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These Indian fishermen take plastic out of the sea and use it to build roads

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John McKenna
More than half of the roads in the southern state of Tamil Nadu are plastic
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Every one of India’s 1.3 billion people uses an average 11kg of plastic each year. After being used, much of this plastic finds its way to the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, where it can maim and kill fish, birds and other marine wildlife. ... Read more about These Indian fishermen take plastic out of the sea and use it to build roads

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Want To Find Global Warming? It's Time To Get Planting.

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Kate Ryan
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1.5 million volunteers in India planted 66 million trees in 12 hours to set a world record and combat the effects of climate change. ... Read more about Want To Find Global Warming? It's Time To Get Planting.

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India's Air Pollution Is Now Causing 1.1. Million Deaths Each Year

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India's air now rivals China's as the world's deadliest, according to a new study published Tuesday amid warnings that efforts to curb pollution from coal will not yield results any time soon.

India's notoriously poor air quality causes nearly 1.1 million premature deaths every year, almost on a par with China, concluded a joint report by two US-based health research institutes.

But whereas deaths linked to air pollution in China have steadied in recent years, the rate has soared in India where smog readings in major cities routinely eclipse safe exposure levels. ... Read more about India's Air Pollution Is Now Causing 1.1. Million Deaths Each Year

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Women in India, other developing countries lag in Internet use - Intel report

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Susan Heavey
Employees at a call centre provide service support to customers in Siliguri February 2, 2008. Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files
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More needs to be done to boost women's and girl's lagging online access, tech giant Intel Corp (INTC.O) said in a report to be released later on Thursday that calls for doubling the number of female Internet users in developing nations over the next three years.

The report, funded by the global chipmaker with input from the United Nations and U.S. State Department, among others, points to stubborn gaps in women's access to the Internet in Africa, the Middle East and other developing parts of the world. ... Read more about Women in India, other developing countries lag in Internet use - Intel report

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Africa must work harder to reduce inequality: Annan

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Matthew Mpoke Bigg
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan attends a news conference with former President of Tanzania Benjamin Mkapa in Nairobi, October 11, 2012.
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(Reuters) - African governments should work harder to reduce inequality that has prevented the benefits of a decade of economic growth from being spread equitably, according to a report by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan released on Thursday. ... Read more about Africa must work harder to reduce inequality: Annan

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India’s energy demand projected to surge

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Simon Denyer and Rama Lakshmi
Total primary energy supply per capita in tonnes of oil equivalent
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NEW DELHI — Like China two decades ago and the United States in 1950, India stands on the cusp of transformational economic and social change, a jumping-off point at which the demand for electricity is about to explode.

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