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Fish consuming vast quantities of plastic ocean waste

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 13:09

Australian scientists are concerned that fish are eating hundreds of thousands of tonnes of plastic floating in the ocean and this waste is ending up in sea food, a media report said Friday.

Catalyst converts bio-diesel waste into valuable chemicals

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 18:05

Palladium-gold nanoparticles are not only excellent catalysts for cleaning polluted water, but can also convert biodiesel waste into valuable chemicals, researchers say.

Malaysian police detain Australian activist

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 14:23

Malaysian police were holding an Australian activist in custody after she was arrested together with 15 others protesting against a rare earth plant accused of producing radioactive waste.

New type of rock formed from plastic waste

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 19:44

Researchers have discovered a new type of rock created by melted plastic trash on a beach in Hawaii.

US to cut carbon emission from power plants by 30 %

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 20:59

The US will cut carbon emission from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the world`s largest economy, by 30 % by 2030, an ambitious target that marks the first-ever attempt at limiting such pollution.

US to miss deadline for removing nuclear waste from Los Alamos

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 12:26

The US Department of Energy on Friday said it would be unable to meet a deadline to remove drums of nuclear waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico because of safety concerns tied to the radiological materials.

Recycling waste to eco-friendly art: Kolkata girl`s journey to UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 19:03

Working towards financial inclusion for the underprivileged, a city-based girl from a minority community became the only participant from India at the UN`s Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) meeting this month.

Canada`s water: A paradox of pollution and waste

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 11:25

In Canada, a country with vast reserves of freshwater, the precious resource should reasonably be expected to be pristine and practically free to consumers.

Kakodkar stresses on linking tech output with rural domains

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 00:08

Describing technology and innovation as key to country`s empowerment, noted nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar on Monday stressed on linking technological output with rural domains to meet requirements in areas like power generation, waste management and agriculture.

UNESCO condemns dredge waste dumping in Barrier Reef waters

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 17:52

UNESCO on Thursday condemned a decision to allow the dumping of dredge waste in Great Barrier Reef waters and recommended the Australian marine park be considered for inclusion on the World Heritage in Danger list.

Smart ways to green cities: Kolkata shows the way

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 18:37

From reclaiming parks and open spaces to promoting carpools and empowering rag-pickers to manage waste -- denizens of this eastern metropolis are pitching in to make the city green.

Waste sulphur to produce cheap infra-red devices

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 16:45

In a major breakthrough, scientists have found that waste sulphur can be transformed into cheap plastic lenses for infra-red devices, including night-vision goggles.