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Issue 62
June , 2015
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Image for bulleted text UPDATES

Image for bulleted text  Microsoft Create to Inspire – Partners Training Program

Toxics Link under the “Create to Inspire” program supported by Microsoft conducted training for its partners on 10 June, ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Stakeholders meetings on “Lead Safe Paints in India”

Stakeholders meetings on “Lead Safe Paints in India” were held in June in two cities -Mumbai and Jaipur. The meetings wi ...More

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Image for bulleted text REPORT / INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Image for bulleted text  City planning to recycle more green waste

bid to become an environmentally friendly city includes plans to step up the processing and recycling of green waste lik ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Climate change threatens to undermine the last half century of health gains

The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the last fifty years of gains in deve ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Meeting global air quality guidelines could prevent 2. 1 million deaths per year

Improving air quality -- in clean and dirty places -- could potentially avoid millions of pollution-related deaths each ...More

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Image for bulleted text  U.S. top court rules against Obama administration over air pollution rule

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled the Obama administration should have considered compliance cost when it decided t ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Greenhouse gas blamed for 'climate expulsion' driving temperature rises across Pacific nations

Sometime in the mid 1990s, probably unnoticed by anyone, a region of the Pacific that is home to more than a dozen natio ...More

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Image for bulleted text  French renewables power grid pilot shows limits of batteries in Europe

A major pilot project by Europe's largest power network operator to integrate power from rooftop solar panels into the g ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Humans creating sixth great extinction of animal species, say scientists

The modern world is experiencing a “sixth great extinction” of animal species even when the lowest estimates of extincti ...More

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Image for bulleted text NEWS

Image for bulleted text  Mercury Pollution-hit Kodai Unilever Ex-workers Protest at Firm's Mumbai HQ

Ex-workers affected due to mercury pollution by the Hindustan Uni ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Tirupur dyeing units to sell sludge in effluent treatment process to three cement companies

Dyeing units in Tirupur apparel cluster are all set to sign agree ...More

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Image for bulleted text  95% of check booths can’t measure vehicle pollution in Delhi

As Delhi chokes on its foul air, the cars on its roads continue t ...More

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Image for bulleted text  ‘Overflowing landfill sites posing risk to humans’

The city produces a staggering 8360 MTD (Metric Tonnes Daily) was ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Stop use of fresh water to save river: NGT panel

An expert committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal (N ...More

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Image for bulleted text  80% of India’s surface water may be polluted, report by international body says

Even as India is making headlines with its rising air pollution l ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Disposal of Union Carbide's toxic waste set for trial runs

After facing numerous hiccups, the process of conducting trial ru ...More

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Image for bulleted text  High levels of toxic mercury in vicinity of closed thermometer factory: NGO

A new study done by a Chennai-based NGO Community Environmental M ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Gurgaon sewage mixes with water treated for Yamuna

Pollution in the Yamuna seems to be going from bad to worse. The ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Swachh Bharat mission: focus on waste-to-energy projects

NITI Aayog Chief Ministers’ sub-group is planning to take up vari ...More

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Image for bulleted text  MPCB directs Shree Hari Chemicals to shut down Mahad plant

Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has asked Shree Hari C ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Silver-plating units accused of dumping waste into drains

Local activists here accused small factories involved in silver-p ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Rag-pickers to help segregate garbage

The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) plans to rope in rag-p ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Forest department issues notices to GMC officials for burning waste in green belt

Forest department authorities here have issued a show cause notic ...More

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Image for bulleted text  New tech converts tannery waste into carbon to make green shoe soles

In an initiative that would not only help reduce the industrial c ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Submit pollution report, minister tells MPCB

Taking serious cognizance of the industrial houses rampantly viol ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Tapping e-waste treatment options outside State

Fed up with the lagging measures of the local self-government ins ...More

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Image for bulleted text  150 experts brainstorm measures to tackle air pollution

Discussing the increasing air pollution in the Capital, experts v ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Blood tests in Pune show high lead levels

It's not just Maggi, there are several sources around that can ex ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Foul air killing up to 80 Delhiites a day, claims study

Air pollution from respirable particulate matter (PM2.5) could be ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Air Products opens India's first solar-powered hydrogen fuelling station

The US-based leading industrial gases company Air Products recent ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Power from garbage among key points of Maharashtra government's renewable energy policy

The problems of managing solid waste in Maharashtra may soon be a ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Let treated sewage into Najafgarh drain: NGT to Gurgaon

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered the Haryana Urban D ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Pesticide control in India: 3 agencies but no action

For a country that consumes one of the largest amounts of pestici ...More

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Image for bulleted text  HC to Maharashtra: Spell out steps to clean Godavari

The Bombay high court has asked Maharashtra government to declare ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Your workplace may have toxic air

The workplace is causing you harm that is more than just stress-r ...More

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Image for bulleted text  India grappling with e-waste issue: Prakash Javadekar

People changing mobile phone handsets every few months these days ...More

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Image for bulleted text  76% of e-waste workers suffering from respiratory ailments: Assocham

About 76% of e-waste workers in India are suffering from respirat ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Pollution body CPCB in monitoring mess

India’s cities may be battling high toxicity in the air, but the ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Samalkha unit chips off gold from tonnes of e-waste

The information and communication revolution has undoubtedly brou ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Plastic choking Gir, the pride of Gujarat

However, plastic has now invaded the entire Gir sanctuary which i ...More

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Image for bulleted text  100 scientists visit EDMC’s Waste-To-Energy plant

On the occasion on World Environment Day, a delegation of 100 sci ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Door-to-door garbage collection to begin across city from July

Following successful implementation of the door-to-door garbage c ...More

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