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Mumbai pins hopes on ‘artificial’ rains

August 16th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Worried by the deficient rains this year, Mumbai's civic body has decided to resort to 'artificial rains' at a cost of Rs.65 million, an official said ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ban construction at excavated site, ASI tells court (Lead)

July 25th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Wednesday asked the Delhi High Court not to allow any activity or construction at the purported excavated mosque site ... Read more...

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India can learn water management from Israel: Minister

May 9th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The availability of per capita water resources is declining steadily in India which has a lot to learn from Israel in the field of water ... Read more...

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Fog harvesting draws inspiration from Namib beetle

April 22nd, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) In the arid Namib desert on the west coast of Africa, the Namib beetle survives by collecting water droplets on its bumpy back, then lets the ... Read more...

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L&T bags Rs.700-crore order

September 30th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 30 (IANS) Engineering and construction major Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Thursday said it has got orders worth Rs.700 crore from various customers for construction-related works.The largest order is ... Read more...

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Exposure to fungus in homes may cause severe asthma attacks in some

June 24th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Researchers have found that exposure to high levels of fungus may increase the risk of severe asthma attacks among people with certain chitinase gene variants."We found that the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Beetle inspires water collection in driest desert

May 17th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 17 (IANS) In the barren landscape of Namib desert, water is scarce and the few forms of life that survive are highly adaptable -- none more so than the Namib ... Read more...

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Heavy rains cheer farmers, politicians in Maharashtra

June 12th, 2008 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 12 (IANS) The recent spell of heavy rains has brought cheer to farmers and politicians alike in Maharashtra. The most fortuitous aspect is rainfall has been more or less evenly ... Read more...

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Global biodiversity loss put at $5 trillion a year

May 29th, 2008 - 9:34 pm ICT by admin
DPA Bonn (Germany), May 29 (DPA) An economic value needs to be placed on biodiversity loss with the aim of creating appropriate markets and improving efficiency, experts Thursday told a UN biodiversity conference ... Read more...

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