water consumption

Punjab farmers adopt direct seeding to save water, cut costs in rice cultivation


July 18th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Barnala (Punjab), July 18 (IANS) Farmers in Punjab are increasingly using the direct seeding method of rice cultivation that reduces water consumption by almost 30 percent and labour and costs ... Read more...

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Bosch unveils pressure washers for industrial use


July 14th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 13 (IANS) Global supplier of products and services Bosch group has forayed into outdoor cleaning segment by unveiling a range of high pressure washers for industrial use.Customised for ... Read more...

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Islamabad battles water crisis


June 16th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) Pakistani capital Islamabad seems to be headed for a hard time following no rains. The city is left with water barely enough to sustain its requirements ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s toxic waters captured in photo-essay (With Images, Feature)


June 10th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink... A cluster of striking images by leading South Asian documentary photographer Munem Wasif turns the spotlight ... Read more...

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Iron, steel sector fare poorly on green scale, says study


June 4th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The iron and steel industry in India is struggling to meet environmental norms and the sector's overall environmental performance is poor, says a study released ... Read more...

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Beijing to face acute water shortage


April 24th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) The Chinese capital is expected to face an acute water shortage this year, said authorities.Beijing is expected to face a water shortage of 1.3 billion cubic ... Read more...

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Canadian designers make clothes with recycled material


April 14th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, April 14 (IANS) A group of fashion designers in Canada have shown that eye-catching creations can be made using discarded candy wrappers or yarn made from old plastic bottles.A ... Read more...

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Levi’s unveils ‘waterless’ jeans for spring


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 22 (IANS) Coinciding with the World Water Day, global apparel brand Levi's Strauss & Co Thursday unveiled its 'waterless' jeans collection for this year's spring season."We have reduced ... Read more...

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New technology to save water in Abu Dhabi farms


March 13th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 12 (IANS/WAM) New technology that supplies regular and sufficient amount of water to the roots of vegetables is being used by the Abu Dhabi Farmer's Service Centre ... Read more...

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Grow fresh tomatoes, beans on your roof tops


February 10th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) People in cities can grow enough of lettuce, beans and tomatoes for consumption by utilising roof tops of the building they stay in."In our inFarming project ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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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Swedish embassy launches solar power system


January 12th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) In its effort to reduce carbon emissions, the Swedish embassy here Thursday launched a green embassy initiative by inaugurating a 600 square metres solar panel ... Read more...

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Delhi legislators’ pay nearly tripled to Rs.80,000 (Lead)


September 6th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Delhi assembly Monday approved a hike in salary, allowances and reimbursements of legislators, nearly tripling their monthly pay packet to Rs.80,000, an official said.A ... Read more...

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40 percent rainwater lost in Goa: Study


August 12th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) Goa loses nearly 40 percent of its rainwater due to natural discharge, a study of the state's groundwater resources has revealed.The study by the state's department ... Read more...

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Water management systems reflect existing socio-economic structures: Ansari


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today said that water management systems have traditionally reflected existing socio-economic structures and governance mechanisms.Addressing at "India Water Forum-2011" and the "International ... Read more...

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Mouse study shows nicotine does not promote lung cancer growth


April 5th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): In a mouse study, researchers found that nicotine at doses similar to those found in most nicotine replacements therapies did not increase lung cancer tumour incidence, frequency or ... Read more...

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UAE opens ‘green’ service station


January 7th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 7 (IANS/WAM) A government-owned oil company in Dubai has launched the first ever eco-friendly service station in the Middle-east.The Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) opened the "green" service station in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Infosys back-office gets top energy rating


December 15th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 15 (IANS) The business process outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Technologies Ltd has won the 'Platinum' rating for its back-office building in Jaipur from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Video games help lower diabetes, obesity risks in kids


December 7th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): Researchers have come up with a unique method to convince children to eat better and exercise more to fight obesity- video games.'Escape from Diab'(Diab) and 'Nanoswarm: Invasion from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Just changing taps helped UAE mosque save gallons of water


December 6th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 6 (IANS) Just by changing taps in the ablution area, a mosque in UAE has saved over 15,000 gallons of water a month.Dubai's Abu Hamed Al Gazali Mosque recorded ... Read more...

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New water policy for better regulation of usage: Ahluwalia


November 14th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The government is working on a new water policy which could regulate the manner in which it is used across the country and levy a charge on ... Read more...

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Cholera kills 550 in Cameroon


October 26th, 2010 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Yaounde (Cameroon), Oct 26 (IANS) A cholera epidemic in Cameroon since April this year has led to the death of 559 people, the country's health minister has said.The disease has affected a ... Read more...

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Humans will need resources of two earths by 2030 to survive


October 15th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) Human demands on natural resources have doubled in under 50 years and are now outstripping what the planet can provide. Consequently, at current rates of consumption of resources, ... Read more...

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India’s Jain Irrigation gets IFC award


October 9th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) India's Jain Irrigation Systems Limited has been honoured with the annual IFC Client Leadership Award for its pioneering work to promote sustainable agriculture and raise farmers' incomes through ... Read more...

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‘Need rating systems for water efficient fixtures in buildings’


September 28th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) With clean water becoming increasingly deficient, an environmental NGO Tuesday called for stringent rating systems for efficient fixtures to reduce water consumption and improve water efficiency. "The Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Two cups of water can help you fight the bulge


August 24th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) There's an elixir that needs no prescription, has no side-effects and almost comes for free. Just two cups of water taken before meals can help you win the ... Read more...

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World Environment Day observed in Dubai


June 6th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 6 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has observed World Environment Day as part of the UN effort to mitigate global warming. DEWA, on the occasion of World Environment ... Read more...

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Pollution fear makes Mexico top bottled water drinker


May 18th, 2010 - 9:00 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 18 (IANS) Mexico has become the world's top drinker of bottled water in per capita terms due to public fear of pollution in regular water supply, said a report. ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana find Chandigarh’s water consumption too high


May 5th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, is consuming too much of drinking water - the governments of both states feel. Both the state governments have made it ... Read more...

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Consumer goods waste large quantities of water to be made


March 9th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that consumer goods can take a large quantity of water to be made.According to a report in Discovery News, the study, carried out ... Read more...

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Rising demand could force people to pay more for water, says Bansal


February 17th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Union Water Resource Minister P K Bansal on Wednesday said that country's increasing population and subsequent rising demand for water could one day force people to pay ... Read more...

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Supermarts awash with eco-friendly green detergents


January 28th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) Laundry detergent manufacturers are rolling out a new generation of products aimed at making cleaning more efficient and environment- friendly, according to a new report. Chemical & Engineering ... Read more...

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Save water campaign organized in Maharashtra


January 17th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Jan 17 (ANI): Hundreds of school children participated in a campaign to create awareness about water conservation in Mumbai on Saturday.Organized by the NGO called 'I Love Mumbai', the event saw ... Read more...

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Pee in the shower, says Brazil environmental group


August 27th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Aug 27 (DPA) The environmental organisation SOS Mata Atlantica is running a campaign to get Brazilians to pee in the shower to reduce water consumption and protect the environment. "Xixi no ... Read more...

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Planning Commission finalises Delhi Govt.’s annual plan at Rs 10,000 crores


August 21st, 2009 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): The Delhi Government's annual Plan for 2009-10 was finalised at Rs. 10,000 crores at a meeting here on Friday between Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia ... Read more...

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