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US oil spill may cause cancer: Expert

US oil spill may cause cancer: Expert

Los Angeles, May 8 (IANS) The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may cause cancer and other health hazards, a US-based environment watchdog has warned.

Healthcare workers and general public could face risks by inhaling various components of crude oil such as benzene, toluene and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, all

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India among the worst 10 climate polluters: Study

India among the worst 10 climate polluters: Study

Melbourne, May 6 (IANS) India figures among the world's worst 10 countries causing environmental damage, according to a new study which lists Brazil as the most polluting country.

The research led by professor Corey Bradshaw, of the University of Adelaide's environment institute, has placed India at seventh position while ranking the

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Delhi set for hot day

Delhi set for hot day

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) After the thundershowers that brought some relief from the searing heat last week, Delhi was Monday set for a hot day with the temperature hovering around 39 degrees Celsius.

The national capital recorded a minimum of 26.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above average for this time

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Plants can effectively tackle global warming

Plants can effectively tackle global warming

London, April 30 (IANS) Plants remain an effective way of tackling global warming, despite emitting small amounts of methane, an important greenhouse gas, says a new study.

Research led by the University of Edinburgh (UE) in Scotland suggests that plant leaves account for less than one percent of methane emissions -

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US oil spill could reach Louisiana shore by Friday

US oil spill could reach Louisiana shore by Friday

Washington, April 29 (DPA) Oil from an under-sea well that is spurting masses of crude oil could be carried onto the sensitive shoreline of Louisiana by Friday, US officials said Wednesday.

The information confirmed fears that the BP exploratory well in the Gulf of Mexico,

torn open by a rig explosion last

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Hot day in store for Delhi

Hot day in store for Delhi

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Delhi is likely to witness another hot day Tuesday with weather officials predicting that the mercury will touch 43 degrees Celsius.

The national capital recorded a minimum of 25.3 degrees Celsius, two notches above average.

'Skies would be partly cloudy with dust and haze. There are chances

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Two arrested with deer skin

Two arrested with deer skin

Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) Two poachers have been arrested with spotted deer skin and several antlers in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda district, police said Monday.

The men, in their mid 30s, were nabbed late Sunday from Margoobpur village, about 150 km from here.

'The two admitted they have been selling the skin and

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Two drown, 150,000 people hit in Assam floods

Two drown, 150,000 people hit in Assam floods

Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) At least two people drowned overnight as flash floods triggered by heavy rains inundated more areas in Assam, displacing over 150,000 people. A thunderstorm also swept parts of the state, damaging homes and uprooting trees, electric and telephone poles, officials said Saturday.

A government spokesperson said

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Task force on elephants to meet April 30

Task force on elephants to meet April 30

Thrissur (Kerala), April 23 (IANS) A task force formed to protect elephants and their habitats across the country is to meet here April 30, an official said.

The task force of Project Elephant, a government scheme, was formed in February and the meeting in Kochi would be its first sitting. Project

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South African builders to get incentive for saving power

South African builders to get incentive for saving power

Cape Town, April 22 (IANS) In an effort to cut electricity consumption in the country that is getting ready to host World Cup Soccer, the South African government will give incentive to construction firms for adopting energy-efficient techniques in buildings.

The Department of Energy has plans to offer a rebate for

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