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South Korea delays smog tax amid pressure from car makers
2/9/2014 9:39
South Korea delays smog tax amid pressure from car makersSouth Korea has delayed a proposed tax on vehicle carbon emissions by over five years to the end of 2020, amid pressure from domestic and U.S. car makers who fear the levy would curb sales.
Mexico investigates huge fish kill in lagoon
2/9/2014 9:08
Mexico investigates huge fish kill in lagoonFishermen used shovels, wheel-carts and trucks in western Mexico on Monday to pull tons of dead fish out of a lagoon that has been the scene of four fish kills this year.
Mexico closes part of a huge copper mine over acid spill
2/9/2014 10:47
Authorities in Mexico said Monday they have closed part of a huge copper mine at the heart of a major chemical spill last month which prompted officials to turn off the water supply in several towns and forced dozens of schools to shut.
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Mexico closes part of a huge copper mine over acid spillMexico closes part of a huge copper mine over acid spill
2/9/2014 10:47
Authorities in Mexico said Monday they have closed part of a huge copper mine at the heart of a major chemical spill last month which prompted officials to turn off the water supply in several towns and forced dozens of schools to shut.
 
South Korea delays smog tax amid pressure from car makersSouth Korea delays smog tax amid pressure from car makers
2/9/2014 9:39
South Korea has delayed a proposed tax on vehicle carbon emissions by over five years to the end of 2020, amid pressure from domestic and U.S. car makers who fear the levy would curb sales.
 
Mexico investigates huge fish kill in lagoonMexico investigates huge fish kill in lagoon
2/9/2014 9:08
Fishermen used shovels, wheel-carts and trucks in western Mexico on Monday to pull tons of dead fish out of a lagoon that has been the scene of four fish kills this year.
 
UN climate chief says 'door closing' on warming fixUN climate chief says 'door closing' on warming fix
2/9/2014 9:00
UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres on Tuesday warned time was running out for meaningful action on global warming, citing the plight of low-lying Pacific nations facing ever rising seas.
 
Cave markings 'bring Neanderthals closer to us'Cave markings 'bring Neanderthals closer to us'
2/9/2014 8:11
Markings dating back 40,000 years suggest Neanderthals were considerably more sophisticated than previously thought, researchers say.
 
Dolphin hunting season kicks off in JapanDolphin hunting season kicks off in Japan
1/9/2014 11:27
The controversial six-month dolphin hunting season began on Monday in the infamous town of Taiji, but bad weather would delay any killing, a local official told AFP.
 
Eat less meat to control global warming, says new studyEat less meat to control global warming, says new study
1/9/2014 10:49
By 2050, food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if business as usual continues, says a new study.
 
Fujifilm vs Ebola: Japan giants turn hands to medicineFujifilm vs Ebola: Japan giants turn hands to medicine
1/9/2014 9:18
When Japan announced it was ready to supply a new drug to help combat the deadly Ebola virus, one unusual detail emerged - it would be made by Fujifilm.
 
Women more addicted to cellphones than men: StudyWomen more addicted to cellphones than men: Study
1/9/2014 7:45
Women are more likely to use cellphones for texting or emails to build relationships and have deeper conversations, while men prefer using their devices for entertainment purposes and accessing social networking sites, a new US study has found.
 
Plastic waste may trigger water bombs in HimalayasPlastic waste may trigger water bombs in Himalayas
31/8/2014 16:58
Unfortunately, this is the ugly truth of the Himalayas. The heap, which includes biodegradable plastic, can be found just four kilometres from Shimla in the reserved forest of Lalpani.
 
Obama administration says no deal reached on climate changeObama administration says no deal reached on climate change
31/8/2014 16:41
Asserting that countries like India and China need to play a significant role in addressing the challenges of climate change, the Obama administration has strongly refuted reports that it has reached any international agreement to combat the critical global issue.
 
Soon batteries to run on sugarSoon batteries to run on sugar
31/8/2014 15:21
In a breakthrough to develop long-lasting batteries for smartphones and other gadgets, scientists have successfully created a sugar biobattery that completely converts the chemical energy in sugar substrates into electricity.
 
Snails help scientists investigate rise, fall of Tibetan PlateauSnails help scientists investigate rise, fall of Tibetan Plateau
31/8/2014 10:33
A new research has helped scientists investigate the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau by using snail shells.
 
A robotic arm to help neurology patientsA robotic arm to help neurology patients
31/8/2014 9:28
Soon, software and hardware will be available for tailor-made rehabilitation programs for people suffering from neurological disorders including stroke/paralysis, epilepsy, dementia and Parkinson's disease.
 
New drug cuts heart failure risk by 20%New drug cuts heart failure risk by 20%
31/8/2014 9:05
A new heart failure drug from Novartis cut the risk of both cardiovascular death and hospitalisation by a fifth in a keenly awaited study, boosting hopes for a product that is seen as a multibillion-dollar seller.
 






 

 


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