User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Mar 29 2015 12:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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What an idea! 29.3.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
What an idea!
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Unn Creek case: ED attaches Rs 2.82 cr property of GEPIL in Surat 28.3.2015 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
The Ahmedabad zonal unit of Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached properties and cash worth Rs 2.82 crore of Gujarat Enviro Protection and Infrastructure Ltd (GEPIL) for environmental violations under prevention of money laundering act ...
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What an idea! 28.3.2015 Hindu: Home
At Vikalp Sangam, everyone has a story. Mari Marcel Thekaekara is impressed with the impact their ideas make on society.
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Parties trying to rope in MNS workers for help 28.3.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Parties trying to rope in MNS workers for help
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Agricultural waste may power future cars 28.3.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Agricultural waste may power future cars
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EPA wants to test Silverton’s soil 28.3.2015 Durango Herald
SILVERTON – The Environmental Protection Agency is asking Silverton for permission to test the soil in the town’s parks, streets and schoolyard to determine if the small town suffers from widespread contamination with heavy metals from years of mining activity.And EPA officials suggested that if problems are found in the...
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Shut industries in Delhi's residential areas in a month: NGT 27.3.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
The National Green Tribunal Friday cracked the whip on industries located in the city's residential areas with a direction to close them within a month for discharging untreated toxic waste in drains leading to Yamuna.
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Agricultural waste may power future cars 27.3.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
 Agricultural by-products, such as straw, sawdust and corncobs, can be used to create environment friendly biofuel to power cars, scientists say.
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Agricultural waste may power future cars 27.3.2015 News
Agricultural by-products, such as straw, sawdust and corncobs, can be used to create environment friendly biofuel to power cars, scientists say.
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UK faces European court over coal plant emissions 26.3.2015 Guardian: Environment
Nitrogen dioxide emissions from Aberthaw coal plant in Wales found to be more than twice the legal limit Brussels will haul the UK into court for breaching emissions limits of the toxic pollutant nitrogen dioxide (NOx) at its coal-fired Aberthaw power plant in Wales, the bloc announced on Thursday . The Aberthaw plant in the Vale of Glamorgan is currently operating under a permit allowing emissions of 1200mg of NOx per normal cubic metre (Nm3) – more than twice the 500mg limit set out in the EU’s large combustion plant directive ...
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Lawmakers intent on overhaul after oil regulators' lapses 26.3.2015 LA Times: Opinion
The agency that regulates the oil industry in California is — by its own admission — in disarray. After a series of embarrassing disclosures about regulatory lapses that allowed drilling in protected aquifers, officials at the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources are trying...
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Gross mismanagement of CFL waste containing mercury, says study 26.3.2015 Hindu: Home
Mercury enters body through skin or inhalation, and can lead to recurrent coughs, sore throat, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea and headache
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Blaze in Dindigul garbage dump causes breathlessness 26.3.2015 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Elderly woman admitted to Dindigul GH
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33 cars damaged in drive-by pellet gun attack in Costa Mesa 25.3.2015 LA Times: Commentary
At least 33 cars in an Orange County neighborhood were damaged when an apparent vandal went on a shooting rampage with a BB gun early Tuesday, police said.
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Plea in HC for Ban on Burning Plastic,Harmful Waste 25.3.2015 The New Indian Express - Kerala - http://newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/
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Used CFL bulbs a health hazard 25.3.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
A study has estimated that 14.93 million compact fluorescent lamps releasing approximately 74.65kg of mercury were disposed of unsafely in Delhi last ...
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Man shot in Playa Vista, dies in Del Rey neighborhood; police investigate 24.3.2015 LA Times: Commentary
A man was shot in Playa Vista on Monday night but fled the scene in his truck, crashing into a few cars before dying more than a mile a way in the Del Rey neighborhood.
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Gold in human faeces is worth millions: geologists 24.3.2015 Hindu: Home
Geologist suggests extracting precious metals from human waste would keep harmful substances out of the ground — and recover valuable objects
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Boy bit on face by sea lion in La Jolla 23.3.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Gold in faeces 'is worth millions and could save the environment' 23.3.2015 Guardian: Science

Geologist suggests extracting precious metals from human waste would keep harmful substances out of the ground – and recover valuable objects

Fortunes could be saved from going down the drain by extracting gold and precious metals from human excrement, scientists suggest.

Sewage sludge contains traces of gold, silver and platinum at levels that would be seen as commercially viable by traditional prospectors. “The gold we found was at the level of a minimal mineral deposit,” said Kathleen Smith, of the US Geological Survey.

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