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Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks 22.8.2014 AP Business
HEXIGTEN, China (AP) -- Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away....
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Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks 22.8.2014 Sify News
Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night,
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Why China’s coal gas boom poses a major climate change risk 22.8.2014 FirstPost: Life

Chinese leaders are under intense pressure to meet rising energy needs spurred by economic growth but are hampered by insufficient reserves of natural gas and oil. At the same time, China's massive cities are contending with air pollution so intense it can shut down schools and airports.

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Clean Ganga drive: Toxin sensors to send alerts about effluents level 22.8.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
The Central government has directed to install high-tech sensors at critical points along the Ganga to check the level of discharge of industrial waste into the river from about 700 units.
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St. Paul Park refinery fined $40,000 for toxic release into lagoon 22.8.2014 Star Tribune: Local
St. Paul Park plant discharged benzene into unlined lagoon.
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4-bin way to get best out of waste 22.8.2014 Gurgaon - City - The Times of India
A little discipline at home could translate into a giant step towards proper disposal of garbage, one of the biggest challenges for urban India.
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Pollution on the rise as norms flouted 20.8.2014 Asian Age: Delhi
A study by an NGO concluded that industrial pollution in the capital has increased due to flouting of norms by industrial units in Delhi. The study by Toxic Link, an environmental NGO, also gave details on how the groundwater has been contaminated by waste from these industries. As per the NGO, in its study titled “On the Edge,” there are more than 18 potential hotspots which release toxic pollutants. A few of these locations are Badli, Mandloi, Samaypur, Anand Parbat, Najafgarh and Mayapuri. As per the report, the level of pollution caused by these industries is unacceptable. The study explains that since Delhi is one of the largest recycling hubs in India, various locations have become “potential hotspots” of pollution. “The city also has one of the largest recycling markets in the world, catering to all sorts of wastes and material, with a vast population engaged in formal and informal processing of a mix of toxic and non-toxic waste. Years of such activities have had an impact on the environment of ...
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Pollution Slur on MSP Metallics Plant 19.8.2014 The New Indian Express - Odisha - http://newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/
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Peru fights gold fever with fire and military force 19.8.2014 Washington Post: World
The dynamite crew set the charges and ordered everyone back. They put explosives beneath the miners’ hammocks and in the outdoor kitchen, where potatoes were still hot on the stove. More fuses were placed in the processing shed nearby, which had a blackened torch for melting gold and a rusty barrel of sand laced with ...
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Odisha State Pollution Control Board fails waste segregation test 18.8.2014 Orissa News, Bhubaneshwar News, Bhubaneshwar City News | Times of India Orissa City News
A recent survey by Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) found SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, flouting norms by not segregating biomedical waste despite repeated reminders.
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Federal grand jury investigating Exide Technologies over Vernon plant 16.8.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Hazardous waste disposal event for Dougco residents Saturday 15.8.2014 Denver Post: Local
Douglas County will hold its Household Chemical Roundup from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Shea Stadium, 3270 Redstone Park ...
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Sludge alert: Protecting Minnesota's rivers and streams 14.8.2014 Star Tribune: Editorials
New phosphorus standard will combat Toledo-like pollution.
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Mount Polley mine spill: a hazard of Canada's industry-friendly attitude? 13.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

A dam at a waste pond on the site of a British Columbia mine burst last week, releasing 4.5m cubic meters of potentially toxic slurry into virtually untouched forest

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86,000 tonnes of Bangalore’s e-waste adds to garbage crisis 13.8.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
86,000 tonnes of Bangalore’s e-waste adds to garbage crisis
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L.A. County supervisors blast cleanup of only 2 homes near Exide plant 13.8.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Mexico says mine slow to report huge acid spill 13.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Mexico City • A civil defense official says a private mine in northern Mexico did not immediately report a massive acid spill, allowing it to flow into a river that supplies water to tens of thousands of people. Carlos Arias, director of civil defense for the northern state of Sonora, said the spill at a copper mine near the U.S. border was caused by defects in newly constructed leaching or holding ponds. Such ponds hold the overflow of acids used to leach metal out of crushed rock. But Arias sa...
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As 'dirty' factories thrive, toxins spread across Delhi 13.8.2014 TOI: Delhi Times
Industrial pollution is not restricted to the peripheries but is silently causing damage inside the city. On the Edge, a study by an NGO, has identified 18 potential pollution hotspots in the ...
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Superannuation study finds workers in industry funds will retire with more 12.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Australians in retail super funds are likely to have to work longer to retire with the same savings as those in not-for-profit funds

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California expands lead soil testing area near Exide plant in Vernon 12.8.2014 LA Times: Top News
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