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‘India must learn from Bhutan’s sustainable tourism model’ 23.5.2017 TOI: Goa
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Renewable energy, consumer groups disappointed with energy bill 23.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The jobs-energy omnibus bill passed by the Legislature contains several energy provisions that various stakeholder groups have opposed. Gov. Mark Dayton has not yet indicated whether he will sign it, though GOP leaders said they worked with the governor's staff to find compromise language.
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Not able to sleep properly? High level of air pollution maybe the reason 23.5.2017 News
Study suggests if you live in an area with high levels of pollution your chances of bad sleep is up
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An unequal burden 23.5.2017 Hindu: Home
The Paris Climate Agreement recognises that all countries have responsibilities. However, the developed world needs to shoulder the major funding requirement
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what's the buzz 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Fruit juice not safe for infants Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit to children under the age of one and may contribute to excessive weight gain, say experts who recommend not including juices in the diet of infants. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a new policy marking the first change in recommendations on fruit juice since 2001. The revision accounts for the rising rates of obesity and concerns about dental health based on data accumulated over recent years. "Parents may perceive fruit juice as healthy, but it is not a good substitute for fresh fruit and just packs in more sugar and calories," said Melvin B Heyman. The recommendations state that 100% fresh or reconstituted fruit juice can be a healthy part of the diet of children older than one year when consumed as part of a well- balanced diet. Researchers recommend that intake of juice should be limited to, at most, four ounces daily for toddlers age one-three. For children aged four to six, fruit juice should be restricted to four ...
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Utah forecast: Near-idyllic spring in the north, a summer rehearsal in the south 22.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Near-idyllic spring days usher in the Wasatch Front’s new work week, but southern Utahns are already in full dress rehearsal for summer weather. After Monday’s highs in the mid-70s, Tuesday brings sunny morning skies to the Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys, turning partly cloudy in the afternoon. Wednesday, again sunny in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon, will see the mercury climb into the mid-80s — though thunderstorms are expected by nightfall. Perfect weather for reflection. Lao Tzu, the ...
Air pollution may cause DNA damage in children: study 22.5.2017 DNA: Health
Children and teenagers exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution may be at an increased risk of a specific DNA damage called telomere shortening, a new study warns.
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Air pollution linked to DNA damage in children, teenagers 22.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
High levels of traffic-related air pollution may lead to a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening in children and teenagers, warns a study.
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You may blame the polluted air for disrupted sleep! 22.5.2017 New Kerala: Health News
You may blame the polluted air for disrupted sleep!
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Diesel drivers who are “rolling coal” in Colorado: Tune up or pay up 22.5.2017 Denver Post: Local
Colorado is riding hard on diesel truck drivers that “roll coal,” the politically charged display of power on the roads that has doused other vehicles, such as environmentally friendly Priuses, with sooty black smoke. Do it in Colorado and face a $100 fine.
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You may blame the polluted air for disrupted sleep 22.5.2017 DNA: Health
Prior studies have shown that air pollution impacts heart health and affects breathing and lung function, but less is known about whether air pollution affects sleep," said lead author Martha E from the University of Washington.
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Traffic-related air pollutants may disrupt sleep 22.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Apart from affecting breathing and lung function, people exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollutants for a prolonged period may also have sleep disruptions, researchers say.
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When sounds that define us become noise, can cities speak? 22.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
When village bells tolled in pre-industrial landscapes, the sound was laden with meaning
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New science standards hope to appease Idaho lawmakers 22.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Boise, Idaho • The latest revisions to Idaho’s K-12 science standards downplay the negative impacts of human activity on climate change. State education officials unveiled the updated standards Friday after spending several months collecting more than 1,000 public comments. The proposal is the latest attempt to appease Idaho’s conservative Republican Legislature, which has been hesitant to adopt any direct references to global warming. Most peer-reviewed studies, science organizations and climat...
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Cool down the rhetoric 21.5.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
The U.S. will gain little by turning India into an adversary on climate change issues
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LG to tap into India's Rs 150-cr air purifiers market 21.5.2017 Business Standard: Companies & Industry
Market grew around 30% in last 2 yrs; air purifier among 10 new products to be launched this year
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Indian-born woman elected to City of London Corporation 21.5.2017 deccanherald.com
A 43-year-old UK entrepreneur has become the first India-born woman to be elected as a councillor to a ward in the UK.

Rehana Ameer, who was born and raised in Chennai, contested from Vintry ward in the City of London county as an independent candidate.

She was elected as a councillor to the Court of Common Council, becoming the first India-born woman to be elected to the City of London Corporation.

"As an elected councillor, my key focus areas are road safety, improved air quality, mental health and better representation of all types of businesses as part of the Brexit negotiations," Rehana told PTI.

She aims to promote the citys businesses in international markets and develop the citys presence overseas.

The City corporation is the richest local authority in the country which controls the 1.3 billion pounds city cash fund.

The City of London is divided into 25 wards and elected councillors represent each ward.
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First Indian-born woman Rehana Ameer elected to City of London Corporation 21.5.2017 India Today| Must Read
The entrepreneur, who contested from Vintry ward in the City of London county, has become the first India-born woman to be elected as a councillor to a ward in the UK.
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Majority of adolescent deaths due to preventable causes: WHO 21.5.2017 DNA: Health
More than two-thirds of around 1.2 million deaths of adolescents due to preventable causes such as road accident injuries and suicide took place in low- and middle-income countries including India in 2015, the WHO has said.
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Rollback of EPA rules already benefiting one gas company 21.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

Devon’s pushback is the first known example under the Trump administration of an accused polluter backing away from a proposed environmental settlement.
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