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PM Modi opens two expressways around Delhi to reduce pollution 27.5.2018 Reuters: Top News
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday he expected around a 30 percent drop in the number of vehicles entering Delhi, as he opened two new expressways around the capital aimed at decongesting its streets and reducing deadly pollution.
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Fighting air pollution the green way 26.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Vertical gardens can do a lot to clean the befouled urban air and relieve the concrete monotony
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Global Warming May Be Pulling Out Protein and Vitamins From Your Rice: Study  26.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
According to a latest study, as carbon dioxide rises due to the burning of fossil fuels, rice is expected to lose some of its protein and vitamin content, which could put millions at risk of...
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Delhi may face blackout due to coal shortage: Minister 25.5.2018 General News
Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) may face a blackout as power plants in the region do not have reserve coal for "more than one day", Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday.
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Delhi Metro's Magenta Line underground sections to open today 25.5.2018 General News
The inauguration of underground sections Delhi Metro's Magenta line from Nehru Park to Central Metro is scheduled to open later in the day.The entire stretch of the Magenta Line will be ready, extending from Botanical Garden in Noida with Janakpuri West in Delhi will be inaugurated on May 28.Another underground metro line from Little Mount to AG-DMS in Chennai will also be inaugurated today.Japan has been supporting the construction of the Chennai metro both technically and financially.The government of Japan has spent around 110 billion for Chennai Metro Phase 1.Chennai metro will provide its commuters safety, reliability, punctuality, comfort, high-frequency operations and customer satisfaction.It will help reduce traffic congestion, air pollution and enhance sustainable urban transportation system.Major projects for Chennai Metro Phase II and Chennai Peripheral Ring Road are currently under survey.Japan is also contributing to the "Smart City" initiatives of Chennai, Ahmedabad and .
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Build green, build smart 25.5.2018 Hindu: Health
The market in India may reach up to 10 billion sq.ft. by 2022, says Anuj Puri
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Navajo Nation, EPA question plan to open land near Great Sand Dunes for oil, gas drilling 25.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
A federal push to open some of Colorado's most pristine and delicate high country to oil and gas drilling -- land near two sacred Navajo mountains touching the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness --  faces growing opposition.
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Bonphul Air Products raises Rs 2 cr from Angel Investors 25.5.2018 Sify Finance
[India], May 25 (ANI): Bonphul Air Products, the developer of OxyMax, India's first-and the world's second-oxygen optimiser, on Thursday raised Rs 2 crore in an angel investment round from Rx
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Bonphul Air Products raises Rs 2 cr from Angel Investors 25.5.2018 General News
Bonphul Air Products, the developer of OxyMax, India's first-and the world's second-oxygen optimiser, on Thursday raised Rs 2 crore in an angel investment round from Rx Infotech and Karmesh Global Technologies.This ten-month old start up had, in October last, received an undisclosed amount of seed capital from Faridabad-based investor Satish Bhatia."The company will use the invested funds for expansion of its product portfolio, and widening its sales and marketing network. The company also plans to infuse funds into technology development, and roll out highly customised solutions for users in different verticals like hospitals, schools, shopping malls," said COO and co-founder Narendra Bisht."Bonphul has the right combination of technology expertise, business acumen and domain knowledge to win the customers need for good quality air. We are delighted to collaborate with Bonphul and look forward to the exciting next phase of growth," said Atul Gupta, director, Rx Infotech."The ...
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India, Netherlands to promote waste-to-wealth approach 24.5.2018 General News
India and Netherlands on Thursday called for Indo-Dutch water cooperation as the promoted waste to wealth approach to solid waste and waste water in the Uttar Pradesh's Hindon Basin.As per an official release by the Ministry of External Affairs, the two countries recognised innovation, technology, and governance to be the key ingredients in the water resource-cooperation.They further committed themselves to assist Kanpur and Unnao-based leather industries to adopt eco-friendly technologies and promote water conservation by adopting efficient agriculture practices in the sugarcane industry of Uttar Pradesh.They further pledged to intensify their resolve to enhance cooperation under the aegis of the MoU in the field of water management signed in June 2017 with focus on the Clean Ganga campaign.The Indian officials appreciated the Netherlands-based water institutes called Deltares and IHE Delft.Both the Prime Ministers also commended the Indo-Dutch Research call on the theme, "Water in ..
