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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......

China's turmoil is both economic and political

The chaos on its stock markets, a fierce battle between the old and new guard in the Communist Party and the restive border provinces of Tibet and Xinjiang forebode tough times ahead for China,......

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 In 2010, then environment minister Jairam Ramesh had assigned a......

$2 trillion rated debt under risk due to environment issues: Moody's

11 sectors to have credit exposure to environmental risks in next five years. Many sectors, other than power and coal, face environmental risks that could translate into credit risk, according to......

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, 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......
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Beijing chokes under worst smog of the year

Beijing choked on Tuesday under the thickest blanket of smog for 2015, with the concentration of hazardous particulate matter peaking at around 900... ...
Centre slammed for failing to fix issues following Bhopal gas tragedy

The survivors of Bhopal gas tragedy have condemned the Centre for failing to resolve lingering issues of the disaster and its survivors even as the... ...
TUV Rheinland Advises on Toy Safety for This Gift Giving Season

From the Wires Nov. 30, 2015 09:00 PM HONG KONG, CHINA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/30/15 -- With the approaching Christmas seasons, TUV... ...
Residents of Puerto Rico Reminded of Airborne Carcinogens during Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Although Lung Cancer Awareness Month is important for raising awareness of this disease, we all need to remain vigilant of respirable hazards that... ...
American Association of Poison Control Centers Releases 32nd Annual Report of the National Poison Data System

PRWeb 2015-11-30 The recently published 32nd Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers National Poison Data System... ...

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