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Rajasthan government to address issue of contaminated water in Indira Gandhi canal 19.7.2014 DNA: Urban Tales
Rajasthan government on Saturday said it would make all efforts to address the issue of contaminated water released by other states into Indira Gandhi (IG) canal.  Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore said that sewage water was being released from Jalandhar into the canal, which supplies drinking water to six districts in Rajasthan. He informed the Assembly that the state government had taken up the matter with the Punjab government in the past and would write to them again. BJP MLA Amra Ram had raised this issue during Zero Hour and said that the contaminated water was being released in Beas river which was coming to Rajasthan through the canal. It was necessary to stop the flow of contaminated water which pose threat of diseases like cancer, he added. Ram also demanded the government to make efforts to ensure that at least one representative from the state is appointed as a member in the Bhakhra Beas Management Board. Rathore admitted that it was a serious issue and ensured that the ...
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India’s poor sanitation linked to malnutrition 18.7.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
India's long economic boom has done little to reduce the vast number of children who are malnourished and stunted, leaving them with mental and physical deficits that will haunt them their entire ...
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Wild beaver kits born in Devon 17.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
One of the first wild beavers to be seen in England in centuries and due to be taken into captivity has given birth to three young Continue reading...
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Battle to stop capture of England's first wild beavers in 500 years 16.7.2014 Guardian: Environment
Petition signed by 8,000 people against Defra scheme to trap and rehome creatures spotted near river Otter in Devon Continue reading...
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Plastic, poverty and pollution in China's recycling dead zone 16.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
In 2010 Adam Minter visited Wen'an, once at the heart of the global scrap plastic trade. In this never-before published extract from his book he describes the effects on workers' health In 2010, Adam Minter, Bloomberg's Shanghai correspondent, visited Wen'an - then the heart of the global scrap plastic trade undercover. In 2011 the Chinese government introduced new regulations and shut down the scrap plastic trade in this part of the country. The small family businesses closed or scattered across the country. In 2013, according to figures from the Bureau of International Recycling, China imported about 8-9m tonnes of plastics scrap - less than in previous years. BIR estimates that global plastic scrap consumption will climb from 15m tonnes in 2007 to around 45m tonnes by 2015. Here is an extract from Minter's book about his experience. Its a bustling, crowded and incomprehensibly dirty main street, crossed by the occasional stray dog, partly blocked by a broken-down truck, and frequently scarred by ...
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10 most polluted places in the world 16.7.2014 Rediff: Business
With civilization progressing by leaps and bounds, pollution is taking its toll on human lives.
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Ban neonicotinoids now to avert another silent spring 16.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
This pesticide is destroying life across the natural world: the evidence cannot be denied. Only a global moratorium will stop it Heres our choice. We wait and see if a class of powerful pesticides, made by Bayer and Syngenta, is indeed pushing entire ecosystems to oblivion, or suspend their use while proper trials are conducted. The natural world versus two chemical companies: how hard can this be? Papers published over the past few weeks suggest that these neonicotinoids , pesticides implicated in killing or disabling bees, have similar effects on much of life on Earth. On land and in water, these neurotoxins appear to be degrading entire food chains. Licensed before sufficient tests were conducted, they are now the worlds most widely used pesticides. We are just beginning to understand what weve walked ...
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Acute water and sewage crisis looms in Gaza after Israeli air strikes, aid agencies warn 15.7.2014 DNA: Urban Tales
Hundreds of thousands of Gazans are without water after Israeli air strikes that have wrecked the water and sewage system and the whole strip is threatened with a water crisis within days, aid agencies warned on Tuesday. The eight-day assault has caused massive damage to infrastructure and destroyed at least 560 homes, the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) said. "Within days, the entire population of the Strip may be desperately short of water," Jacques de Maio, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Israel and the occupied territories, said in a statement. If hostilities continue, just as temperatures soar in the region, "the question is not if but when an already beleaguered population will face an acute water crisis", he said. "Water is becoming contaminated and sewage is overflowing, bringing a serious risk of disease," de Maio added. Several municipal water engineeers have been killed in the conflict and Gaza's water service provider has ...
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Why the modern bathroom is a wasteful, unhealthy design 15.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Piped water may be the greatest convenience ever known but our sewage systems and bathrooms are a disaster Bathrooms and toilets - a history in pictures For centuries, the people of London and other big cities got their cooking and washing water from rivers or wells, limiting their consumption to pretty much what they could carry. They dumped their waste into brick-lined cesspits that would be emptied by the night soil men, who sold it as fertilizer or dumped it off Dung Pier into the Thames. Liquid waste might be thrown into gutters in the middle of the road. In 1854, in the middle of a cholera epidemic in London, Dr John Snow mapped where victims died and found that the deaths seemed concentrated around one of those pumps, at 37 Broad Street. When he had the handle removed from the pump, the cholera epidemic stopped immediately. He had made the first verifiable connection between human waste and ...
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Water-Borne Diseases 15.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
State/UT-wise number of cases and deaths reported due to major water-borne diseases such as Acute Diarrhoeal Diseases, Enteric Fever (Typhoid), Viral Hepatitis, Cholera and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), as reported by State/UT’s Governments
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Stricken by 'cancer', slice of Singur cries for probe to establish truth 12.7.2014 Telegraph: Front Page
The cluster of mud-brick houses owned by the Panja family tells a tale of death behind many doors.
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Corporate armies, drone terrorism, laser weapons MoD's vision of future 11.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Ministry of Defence thinktank spells out potential threats to security that might emerge by 2045

