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Issue 81
October , 2017
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Image for bulleted text REPORT / INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Image for bulleted text  GLOW Region Solid Waste director worries about cost of e-waste

What will happen to electronics being thrown out? That was Peggy Grayson’s biggest concern as the cost to taxpayers has ...More

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Image for bulleted text  World's deepest lake in peril, scientists warn

MOSCOW: Lake Baikal is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, experts say, as the government bans the catching ...More

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Image for bulleted text  400 industries reduced CO2 emission by 2% in 2012-15

Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) on Wednesday said over 400 industries monitored by it have reduced their CO2 emissions ...More

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Image for bulleted text  CO2 levels grew at record pace in 2016: United Nations

The amount of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere grew at record rate in 2016 to a level not seen for millions of y ...More

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Image for bulleted text NEWS

Image for bulleted text  Roseland residents teach Pune the sustainable green lifestyle

Roseland Residency members have been celebrating ever since the a ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Goa govt goes green, minimises use of plastic during functions

In an effort to go green, the Goa government has decided to minim ...More

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Image for bulleted text  After Durga Puja immersion in Delhi, this is what Yamuna looks like

The Yamuna choked on debris and waste materials on Sunday, a day ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Electronic waste, a public health hazard

Electronic waste is no more a problem of the rich and elite in In ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Corpn. starts collecting segregated waste

Chennai Corporation has started collecting segregated waste from ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Before National Green Tribunal, Art of Living says ‘we are not some industrialists’

AFTER PRESENTING arguments pertaining to the state of the site wh ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Maharashtra to probe 18 farmers' deaths due to inhaling of toxic pesticides in Yavatmal

With the deaths of at least 18 farmers in Maharashtra from inhali ...More

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Image for bulleted text  India fights hard to save polluted rivers

Rivers of India are often called its lifeline. They are revered a ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Perfumes, artificial fragrances might be lethal for health

Various kinds of fragrances are around us. And it is believed the ...More

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Image for bulleted text  E-waste management in city homes pick up

The city has disposed close to 50,000 tonnes of e-waste in the pa ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Diwali set to bring back Delhi's toxic date with pollution

With the air quality across the National Capital Region (NCR) alr ...More

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Image for bulleted text  CPCB to analyse air samples around Okhla plant once every four months: NGT

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Co ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Why no ban on toxic pesticides despite review?

An independent fact-finding team of farmer rights groups and farm ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Simply put: How firecrackers work, impact your health

Citing toxins in the air, Supreme Court has banned the sale of fi ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Updating Clean Air Act and Solid Waste Management Act

THE House Committee on Ecology chaired by Rep. Estrellita Suansin ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Ensure no posters, pamphlets are put up on DU walls: National Green Tribunal

To avoid defacement of the campus, the National Green Tribunal (N ...More

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Image for bulleted text  East civic body sets ball rolling for waste-to-energy plant at Ghazipur

The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) said it has set the b ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Toxic farming: on insecticide regulation

Reports of farmers dying from pesticide exposure in Maharashtra’s ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Scientists asked to develop zero-pollution firecrackers: Environment minister

Scientists have been asked to develop zero-pollution firecrackers ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Government orders Delhi power plant, generator shutdown as air worsens

The Indian government ordered diesel generators and a power plant ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Garbage threat to Puzhal lake canal

A canal from Red Hills lake which drains excess water during mons ...More

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Image for bulleted text  India must detoxify its poisoned farmlands

Last week, the Maharashtra government registered a police complai ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Kolkata raw food items have alarming lead levels, finds study

Raw food sold in most city markets have Lead concentration far ab ...More

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Image for bulleted text  India’s dubious distinction – tops world in pollution deaths with Delhi and Patna being the worst

Pollution killed 25 lakh Indians in 2015. The highest in the worl ...More

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Image for bulleted text  NGT fines 4 railway stations over waste management

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday slapped a fine of  ...More

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Image for bulleted text  NGT raps authorities over Yamuna project

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday rapped the Delhi Jal ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Ghazipur landfill collapse: A month on, pile of garbage strewn across road unnerves residents

Every time 50-year-old Mahipal Singh crosses the pile of garbage ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Improving air quality: Supreme Court asks UP, Haryana, Rajasthan to ban pet coke in factories

THE SUPREME Court on Tuesday directed Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and ...More

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Image for bulleted text  AIIMS launches air pollution protection device

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday la ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Emitting a cocktail of dust and smoke

It comes as no surprise that Sahibabad has been identified as one ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Most hospitals in Arunachal don't have facilities for disposal of bio-medical wastes: CAG

Most of the hospitals and nursing homes in Arunachal Pradesh don' ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Sector 71 residents upset with garbage dumping and burning

There are large chunks of unused land in Sector 71 which is commo ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Waste norms not observed at Bhalswa landfill site

There is always a fire at Bhalswa landfill site and the garbage i ...More

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