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Tax cuts for workers on more than $80,000 floated on budget eve – politics live 2.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

MPs arrive back for the final parliamentary sitting week before Malcolm Turnbull takes Australians to the polls for a double dissolution election. It’s budget eve. All the developments from Canberra.

As we speak the treasurer Scott Morrison is motoring to the marginal seat of Eden-Monaro to look at things, which is standard operating procedure ahead of budgets-to-be-followed-in-quick-succession-by-election-campaigns.

Is this a sausage I see before me?

Too late to turn back now.

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Communities, state agencies await EPA reimbursement from Gold King spill 1.5.2016 Durango Herald
Since Aug. 5, state and local entities estimate they’ve spent hundreds of thousands on expenses associated with the Gold King Mine spill. While the Environmental Protection Agency has footed the bill for some expenses, communities don’t know if and how much more they’ll be reimbursed. The EPA, which triggered the...
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'Littering fine needs strict action by LMC' 1.5.2016 TOI: Lucknow Times
The city is apprehensive over the Lucknow Municipal Corporation's move to penalise people found littering the streets.
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Fishkill and plastic-eating cows 30.4.2016 deccanherald.com
Pollution enters the food chain in multiple ways. If untreated sewage in lakes and river streams contaminates the water that irrigates vegetable farms, poorly managed solid waste could be equally dangerous. Cattle feeding on plastic bags and frequent fishkill in the city lakes are tell-tale signs of an ecosystem gone horribly wrong. Veterinarians are on record citing operations on cows that revealed upwards of 50kg of plastic bags in their stomachs. The more plastic in their stomach, the less food it consumes. This directly reduces the milk production. Scurrying for food in roadside garbage bins, the cows find it tough to tear the plastic bags. Eventually, the entire bag gets in. Instances of fishkill, the death of native fish in thousands, are getting more frequent than before in the city lakes. This trend, last seen in Halasuru lake, has serious consequences for the fish-eating public. Dr T V Ramachandra from the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, attributes this to ...
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What Chernobyl and Fukushima remind us 30.4.2016 India Together - Environment

The 30th anniversary on April 26 of the catastrophic accident at the nuclear power station in Chernobyl, which is now part of an independent Ukraine, has gone unnoticed in the Indian media. One can ignore the lessons – as well as those of the Fukushima plant, the fifth anniversary of which also falls this year – only at our peril, given the huge investments India is making in this energy sector, writes Darryl D’Monte.

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BWSSB set to begin treatment for sick Bellandur lake 29.4.2016 deccanherald.com
In a bid to restore Bellandur Lake, the city's largest but highly polluted water body, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB) has initiated the process of constructing four sewage treatment plants (STPs) at different locations. Touted as a panacea for the toxic foam on the 900-acre lake, these STPs would be able to treat 55 million litres a day (MLD) of waste water. The project is estimated to cost Rs 165 crore. While the Union government would provide only 33% of the total cost under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme and the state government would contribute 20%, the board will have to bear 47% of the cost, Ramakrishna S M, chief engineer (Wastewater Management), BWSSB told Deccan Herald. The STPs will come up in Hulimavu (10 MLD), Sarakki (5 MLD), Chikka Begur (5 MLD) and in Agara (35 MLD), all in the Southern part of Bengaluru that connects Bellandur Lake, he said. Ramakrishna also said the board would use funds from AMRUT scheme to take up restoration ...
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Superfund management team lays out plans for 2016 29.4.2016 Durango Herald
Environmental Protection Agency officials say by next month they intend to provide La Plata and San Juan counties a list of tasks it expects to complete in 2016 at the proposed Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund...
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Politicians lash out at EPA over mine spill reimbursements 29.4.2016 Durango Herald
DENVER – Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation on Thursday expressed frustration with the Environmental Protection Agency after La Plata County officials learned the county may not be compensated fully in the wake of the Gold King Mine spill.Meanwhile, Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, spoke with EPA...
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EPA: La Plata County won’t get full reimbursement for Gold King 28.4.2016 Durango Herald
Environmental Protection Agency officials told dismayed La Plata County commissioners on Wednesday not to expect compensation for some Gold King Mine spill costs.For seven months, county staff has sunk several hundred hours into drafting a cooperative agreement asking the EPA to fund up to $2.4 million over 10 years for spill-related...
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Metal loading into Upper Animas River remains a mystery 28.4.2016 Durango Herald
With much of the recent focus on the Cement Creek drainage, the major sources for metal loading into the reaches of the Upper Animas River remain a bit of a mystery for researchers.Yet Sunnyside Gold Corp.’s four massive tailings ponds along the Upper Animas River – about a mile northeast of Silverton, above the confluence...
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Mollar Bheri pollution turns toxic 27.4.2016 TOI: Calcutta Times
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Cadmium, lead, copper levels in Animas headwaters exceed state limits 27.4.2016 Denver Post: Local
SILVERTON — Animas River headwaters contamination exceeds state standards for cadmium, copper, lead and other toxic acid metals draining from inactive mines, officials from ...
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Tunnel, bridge access to Rocky Flats coming under fire 27.4.2016 Denver Post: Local
Millions of dollars in federal funds to help tie a major regional trail into the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge may be in jeopardy, as communities near the refuge wrestle with the ...
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NDMC to set up e-waste, hazardous waste centres 27.4.2016 Hindu: Delhi
: Recycling old electronics is set to get easier with the New Delhi Municipal Council proposing setting up seven new collection centres for e-waste and hazardous domestic waste.The NDMC on Tuesday ado...
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Govt has taken steps to expedite transition to cleaner fuel: Prakash Javadekar 26.4.2016 DNA: Recent Columns
Noting that air pollution could be one of the factors behind respiratory ailments, the government today said it has taken steps to expedite the process of transition to cleaner fuel and notified rules for waste management in the country. "There are no conclusive data available in the country to establish direct co-relationship of death exclusively due to air pollution. Air pollution could be one of the triggering factors for respiratory ailments and associated diseases," Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said in a written reply to Lok Sabha. "The ministry revised the existing rules for better waste management, that is, hazardous waste, e-waste, plastic waste, bio-medical waste, construction and demolition waste and solid waste for better implementation and management in the country," he said. He said government has taken steps to expedite the process of transition to cleaner fuel including introduction of 5% ethanol gasoline fuels by Ministry for Petroleum and Natural Gas, introduction of ...
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Environment clinic on April 28 26.4.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Environment clinic on April 28
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Environment clinic on April 28 26.4.2016 Hindu: Home
An ‘Environment clinic’ (interaction meet) is being organised by the AP Pollution Control Board (APPCB) to ‘resolve the pollution issues pertaining to pharma industries in Visakhapatnam zone’ at Novot...
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Waste segregation must in SDMC area 26.4.2016 TOI: Delhi Times
On Friday, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s (SDMC) Najafgarh zone sent a notice to all flats, shops, RWAs and cooperative group housing societies and made it mandatory to segregate waste from May 1.
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'Accused damaged canal to pump waste' 25.4.2016 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
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EPA is coming to town 25.4.2016 Durango Herald
All this week, the Environmental Protection Agency will be dropping in on public meetings in communities affected by the Gold King Mine spill, providing an update on the recently declared Superfund district north of Silverton.At 3 p.m. Tuesday, EPA officials will attend the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council briefing at the council...
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