February 17th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Concentrations of second-hand tobacco smoke, inhaled in smoking rooms of restaurants and bars, are exceptionally high and hazardous to health, says a new finding. The study by the Oklahoma ... Read more...

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Rivers in western Uttar Pradesh dangerously polluted


January 24th, 2010 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
By S.P. Singh Meerut, Jan 24 (IANS) Six rivers in western Uttar Pradesh, including the Yamuna, are now so polluted that they should be classified as dead, says a new study.The study, carried ... Read more...

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Deadly animal diseases poised to infect humans, warn scientists


January 4th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 4 (ANI): Scientists are ringing warning bells against the rising threat from new diseases passing from animals to humans.UN agencies were said to have recorded at least 45 diseases that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ban smoking in cars with children: expert


June 17th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS) A leading British child specialist has called for a ban on smoking in cars that have children in them. Professor Terence Stephenson, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics ... Read more...

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US now fully engaged on global warming: Clinton


April 27th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) The United States Monday assured representatives from 16 other major world economies, including India, that Washington no longer doubts the urgency or magnitude of the climate change ... Read more...

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US knowingly violating regulations by dumping e-waste in India


September 20th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 20 (ANI): A new report has proved that the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), US Governments environmental watchdog, has knowingly allowed toxic e-waste to be shipped to countries like India, ... Read more...

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Censorship prevalent at US environment agency, reveals survey


May 6th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin
London, May 6 (ANI): A survey by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a lobby group based in Washington DC, has revealed that many scientists at the US Environmental Protection Agency feel ... Read more...

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Another ‘Blue Lady’ heading for India?


March 24th, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by admin
New York, March 24 (IANS) Is another "toxic time bomb" headed for a ship-breaking yard in India? The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has served notice on its owner for not obtaining ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New bill on greenhouse gas emissions will not hinder America ’s future economic growth


January 20th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new report, conducted by researchers at Harvard University and RTI International, has indicated that the proposed legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will not hinder America's future ... Read more...

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Saving parrotfish key to survival of Caribbean reefs: Study


November 14th, 2007 - 8:13 am ICT by admin
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