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50 killed, over 700 injured in China's deadly port explosions

Powerful explosions tore through a warehouse storing hazardous chemicals in north China's major port city, killing at least 50 people and injuring over 700 others as the twin blasts sent......

Tinajin blasts: Death toll rises to 112; nearly 100 missing

Firefighters walk past a damaged truck at the site of Wednesday night's explosions in Binhai new district of Tianjin, China. The death toll from massive explosions in China's port city of Tianjin......

Tianjin explosions: Fire continues to rage; toll mounts to 56

Firefighters run as smoke rises at the site of the explosions at the Binhai new district in Tianjin, China. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters Over 1,000 firefighters aided by military experts trained......

IITs offer Modi lifeline to save Ganga

The IIT plan is at the heart of Narendra Modi's ambitious plan to restore the river's glory.Rashme Sehgal reports for Rediff.com In 2010, then environment minister Jairam Ramesh had assigned a......

'The Gandhis never influenced environmental clearance for big projects'

Image: The new ordinance on land acquisition is a return to 1894. It will reopen the doors for forcible acquisition, says Jairam Ramesh. Photograph: PTI   'Today, environment has become a......

Is it end of the line for South Asia's ship graveyards?

With a plunge in steel prices, ship owners are getting about $3.6 million less for the 25,000 tonnes of recoverable metal from a typical iron ore or coal carrying......

Bangalore neighbourhood's toxic air threatens India's future

Once called India’s garden city, this upper middle-class residential area in Bangalore has India’s most toxic air, says Devanik Saha, IndiaSpend.com. On the day this story was written,......

GMOs - from war to dialog?

Indian scientists who wrote to the PM last week are not entirely rejecting GMOs but instead asking for caution and further testing to establish their safety, writes Rajni Bakshi. When dignitaries......

Corporations, children and responsibility

Companies can be more alert on how various aspects of their operations impact children, writes Rajni Bakshi.Corporations are now among the most powerful entities on earth. Children are the......

Wipro tops Greenpeace list of greener electronics cos

Wipro has topped the 'Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics' list in its maiden appearance, surpassing global giants such as Apple, Samsung, Dell and Nokia among others.According to the 18th......
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Adam Matthews reports from "Knit City", the garment industry hub in India that generates billions in revenue but has also saturated rivers with... ...

http://www.ndtv.com/tamil-nadu-news/from-tamil-nadu-an-environmental-crisis-in-your-wardrobe-foreign-media-1213020?trendingnow
Social movements need better linkages

Despite the increasing presence and recognition of social movements in all parts of the world, they have not yet been able to make any decisive... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/opinion/social-movements-need-better-linkages/86668.html
Holy smoke! Beware of agabatti, it could cause cancer

Indian households may well have to consider doing away with the ubiquitous 'agarbatti' during morning prayers. A new study claims that incense... ...

http://www.domain-b.com/technology/20150828_cigarette_smoke.html
Incense smoke more harmful than cigarette smoke?

A new study has claimed that the chemical properties of an incense stick could potentially change genetic material such as DNA. Can smoke... ...

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/holy-smokes-incense-smoke-more-harmful-than-cigarette-smoke/1/461613.html
Really, is incense smoke as dangerous as cigarette smoke?

Love the scent of incense in the morning? A new study warns that burning incense at home may put your health at great risk including cancer as the... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/wellness/really-is-incense-smoke-as-dangerous-as-cigarette-smoke/article1-1384766.aspx

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