User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Landfills
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Failure to segregate waste at home may cost you 3.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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NGT issues notice to MNRE, Centre on use of hazardous metals in solar modules 2.8.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday issued a notice to the Centre, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Ministry of Commerce, and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on a plea seeking to prohibit usage, manufacture and import of solar modules or glass containing antimony —a heavy metal. The plea said that with increasing use of solar modules and panels under National Solar Mission, the scientific disposal of antimony poses several problems for environment. Solar modules comprise of photovoltaic (PV) cells and are used in a large PV array along with PV panels. A three-member bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar heard the matter briefly and issued notices on Tuesday. The petition claimed that antimony was currently being disposed off in landfills along the solar panels that were crushed after use. "Six Gigawatts of solar modules were imported from China last year, and each GW has four million modules that weigh 52,000 tonnes," the petition said. It added in its ...
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Syria appreciates India's stand on Syrian issue: Envoy 31.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Syria highly appreciates India's stand on the Syrian issue and New Delhi is welcome to invest in the West Asian nation's resources, Syria's Ambassador to India Riad Kamel Abbasi said on Monday.
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You Probably Don't Want To Know About Haiti's Sewage Problems 29.7.2017 NPR News
We're going to tell you anyway.
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Residents near dumpyards fume at corporation’s stage-managed meet 29.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
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NH-24 crash: teen truck driver held 29.7.2017 Hindu: Cities
The driver of the MCD truck that rammed an SUV on National Highway 24 early on Wednesday morning has been arrested. The 19-year-old, Nitesh Kumar, was nabbed near Akshardham.Four members of a family a...
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Colorado Divide: The Dust Bowl redefined agriculture in this corner of Colorado, but dwindling population looks to move past time warp 28.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
In the years since the Dust Bowl, Baca County has been recast as a smarter, more efficient agricultural workhorse, but also a less populous area of around 3,700 where empty storefronts stare blankly onto Springfield’s Main Street. The absence of a more diverse economy remains a point of frustration for some who see the county stuck in a time warp.
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Construction and Demolition debris can be reused: Report 28.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
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27-07-Lisa-Sanitary napkins 28.7.2017 TOI: Goa
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State school gets sanitary napkin vending machine 28.7.2017 TOI: Goa
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Do you see a flyover here? Debris can build it, if used 27.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
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On a diet of medicine, alcohol to earn 300 26.7.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Ontario Sharps Collection Program Offers Safe Disposal of Used Medical Devices 26.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
OTTAWA, July 26, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Ontario's community pharmacies have become the collection point of choice for those who need to dispose of their used needles, syringes, lancets and alike, says the Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) which oversees the Ontario Sharps Collection Program.
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Klean Kanteen and Subaru Launch Multi-Year Partnership with Shared Sustainability Goal 26.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
CHICO, Calif., July 26, 2017 : Klean Kanteen is proud to announce a new multi-year brand partnership with Subaru of America, Inc., rolling out in July 2017.
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Has the moment for environmental justice been lost? 26.7.2017 All International Stories
Donald Trump has taken aim at the Environmental Protection Agency with regulatory rollbacks and deep
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South Delhi Corporation unlikely to get landfill site at Maidan Garhi 26.7.2017 DNA: Top News
While the BJP-ruled civic bodies are struggling to manage the city's waste, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) may have to look at alternative options for dumping tonnes of garbage, as the sanitary landfill site proposed at Maidan Garhi may not be used for the purpose. The official decision is to come soon. The local RWA had been fighting a battle against the civic body's move to create a landfill site here, and the recent move left RWA officials jubilant. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA), the land owning agency, will be allocating land to the civic body but not for this purpose. "There are a number of issues involved on this site. Though the options are few with the land space in South Delhi, we are exploring other options. The DDA will be allocating land to the Corporation, but it may be used for another project than the landfill," said a senior Corporation official. According to officials, besides health and environmental concerns, it is difficult for the site to get approval for a ...
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EPA chief says agency will create ‘top 10’ list for Superfund cleanup 26.7.2017 Washington Post
Scott Pruitt said he will follow a special task force's report designed to help him cut through red tape and lead to faster decontamination of sites nationwide where nearby residents are in harm's way.
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‘It’s all about simple solutions’ 25.7.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
Architect Vishnupriya turns filmmaker with Meel, a documentary on things we can do to help the environment
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City using goats to tame vegetation at closed landfill 25.7.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire city has turned to a herd of hungry goats to tame the vegetation at its closed landfill. The public works department in Keene said Monday it brought in 30 goats in June to munch on the grass and shrubs at the fenced-in landfill. They are joined by Enzo, […]
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Illegal dumping, release of sewage threatening Pallikaranai marshland 24.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
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