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Live Earth Will Make the World More Aware of the Crisis Facing the Earth, Hopes Al Gore

..., an international treaty that cuts global warming pollution by 90 per cent in developed countries and by more than half worldwide. It also asks people to cut their own pollution, make their homes, businesses, schools and transport more energy efficient, and plant new trees and preserve forests. The organize...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed for Backtracking in the Fight Against Carbon Emission

... industry lobbyists seeking to weaken or stall air pollution regulations, including the state's landmark global... Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) and other tough air pollution controls, legislative leaders and some observers said. Witherspoon also accused Democratic legisla...

Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

...it said, calling for steps to significantly reduce pollution emissions in the Great Lakes basin and deal with t...nternational treasure, we must dramatically reduce pollution in the basin, it said. The report was released to kick off Ontario Family Fishing Weekend, which r...

Chinese Mayor Urges Residents to Stop Buying Cars

...buying cars in a bid to ease worsening traffic and pollution woes, state media reported Friday. The booming ...traffic. "And about 70 percent of the city's air pollution is caused by exhaust fumes," he said. Shenzhen was a tiny fishing village in 1979 when it was sing...

Hydrogen Fuel Is It a New Fuel for the Future?

... be the new fuel of the future. This fuel emits no pollution and is the right fuel to fight against climate change . A car running on hydrogen fuel does not emit any pollutant like carbon dioxide, sulphur or particles. The only emission from the exhaust pipe of a hydrogen-powered car is water. This clean-b...

Size and Position of Floral Anther Plays a Vital Role in Pollination

...e threatened by extinction due to habitat loss and pollution from human activities. The recent alarm over the collapse of honeybee colonies has underscored the importance of insect pollinators not only to crops consumed by humans but also to plants that support the ecosystems we depend on. Flower architectu...

Invisible Gases Form Most Organic Haze in Urban, Rural Areas: Study

...hang believe that this extended source of particle pollution is reactive, and can be identified as colourless gases called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), the same gases that form smog. "We think the gases react over a few days as the air travels downwind into more rural regions, producing more organic h...

Air Pollution in India Causes 527,700 Deaths a Year

Air pollution in India is reported to cause 527,700 deaths a yea...port, diseases triggered by indoor and outdoor air pollution kill 656,000 Chinese citizens each year, and polluted drinking water kills another 95,600. "Air p...

Millions Spent, but the Indian Capital's River Still Stinks

...r's pollution, goes into the Yamuna untreated, the pollution monitoring board says. The city is playing a game of catch-up, and losing it could be deadly, environmentalists say. "We can't afford to develop a waste treatment culture where only some part of waste is treated," said Centre for Science and Envi...

Air Pollution Stats Filtered in Ontario

It is believed that the air pollution stats provided by the Ontario health department is filtered . Air pollution is responsible for 1,700 premature deaths and 6,000 hospital admissions in Toronto each year, Dr. Da...

Textile City Tirupur in Tamil Nadu Tops in Pollution Generation

... According to a study commissioned by the state's pollution watchdog, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, an estimated 8,33,365.75 tons of hazardous waste is generated every year in Tirupur. Tirupur, referred to as the Textile Valley of India, discharges nearly 100 million litres of effluent water containin...

Ujjain Ashram Adopts Eco-friendly Burial Process

...y Sudhirbhai. In fact, this whole process prevents pollution as well saves wood. I have made a wish of having the same funeral after my death." Besides, the Sewadham Ashram provides shelter to the destitute. It was founded in 1990 and is home to about 2,500 people, out of which at least 250 are AIDS patie...

Highway Robbers-Stealing Your Hearts Health

...-Essen, Germany say that long-term exposure to air pollution from a nearby highway or busy road can raise the r...h other studies have linked elevated levels of air pollution to an increased risk of heart problems, this is the first to demonstrate that living near high traff...

Briton Set for Pacific Solo Odyssey to Highlight Warming

...oman will be aiming to raise awareness of maritime pollution and secure a place in history when she sets out on a solo row across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco on Thursday. Roz Savage, 38, has already traversed the Atlantic Ocean in her lightweight 24-foot (seven meter) silver rowing boat and is now ...

Free Your Necktie and Stop Global Warming

...ne of the European Union's worst performers on the pollution front and is expected to exceed its greenhouse gas emission targets. The tie campaign comes on the heals of Cool Biz, an effort by the Environment Ministry of Japan, that began a couple years back to get men to shed their suit coats in the summer. ...

Paris Launches Drive for Clean Cars

...to offer soon a clean car rental service to reduce pollution and traffic in the capital, Mayor Bertrand Delanoe said Friday . Hundreds, possibly thousands, of eco-friendly vehicles will be made available before the end of the year for use for a few hours and which can be dropped off at various sites set up i...

Toxic Algae Pose New Health Scare in China

...h life and threaten humans in the country's latest pollution scare, state media reported on Sunday . New satell... who was quoted in the media as describing it as a pollution "wake-up call." More than 70 percent of China's waterways and 90 percent of its underground water ...

Polluted Chinese River Hospitalises 61

...e could be seen on the river, but the cause of the pollution was not yet known. Nine of the victims stayed in hospital overnight, while the others were released after shorter treatment, the report added. The spill is the latest in an unremitting series of reports about China's worsening water pollution. ...

It is Men, and Not Women, to Be Blamed for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

...ferior quality of sperms, Misro said environmental pollution is one of the factors. "Through polluted air and water, a compound called Xenoestrogen enters our bodies and alternates the reproductive hormone." Misro said the technology developed by him in the institute not only keeps track of sperm mobility an...

Air Pollution Affects Women More Than Men: Study

Latest research shows that air pollution affects women more than men . Researchers at Pennsylvania State University studied two groups of mice with pneumonia. One group was exposed to ozone, an air pollutant. The other group breathed filtered air. The exposure to ozone significantly dec...

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