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Exide battery plant cited for hazardous waste violations 29.1.2015 LA Times: Environment
Exide Technologies is in trouble again with state environmental regulators who on Wednesday cited the Vernon battery recycler for eight hazardous-waste violations.
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Bhopal survivors urge PM Modi, Obama to undertake course correction on gas disaster 25.1.2015 New Kerala: India News
Read Full story of 'Bhopal survivors urge PM Modi, Obama to undertake course correction on gas disaster' at newkerala.com.
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Bhopal survivors urge Modi, Obama to end 'ongoing' Bhopal disaster 25.1.2015 New Kerala: India News
Read Full story of 'Bhopal survivors urge Modi, Obama to end 'ongoing' Bhopal disaster' at newkerala.com.
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Bhopal gas leak survivors urge Modi, Obama to mete out justice 25.1.2015 Latest News
Survivours of Bhopal gas disaster today demanded that Indian government should urge the US president Barack Obama to make the Dow Chemical Company - a US corporation - obey to abide by the Indian laws and take liabilities of the Bhopal gas disaster
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NGOs want Modi to discuss Bhopal gas tragedy issue with Obama 25.1.2015 All Current Affairs Stories
Prime Minister Narendra Modi should raise the issue of Bhopal gas disaster with the US President Barack Obama during the ongoing three-day visit, said NGOs working for the rights of survivors of the 1984 tragedy.
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Bhopal survivors urge PM Modi, Obama to undertake course correction on gas disaster 25.1.2015 DNA: Opinion
 Five organisations working for the rights of the survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster asked Prime Minister Modi and President Barack Obama on Sunday to end the ongoing disaster in Bhopal in its fourth decade. On the occasion of Mr. Obama visit to India, the survivors asked both leaders to stop protecting corporate interests over the lives and health of ordinary people and sought reflection and course correction for ending the Bhopal disaster. In December, survivor organisations had written a letter to President Obama to acknowledge the central role played by the United Sates government in the creation of the disaster in Bhopal and in the denial of justice to the victims. Rashida Bee, President of the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh said, "Warren Anderson, who recently died in Florida was charged with manslaughter, grievous assault and several other offence. Despite attempts from the Indian government to seek his extradition and the US governments denial of extradition sent the ...
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NGOs want Modi to discuss Bhopal gas tragedy issue with Obama 25.1.2015 Zee News : States
Prime Minister Narendra Modi should raise the issue of Bhopal gas disaster with the US President Barack Obama during the ongoing three-day visit, said NGOs working for the rights of survivors of the 1984 tragedy.
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Illegal plastic recycling units pose a big threat in Chennai 25.1.2015 Chennai News, Tamil News, Chennai City News, Tamil Nadu News | TOI City News
Toxic smoke spewing out of several plastic recycling units and acid fumes from warehouses are virtually choking Vadaperumbakkam, causing a host of respiratory illnesses among children and women there, claim ...
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Robert W. Craig, founder of Keystone Center 24.1.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
After cheating death numerous times, in the military and during climbing expeditions around the globe, there came a time when Robert Craig decided he wanted to do something really risky ...
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Scientists create 'genetic firewall' for new forms of life 23.1.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Scientists create 'genetic firewall' for new forms of life
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Mohali MC ordered to acquire land for waste disposal 23.1.2015 TOI: Chandigarh Times
The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Delhi, has ordered the Mohali Municipal Corporation (MMC) to acquire land for dumping solid waste within a ...
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Scientists create ''genetic firewall'' for new forms of life 22.1.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
A year after creating organisms that use a genetic code different from every other living thing, two teams of scientists have achieved another "synthetic biology" milestone: They created bacteria that cannot survive without a specific manmade chemical, potentially overcoming a major obstacle to wider use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
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Some questions and answers about spills of briny wastewater from oil and gas production 22.1.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Scientists create 'genetic firewall' for new forms of life 22.1.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
A year after creating organisms that use a genetic code different from every other living thing, two teams of scientists have achieved another "synthetic biology" milestone: They created bacteria that cannot survive without a specific manmade chemical, potentially overcoming a major obstacle to wider use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). 
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'Electronic Waste Disposal Improper in State' 22.1.2015 The New Indian Express - Odisha - http://newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/
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Scientists create ‘genetic firewall’ for new forms of life 22.1.2015 FirstPost: World

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A year after creating organisms that use a genetic code different from every other living thing, two teams of scientists have achieved another "synthetic biology" milestone: They created bacteria that cannot survive without a specific manmade chemical, potentially overcoming a major obstacle to wider use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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5 Former Officials of TTP Chargesheeted 21.1.2015 The New Indian Express - Kerala - http://newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/
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Chargesheet Filed Against 5 in TTP Case 21.1.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Panel Nod to Tap Toxic Water in KGF 20.1.2015 The New Indian Express - Karnataka - http://newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/
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Life amid the trash of a Rio dump 20.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Rio de Janeiro’s Gramacho waste tip – the setting for new film Trash – is a toxic, dangerous home to 5,000 people. Three rubbish-pickers explain how they scrape a living there

A vortex of black vultures announces the approach of what was once one of the biggest landfills in Latin America: the Gramacho dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Soon after appear the first shacks that form the shanty town of Esqueleto (Skeleton), a community of about 5,000 catadores (rubbish pickers) who live in the shadow of the dump and survive on consumer cast-offs.

The vast wasteland neighbourhood is an unforgettable sight, particularly when the wind whips up a dust devil that twists more than 20 metres high then dies seconds later, leaving a blizzard of black, blue and white shreds of plastic dancing in the sky.

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