User: chintan Topic: Waste
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Biomedical, hazardous wastes recycled and sold in open market 17.1.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
Despite specific rules for segregation and transportation of biomedical and hazardous wastes, such wastes are being recycled and sold in open market.
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E-waste rising dangerously in Asia as millions buy gadgets: UN study 15.1.2017 All International Stories
It says that e-waste in Asia has jumped 63% in five years
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Trump’s EPA pick long a backer of industry donors against pollution regulators 15.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

If confirmed by the Senate, Scott Pruitt could be in charge of policing industries that have long helped advance his political career.
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Mulund east: Dumped, diseased, forgotten 14.1.2017 TOI: Mumbai
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Federal agencies agree to better address lead contamination 13.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — A new joint agreement between federal agencies aims to deal with lead contamination of subsidized housing in the wake of the crisis in East Chicago that has led to the relocation of more than 1,000 people. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Environmental Protection Agency signed […]
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Criticized over year-long delay on Exide, state regulators move to clean homes with worst lead contamination 13.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

California regulators moved Thursday to accelerate soil cleanups and other actions to prevent exposure to lead contamination at the highest-risk homes near the shuttered Exide Technologies plant in Vernon. The change of course follows months of criticism by community groups, lawmakers and health...

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On smoking Pirana, AMC now sings biomining tune 13.1.2017 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
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‘Shift dump yard from Deivamalai’ 12.1.2017 Hindu: Cities
The Gudalur Division of the Nilgiris Forest Department has called for shifting the dump yard from Deivamalai in Gudalur citing concerns that endangered animals, and even people, are at risk from the...
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A problem we can’t throw out of the window 9.1.2017 Hindu: Home
We generate a lot of garbage, and it all goes into landfills, which isn’t the best solution. There are ways to process our refuse better, which we aren’t using. In this second of a two-part series, we look at the how the city deals with solid waste.
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Arctic area pollutants threatening polar bear: Study 6.1.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The exposure of the Arctic ecosystem to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is toxic to the health of endangered polar bears, researchers warn.
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Correction: Great Lakes-Nuclear Waste story 4.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — In a story Jan. 3 about a proposal to store nuclear waste underground near Lake Huron, The Associated Press incorrectly identified an organization that opposes the plan. The group’s name is Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump, not Stop the Nuclear Dump. A corrected version of the story is below: […]
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India emerged as key player on climate issues in 2016 4.1.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Ratifying the Paris agreement and playing a constructive role in the Marrakesh climate summit, India emerged as key player on climate issues
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Protest against police over arrest of activist 4.1.2017 Hindu: Kochi
Secretary of Green Action Force charged with stopping ISRO barge carrying effluents
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One last look... 31.12.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
As we welcome a new year, let's look back on the year gone by. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, with sensations, surprises and shrill reactions being the norm. We hope that in the new year, these storms, too, shall pass, and more positive things will happen. The Rio Olympics, the US presidential elections, and Pokémon GO, the new real world mobile game, got the whole world, or at least the world of Twitter, most excited in 2016. At Rio Olympics, records were broken and new sport stars emerged. India's women athletes' stellar performances did the country proud. American swimming legend Michael Phelps won his 23rd gold medal and a career total of 28 medals to retire as the world's most decorated Olympian. Ultimate stunner Defying widespread expectations, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton. The US saw protests and talks of a rigged election, while several expressed loss of faith in America's political system. ...
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Playing god 31.12.2016 Hindu: Science
Back in 1944, physicist Erwin Schrödinger’s masterpiece, What Is Life?, provided the world with a cue about the basic tenets of life. In subsequent decades, discoveries advanced our knowledge on the c...
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2016: At A Glance 30.12.2016 Govt of india: PIB
The year 2016 witnessed hectic activity at the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change – on the international and national fronts. While at the international level
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Residents in 'limbo' as regulators delay cleaning any lead-tainted homes near Exide battery plant 24.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The cleanup of thousands of lead-contaminated homes near a closed Vernon battery recycler has been at a standstill for months, with regulators arguing they cannot remove tainted soil from any properties until a yearlong environmental review is completed next summer.

But legal experts, county health...

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Chinese island engulfed in waste after garbage dumped in Yangtze River: media | Reuters 23.12.2016 FirstPost: World
SHANGHAI A massive load of garbage, including needles and broken bottles, has washed ashore on an island close to Shanghai, after two ships allegedly dumped more than 100 tonnes of waste in the Yangtze River, the Shanghai Daily reported on Friday.China's speedy industrial development has seen it struggling to regulate waste disposal, leading to toxic waterways and cities blanketed in smog.The waste has been floating onto Chongming island since early November, collecting near Dongfengxisha Reservoir, one of Shanghai's four major water sources and which supplies drinking water to 700,000 residents on the island, said the paper.The garbage contained medical waste such as needles and plastic tubes, as well as cans, clothing and broken bottles, the paper reported Song Jian, deputy general manager of the island's water source management company as ...
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Chandigarh: Schools should encourage green campuses, say experts 22.12.2016 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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Now comes the turn of edible carry bags 20.12.2016 HBL: Home
A non-plastic, biodegradable product promises to change the game
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