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Tension in Davorlim over wet waste composting unit 25.8.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK  Margao Tense moments were witnessed in Davorlim Saturday morning near the village panchayat, as the villagers strongly opposed the panchayat’s plan to install a wet waste composting unit in one of the shops located near the panchayat building. The situation was brought under control after almost two hours of chaos and confusion, with the …
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'Deforestation made it worse' 25.8.2019
Washington: The thousands of fires burning in the Amazon don"t look like the major forest fires of Europe or North America -- instead, they are fuelled mainly by branches, vegetation and other byproducts of deforestation in cleared areas, experts say. The dramatic scale of this year's fires is the result of a significant acceleration of deforestation for the lumber industry, for agriculture or for other human activities. "In the tropics, fire is used extensively in a land-use environment," said Jeffrey Chambers, a scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a specialist in rainforests. "It's how you get rid of your agricultural waste products... And part of the reason why that works is because those fires don"t generally move into the forest," he explained. "A tropical rainforest is generally not flammable" because it's so humid. California has the opposite problem: burning waste is prohibited because the forests are so dry, they ...
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Governor leads swachhta initiatives at Gauhati University 24.8.2019 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: Assam Governor Prof.Jagdish Mukhi led a series of swachhta initiatives at Gauhati University conducted by Guwahati Refinery of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL). As part of Swachhta Fortnight being observed at the varsity, Prof. Mukhi inaugurated a plantation drive, inaugurated installed sanitary napkin incinerators at the University’s girls’ hostels and handed over dustbins for […]
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Why is part of the Amazon burning? 24.8.2019
Washington: The thousands of fires burning in the Amazon don't look like the major forest fires of Europe or North America -- instead, they are fuelled mainly by branches, vegetation and other byproducts of deforestation in cleared areas, experts say. The dramatic scale of this year's fires is the result of a significant acceleration of deforestation for the lumber industry, for agriculture or for other human activities. "In the tropics, fire is used extensively in a land-use environment," said Jeffrey Chambers, a scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a specialist in rainforests. "It's how you get rid of your agricultural waste products... And part of the reason why that works is because those fires don't generally move into the forest," he explained. "A tropical rainforest is generally not flammable" because it's so humid. California has the opposite problem: burning waste is prohibited because the forests are so dry, they could go ...
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62% rural, 20% urban habitations in State covered by drinking water schemes: Niti Aayog 24.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
62% rural, 20% urban habitations in State covered by drinking water schemes: Niti Aayog
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SLRM centre making its presence felt at Silchar 24.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
SLRM centre making its presence felt at Silchar
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Ganesha goes green! 24.8.2019
As the city readies itself for yet another Ganesh Chaturthi, many Hyderabadis have decided to shift towards environmentally friendly idols so that visarjan does not end up being an environmental disaster with long-term effects. While PoP (plaster of paris) Ganesha idols still sell the most, one cannot ignore the fact that the demand for eco-friendly Ganeshas — made up of river sand, clay and cow dung has risen over the last few years. Cow Dung Ganesha here Divya Reddy, the owner of Klimom, has been working towards bringing back an age-old technique called Gomaya idols. "In the seventeenth-century, an idol of Gomaya Hanuman was placed in a temple in Nasik, Maharashtra where devotees have been offering prayers for over 400 years now. We have been working towards bringing this wise and wonderful tradition back," shares Divya, who explains that a Gomaya Ganesh is in fact, made up of cow dung.   Given that the cow is much revered in India, cow dung also has sanctity, and when immersed ...
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4 new patients of dengue found 23.8.2019 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, In the capital, diseases caused by mosquitoes are constantly spreading their legs. Health department had made every effort to deal with these diseases. Still the diseases are not being controlled. After Dengue and Chikungania, now Japanese fever patients are also found, according to information received from the health department, on Wednesday, 2 suspected patients […]
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Hurdles before KHADC to free Iewduh of plastic 23.8.2019 The Shillong Times
Council notifies no plastic zone with effect from Sept 1 SHILLONG: Though the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on Wednesday notified that Iewduh will be a “no plastic zone” with effect from September 1, hurdles are many to fulfill the goal.As per the notification issued by the Executive Members (EMs) in charge of Trade […]
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Competition from RIL-BP will make us more efficient: Mukesh Kumar Surana 23.8.2019 DNA
Interview with Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd
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Illegal breeding of pigs poses health hazards 23.8.2019
Hyderabad: Unidentified persons are illegally breeding pigs in a cremation ground situated in Ayodhyanagar, Mehdipatnam. Local residents expressed the fear of the spread of diseases. Local resident Nayeem Gouri complained that some persons were secretly involved in pig farming in the interiors of the Bojagutta Hindu graveyard without taking permits for the authorities concerned. He alleged that a few workers of the GHMC were involved in the racket and were dumping wet garbage in the area which can be used as swill for the pigs. He said the illegal piggery had converted the graveyard into a dirty place which germinates bacteria and viruses. The number of stray pigs in the area had increasing, creating nuisance for the residents, he said. Mr Gouri said he had complained several times to the municipality but in vain. "Our children run the risk of getting diseases." he said and asked the GHMC to appoint "pig catchers" and take action against those who are responsible for breeding of ...
