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Issue 70
September , 2016
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Image for bulleted text  The Indonesian waste pickers trading trash for healthcare

Aged 70, Tuna has pains in her leg, waist and chest, but her income as a garlic picker put even the most basic medical p ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Get rid of your toxic products

The Whatcom County Disposal of Toxics program will hold a household hazardous waste collection day at the local transfer ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Saving silver: portable micro-factories could turn e-waste trash into treasure

This is the mantra preached by Veena Sahajwalla, a materials scientist at the University of New South Wales who wants to ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Children exposed to potentially toxic chemicals daily in household dust

According to research led by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University in Washington, ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Medical waste dumped in open poses serious threat to public health

Despite being the largest public sector hospital in the city and among the few that have an incinerator, the Jinnah Post ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Modi government backs new eco machine that turns organic waste into fertiliser using magnets - and without causing any pollution

The Narendra Modi government has shown interest in an eco-friendly mechanism to turn organic waste into ashes, which mig ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Wayanad to be free of plastic from October 2

The Wayanad district administration is gearing up to ban the use ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Gurgaon's fresh bid to cut use of plastic bags

The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has issued noti ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Delhi govt gears up to check pollution ahead of Diwali

With a WHO report ranking Delhi among most polluted cities in the ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Indian painted frog found in new area of Adilabad forests

It is not just the endangered Indian vulture Gyps indicus that li ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Delhi airport first carbon neutral airport in Asia-Pacific

The GMR consortium-AAI run Delhi Airport has become the first car ...More

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Image for bulleted text  A fortnight on, no respite in sight from smoke at Ghazipur landfill

Lata rushes towards the stinking heap of garbage as soon as the d ...More

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Image for bulleted text  63% of sewage flows into rivers untreated every day: Central Pollution Control Board

In an indication of the massive extent of pollution in rivers of ...More

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Image for bulleted text  CFL firms follow rules in Europe but not in India: Govt to HC

The Centre today claimed before Delhi High Court that manufacture ...More

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Image for bulleted text  NGT notice to Centre, JNU on ‘illegal’ constructions in ridge

An NGO alleging unauthorised construction in the ecologically sen ...More

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Image for bulleted text  China welcomes India’s decision to ratify Paris climate agreement

China Monday welcomed India’s decision to ratify the Paris climat ...More

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Image for bulleted text  No Chinese crackers will go off in Delhi this season: AAP Government

The Delhi government on Friday resolved to ensure foolproof imple ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Okhla plant falls foul of Swachh norms, says plea

Residents of Sukhdev Vihar and neighbouring colonies have now cit ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Ranchiites consuming highly toxic water, says new study

The residents of Ranchi are drinking water that is getting more t ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Sugarcane waste yields carbon for use in batteries

Researchers from Pune’s National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) and In ...More

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Image for bulleted text  NGT contempt notice against UP govt over ethanol production

National Green Tribunal has issued contempt notices to Uttar Prad ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Indian scientists recycle fish scales into green energy

A team of researchers at Jadavpur University here has developed a ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Funds allocated for Swachh Bharat lying unused: Study

allocated for the Swachh Bharat Mission are lying unutilised by t ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Demand for ban on plastic bags gains momentum

groups and activists have urged the government to prohibit the us ...More

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Image for bulleted text  The Badarpur Plant's effect on air pollution and why it needs to be shut down

A two-year old study released in 2015 by the Centre for Science a ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Suicide by pesticide most common method to end life: WHO report

For more than 8,00,000 people who end their lives each year aroun ...More

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Image for bulleted text  NGT seeks list of RWAs from Delhi Government

National Green Tribunal has directed Delhi Government to submit a ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Don't limit efforts to address climate change: PM Modi at G-20

At the G-20 meet in Hangzhou in China, Prime Minister Narendra Mo ...More

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Image for bulleted text  NDMC sets up 5 e-waste collection centres

In a bid to prevent health risks resulting from exposure to elect ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Kerala anti-graft body launches ‘Environmental Risk Vigilance’

Titled 'Environmental Risk Vigilance', the initiative is envisage ...More

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