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Fabric creates energy for power dressing

September 28, 2016 in Blog

New hi-tech fabric that harnesses energy from motion and the sun illustrates how scientific ingenuity is creating ways to help tackle climate change.

Scientists in the US and China have fashioned the ultimate in power dressing: a fabric that recovers energy from movement, and at the same time turns sunlight into electricity.

It may be a while before the new material reaches the high street stores and delivers significant energy savings, but it means that a smart phone in a pocket could charge itself from the fabric around it.

http://www.eco-business.com/news/fabric-creates-energy-for-power-dressing/

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India accounts for majority air pollution casualties: WHO

September 28, 2016 in Blog

The report also called for strengthening measures against inefficient modes of transport, household fuel and waste burning

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Air pollution is killing nearly eight lakh people annually in the South East Asian Region (SEAR) with India alone accounting for over 75 per cent of the casualties caused by cardiovascular diseases and lung cancer, according to a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report on Tuesday.

The report said nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air while nearly 90 per cent of air pollutionrelated deaths occur in low and middle-income countries, with nearly two out of three occurring in WHO’s South-East Asia including India and Western Pacific regions.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/india-accounts-for-majority-air-pollution-casualties-who-116092700875_1.html

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Over 90 per cent of world breathing bad air: WHO

September 28, 2016 in Blog

Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year.

New data in a report from the UN’s global health body “is enough to make all of us extremely concerned,” Maria Neira, the head of the WHO‘s department of public health and environment, told reporters.The problem is most acute in cities, but air in rural areas is worse than many think, WHO experts said.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/Over-90-per-cent-of-world-breathing-bad-air-WHO/articleshow/54547618.cms

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Two lakh students vow to not use polythene

September 28, 2016 in Blog

Nearly two lakh students from over 100 schools took an oath on Tuesday to not use polythene in their day to day life.The oath taking programme, organized by the district administration as part of preparations for No Polythene day on October 2, witnessed an overwhelming response with students of private English medium schools in the city and government schools from rural areas coming together to extend their voluntary support to the campaign.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jamshedpur/Two-lakh-students-vow-to-not-use-polythene/articleshow/54554986.cms

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