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The power of community 19.4.2018 Downtoearth
The role of the Bishnois in sending Salman Khan to jail is a shining instance of the power of community participation in conservation
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Scientists improve plastic eating capacity of bacteria; humans buy 20,000 plastic bottles per second 19.4.2018 Downtoearth
New discoveries and improvements of plastic eating bacteria notwithstanding, humans cannot ignore their consumption choices
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Scientists develop low cost, more effective oil sorbents to solve spilling problems 19.4.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Scientists have developed a polymer sponge, using waste products from the petroleum and refining industries, that can quickly soak up crude oil from marine spills. The polymer made from waste cooking oil and sulphur (a by-product of the petroleum industry) could make polluted beaches, oily water, dead birds and marine life destruction a thing of the past. "This is an entirely new and environmentally beneficial application for polymers made from sulphur," said Justin Chalker, from Flinders University in the US. "This application can consume excess waste sulphur that is stockpiled around the globe and may help mitigate the perennial problem of oil spills in aquatic environments," said Chalker. Oil spills are a major global issue, with the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation reporting about 7000 tonnes of crude oil spilling from tankers into oceans in 2017 alone. Hundreds of smaller spills of diesel fuel and other petroleum products affect developing countries in Africa, Asia and South America, ...
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‘Kaziranga artificial flood shelters affecting park’s ecology’ 19.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
‘Kaziranga artificial flood shelters affecting park’s ecology’
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Green protocol for UT released 19.4.2018 Hindu: Health
Initiative aimed at creating a healthy environment for campuses, communities
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Lack of pollution targets in draft NCAP cause of concern: Greenpeace 19.4.2018 PTI: All news
Lack of pollution targets in draft NCAP cause of concern: Greenpeace
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Use of thermocol products rampant 19.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 18 The state government has initiated steps for a complete ban on plastic carry bags but it is yet to take action to ban the thermocol products, equally environmental and health hazardous. The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) states that it is yet to find an alternative to thermocol products. Plastic carry bags have been banned in the state since April 1, 2016. However, these are easily available in the market. Thermocol disposable kitchenware is very popular among people, especially during mass gatherings, including weddings and organising ‘langar’ on roadsides. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed blanket ban on the manufacturing and use of thermocol kitchenware items. Thermocol is a non-biodegradable substance so it has become one of the major causes of environment pollution. Burning thermocol produces harmful gases which can cause cancer. Using these is also health hazardous. Ironically, not much attention has been paid to ban thermocol products or ...
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State to launch crop residue mgmt in situ 19.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 18 The Centrally funded ‘Promotion of Agricultural Mechanisation for In Situ Management of Crop Residue’ scheme will be launched in the state. The Centre has allocated Rs 215 crore for the scheme for management of crop stubble on the field itself. The scheme will also be implemented in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi to improve air quality in the NCR and will be monitored by the Prime Minister’s Office. The in situ management of crop residue involves management of the residue in the field by sowing the next crop using equipment while the stubble is still standing and letting the straw mix in soil and work as manure. It does not involve collection of paddy straw for use as fuel in power generation or convert its products like bio-char for used as fertiliser. The contours of the scheme were finalised at a meeting of high-level task force headed by the Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra recently. Chief Secretaries of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and ...
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No pollution-reduction targets in Central plan 19.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Environmentalists surprised by omission in draft
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Lack of pollution targets in draft NCAP cause of concern, says Greenpeace India 18.4.2018 India – The Indian Express
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MoEFCC releases details of National Clean Air Programme; no clarity yet on emission reduction targets 18.4.2018 Downtoearth
The concept note acknowledges the need for time-bound initiatives at both city and rural level to combat air pollution
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Bottle thrown at Vaiko’s convoy 18.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
While campaigning against Sterlite Copper on Tuesday night
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Panasonic eyes on 15 pc market share, to sell over 4 lakhs ACs in 2018-19 18.4.2018 Central Chronicle
Chandigarh, Enthused with an increasing demand of its air conditioning products, Panasonic India has set... more »
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Vice President to visit Manipur today 18.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Vice President to visit Manipur today
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Study finds poor air quality linked to cardiac illnesses in people 18.4.2018 Life | The Asian Age
Study finds within day of being exposed to dense smoke, emergency room visits for heart attacks and other cardiac events rose by 15 pc.
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‘India, China account for more than half of air pollution deaths’ 18.4.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Turning crop residue into useful products not air pollution 18.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Project will be on display at IIT-Delhi’s Open House
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Govt speeds up process to give nod to projects 18.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 17 The Haryana Government has decided to give consent to establish (CTE) construction projects and environmental clearance (EC) in one go. With this, it aims at speeding up the process of giving clearances. State Environment Minister Vipul Goel announced this during a roundtable meeting of construction and real estate companies here on Tuesday. Earlier, companies had to first obtain an EC and then apply for the CTE. “The decision will be implemented once the state government nominates an official of the Haryana State Pollution Control Board to the State Level Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) with powers to decide CTE cases,” he said. The official will give the CTE to projects once the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) grants the EC. “The board and the Environment Department have been advised to immediately take steps for implementing the decision,” the minister said. He, meanwhile, claimed the department had taken several pro-industry efforts ...
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MC to build slaughterhouse in F’bad village despite protest 18.4.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridabad, April 17 The Faridabad Municipal Corporation (MC) will construct a state-of-the-art abattoir near Pali village in the district despite opposition from residents of some villages. The Rs 20 crore launched by the Union Ministry of Food and Processing has reportedly got clearance from all the departments, including forest, environment and the pollution control board. Ramesh Bansal, Superintending Engineer, MC, said concerns raised by residents of Pali and Mohabatabad villages regarding the ill-effects of the project on the environment were unfounded. The city has no authorised slaughterhouse at present. The construction work has reportedly begun at the site selected for the project. A delegation of residents belonging to Pali, Mohabattabad, Dhauj and Mangar villages had met the MC Commissioner on Monday demanding the abattoir be built at some other place. “We suggested that the abattoir should be relocated to Dhauj village whose sarpanch accompanied the delegation,” said ...
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Chance encounters 18.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Last week, I had a visitor from Coimbatore in office. Speaking to him took me back in time to that memorable day, 15 years ago. I was at a wildlife p
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