User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Landfills
Last updated: May 24 2018 21:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Delhi PWD asks officials to beautify road stretches, flyover walls 24.5.2018 General News
The Delhi government's public works department has asked officials to prepare landscape design for at least five road stretches and areas under flyovers to beautify the city. The department said that the officials concerned have been asked to execute the plan within the next three months. According to the minutes of a meeting held earlier this month, the officials were asked to take necessary steps so that the work of beautification and greenery sustains and provides the "desired effect". "CEs should identify at least five such locations and get landscape plans prepared from senior architects and implement within the next three months," the minutes of the meeting stated. Engineer-in-chief suggested senior architect units should also prepare landscape design for certain stretches of roads and areas under flyovers. Last month, Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain had asked different agencies to take up vertical gardening in a "big way" for reducing pollution in the national ...
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‘Sound of hope — Landfill Harmonic and El Siestema 24.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Music programmes that have created a social movement
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Fire breaks out at Okhla landfill site in south Delhi 22.5.2018 General News
A fire broke out at the Okhla landfill site in south Delhi today, a Delhi Fire Service official said. The incident was reported at 12.43 pm after which eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire was doused by 5.15 pm, , the official said. The massive dump in south Delhi was commissioned in 1996. "In south Delhi, 3,500 MT of waste is generated daily. And, 56 per cent of the solid waste is processed. The Okhla site has not only become an eyesore but, many of the garbage truck drivers have lost lives, over the last few years," according to a senior SDMC official. The city has two other landfill sites, Ghazipur in east Delhi and Bhalswa in north Delhi, both commissioned in 1984. Environmentalist Anumita Roychowdhury said such landfill site are not only a threat from fire incidents but also from pollution perspective. "Spontaneous fire at these sites keep happening, small or big. But, the burning also produce noxious gases and therefore that is another health risk," she ...
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The packaging also matters 22.5.2018 Hindu: Health
What you bathe with and what it is wrapped in can make a difference
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Wasting disease hits 16 percent of male deer, elk, moose tested in parts of Colorado 21.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Chronic wasting disease, which attacks brains of deer, elk and moose, has infected up to 16 percent of male animals tested in parts of Colorado, data show -- compelling state wildlife managers to fight back.
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Holding businesses accountable for plastic pollution: Clean-up and brand audits take place in key cities in India 21.5.2018 Citizen Matters
As a lead-up to World Environment Day on June 5, environmental justice  groups and citizens  are launching  an unprecedented coordinated waste  and brand audits in key cities in India. Scheduled from May 16 to May 30 in the »
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Colorado transportation officials propose $550M I-70 tunnel 20.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado transportation officials say they want to alleviate congestion and improve safety on a popular mountain highway by boring a new three-lane tunnel for traffic heading from Denver.
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Colorado’s first female National Guard member being honored 20.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
GREELEY -- Weld County is honoring the first woman to serve in Colorado's Army National Guard.
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Inside Boulder detectives’ month-long search for answers in an Arkansas landfill 20.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
For weeks last summer, employees of the Boulder Police Department and the Boulder County District Attorney's Office stood under the blistering Arkansas sun, combing through an entire county's trash, searching for something.
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Himachal launches riverfront cleaning campaign 18.5.2018 General News
The Himachal Pradesh Council for Science, Technology and Environment (HIMCOSTE) on Friday launched a 20-day Riverfront Cleaning Campaign by involving over 1,000 schoolchildren of eco clubs under the National Green Corps Programme and a World Wide Entertainment (WWE) former champion as the brand ambassador.
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Tackling the menace of e-waste in the current Socio-Environmental Scenario 18.5.2018 Sify Finance
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Mira Bhayander mayor's husband among 8 booked for violation of 18.5.2018 General News
Eight persons, including the husband of Mira Bhayander Mayor, have been booked for allegedly violating environment rules, police said today. The offence was registered at Mira Road police station on May 15. The complaint lodged by the Revenue officials said that after an inspection of a plot of land in Navghar, it was found that environmental rules and Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms have been violated by way of destruction of mangroves and illegal land filling for the construction of a club house, a district rural police official said. The case was registered against Vinod Mehta (director of 7x11 Hotels Pvt Ltd), husband of Mira Bhayander mayor Dimple Mehta and brother of local BJP MLA Narendra Mehta, Prashant Keluskar and Rajnikant Singh. Owners of the land Nila Patil, Kamlabai Chandrakant, Hareshwar Patil, dumper owner Naruddin Rozani and its driver Hariged Pal have also been booked under sections 15 and 17 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, the official ..
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RIL's used "PET bottle" reverse vending machine inaugurated in Mumbai 18.5.2018 Sify Finance
Reliance Industries (RIL) on Thursday said that Shiv Sena Leader Aaditya Thackeray has inaugurated its "post-consumer (used) PET bottle Reverse Vending Machine" (RVM) in Mumbai.
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Search ongoing for Denver youth center escapee; he’s known to carry weapons police say 18.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver police are asking the public's help in finding an escapee who was least seen earlier this month near the Gilliam Youth Center.
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RIL's used "PET bottle" reverse vending machine inaugurated in Mumbai 17.5.2018 General News
Reliance Industries (RIL) on Thursday said that Shiv Sena Leader Aaditya Thackeray has inaugurated its "post-consumer (used) PET bottle Reverse Vending Machine" (RVM) in Mumbai.
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Cleanliness the best way to promote hygiene and disease prevention, also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health: Vice President 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that cleanliness ensures hygiene and disease prevention and it also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health. He was addressing the gathering after releasing two books - ‘A Treatise on Cleanliness’ and ‘Waste Management, an Introduction’, authored by Shri Rajat Bhargava, here today.
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NGT directs EDMC to file reply on plea against landfill sites at Sonia Vihar, Ghonda Gujran 14.5.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal today directed East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) and other authorities to file their reply on a plea seeking cancellation of approval granted by the DDA to allot land at Sonia Vihar and Ghonda Gujran areas to set up landfill sites. A bench headed by Acting Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim, which had also issued notice to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Central Pollution Control Board, directed the corporation and others to file their response before July 21. The green panel also said that the Supreme Court had stayed the proceedings related to the landfill sites at Ghazipur and Bhalswa and it can proceed with the matter related to Sonia Vihar and Ghonda Gujran. The tribunal was hearing a plea filed Ghonda MLA Shri Dutt Sharma and others seeking a direction to restrain the DDA from allotting an area of 130 acres at Sonia Vihar and a 50-acre plot at Ghonda Gujran to the EDMC for handling and processing ...
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Renewables major economic opportunity for India: German energy consultant 14.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Tapping renewable energy is a major economic opportunity for developing economies like India. There is a master plan to clean up cities and this would lead to more jobs. But we need to invest, says German environmental and energy consultant Peter Heck, who believes the corporate world is taking money out of the carbon-related business.
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Does anyone care? A plethora of diseases near 'Mount Everest' of garbage (Environmental Feature) 13.5.2018 General News
A stray dog ilies dead, its eyeballs popping out. Buzzing flies enter its open rib cage and vultures above a mountain of garbage fly away with bites of its rotten flesh. Welcome to an east Delhi neighbourhood where the perpetural acrid smell could make most visitors nauseous.
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America’s nuclear problem 12.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
It is estimated that an average American generates about 4.4 pounds of trash every day, totalling 254 million tonnes for the country each year. This i
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