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‘Clean Air India Initiative’ launched 24.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Campaign plans to rope in Indian start-ups and Dutch companies to combat air pollution
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Global warming may have ‘devastating’ effects on rice 24.5.2018 Hindu: Internet
As CO2 rises due to the burning of fossil fuels, rice will lose some of its protein and vitamin content, putting millions of people at risk of malnutrition,
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Dutch institutions, biz can help India deal with air pollution: Rutte 24.5.2018 General News
The Netherlands government, institutions and businesses can help India deal with air pollution caused by stubble burning around the national capital, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said today. "It (stubble burning) is happening at two places bordering Delhi. It is creating lot of pollution in winters. I have mentioned in the CEOs forum that we are partnering with Dutch institutions and companies and players here...to see how we can do this," he said here. He was speaking at an agriculture seminar on 'doubling farmers income and the Dutch contribution', organised by industry body CII. Citing certain examples, he said there are practical solutions to resolve the problem. "Agriculture minister, her team and other departments and business community are partnering here to make this work... But it will not be a one push button. But we want to help (India) fight the air pollution," the prime minister said. This is Rutte's second visit to India as prime minister and he is accompanied by a ...
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In an internal memo, the White House considered whether to simply “ignore” federal climate research 24.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
White House officials last year weighed whether to simply "ignore" climate studies produced by government scientists or to instead develop "a coherent, fact-based message about climate science," according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post.
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Seafood-rich diet may up sexual intimacy, pregnancy chances 24.5.2018 General News
If you are planning to have a baby then try including seafood to your diet as couples who eat seafood tend to be more sexually active and get pregnant faster than other couples trying to conceive, a new study suggests.
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Families from 8 countries sue EU over climate change: lawyers 24.5.2018 General News
Ten families from Europe, Kenya, and Fiji have filed suit against the European Union over global warming threats to their homes and livelihoods, their lawyers said today. The 30-odd plaintiffs before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg insist the bloc must do more to limit climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions, and point to drought, glacier melt, sea level rise and flooding that will worsen as temperatures rise.
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Families from 8 countries sue EU over climate change 24.5.2018 General News
Ten families from Europe, Kenya, and Fiji have filed suit against the European Union over global warming threats to their homes and livelihoods, their lawyers said today. They insist the bloc must do more to limit climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions, and point to drought, glacier melt, sea level rise and flooding that will worsen as temperatures rise. The plaintiffs before the European Court of Justice are "families living near the coast, families owning forests in Portugal, families in the mountains that see the glaciers melting, families in the north that are affected by permafrost melting," their lawer Roda Verheyen told AFP. They "are already being impacted by climate change, already incurring damage... and they are saying: 'EU, you have to do what you can to protect us because otherwise our damage will be catastrophical'," Verheyen said. The claim, nicknamed the "People's Climate Case", is the first of its kind brought against the EU, the group's lawyers ...
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Earth may become 4 degrees warmer by 2084: Study 24.5.2018 General News
The Earth's average temperature may increase by four degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels, before the end of 21st century, a study claims. This increase translates to more annual and seasonal warming over land than over the ocean, with significant warming in the Arctic, researchers said. "A great many record-breaking heat events, heavy floods, and extreme droughts would occur if global warming crosses the four degrees celsius level, with respect to the preindustrial period," said Dabang Jiang, a senior researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. "The temperature increase would cause severe threats to ecosystems, human systems, and associated societies and economies," Jiang said. In the study published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, researchers used the parameters of scenario in which there was no mitigation of rising greenhouse gas emissions. They compared 39 coordinated climate model experiments from the fifth phase of the Coupled Model ...
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How Minnesota's land use contributes to climate change 24.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Agriculture is the dominant use of Minnesota's land. But people don't directly eat most of what that land produces, which is symptomatic of a major worldwide climate threat.
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Grasping at straws: Pathetic state of biofuels in India (Comment) 24.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
For the past several winters, Delhi has drawn global attention for its life-threatening smog levels. This is attributed, in part, to the open burning of biomass residues like paddy straw and stubble in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana.
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