User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
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Haryana signs pact with IOC for setting up biomethenation plant 23.4.2018 General News
The Haryana government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) for setting up a biomethenation plant in Faridabad. The plant will produce cooking gas and compost from organic waste. The MoU was signed by officials of Municipal Corporation, Faridabad, Indian Oil Corporation, Haryana Shahri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP), Ecogreen Energy and Iskcon in the presence of Industries and Commerce Minister Vipul Goel in Faridabad today, an official release said here. The plant will produce 18 cylinders of gas every day which will be supplied to Iskcon, which is also engaged in cooking mid-day meal for 60,000 school children in Faridabad, free of cost. The plant will also produce about four tonnes of compost per day from five tonnes of organic waste. This compost will be supplied to HSVP for parks. The minister said it is a unique initiative of the state government and IOC towards making Faridabad a clean and smart city. The project, which will be set ..
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How skipping a plastic straw can help save the planet 21.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

We’ve all gotten the memo on single-use plastic water bottles, right? Skipping them in favor of reusable water containers is better for the environment, eco-warriors say.

Well, this Earth Day, the new Public Enemy No. 1 in green-minded circles is single-use drinking straws. The reason? The typical...

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It is too bad I have been silenced 21.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
It is too bad I have been silenced
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Rules for babies on the Senate floor 21.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Rules for babies on the Senate floor
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Kolathur resident paints a green picture of north Chennai 20.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Vaidehi encourages other residents at her apartment to adopt a green lifestyle
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What has Malleshwaram MLA been up to in last five years? 20.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
He is contesting for fourth time from Malleshwaram. What did the Ashwath Narayan do, which are related to his work as an MLA directly? Take a look. ...
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Want to become a beekeeper and raise chickens? Here's your chance 19.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Maybe you’re curious about beekeeping or attracting monarch butterflies to your yard. Or perhaps you want to know how to raise chickens, grow your own food or simply save water on drought tolerant landscaping?

To help Los Angeles homeowners see the endless benefits to sustainable gardening, the...

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Sean Hannity continues to uphold Fox News standards 19.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Sean Hannity continues to uphold Fox News standards
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PFC enters Waste-to-Energy' segment, lends Rs 290 cr to Bawana proj project 16.4.2018 General News
State-run Power Finance Corporation today announced foray into funding waste-to-energy (WTE) projects by lending Rs 290 crore to the Bawana project in Delhi. The country's largest WTE project of 24 MW is being operated by Ramky Group, a PFC statement said. The company said that with this it has forayed into the WTE segment. This plant was commissioned in 2017 and is the third WTE plant of Delhi. It is part of a 2000 TPD (tonne per day) Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management System which includes door to door collection, segregation and transportation of municipal waste from North Delhi, its subsequent processing and disposal. This plant alone handles about 20 per cent Delhi's Municipal Solid Waste. After the waste reaches the processing plant, compost is prepared from the organic portion and after processing, the remaining waste is combusted in the WTE boiler to produce electricity, which is sold through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to Delhi DISCOMs. The plant has a unique ...
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Gurugram residents raise concerns over waste-to-energy plant project 16.4.2018 Hindu: News
Object to lack of clarity on technology, operation of plant
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Sun, sand and sanitation: Goa celebrates beach hygiene campaign with music party 15.4.2018 General News
Plastic garbage converted into flotation devices, seaweed strewn on beaches broken down into compost and art installations fabricated from bottle caps and straws littered on Goa's beaches are the showstoppers of a 150-day-old beach cleanliness campaign in Goa.
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Antibiotics in treated farm waste contribute to rise of superbugs 15.4.2018 General News
Even the most elite waste treatment systems currently available do not remove antibiotics from manure, according to a study which suggests that traces of the medicines leach into the environment, potentially contributing to the global rise of drug-resistant bacteria. Researchers from University at Buffalo in the US studied two of the most elite waste treatment systems. Both technologies - advanced anaerobic digestion and reverse osmosis filtration - leave behind concerning levels of antibiotic residues, which can include both the drugs themselves and molecules that the drugs break down into. The research, published in the journals Chemosphere and Environmental Pollution, also uncovered new findings about solid excrement, which is often filtered out from raw, wet manure before the treatment technologies are implemented. Researchers found that this solid matter may contain higher concentrations of antibiotics than unprocessed manure, a discovery that is particularly disturbing because ..
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Plan to weed out water hyacinth from 26 lakes 14.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The GHMC will have water hyacinth removed from 26 lakes in the city at a cost of ₹7.65 crore. Tenders will be called for removal of the weed and maint
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Further excerpts from James Comey's book, if the existing ones are anything to go on 13.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Further excerpts from James Comey's book, if the existing ones are anything to go on
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Outside Voice: Egg shells just as good the second time around 13.4.2018 Denver Post: Local
This week I finally committed to sticking some seeds in soil. But it wasn't fear of a bad harvest that got me going. It was my chickens.
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Paul Ryan can't possibly have made a deal with the Devil 12.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Paul Ryan can't possibly have made a deal with the Devil
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Biodegradable shoes made from mushrooms, chicken feathers 12.4.2018 General News
Scientists have created biodegradable shoes using mushrooms, chicken feathers and textile waste, paving the way for more sustainable fashion. The researchers from University of Delaware (UD) in the US created a bio-composite material - sourced sustainably from common regional products - that forms the sole of their prototype shoe. "The fashion industry produces a lot of waste, so sustainability is an issue everyone is trying to address," said Jillian Silverman, master's degree student at UD. "It's hard to believe that people are going to change their consumption habits, but with this shoe, when someone gets tired of it or it wears out, it can go into the compost pile and not the landfill," said Silverman. The project began in 2015, when researchers made fabric from mushroom mycelium, the interlocking root system from which the part of the mushroom that we eat on our pizza grows. The researchers then experimented with growing different species of mushrooms and using different ...
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Green manifesto asks candidates to commit to segregation, composting, plastic ban 12.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
The Green Manifesto has been drafted by Bangalore Eco Team and Association of Green Industries and Services, and will be presented to all parties and contestants in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Elections, 2018. »
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The Zuckerberg hearings, condensed 12.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The Zuckerberg hearings, condensed
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Sowing seeds of success 11.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Organic seedlings raised by women’s SHG in great demand
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