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G20 countries set to seal marine pollution deal 16.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Plastic pollution has become an increasing concern, particularly after bans imposed by some countries on the import of plastic waste.
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Nagaland chamber of commerce calls for fight against plastics 16.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Nagaland chamber of commerce calls for fight against plastics
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Building bridges with eco-tourism 15.6.2019
Environmental protection and natural resource conservation, today, has many facets and aspects that are not clearly projected in the mainstream conservation models and programmes, either by the governments or by any other conservation organisations. And this could be due to the clichéd and comfortable, existing systems that seem to be very convenient. But, we need to move out of this comfort zone and bring in new methods and approaches that will truly involve and engage the community at various levels & stages. One such creative approach would be to promote "Ecotourism" in its true sense. In fact Ecotourism is nothing but a sub-component of the broad term known as "Sustainable Tourism". World over, Ecotourism is already used as an effective tool for the sustainable development. And therefore, it has become the chief reason why majority of the developing nations are suddenly and gladly embracing it. In addition, these countries have also been incorporating the ecotourism ...
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Special team to monitor sewage generation by casino vessels 15.6.2019 The Navhind Times
Panaji: Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral on Friday said that the government will conduct water audit of the offshore casinos and sewage generation of the vessels will be monitored by a committee comprising of scientists. A special team for this will be appointed by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB). Cabral criticised Congress Goa chief …
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Don Bosco College students pledge to build living roots bridges 14.6.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: Students from the Botany department of Don Bosco College have taken a pledge to join hands with the Living Bridge Foundation and help build living roots bridges to support eco-conservation and encourage eco-tourism as well. The students were given the opportunity to interact with visiting founder of Living Bridge Foundation, young Morningstar Khongthaw, on Friday, […]
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Asam Sahitya Sabha fetes wildlife worker 13.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Asam Sahitya Sabha fetes wildlife worker
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Humans swallowing plastic equivalent to 1 credit card per week 13.6.2019 The Shillong Times
Humans may be inadvertently consuming approximately five grammes of plastic every week — equivalent weight of a credit card — from various sources, a study warns. The research, by University of Newcastle in Australia, suggests that people are consuming about 2,000 tiny pieces of plastic every week — amounting to about 21 grammes a month, […]
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Kochi: Measures to decongest Ernakulam, suburban areas 12.6.2019
Kochi: The freight experts, while attending a capacity building workshop orgnaised by ICLEI South Asia, Kochi Corporation and Kochi Metro Rail Limited, proposed series of measures to decongest the city, especially areas like Ernakulam market, Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. A multi-modal logistics hub at Kalamassery, warehousing clusters, master-plan for city logistics, waterway connection and parking policy are some of the major recommendations.   The workshop has been organised as part of implementing EcoLogistics an international project for sustainable urban freight management being implemented in 9 selected cities from India, Argentina and Columbia. Shimla and Panaji are the other two cities selected from India. The project is supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety. Stakeholders discussed strategies to decongest Ernakulam market, which has over 2,000 shops and godowns. Shifting godowns, fire safety audits have been mooted while the ...
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Environment Day celebrated 11.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Environment Day celebrated
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Thiruvananthapuram: E-vehicles in vogue 11.6.2019
Thiruvananthapuram: The theme of this year's World Environment Day was 'Beat Air Pollution'. There is much talk about electric vehicles that are carbon-neutral. Inquiries have increased significantly at the electric vehicle showrooms in the city. Last week chief minister,  Pinarayi Vijayan outlined the importance of using electric vehicles in the state to reduce air pollution. He called for people's participation in the drive. With the main objective of doing its bit for pollution control, Kerala State Road Transport Corporation launched electric buses last year. Its aim is to procure 6,000 electric buses for statewide operations. Other electric vehicles are also going to hit the roads soon. E- rickshaw is a prestigious project of Kerala Automobiles. "EV is a convincing solution to reduce nearly half of the air pollution. Necessary steps are to be taken for controlling carbon emission. So that pollution caused due to traffic can be controlled" says Ajit Haridas, chairman, ...
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S African green groups sue government over air pollution 11.6.2019 PTI: All news
S African green groups sue government over air pollution
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Tripura Forest department takes measures to protect vultures 10.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Tripura Forest department takes measures to protect vultures
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New initiative to engage forest fringe people in conservation 10.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
New initiative to engage forest fringe people in conservation
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Nestle India celebrates World Oceans Day with cleanup campaign 10.6.2019 The Navhind Times
Team B&C/ NT As many as 2,000 volunteers from Nestle India fanned out across different states on cleanliness drives on June 8, celebrated as World Oceans Day. The volunteers included employees of the company and their families, suppliers, trade partners and NGOS.  In Goa, volunteers gathered at Miramar Beach for a cleanup drive and pledged ...
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Saving Coastal Goa 10.6.2019 Editorial – The Navhind Times
The state must quickly finalise its coastal zone management plan The National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) has proposed a 100-metre buffer line from the high tide line (HTL) to landward side in its latest draft coastal zone management plan. The buffer line will allow, between 100 metres and 200 metres from the HTL ...
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Project to reduce Mula-Mutha pollution fast-tracked: Javadekar 10.6.2019 PTI: All news
Project to reduce Mula-Mutha pollution fast-tracked: Javadekar
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Students urged to take action on air, water quality related issues 9.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Students urged to take action on air, water quality related issues
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‘Take a selfie while planting a sapling and again when it becomes a tree’ 9.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
‘Take a selfie while planting a sapling and again when it becomes a tree’
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Aaranyak holds plantation drive, awareness meets 9.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Aaranyak holds plantation drive, awareness meets
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Impressive array of tools, textile machinery on show 9.6.2019
Coimbatore: Over 626 exhibitors from across India and from various countries are taking part in the 18th edition of International Machine Tools and Industrial Trade Fair (INTEC) in Coimbatore. It attracts thousands of business visitors from all over country.  The five-day exhibition from Saturday, organised by the Codissia Intec Technology Centre, was inaugurated at Codissia trade fair complex in Coimbatore. Various machine manufacturers from across country and also from abroad took part in the event and exhibited more 200 products. Machine manufacturers from various sectors including electrical and electronics, general engineering, textile, fabrication and equipments, machine tools and accessories,  foundry equipments, pumps and equipments, instrumentations automation, pollution control equipments and industrial consumables.   On the sidelines of the fair, about 40 new products were launched by the participants at the "Launch platform facility". Coimbatore-based ELGi ...
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