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Goa food and hospitality expo inaugurated 23.8.2019 Business – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK Panaji The 7th edition of the Goa Food & Hospitality Expo, Goa’s biggest exhibition on hotel and restaurant equipment and supplies which is currently going on at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Bambolim, organised by Media Promotions Pvt Ltd, will be open till August 24, from 11 am to 7 pm. This …
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Margao Municipality facing ‘Sonsoddo tangle’ 23.8.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK  Margao The Margao Municipality is facing a ‘peculiar’ situation over the Sonsoddo waste dump. The civic body has two immediate  problems  on hand over that –  payment  of  a fine of Rs 1,02,50,000 imposed on it by Goa State Pollution Control Board for  causing damage to environment  following eight days of burning of  Sonsoddo …
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Rs 42.37-crore action plan to rejuvenate Sal 23.8.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao The action plan report prepared by the River Rejuvenation Committee (RCC), which was constituted by the state government as per the September 20, 2018, order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), has suggested various strategies roughly proposing to spend Rs 42.37 crore on how to clean up the highly polluted River …
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Youth booked in parcel case 23.8.2019
Hyderabad: A youngster from the city is being questioned by the Hyderabad city police for reportedly booking parcels of bottles packed with industrial waste to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Director General of Police M. Mahendar Reddy, TRS working president K.T. Rama Rao, bureaucrats and politicians. According to sources, the suspect, a resident of Secunderabad, was picked up for questioning on suspicion that he booked the parcels at the Secunderabad Head Post Office to be delivered to the VIPs. "It was found that the suspect wanted to take revenge against his female classmate and had some issues with the professors of Osmania University. He had therefore written their names on the parcels in an attempt to get them into trouble with the police. The suspect is being questioned and the motive is yet to be confirmed," the sources said. Three days ago, a complaint was lodged at Mahankali police station by the staff of the Secunderabad HPO that an unidentified person had booked 62 parcels ...
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Israel remains hooked on plastic despite measures by environmental activist 22.8.2019
In the early morning, when the only sound on Tel Aviv beach is the waves, Yosef Salman and his team pick up plastic debris left by bathers or cast up by the sea. Working in heat and humidity with large rakes, they scoop plastic cups, cigarette ends, empty sunscreen tubes and soiled babies' nappies. Also present, but impossible to separate from the sand, are microplastics, tiny particles of plastic debris that have been broken down by sun and salt. "When it rains... you can see tonnes of plastic in the sand," says Ariel Shay, of the Plastic Free Israel movement, which organises volunteer beach cleanups. Despite the activities of environmental groups, Israel remains hooked on plastic. A June report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) ranked Tel Aviv's coastline as the third most polluted by plastic waste in the Mediterranean, behind Barcelona and southern Turkey. Valencia, Alexandria, Algiers and Marseille were listed in fourth to seventh places. With around four million inhabitants, ...
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Rise in dengue cases has BBMP in a fog 22.8.2019
It"s dengue season in  Bengaluru and the number of recorded cases has already exceeded 5000. This accounts for about 65% of the cases recorded across the state. Part of the blame lies with the BBMP. Piles of garbage, in which rain water forms stagnant pools, are breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Garbage collection is well below par, as is the city"s ability to drain out rain water. Razia, who lives behind Tawakal Mastan Dargah in Cottonpet, took ill quite suddenly. Finally, she collapsed and was rushed to a hospital, where the doctors confirmed dengue, after a round of blood tests. Razia was bedridden for another 15 days, as hospital bills mounted. The cause of her illness was not hard to spot: the "black spot" was beside her house. "People dump garbage there because they lack civic sense. BBMP workers never bothered to clean it up, either." Her house, she laments, "is filled with the stench from the garbage heap and with mosquitoes." Sentil Murugan ...
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Benaulim VP pulling out all stops to tackle garbage problem 22.8.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
Margao: The coastal village panchayat of Benaulim has begun stepping up its efforts in controlling the garbage menace plaguing the village. Informing the villagers at the recent ordinary gram sabha, it was stated that the panchayat has received funds to set up a shed at its garbage segregation area and that the police would also …
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Process set in motion for common bio-medical waste treatment facility 22.8.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
Panaji: The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC), a nodal agency for executing waste management projects in the state, has invited bids for selection of a service provider to set up, operate and maintain the proposed Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facility (CBWTF) at Kundaim. The development, operation and maintenance of CBWTF will be through public-private partnership …
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CSIR research unit set up in Arunachal 21.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
CSIR research unit set up in Arunachal
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