User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
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This gorgeous new book is the gardening inspiration you need now 15.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Anyone can turn a yard or even a few pots into beautiful food, says Los Angeles gardening guru Lauri Kranz.

“We really want to empower people to grow their own food and not be overwhelmed about having to know everything before they even begin,” add the author of the new book “A Garden Can Be Anywhere.”

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Unparalleled collaboration needed from all nations to ensure sustainable development: Vice President 11.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Expressing his concern over the unprecedented scale of environmental degradation and its drastic consequences, the Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu called upon all nations to collaborate and cooperate in an equally unparalleled manner to ensure sustainable development.
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Waste Management 8.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
            The Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, in supersession of Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000, has notified the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. The Rules direct the waste generators to segregate the waste at source and hand over the segregated waste to authorised waste pickers or waste collectors.
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The media, lost in Trump World, are ignoring the consequences of the Afghanistan war 5.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Since Donald Trump’s ascent to the presidency, the trivia quotient in the average American’s daily news feed has grown like so many toadstools in a compost heap. We’re living in Trump World, folks. Never in the history of journalism have so many reporters, editors and pundits expended so much energy...

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How do you compost a human body - and why would you? 31.1.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
A US state could become one of the first places in the world to allow corpses to become fertile soil.
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Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Republic Day Tableau Kisan Gandhi bags First Prize 28.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) was awarded First Prize for its Tableau, ‘Kisan Gandhi’ in the Republic Day Parade - 2019. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Defence, handed over the award to the ICAR team here today.
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70th Republic Day : Sikkim Governor Message To State 26.1.2019 Voice of Sikkim
70th R Day (IPR) : On the auspicious occasion of the 69th Republic Day of the nation, I convey my best wishes to all the citizens of Sikkim, along with the people of India. I also extend my warm wishes to the people of Sikkim for the New Year. Every year, India celebrates Republic Day […]
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Here’s why residents are fighting in court against composting plant in Bengaluru 25.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Years of follow ups have not been able to help the KCDC plant in HSR Layout function scientifically, and residents are bearing the brunt. A residents welfare association has recently filed a writ petition in the High Court demanding the closure of the plant.
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Compostables, Meant to Cut Plastic Waste, Are Stumbling 23.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Compostable bags, cups and cutlery are becoming more popular amid the mounting backlash against plastic waste, but many products aren’t making it to the compost heap.
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Programme on urban agriculture on Jan 24 21.1.2019 The Assam Tribune
Programme on urban agriculture on Jan 24
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What to do in the garden in January? Plenty. Here are 26 ideas 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Happy 2019! Let’s make some resolutions so we’ll all have more colorful, productive, water-wise, sustainable and edible gardens this year.

1. Watch the weather forecast: When there’s rain, be sure your irrigation system is on pause. There’s no reason to water if the soil is already saturated. To...

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Guardian switches to potato starch wrapping 13.1.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Readers, who pressed for the change, can compost or put the new packaging in their food waste bin.
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Garbage dumping resumes at Bhanpur Khanti 12.1.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The BMC has resumed dumping of garbage at Bhanpur Khanti. The dumping had been stopped a year back. Every day 40 per cent of garbage collected from all over the city is dumped here.This comes to about 200 truckloads of garbage. Officials conceded that garbage is being dumped at Bhanpur, but they argued that […]
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Mushroom bagging machine, a sustainable source of income in Manipur 11.1.2019 Sify Finance
[India], Jan 11 (ANI): Mushroom cultivation in Manipur in recent times has become a major source of income and has provided ample employment opportunities to the youths.
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Year End Review 2018: Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers 8.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
DEPARTMENT OF FERTILIZERS (DoF) Neem Coating of Urea   Neem Coating achieved w.e.f.: - 1st September, 2015 in respect of entire quantity of indigenously produced urea and w.e.f.
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Going zero-waste may not be as difficult as we think; here’s why 8.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
It's not expensive, nor does it entail a huge investment of time, and a good number of conscious citizens in Chennai have already taken firm steps towards sustainable living. The recently-enforced plastic ban could provide a great opportunity for all to move towards the same.
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Martha Stewart teaches how to do (almost) anything in her new book 3.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Martha Stewart kicks off 2019 with the how-to of how-to books: “The Martha Manual: How to Do (Almost) Everything,” ( Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $35). In it, Stewart shares many of her essential life skills including how to build a fire, make your bed, paint floors, compost and fix your leaky faucet....

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What to do with palm fronds, the stubborn garden waste that defies composting 28.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

So palm trees are a little like family here in Southern California.

Of course we love them. They are woven into our lives like freeways, infusing our skylines with a willowy grace. But like most loved ones, they’re often a royal pain in the … compost. Because they don’t. Compost, that is.

“Palm...

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How garbage burning contributes to Bengaluru’s air quality crisis 28.12.2018 Citizen Matters
The mismanagement of solid waste continues in Bengaluru with incessant garbage burning. There are PILs filed in the High Court, but will they help reducing burning of garbage?
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Invasive insects hitch a ride to Minnesota, Wisconsin on holiday decorations 28.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Agriculture officials in Minnesota and Wisconsin are working to stop the spread of an invasive evergreen tree-eating insect, after it was discovered in holiday decorations sold at big box stores in both states.
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