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India keeps pledge on emission cuts
Feb 01, 2010 In keeping with the promise it had made ahead of the Copenhagen climate change conference in December, India voluntarily committed yesterday to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions by 20% to 25% by 2020 from 2005 levels.
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Indian state uses plastic waste for road construction
Feb 02, 2010 A week long anti-polythene campaign has yielded enough plastic to tar a stretch of 138 kilometers in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Pilots indicate that these roads are cost effective and durable.
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Collective action to restore Indian rivers
Feb 12, 2010 At the Jaipur birding fair, two experts from UK share experiences of cleaning the river Thames in London, which remained polluted for years due to the industrialisation and rapid urbanisation. They opine that with collective effort the polluted rivers of India could be cleaned within 20 years.
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India among worst 10 environment polluters
May 07, 2010 A new study on environmental pollution has listed India among the worst 10 countries causing environmental damage with Brazil, USA and China filling the first three positions. The study focused exclusively on environmental indicators like fertiliser use, water pollution, carbon emissions and did not include human health and economic data.
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Expanding deserts, falling water tables and toxins driving migration
Aug 24, 2011 Expanding deserts, depleting groundwater and soaring toxic exposure are forcing millions to flee their homes in search of more habitable places, warns analyst Lester R. Brown. India is one among the many countries that will witness high influx of environmental refugees.
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How power can be cleaned
Mar 19, 2015 India has to address access to energy as much as the environmental problems of unclean power, writes Sunita Narain.
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Setting trash afire
Aug 23, 2012 In absence of a proper landfill site for villages in Trashigang, Bhutan, the common practice has been to burn the garbage inside the pits villagers use to dispose wastes, which according to officials is a health hazard.
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Bad policy makes way for toxic diesel
Nov 18, 2011 As the price differential between petrol and diesel increases further in India, people gravitate towards diesel vehicles which add toxic pollutants to the environment and mount heavy losses on oil companies, argues environmentalist Sunita Narain.
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Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation leaves Yamuna plan in limbo
Feb 17, 2014 Days before his resignation as Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal, was in the process of scheduling a meet with scientists to discuss ways for cleaning up dirty Yamuna.
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Bhopal’s hazardous waste might fly to Germany
Jul 04, 2012 After almost three decades of lethal gas leak at Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, the 350 tonnes of toxic waste lying at the defunct factory is likely to be airlifted to Germany for safe disposal. But, for the disposal process to start, an amendment is required to India’s Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules of 2008, which forbid export and import of hazardous waste.
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Wetlands being ravaged at an alarming pace: report
Oct 18, 2012 A recent report identifies the threats faced by the world’s shrinking wetlands and prescribes an action plan for preserving them both for water security and bio-diversity.
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Sterlite fined Rs 100 cr for polluting environment in India
Apr 02, 2013 The apex court of India has asked the Sterlite Industries, a unit of the London-listed Vedanta Resources, to pay Rs 100 crore as compensation for flouting green norms in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
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Most cities of the world are enveloped in dirty air: WHO
May 12, 2014 In most cities where there is enough data to compare the situation today with previous years, air pollution is getting worse.
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Contaminated ponds ringing death alarms in Bangladesh
Nov 16, 2009 Man-made ponds created with the help of international agencies to provide clean water to villages are becoming major dumping grounds in Bangladesh. According to a new study, the release of arsenic into groundwater supplies from agricultural, industrial or natural deposits are threatening livelihoods and increasing health risks.
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World Bank extends loan for cleaning the Ganges
Dec 03, 2009 The World Bank will be extending a loan of $1bn to India over the next five years to clean up the Ganges, one of the most polluted rivers in the world. If pollution is not controlled, it will severely impact the lives of 400 million people living along its banks.
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E-waste disposal scheme for India's capital
Apr 06, 2010 The Chief Minister of Delhi inaugurated the new e- waste disposal scheme yesterday, with a focus on systematic and hygienic disposal of e-waste to minimise the danger to nature. She distributed 16 e-waste disposal bins along with 42 paper recycling machines.
