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Issue 67
June , 2016
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Image for bulleted text  Combating mercury poisoning

Many of us have fond childhood memories of playing with droplets of mercury spilled out of a broken thermometer. A dark ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Baby sippy cups contains harmful chemicals, says study

A study says harmful chemical ‘bisphenol-A’ in baby sippy cups can impact mental and physical health of children . Th ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Toxins in sippy cups a threat to babies

You could be exposing your babies to toxic chemicals that could interfere with their hormonal system and impact growth . ...More

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Image for bulleted text  E-waste call to action

Integration of informal sector with skill development, EPR implementation and reverse logistics backbone are the key req ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Bright but deadly

his one-of-its-kind study by the researchers of the Section of Environmental Pediatrics at NYU School of Medicine indica ...More

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Image for bulleted text REPORT / INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Image for bulleted text  Supreme Court rejects challenge to Obama mercury air pollution rule

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned aside the latest effort by a group of states led by Michigan to block Obama admi ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Internet of bins: smart, solar powered trashcans in Colombian cities

Cities have a huge waste problem. Levels are expected to more than double (pdf) over the next 20 years in low and middle ...More

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Image for bulleted text NEWS

Image for bulleted text  Parent’s beware! Chemicals in plastic bottles can weaken kids’ teeth

You can never be too careful with your babies and a new study onl ...More

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Image for bulleted text  A boon for soil, and for the environment

When Gabe Brown and his wife bought their farm near Bismarck, Nor ...More

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Image for bulleted text  New conservation rules may soon apply to wetlands. What are they?

In March this year, the central government set the ball rolling o ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Diesel vehicles ban hinges on States’ pollution data: NGT

The National Green Tribunal will first go into pollution data fro ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Plans on to unburden Okhla landfill site

Having reached its capacity, the Okhla sanitary landfill site is ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Solving India’s waste disposal problem

One of the answers is ‘pay as you throw’ (PAYT), a usage-pricing ...More

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Image for bulleted text  CFL producers challenge new e-waste rules

The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notices to the Centre and ...More

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Image for bulleted text  The waste-side story

An evening titled ‘Waste Narratives’ was recently held at the Ind ...More

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Image for bulleted text  About-turn: How govt went back on plastic ban

The Union government has scripted a U-turn in a year. Until March ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Visakhapatnam is No. 1 in garbage disposal

Visakhapatnam district has achieved the distinction of being Numb ...More

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Image for bulleted text  City Corporation clueless over plastic menace

The Corporation faces a daunting challenge at managing plastic wa ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Cash from trash: TMC plans to recycle thermocol

If everything goes as per the plans then the city will soon have ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Yamuna polluted beyond control: Even its treated water can kill you

A study published in the International Journal of Engineering Sci ...More

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Image for bulleted text  MoEF draft on forests likely to exclude many Aravali tracts

A draft notification on definition of forests prepared by the env ...More

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Image for bulleted text  India’s toxic e-waste needs better handling

It can be toxic and hazardous to health. Yet, only a fraction of ...More

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