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User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
Last updated: May 15 2019 18:26 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Video: Massive Landfill Catches Fire In Delhi Amid Air Quality Concerns 25.11.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
A fire broke out at the Ghazipur landfill site in Delhi, adding to the national capital's worsening air quality, officials said on Wednesday. In visuals, plumes of smoke were seen rising from the...
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Stubble Burning Not Only Reason For Delhi's Air Pollution, Says Data 26.10.2020 NDTV News - Cities
Concerns over Delhi's annual air pollution problem usually focus on stubble burning in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana but data suggests that while this contributes to the problem it is not the main...
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Coronavirus: Face masks are worsening Earth’s waste problem. Here’s how you can help 17.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
From a purely environmental perspective, owning multiple reusable face masks, and machine-washing them together, is the best option.
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Delhi’s air quality in ‘poor’ category for sixth consecutive day 12.10.2020 Scroll.in
A government-run monitoring agency said the air quality index was likely to improve slightly in the coming days due to a change in the wind direction.
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Rescuers Dig Through Ahmedabad's Trash Dump For 12-Year-Old "Rag Picker" 28.9.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Rescuers searched frantically Monday for a 12-year-old girl believed buried for two days under a vast garbage heap which collapsed while she was scavenging in Gujarat's Ahmedabad.
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Bandhwari Landfill: Haryana's Mega-Dump And Its Threat To The Aravallis 25.9.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Every day, a steaming load of garbage arrives at Bandhwari, one of the biggest landfills in north India. Hundreds of trees have been cut down to accommodate the noxious 2,000 tonnes of unsegregated...
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How Water Can Help Boost Immunity? Expert Reveals 23.9.2020 NDTV Food - Latest
Water for Immunity: Sufficient intake of water throughout the day helps you to ward off any kind of ailments.
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Irregular NGOs, shortage of GMC vehicles adding to garbage problem 19.9.2020 The Assam Tribune
Irregular NGOs, shortage of GMC vehicles adding to garbage problem
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Indian Teen Chosen For UN Sustainable Development Goals Programme 18.9.2020 NDTV News - Latest
An 18-year-old from India, Udit Singhal, has been named by the United Nations to the 2020 cohort of young leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals, the highest profile recognition opportunity at...
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Delhi Must Decide If It Needs Government That Advertises Or Works: BJP 11.9.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Gautam Gambhir today said people should decide whether they need a government that spends money on advertisements or one that works.
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Lebanese Recycle Glass From Massive Beirut Port Blast 7.9.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Standing in a pile of broken glass in northern Lebanon, a man heaved shovel-loads of shards -- retrieved from Beirut after the massive explosion at its port -- into a red-hot furnace.
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Mumbai’s Coastal Road: Making land in a drowning city 31.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Last fortnight, the Supreme Court conceded that the project is not exempt from environmental and wildlife clearances. Nevertheless, reclamation work continues.
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After Dining Ban, Takeaway Waste Clutters Hong Kong's Streets 21.8.2020 NDTV News - Latest
A deluge of trash from takeaway containers and disposable cutlery is cluttering the streets and parks of Hong Kong as coronavirus restrictions on dining in restaurants eat away at the city's capacity...
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Memoir: Trade union activist Ilina Sen on life, co-workers and camaraderie in Chhattisgarh 10.8.2020 Scroll.in
Ilina Sen died in Kolkata on August 9 at the age of 69.
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No Reduction, Significant Increase: AAP On BJP's Ghazipur Landfill Claim 25.7.2020 NDTV News - Cities
A day after BJP MP Gautam Gambhir made a claim about reducing the height of Ghazipur landfill, the AAP said he was "lying" as there was a significant increase in the width of the landfill.
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For countries like India, tackling antibiotic resistance is key to preventing the next pandemic 13.6.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The risk is higher in countries with inadequate basic water, hygiene and sanitation infrastructure.
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Pandemic lays waste to Portugal's recycling dreams 16.5.2020 Reuters: World News
One of the many victims of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be Portugal's nascent progress in recycling waste, environmental campaigners say.
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Piglets aborted, chickens gassed as pandemic slams meat sector 28.4.2020 Reuters: World News
With the pandemic hobbling the meat-packing industry, Iowa farmer Al Van Beek had nowhere to ship his full-grown pigs to make room for the 7,500 piglets he expected from his breeding operation. The crisis forced a decision that still troubles him: He ordered his employees to give injections to the pregnant sows, one by one, that would cause them to abort their baby ...
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Waste not, want not: Hong Kong cafe zeros in on reducing trash 17.4.2020 Reuters: Entertainment News
A zero food waste cafe in Hong Kong is trying to tackle the financial hub's escalating trash problem by providing meals that are fully compostable, such as vegetables and herb flatbreads, and packaging that is turned into ...
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India's Air Quality Has Improved Due To Lockdown: Pollution Control Body 2.4.2020 NDTV News - India-news
The nationwide ''Janata Curfew'' followed by the 21-day lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak have led to a significant reduction in pollution in the country with 91 cities recording air quality...
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