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US asked to decontaminate Puerto Rico islands

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 19:47

The Puerto Rico College of Physicians and Surgeons has urged the US to decontaminate Vieques and Culebra islands, which were used for decades as a testing ground by the US army, and provide adequate treatment for those harmed by the pollution.

Plankton shells can reveal climate change from millions of years ago

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 13:59

A new research has found that climate changes from millions of years ago are recorded at daily rate in ancient sea shells.

Antarctic Ozone hole slightly smaller than average in 2013

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 12:45

The ozone hole, which forms every year in the stratosphere over Antarctica, is slightly smaller in size than average this year, according to NASA satellite data.

Maritime tribunal to hear `Arctic Sunrise` case on Nov 6

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 23:20

A case brought by the Netherlands against Russia over the detention of Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise and its crew will be heard early next month, the international maritime tribunal said Friday.

Rainwater harvesting:NGT notice to 18 deptt,Inst; queries DMRC

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 22:12

The National Green Tribunal Friday sought response from 18 units including government departments, institutions and a residential society on an application alleging that they had failed to harvest rain water.

China punishes officials for not acting against polluters

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 21:31

China`s ministry of supervision Thursday revealed 10 major cases of environmental damage in which local officials were punished for failing to prevent or act after severe pollution.

World forum adopts programme to save snow leopard

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 21:27

The Global Snow Leopard Conservation Forum has adopted a programme for 2014-2020 to conserve the endangered species, Xinhua reported.

GDA asked to show guidelines for landscape concretisation

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 19:01

The National Green Tribunal Friday directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Ghaziabad Development Authority to show whether they have any comprehensive guidelines for concretisation of landscapes in urban areas.

Greenland removes ban on uranium mining

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 18:54

Greenland`s parliament has voted in favor of removing a 25-year-old ban on uranium mining.

Why life expectancy of plants is higher than animals

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 18:47

Plant researchers at VIB and Ghent University have found that plants generally live longer than animals because they utilize their stem cells, which are crucial for the uninterrupted generation of new cells, better than animals.