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Garbage-free Bangalore by Monday, promise authorities


September 2nd, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 2 (IANS) The BJP-ruled Bangalore civic administration has promised to rid country's IT hub from thousands of tonnes of overflowing garbage by Monday but doubts persist as its ... Read more...

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Upgrade sewage system, water use for agriculture: Experts


August 31st, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Leading corporates, business research firms and science activists Friday called for an overhaul and upgradation of the sewage system and use of modern technology in agriculture ... Read more...

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Marine life faces large-scale extinction risk


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Marine life faces far greater risk of large-scale extinctions than at any previous time in human history, world's leading marine scientists have warned.Researchers from Australia, United ... Read more...

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Goa government pitches for fish-devourable Ganesh idols (With Image)


August 1st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 1 (IANS) With Ganesh Chaturthi, the most popular religious festival in western India to be celebrated next month, Goa's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government is pitching ... Read more...

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CPCB fails to file report on water pollution at Bhopal site


July 15th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has failed to file a report in the Supreme Court on the status of groundwater contamination at the Union ... Read more...

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Punjab to check potable water quality


July 1st, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) Amid allegations of potable water contamination, the Punjab government has decided to get a survey conducted to check the quality of water being supplied to residents, ... Read more...

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19 years on, water woes continue to haunt Taj city


May 21st, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 21 (IANS) Nineteen years after many people died in a water tragedy that struck the Taj city, residents of Agra continue to battle water pollution in the Yamuna ... Read more...

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Rs.500 crore plan for holy Goverdhan hill


April 12th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Goverdhan (Uttar Pradesh), April 12 (IANS) Goverdhan hill, which Lord Krishna's devotees consider one of their holiest shrines, is all set for a Rs.500 crore makeover.Mathura district authorities have drawn ... Read more...

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Greenpeace protests toxic pollution of Mexican waters


March 24th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 24 (IANS/EFE) Environmental watchdog Greenpeace denounced on World Water Day the pollution of rivers and other surface waters in Mexico and asked the government to establish a ... Read more...

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‘Quarter of Delhi slum dwellers drink impure water’


March 21st, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Around a quarter of families living in slums across the national capital are drinking contaminated water, according to a survey released Wednesday. The survey was ... Read more...

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Can the gharial win the battle for survival?


March 18th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) A few years back, a boat trip down the Chambal river in north India would have yielded a surreal sight - groups of gharials basking ... Read more...

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Curb wastage, cut pollution to tackle water disputes: experts


February 16th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Curbing wastage, reducing pollution and forming joint platforms to assess geological changes were among the urgent steps needed to tackle the growing conflicts on water ... Read more...

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India ranks lowly 125th in meeting environmental challenges


January 28th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) India ranks a lowly 125th in addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenges with Switzerland taking the top spot, according to the 2012 Environmental Performance ... Read more...

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Chouhan wants panel to assess pollution around Union Carbide


January 5th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 4 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh through a letter to constitute a special committee for assessing the quantum ... Read more...

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Scientists design robots that walk on water


August 1st, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) An aquatic microrobot can walk or run on water, mimicking the amazing abilities of the 'water strider' -- a long legged insect that effortlessly skims across ... Read more...

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India’s first green tribunal gets scores of environment cases (Lead)


July 4th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT), a judicial body aimed at expediting environment-related cases and the first in the country, has got scores of cases to ... Read more...

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Climate change threatning China’s water resources


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 23 (ANI): Climate change is having an adverse impact on China's water resources, said the country's water resources minister.Chen Lei's comments came during a meeting on climate change where he ... Read more...

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Where is environment in Bengal poll campaign, ask green activists


March 18th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Black vehicle exhaust fumes choking the atmosphere, water sources getting clogged with debris, including of idols, deforestation. These major environmental issues don't seem to figure in ... Read more...

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Fate of 40 Goa mines to be decided Friday


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) The fate of 40 open cast iron ore and manganese mines in Goa will be decided by the state pollution control board Friday.Speaking to reporters Thursday ... Read more...

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India should conserve its wetlands, says BNHS director


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Mumbai, Feb 2 (IANS) There is urgent need to conserve India's wetlands, home to rare bird and mammal species, which are shrinking gradually due to the dumping of debris, siltation ... Read more...

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Once sewers, UK’s rivers are now the cleanest in 150 years


December 31st, 2010 - 10:43 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 31 (ANI): The quality of water in Britain has improved.Some of the country's rivers were little better than sewers a generation ago, but are now the cleanest in more than ... Read more...

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Ship collision: Green damage to be assessed


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) Port and pollution control authorities will assess the environmental damage from an oil spill after two container vessels collided in West Bengal's Hooghly river Nov 22."The officials ... Read more...

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Pollution turns male birds gay


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Water pollution is posing a threat to bird population by causing males to go gay, scientists say.Researchers believe poisonous metal compounds entering the food chain can affect bird ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh environmentalists spread awareness about water pollution


November 22nd, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad, Nov.22 (ANI): Environmentalists completed a 25-days long voyage from Yamunotri glacier in the Himalayas to Prayag in Allahabad on Sunday to spread awareness about water pollution.Twenty members of Kala Sangam Kendra, ... Read more...

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Each human emits two tonnes of carbon dioxide a year


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Every human emits the equivalent of two tonnes of carbon dioxide a year - from the time food is eaten to excretion.A study by the Universidad de ... Read more...

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These Ganeshas give environment a fighting chance (With Images)


September 13th, 2010 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
By Mauli Buch Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Ganesha idols made of clay and paper pulp or which use naturally extracted colours have found many takers in Mumbai this year, as environment conscious residents ... Read more...

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Indo-Americans laud India for disallowing mining of “sacred” mountain in Orissa


August 25th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Aug 25 (ANI): Indo-Americans have applauded India for reportedly rejecting bauxite mining by multinational company in remote tribal area of Orissa, which the environmentalists had described as devastating to the ... Read more...

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Indo - Americans Applauds India


August 25th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 25, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Indo - Americans have applauded India for reportedly rejecting bauxite mining by multinational company in remote tribal area of Orissa, which the environmentalists had described as devastating ... Read more...

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Goa’s floating casinos dumping sewage into river: Panel


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 23 (IANS) A legislative panel has slammed the Goa government for allowing offshore casinos and cruise vessels to dump raw sewage into the Mandovi river that runs by this state ... Read more...

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Water pollution forces J&K lakes on verge of extinction


June 10th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): The rapidly increasing water pollution has thrown all the major lakes of Jammu and Kashmir, including the world famous Dal Lake on verge of extinction, posing a ... Read more...

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Government notifies Ganges dolphin as national aquatic animal


May 18th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The critically-endangered Ganges river dolphin has been notified as India's national aquatic animal, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday. "By giving the sub-species the national aquatic animal status, ... Read more...

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India among the worst 10 climate polluters: Study


May 6th, 2010 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 6 (IANS) India figures among the world's worst 10 countries causing environmental damage, according to a new study which lists Brazil as the most polluting country. The research led by professor ... Read more...

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Bill for environment agency in monsoon session


March 16th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The government will table a bill in parliament in the monsoon session for setting up the National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA), Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Focus on natural debts while framing policies, says Pachauri


March 15th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The country should focus on natural debt rather than financial debt while framing development policies, chief of United Nations climate change organisation R.K. Pachauri said here Monday. ... Read more...

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More funds to clean Ganga, drop in wildlife protection


February 26th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The annual budget for the Ministry of Environment and Forests saw a 15 percent jump with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee doubling the allocation for cleaning the ... Read more...

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