Record warmest year third time in a row

NASA has declared this year to be the hottest year yet recorded. September turned out to be the warmest in modern temperature monitoring of 137 years. The recent findings follow record-breaking monthly anomalies throughout this year, leading the agency to believe that because of the highs reported so far. The first nine months of 2016, as […]

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Accident Zone: Sugarcane laden trucks and tractors flout rules

Accident Zone: Sugarcane laden trucks and tractors flout rules Located on NH24, the Simbhaoli sugar mill is accessed by thousands of trucks, tractors and locally devised contraptions, over loaded with sugarcane, that cause traffic snarls and accidents on a fairly regular basis. The local administration as well as the Mill owners do nothing to curb […]

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Green alternatives to Bloody Plastics – the saga of sanitary napkins

New Delhi, March 5 (G’nY news service): The modern sanitary napkins are made of plastic and a potentially toxic chemical-dioxin that can cause scores of diseases in the individual from intermittent rashes to even cancer. The government has turned a blind eye towards this problem. Moreover, the problem is taking a toxic turn with used […]

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Disaster proofing India’s power utilities

Disaster proofing India’s power utilities New Delhi, March 5 (G’nY news service): Our lives are cripplingly dependent on electricity. In the backdrop of the Kudankulam nuclear plant agitation, disaster proofing becomes imperative as we often depend on a reliable source of electrical power for hospitals, schools, and businesses. Power companies need to thus put in […]

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Despite ban, steel pickling polluting Yamuna

These untreated acids and minerals flow into the Yamuna and have contaminated the Yamuna. (Photo courtesy: yffindia.com) New Delhi, Jan 25 (G’nY news service): A Delhi-based NGO working towards cleaning and saving the Yamuna has filed a fresh affidavit before the National Green Tribunal (NGT), Principal Bench seeking closure and removal of steel pickling factories from […]

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