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4.5 lakh child labours in e-waste activities: Study

New Delhi, Apr 21 (IBNS) In India, about 4.5 lakhs child labours between the age group of 10-14 are observed to be engaged in various e-waste (electronic waste) activities, without adequate protection and safeguards in various yards and recycling workshops, according to the ASSOCHAM recent study on ‘Earth Day’, to be observed on Tuesday.

NASA discovers Earth-size planet in 'habitable zone'

Washington, Apr 18 (IBNS) Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun.

Greenpeace demands cancellation of Mahan forest clearance

New Delhi, Apr 16 (IBNS): With another multi-crore scam tainting the UPA government, fresh evidence has surfaced on Wednesday exposing how Environment and Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily favoured Essar by gifting it Rs 52,000-crore worth Ratna oil field, off the Mumbai coast1, Greenpeace said.

Toxic waste spill at Essar's Power Plant in Singrauli

Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, Apr 15 (IBNS): In yet another stark example of massive negligence, the mud wall that lined the fly ash dyke of Essar Energy's Mahan-I (600MW) thermal power plant in Singrauli collapsed leading to fly ash-laden water seeping into Khairahi village, the Greenpeace said on Tuesday.

Ban welcomes report on mitigation of climate change

New York, Apr 14 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the findings of a long-awaited United Nations report on the mitigation of climate change released earlier on Sunday in Berlin and urged all countries "to act swiftly and boldly" to reach a "global, ambitious and legal [climate] agreement in 2015."

Washington: Ban urges action towards climate action

New York, Apr 12 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended on Friday the Climate Leaders' Summit in Washington, D.C., recalling the importance of keeping global warming as a top concern in the development agenda, and urging Governments to reach a universal legal climate deal by the end of the year.

UN warns against rise in greenhouse gas emissions

New York, Apr 12 (IBNS): From farming to forestry and fisheries, agriculture greenhouse emissions have nearly doubled over the past 50 years and may increase by another 30 per cent by 2050, according to new estimates out on Friday from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).

UN marks Day of human space flight, encourages exploration

New York, Apr 12 (IBNS): The necessity for international cooperation in space and the universal utility of duct tape were among insights revealed when the United Nations sent a former astronaut into cyberspace on Friday to inspire young people to explore new frontiers on the anniversary of the first human space flight.

UN launches initiative to promote sustainable energy

New York, Apr 10 (IBNS): The United Nations launched on Wednesday the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024), an initiative aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide, with a forum to take place annually, starting this coming June.

Greenpeace: P&G agrees to clean up palm oil act

New Delhi, Apr 9 (IBNS): Non-governmental environmental organization, Greenpeace International on Wednesday welcomed multinational consumer goods company Procter and Gamble's (P&G) decision to remove forest destruction from its production and provide full traceability for all the palm oil and derivatives it uses.

Mars Orbiter completes half of its journey

Bangalore, Apr 9 (IBNS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday said the country's Mars Orbiter Spacecraft has crossed the half-way mark of its journey.

Ban congratulates Prague on climate change preparedness

New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): During his official visit in the Czech Republic's capital, United Nations Secretary-General congratulated the city of Prague for its new protection system against floods, which involves mobile barriers to prevent the Vltava River from inundating the streets.

Essar case attempt to stifle voices of opposition: Greenpeace

Singrauli, Apr 4 (IBNS): Greenpeace India on Friday rubbished Essar’s "ridiculous allegations" of inciting villagers in Mahan region in Madhya Pradesh against them.

PSLV C24 launches India's 2nd navigation satellite

Sriharikota, Apr 4 (IBNS): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C24, successfully launched IRNSS-1B, the second satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), on Friday at 1714 hours IST from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR in Sriharikota.

Ban urges action to curb impacts of climate change

New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): From the tropics to the poles, from small islands to large continents, and from the poorest countries to the wealthiest, the ominous signs of climate change are profoundly visible, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday, calling for transformative collective action to tackle the phenomenon now - on all fronts - before it is too late.