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May , 2017
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Image for bulleted text  Air pollution may cause DNA damage in children: Study

Children and teenagers exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution may be at an increased risk of a specific ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Tanzania: Fear As Medical Waste Dumped Into Sea Waters

An environmental disaster was in the making in Zanzibar, thanks God that it was discovered just in time though damage ha ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Xiaomi Starts E-Waste Recycling Initiative In India

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has announced an e-waste management program in India. Called the “Mi India Product Take-Back & ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Mumbai society recycles 5,550 kg of biodegradable waste over the past year

In a city where multi-tasking is an essential skill, residents of ...More

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Image for bulleted text  A ‘Chakr’ that recycles pollution

Delhi is gradually cementing its position as one of the most poll ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Maharashtra issues compost solution for civic bodies’ trash problem

If all goes well, compost from city waste will soon go for sale o ...More

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Image for bulleted text  SAIL-BSP to be the first to use plasma technology for toxic waste disposal

State-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) would be using ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Three-year plan to let Delhi breathe

Underlining air pollution as a serious problem, the government's ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Daunting water challenges across industries

Standing on the banks of the dry Cauvery river channel, P. Elang ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Govt. puts on hold directive to install air purifiers in schools

The Delhi government on Tuesday decided to keep in “abeyance” its ...More

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Image for bulleted text  State’s first napkin incinerator to be installed in Jodhpur

After installation of vending machines for sanitary napkins in gi ...More

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Image for bulleted text  How 700 Kerala villagers waded through a dead river, cleansed it and brought it back to life in 70 days

Rajeevan spent most of his life watching his favourite river die. ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Delhi gas leak: Pollution body starts probe, container corp put on notice

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) is probing the Satur ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Guwahati among 10 cities in e-waste management campaign

Environ, a group of environmental management for sustainable deve ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Indian Scientists Use Jute Fibre to Power Electronic Circuits

Jute - the golden fibre of India - is often the toast of fashion ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Report on discoms’ e-waste collection sought

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed an inspection team ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Medical waste found in sewer at GMCH-32

Negligence on the part of the GMCH-32 staff has come to the fore. ...More

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Image for bulleted text  NDMC to set up 97 rain water harvesting pits

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is likely to set up 97 rai ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Mumbai dumps 2,100mn litres of human waste in sea daily

Where does Mumbai's waste go after you flush it down the toilet? ...More

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Image for bulleted text  PCMC to launch awareness campaign on segregating garbage

Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar said on Monday ...More

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Image for bulleted text  No data on Bandhwari waste composition available: CPCB

No data on composition of waste at Bandhwari treatment plant is a ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Govt authorises 37 centres to collect e-waste: Hussain

Raising concern over unauthorised dismantling and recycling of e- ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Ragpickers are critical to clean India's 62 mn tonnes waste: It's time to recognise their efforts

A lot of garbage clearing thus is the done informally, by ragpick ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Government Scheme to Turn Urban Waste to Compost Failed to Make an Impact, Says Parliamentary Panel

The Ministry of Urban Development had set an ambitious target of ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Handling of bio-medical waste: NGT issues notice to IBHAS

The National Green Tribunal has sought response from the Institut ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Hazardous wastes in India mounting at the rate of 2-5 per cent per year: ASSOCHAM-PwC

As per the joint study conducted by ASSOCHAM and PwC, in India, a ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Yamuna infused with oxygen using cylinders and pipes to highlight pollution

In a unique protest, Yamuna river on Monday was given oxygen usi ...More

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Image for bulleted text  PCB serves closure notice on three firms at Edayar

The State Pollution Control Board (PCB) has issued closure notice ...More

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Image for bulleted text  NGT Directs Delhi Govt to File Detailed Action Plan on Municipal Solid Waste

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to ...More

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Image for bulleted text  PM Modi to launch massive waste management campaign in 4000 cities on June 5

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday, announced that a massive ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Dyeing units turn Hapur hamlet into deathtrap

A village in Hapur district of Western Uttar Pradesh has become a ...More

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Image for bulleted text  NGT slams Haryana govt over disposal of industrial waste, debris in Aravalli forests

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday slammed the Haryana govern ...More

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Image for bulleted text  NGT orders demolition of five resorts in Kasauli

In a judgment that should sound alarm bells for hotels and resort ...More

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