User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Aug 18 2018 13:55 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Delhi’s Qutb Minar has competition … from tower of garbage! 18.8.2018 Citizen Matters
46 percent of municipal solid waste generated in the capital is left unprocessed. Landfill sites are filled beyond capacity, with the height of Ghazipur dump now just eight metres less than that of the national monument. A parliamentary panel has taken strong exception to the inaction of the environment ministry and the Delhi government.
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Most tear gas shell fired to disperse protestors were expired 22.7.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Most tear gas shell fired to disperse protestors were expired
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One of Colorado’s worst Superfund sites has been cleaned up, but the state’s on the hook for $2M a year to keep it that way 10.7.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
After 27 years of EPA control, Colorado is preparing to take over the full financial burden -- a forever bill for $2 million a year -- of a high-mountain cyanide gold mine that became one of the West's worst environmental disasters.
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EPA announces $75 million in funding for Pueblo’s Smelter Superfund cleanup 7.7.2018 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a new funding strategy to expedite the cleanup of Pueblo's Smelter Superfund site which will significantly reduce residential exposure to lead and other heavy metals.
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Scandal-plagued EPA administrator Pruitt resigns 6.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
President Donald Trump says he has accepted the resignation of scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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Tata Motors’ 2 plants honoured for green initiatives 2.7.2018 Central Chronicle » Business
New Delhi, Tata Motors’ announced that its Sanand and Pantnagar plants have been awarded Platinum Certification at CII’s GreenCo Summit 2018 held at Chennai, a statement said here on Monday. The GreenCo Platinum Certification was based on the recently concluded assessment by a two-step evaluation process based on ten environmental parameters such as Water Management, Water […]
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Prabhu invites Australian Superfunds to invest in India 27.6.2018 Sify Finance
Addressing representatives of about 25 Australian Superfunds, who have huge investible assets, Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday invited them to invest in India.
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15th India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission held in Australia  26.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Commerce Minister delivers the Leaders on Asia address on “India’s Growth Story: Opportunities for Australia” in Sydney today   The 15th India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) was held on 25thJune 2018, in Canberra, Australia.
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Cabinet approves audit of hospitals 22.6.2018 Hindu: Delhi
The Delhi Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal for a third-party audit of eight government-funded hospitals and medical institutes, which the High
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For VA whistleblowers, a culture of fear and retaliation 21.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
VA employees in one Southeast district say a toxic culture of retaliation has undermined veterans' care and worker morale. There is growing skepticism among whistleblowers the VA can police itself.
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Waste management in Guwahati - the Indore formula 21.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Waste management in Guwahati - the Indore formula
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What about e-waste? 18.6.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
A look at India’s e-waste regulations and what you can do to manage your e-waste
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EPA lays out next steps to clean up southwest Colorado mines 16.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday laid out the next steps it will take to clean up wastewater flowing from dozens of old mines in southwestern Colorado, including dredging contaminated sediment from streambeds and digging ditches to divert water away from tainted rocks and soil.
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Doctors advise people to stay indoors 15.6.2018 Hindu: News
The average PM10 levels on June 11 were standard; they rose to 15 times on June 13
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Jayasree Kiran : Batting for hygiene 13.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
She is leading a campaign to ensure better hygiene among garbage collectors in Hyderabad
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Indian cities stare at a mountain of e-waste, with little idea of how to manage it 11.6.2018 Citizen Matters
The next time you think of buying a new cell phone or television on a whim, you might want to consider the effect it has on the environment and on human health. A recent study shows how the generation of e-waste, in India, growing at around 25 percent every year, has far reaching effects on the environment and the health of workers who segregate improperly disposed e-waste. »
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Fatal crash, carjacking Saturday morning on U.S. 36 in Westminster shuts down exit ramp as police investigate 9.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The Westminster Police Department is investigating after a carjacking and fatal crash this morning on U.S. 36 near Federal Boulevard in Westminster.
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Health risk report delayed at Colorado mining Superfund site 9.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
The U.S. Environmental Protection agency has delayed a report on the human health risks of wastewater draining from southwestern Colorado mines.
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Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals increasing global pollution: Greenpeace 7.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday. Microplastics - tiny bits of plastic from the breakdown of everything from shopping bags to car tyres - were detected in nine of 17 water samples collected off the Antarctic Peninsula by a Greenpeace vessel in early 2018, it said. And seven of nine snow samples taken on land in Antarctica found chemicals known as PFAs (polyfluorinated alkylated substances), which are used in industrial products and can harm wildlife. "We may think of the Antarctic as a remote and pristine wilderness," Frida Bengtsson of Greenpeace's Protect the Antarctic campaign said in a statement about the findings. "But from pollution and climate change to industrial krill fishing, humanity's footprint is clear," she said. "These results show that even the most remote habitats of the Antarctic are contaminated with microplastic waste ...
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“Need to create an Adequate Funding Mechanism to Implement waste Regulations”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 4.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasising the importance of documenting success stories in States that can be disseminated to other States across the country, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has stressed the need to create an adequate funding mechanism for implementing waste regulations, considering that one of the major issues faced by municipal corporations is the lack of financial resources.
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