Large multinational corporations could develop their own highly capable security forces. Criminals and terrorists will have access to increasingly cheap unmanned drones and space satellites. Sophisticated environmental warfare will spread plant and human diseases by insects.

These are among an array of dire warnings spelt out in a study by a Ministry of Defence thinktank exploring potential threats to security that might emerge by the middle of the century.

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Cases of Hepatitis 11.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
State/UT-wise reported cases of Viral Hepatitis (all causes) during the years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 are given below:
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South Sudan: little to celebrate as war and hunger mar independence day 9.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Three years since seceding from Sudan, conflict, disease and now the prospect of famine ravage the worlds youngest country

Nyayiel Kuony Tet watches the shower of fat white sacks as they tumble from the tail of a Hercules, seesaw through the sky and hit the earth with the crack of exploding fireworks.

The bags, each stamped with the logo of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), leave craters almost a foot deep in the green and marshy ground of Leer county.

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Vasundhara Raje holds review meeting with disaster management department 9.7.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Taking stock of preparedness to deal with hovering conditions of famine because of delay in monsoon, chief minister Vasundahar Raje took a review meeting of state disaster management department (SDMA) on ...
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Cut use of antibiotics in livestock, veterinary experts tell government 7.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Drugs contribute to rise of untreatable bacteria in humans but farmers say production would be 'impossible' without them Vets and MPs have urged the government and pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs for animals to avoid the growing human resistance to ...
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SUVs, handwash and FOMO: how the advertising industry embraced fear 6.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Advertising is about selling 'freedom from fear' and targeting consumers' anxieties with products that alleviate those worries whether it's fear of disease, attack or of missing out Sex doesn't sell, it's fear. In the first episode of Mad Men ( Smoke gets in your eyes ) Don Draper outlines the appeal of fear as a tool for selling with chilling clarity. "Advertising is based on one thing: happiness," he calmly tells his clients. "And do you know what happiness is? It's freedom from fear." This has been the simple quest of consumerism for the past half-century: to pinpoint with laser-like accuracy the anxieties of the consumer at any given moment, from the nebulous (economic insecurity) to the specific (bird flu). One former marketing executive from a soft drinks multinational even told me how they would brainstorm these anxieties on a "whiteboard of worry". The purpose? To brilliantly, cunningly hone a product that offers temporary "freedom from fear", temporary because a new fear and a new product will ...
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Stop the control freaks who want to capture England's wild beavers 4.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

The government is going against public opinion, and its reasons for wanting to rehome beavers in Devon fall apart easily

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Review: Fault In Our Stars is obsessed with making you cry 4.7.2014 Rediff: Movies
The Fault In Our Stars exists merely for the purpose of being soppy and pleasing the already existent fan base, writes Paloma Sharma.
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Pakistan's polio-busters try to contain disease despite terrorist opposition 3.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Mass vaccinations for children to help stem spread from those fleeing hostilities in North Waziristan Continue reading...
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