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Issue 59
March , 2015
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Image for bulleted text UPDATES

Image for bulleted text  Meetings with Dental Council of India (DCI) in Delhi and Kolkata

In continuation with the ongoing negotiations with the Dental Council of India (DCI), Toxics Link met DCI President Dr. ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Awareness Workshop for Dental Professionals in Kolkata

Toxics Link conducted an awareness workshop for dental professionals in a dental college, named Dr. R. Ahmed Dental Coll ...More

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Image for bulleted text  National Conference on Waste to Energy

Toxics Link conducted a national conference on Waste to Energy on 30th March 2015 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Th ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Workshop on E-waste ‘Systems Failure: Time to Reboot’ on 25th March 2015

It has been 3 years since the E-waste Rules came into effect, but this toxic waste is still polluting our air, water and ...More

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Image for bulleted text REPORT / INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Image for bulleted text  Beijing Shuts Down Coal Power Plants as Air Pollution Costs Economy

Beijing is closing its last major coal power station next year in an attempt to tackle air pollution which is costing th ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Air pollution takes a double toll on babies' brains

A common pollutant in vehicle exhaust, power plant emissions and cigarette smoke can shrink white matter in fetal brains ...More

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Image for bulleted text  E-waste drive celebrates Earth Hour at Cornwall's St. Lawrence College

For the St. Lawrence College Green Team, just call these their Earth Hours.The final day of their e-waste drive Saturday ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Obama: Mercury air pollution rule faces test at U.S. top court

The latest legal test of President Barack Obama's environmental agenda reaches the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday as th ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Mercury pollution threat to Arctic bird

Analysis of museum specimens shows high mercury levels in the endangered ivory gull. It could have implications for the ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Electronic waste has energy value

Using discarded electronic boards, the University of the Basque Country's (UPV/EHU) researcher Andoni Salbidegoitia has, ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Regulators detail Exide battery plant closure after decades of pollution

Exide Technologies will immediately begin shutting down its embattled battery recycling plant in Vernon after reaching a ...More

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Image for bulleted text  E-waste: Government grant opens door for precious-metal recovery

The Government has allocated £600,000 to help develop Britain's first 'plasma facility' which will recover gold, silver ...More

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Image for bulleted text  EU moves to reduce use of flimsy plastic bags by 80%

The European Union has approved new rules that clamps down on the use of flimsy plastic bags that are hazardous for the ...More

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Image for bulleted text NEWS

Image for bulleted text  Centre plans commission status for Ganga authority

If the Centre has its way, the National Ganga River Basin Authori ...More

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Image for bulleted text  SC sends material used in railway coaches for toxicity test

The Supreme Court on Thursday sent the material used in the floor ...More

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Image for bulleted text  National Green Tribunal asks MoEF to submit list of asbestos mines across country

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Environment Ministry ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Delhi pollution ‘out of control’, HC asks govt for action plan

Terming pollution in Delhi as "terrible" and "out of control", th ...More

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Image for bulleted text  'Give Ganga plan in 15 days or face action'

At a time when the country's national river Ganga has caught the ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Pollution board extends deadline till June 30

The deadline for making online monitoring of various pollution-re ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Yamuna will be brought under Environment Protection Act: Government

The government has promised to bring the Yamuna river under the E ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Pollution control: Capital has nobody to check vehicular emissions

In an attempts to curb the soaring pollution in Delhi, the green ...More

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Image for bulleted text  'Stop ground water pollution for future'

On the occasion of World Water Day, MP from Meerut Rajendra Agarw ...More

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Image for bulleted text  60 per cent of sewage remains untreated in Delhi

Around 2,225 million litres per day (MLD) of untreated water is e ...More

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Image for bulleted text  High pollution levels killing aquarium fish: Curator

Aquairum's curator Vijay Shikhare attributes the deaths to the hi ...More

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Image for bulleted text  MCDs to put up bins across Delhi

To keep up with the Prime Minister’s Clean India campaign, the th ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Air pollution level in Delhi exceeds WHO limits: Government

The level of air pollution in Delhi exceeds the limits prescribed ...More

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Image for bulleted text  The perils of managing plastic waste

The ocean is the final receptacle of a substantial amount of wast ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Waste Dumping: CPT Health Officer Submits Report in HC

The health officer of the Cochin Port Trust (CPT) on Tuesday subm ...More

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Image for bulleted text  IISc: Chennai highest per capita emitter of greenhouse gases

At nearly 39 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, Delhi h ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Govt rules out blanket ban on pesticides

Government today asserted in Lok Sabha that it will not ban all t ...More

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Image for bulleted text  CIC pulls up green ministry for ‘misleading’ info on effects of mobile radiation

The Central Information Commission has pulled up the environment ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Illegal steel units: Plea to Delhi pollution panel to execute NGT order

The All India Lokadhikar Sangathan has written to the Delhi Pollu ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Guardian petition for fossil fuel divestment receives 60,000 signatures

In less than 24 hours, more than 60,000 readers have joined a cam ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Dying Yamuna sold down the river?

Over 80 per cent of the pollution in the Yamuna river is caused b ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Clean Ganga mission on war footing

In a bid to bolster efforts to de-pollute the Ganga, the Governme ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Government gets ‘last opportunity’ to enforce NGT orders on air pollution

Angry that many of its directions were not being taken seriously ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Flats go green with organic farming, LED lights

City's apartment complexes have joined hands to implement various ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Delhi grapples with its own waste

As Delhi grapples with its own waste and looks for efficient disp ...More

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Image for bulleted text  MPCB should inspect polluting industries’

District collector Rajaram Mane has asked the Maharashtra Polluti ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Street lights glow on electricity generated from vegetable waste

Soon, thirty sodium vapour lamps on the Basin Bridge–Elephant Gat ...More

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Image for bulleted text  GSPCB gives nod to plant for plastic waste in Pernem

Goa will soon boast of a state-of-the-art plant that will convert ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Gurgaon to try decentralised solutions for disposing waste

The millennium city generates about 600 tonnes of municipal solid ...More

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