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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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Dos and Don’ts during monsoon (To go with - With Monsoon health guide: Rainproof your lifestyle with right diet)


July 16th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dos and and don'ts suggested by experts for the monsoon season Dos:* Go for green leafy vegetables* Properly wash fruits and vegetables* Eat barley, brown rice and oats* Add garlic to soups, ... Read more...

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Israeli scientists develop strong plastic to replace steel


June 8th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 8 (IANS) Israeli scientists are developing a super strength polypropylene, one of the world's most commonly used plastic, to replace steel and other materials used in pipelines ... Read more...

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PM calls for regulating use of groundwater


April 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Emphasising that India has nearly 17 percent of the world's population but only four percent of its usable fresh water, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Proud to be dirty’ drive in Britain


April 8th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 8 (IANS) A drought-hit water firm in Britain is encouraging car drivers to desist from washing their vehicles and spread the message being serious about saving water. It ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Beijing mulls water curbs


March 26th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) In a bid to conserve water in the arid Chinese capital, Beijing authorities are pondering to restrict water usage by bathhouses, golf courses and ski ... Read more...

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World Bank to give Pakistan $1 bn


March 21st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) The World Bank has approved two projects totaling $1.09 billion to boost Pakistan's electricity supply and irrigation sectors.The first project will cost $840 million and will ... Read more...

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China’s irrigation spews 30 mn tonnes CO2 every year


March 14th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) China's groundwater irrigation system is responsible for spewing more than 30 million tonnes of carbon dixoide (CO2) per year into the atmosphere, says a research. Groundwater ... Read more...

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Water shortage affecting industries: FICCI


January 8th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) After power shortage, water scarcity will be the next growth barrier in India. Inadequate availability of water is becoming an area of concern for industries, ... Read more...

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Hilton Worldwide’s green initiatives save $74 mn


October 24th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Green initiatives by hospitality major Hilton Worldwide's 10 hotel brands saved $74 million in 2010, the company said Monday."To date, Hilton Worldwide's efforts are equivalent ... Read more...

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Dr Oz Shares How to Recharge Your Body in Five Days


October 13th, 2011 - 4:28 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In what he called his 'Dr Oz Super Power Hour', Dr Oz shared with his audience how they could recharge their body in five different ways, in only ... Read more...

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Bansal wants rational pricing of water (Lead)


July 27th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Calling for efficient use of water, notably in irrigation, Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Wednesday said the scarce and precious resource should be adequately ... Read more...

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Land plants ‘evolved from conjugating green algae’


April 18th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): A new research has revealed that the closest relatives to land plants are actually conjugating green algae such as Spirogyra.It was thought that Charales were the closest ... Read more...

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Water, sanitation facilities key for China’s sustainable development


March 31st, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 31 (ANI): Proper water and sanitation facilities are key requirements for sustainable development in China, as the country plans to transform its economic growth pattern and urbanize its rural areas ... 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...

Posted in Business |

Asian water crisis worsening, Asian Development Bank says


October 12th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday said Asia is facing a water crisis that continues to worsen and threaten the region's economy.ADB's Special Senior Advisor Arjun ... Read more...

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One species becomes extinct every fortnight in England


October 5th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) England is losing a species every fortnight, according to a study.Previous studies focused on the historical loss of iconic species like birds and animals. But the Oxford University ... 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...

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Website offering water CO2 calculator for UK homes launched


June 17th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): A new website has been launched that would help people gauge how much CO2 is being emitted to heat water in their homes.Produced by the Energy Saving ... Read more...

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Centre approves National Mission on Micro Irrigation


June 10th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved the implementation of the existing Micro Irrigation Scheme (MIS) as the National Mission on Micro Irrigation (NMMI).The ... Read more...

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Experts say UK water use ‘worsening global crisis’


April 19th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.19 (ANI): The report, focusing on the UK, says two-thirds of the water used to make UK imports is used outside its borders.The BBC quotes the Engineering the Future alliance ... Read more...

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880 mn people lack access to clean water: Red Cross


March 22nd, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 22 (DPA) A total of 880 million people around the globe do not have access to clean water, while 2.7 billion lack proper sanitation facilities, the Red Cross said ... Read more...

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CII advocates incentives to boost savings, investments


January 16th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has urged the government to offer tax incentives to companies that save energy and to individuals to encourage them to save ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh calls for greater synergy between agricultural, water policies


December 10th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today called for greater synergy between agriculture and water policies to achieve four percent agriculture growth which he said is the ... Read more...

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What environmental changes to expect over next 100 years


October 8th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 8 (ANI): A new study has explored how increasing CO2 (carbon dioxide) concentrations may affect trees and water and carbon cycles over the next 100 years.Scientists nowadays face the problem ... Read more...

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Penalise people found wasting water: Sheila Dikshit (Lead)


June 29th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday asked the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to penalise people found wasting water in the capital and appealed to the residents to use ... Read more...

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Sharad Pawar urges agricultural scientists to adopt innovative technologies


February 4th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today urged the agricultural scientists to introduce innovative technologies. Speaking at a function on World Congress on Agriculture Conservation here, Pawar ... Read more...

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CSE releases mining and environment report in Bangalore


August 5th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
By K.G. Vasuki Bangalore, Aug.5 (ANI): The New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) released its report on mining, people and environment here on Monday. The CSE''s sixth State of India''s ... Read more...

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There is need to increase farmers’ profitability: Ahluwalia


June 6th, 2008 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Lauding India's farm growth of 4.5 percent, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Thursday said there was need to boost farmers' profitability to further increase productivity. ... Read more...

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Renewable energy core of India’s climate change strategy


June 2nd, 2008 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Buffeted by record oil prices and global warming, the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change in its meeting here Monday placed development of renewable energy at the ... Read more...

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Scotland comes up with its first eco-friendly pub


April 2nd, 2008 - 6:12 pm ICT by admin
Edinburgh, Apr.2 (ANI): Scotland is expected to come up with its first eco-friendly pub in a fortnight, built with "green" timber, and one that uses water heated by a canal and ... Read more...

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An X-ray vision gun may soon be a reality


January 17th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by admin
London, January 17 (ANI): Technologists have invented a new hand-held X-ray scanner, which they believe may revolutionise police work and Customs searches by giving officers the superhero power to see through walls. ... Read more...

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How divorce damages the environment


December 2nd, 2007 - 2:46 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Apart from protecting their kids from the trauma of divorce, discontented couples might just have another reason to stick together environment.For the first time, scientists have calculated the ... Read more...

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