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Issue 57
January , 2015
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Image for bulleted text UPDATES

Image for bulleted text  Schools Turn Green Ambassadors

‘Create to Inspire’ programme, supported by Microsoft, was started in several cities of India in August 2014. The progra ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Awareness Campaign on Lead (Pb) in Paints in Schools

Toxics Link has been conducting school programs in various schools of Delhi to inform and educate students about harmful ...More

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Image for bulleted text REPORT / INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Image for bulleted text  Recycling Electronic Waste Responsibly: Excuses Dwindle

Maybe you replaced old electronics over the holidays or you’re just sweeping out the old and ushering in the New Year. E ...More

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Image for bulleted text  A Nuclear Power Plant Leaked Oil Into Lake Michigan For Up To 2 Months Straight

A leak at a nuclear power plant went undetected for weeks, allowing up to 2,000 gallons of oil to flow into Lake Michiga ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Britain’s ethnic minorities breathing most polluted air

A first of its kind scientific analysis has found a big difference in air pollution across communities in England, with ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Wuhan said to be turning blind eye to waste plants

Two garbage incineration plants are being allowed to operate illegally by the government in Wuhan, capital of central Ch ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Pesticide levels 'excessive' in a third of Guangzhou vegetables: study

Pesticide levels that exceeded national safety limits were found in a third of vegetable samples taken from Guangzhou ma ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Study Finds New Toxic Contaminants In Oil And Gas Wastewater

Scientists have discovered high levels of two potentially hazardous contaminants, ammonium and iodide, in wastewater bei ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Japan pushes for ratification of Hong Kong Convention, ship recyclers agree

India is likely to get help from Japan to improve the facility at Alang-Sosiya ship recycling yard as the Ship Recycling ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Wastes pollute rivers, water bodies in Rajshahi

Existing surface water resources especially the Baranai River flowing through the northern part of the city is being hea ...More

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Image for bulleted text NEWS

Image for bulleted text  Banned pesticides detected in NCR farm produce: JNU study

Over 20 banned pesticides under the category of organochlorines ( ...More

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Image for bulleted text  All green buildings will get special logo in 2015

All green (environment friendly) buildings - identified on the ba ...More

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Image for bulleted text  High Court stays felling of trees in Vasant Kunj

The Delhi High Court has granted a stay on felling of trees durin ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Delhi: Garbage crisis reaches tipping point

Delhi’s garbage crisis has reached a tipping point. Three of the ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Death of vultures, a cause for concern

The death of a few vultures and some wild animals reportedly unde ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Recycling electronic waste responsibly

May be you replaced old electronics over the holidays or you’re j ...More

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Image for bulleted text  DPCC clueless about industries in Wazirpur

At a time when courts are ordering strict measures to control pol ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Legal cover to post-1980 plantations may soon go

The government is planning a change in the definition of forests ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Pesticide on your plate

Vegetables are the noble folk of food world, loved equally by doc ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Electronic waste from homes turning city into toxic dump

While pollution control boards have put in much effort into creat ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Delhi’s polluted air may force Obama to stay indoors

Amid reports that the US may curb President Barack Obama's early ...More

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Image for bulleted text  More time sought to shift Delhi bio-medical disposal plant

The city government Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Don't pollute Ganga: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday made a public appeal to not ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Delhi High Court stays closure of bio-medical waste treatment plant

The Delhi High Court today stayed till February 25 the closure of ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Govt misled court on Delhi's pollution, say green activists

The government's submission before the Supreme Court on Wednesday ...More

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Image for bulleted text  After 21 years of SC monitoring, Yamuna still stinks like a sewer

Central Pollution Control Board on Thursday told the Supreme Cour ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Maharashtra Pollution Control Board rolls out stricter policy

Industries and local bodies will soon have to comply with 95% of ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Foresters step up chop down of invasive plant types in TN

The forest department has intensified its efforts to eradicate in ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Court stays order for felling trees in Vasant Kunj

A group of residents of the posh Vasant Kunj locality in South-We ...More

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Image for bulleted text  ‘Clean Yamuna’ activists to stage protest in Delhi on Feb 1

Thousands of protestors across north India are expected to mass o ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Sultanpur National Park shut after 47 birds die

The Sultanpur National Park has been shut for a week after 47 bir ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Ray of hope for fluoride-induced deformity victims in Gaya villages

There is some ray of hope for the victims of physical deformity c ...More

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Image for bulleted text  'MPCB must submit proposal for using fly ash in 2 weeks'

The National Green Tribunal, Western Zone, has asked the state po ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Fencing on cards to protect mangroves in Versova from garbage spilling over

The mangrove cell has stepped in to save mangroves of Lokhandwala ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Veggies grown along tracks: HC notice to Centre, railways

The Bombay high court has issued notices to the Union government ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Experts reject panel’s suggestions on change in environment laws

Top environment experts have questioned the recommendations of th ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Nepal’s Sharda river may revive Yamuna

With interlinking of rivers (ILR) project high on its agenda, the ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Study points to uranium trace in city’s drinking water

A study being conducted at Guru Nanak Dev University pointed to t ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Plant to treat construction waste will come up in Gurgaon

The MCG, in collaboration with private firm IL&FS, is finally set ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Rs 5,000 fine for throwing puja items into Yamuna

Throwing puja offerings into the Yamuna, a ritual for many Delhii ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Solid waste management plants to come up across Haryana

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday said that a ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Barack Obama's India visit: Short term exposure to air pollutants not risky, says IMA

Short term exposures to air pollutants does not result in fatal o ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Govt pushes to ease industrial pollution norms and inspections

The Union environment ministry has begun work to ensure greater s ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Govt proposes ban on sale of loose cigarettes

Brushing aside opposition, the Centre on Tuesday moved to amend t ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Mumbai: Shouldn’t packaged products be sealed, HC asks Centre

The Bombay high court on Wednesday sought to know if the central ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Restart Kuberpur waste recycling plant: UPPCB to AMC

Taking cognizance of the deteriorating condition of the environme ...More

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Image for bulleted text  Centre to Supreme Court: Ganga will be totally clean by

Ganga will be totally cleaned by 2018, the Centre on Wednesday to ...More

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