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Brown clouds threaten health in Asian cities
Nov 17, 2008 Man-made atmospheric brown clouds fed by black carbon and soot are masking Asian cities and causing glacial melting and extreme weather events, says the latest UNEP report. These clouds containing toxic particles and carcinogens risk the health and livelihoods of three billion people, warn scientists.
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Drug companies accused of polluting water in India
Feb 05, 2009 Swedish scientists have found some of the highest levels of pharmaceutical pollution on the outskirts of a city in southern India. It is alleged that factories producing drugs for western markets could be the culprits in damaging wildlife and ecosystems in the region.
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Breathing clean air in Kabul tops the wish list
Apr 16, 2009 Air pollution in Afghanistan’s capital city has reached dangerous proportions causing respiratory diseases, allergies, miscarriages and cancer. Vehicles plying on unpaved roads kick up large amount of dust in the air that hovers for days together. Low quality fuel and old engines make it even worse.
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Illegal dumping scars Karachi coastline
Jul 24, 2009 The sea along Pakistan’s Karachi coastline is retreating as neighbouring factories dump their waste along the stretch. The toxic garbage is also causing skin and respiratory diseases among villagers, making scabies a common trait among newborns.
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Pollution index for India's industrial clusters
Dec 29, 2009 India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests has come out with environmental pollution index that can help in categorising the industrial clusters in terms of priority of planning needs for interventions. The new report, Comprehensive Environmental Assessment of Industrial Clusters, highlights the need for enhanced and urgent action.
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Creating environmental responsiveness among people
Aug 27, 2010 The Annual Report to the People on Environment presents an overview of different environmental components and aims to create greater environmental consciousness among citizens. It seeks to generate a national debate on key environmental issues and challenges that must be addressed to ensure a rapid and sustained economic growth.
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Kabul basin faces the brunt of global warming
Jun 23, 2010 Water resources in the Kabul Basin will be reduced as a result of increasing air temperatures associated with global climate change, according to a new research by Afghan and US scientists. Exceeding population, to add over the next 50 years is also likely to stress the basin.
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India: More public transport to reduce vehicle count
Aug 04, 2010 Recent data on Indian cities presented to the Parliament shows a grim picture of rapidly increasing vehicular population and escalating levels of air pollution particularly in smaller towns. According to the Road Transport Ministry, growth of personal vehicles is leading to higher levels of pollution.
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India: Bio-medical waste disposal promises clean, healthy city
Aug 13, 2010 The city of Kolkata has revolutionised the treatment of bio-medical waste. For the last five years, bio-medical waste from clinical establishments throughout the city is systematically collected and scientifically disposed thereby preventing many from contracting diseases like hepatitis B and C and HIV/AIDS.
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Afghanistan: Biofuel has long term benefits, says report
Sep 20, 2010 A new report suggests biofuel could be a "green" solution to some of the larger problems Afghanistan is experiencing including military casualties, energy security and the opium trade.
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Lead poisoning kills over 400 children in Nigeria
Oct 07, 2010 Lead poisoning has killed more than 400 children under the age of five in northern Nigeria, says an international aid agency. Contamination from illegal gold mining was alleged to be the cause.
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Rising pollution threatens economic growth, says Chinese Environment Minister
Mar 01, 2011 Dire pollution and gobbling of resources have caused China grave environmental problems and could restrain economic growth, the environment minister said in a blunt warning. He stated that the conflict between development and nature had never been so serious and urged the country to become more efficient in resource use otherwise there would be a painful price to pay.
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Save the bees, and we must: UN report demands
Mar 12, 2011 Bees don't just make honey; they are a giant, humble workforce, pollinating vast majority of the plants grown. The continuing decline in the bees around the globe will persist, jeopardising global food security, if humans don’t restrain from the use of insecticides and control the level of air pollution, a recently published UN report points out.
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Plastic poisoning in oceans threatens marine life, human health
Apr 05, 2011 A recent conference on marine debris ended with a commitment to check the unabated influx of plastic in the oceans, the first step taken in this direction in a decade. Plastic poisoning has affected 276 marine species, mostly sea turtles, and has posed serious health risks for humans.
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