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Thursday, August 10, 2017

High level of toxins in water at 300 Uttar Pradesh schools, finds survey
The Times of India

AGRA: In over 300 schools spread across nine districts of western Uttar Pradesh, the quality of water was found to be very poor, with high levels of very toxic chemicals. A Delhi-based environmentalist, after making these findingsy, has written to ch more....

Hong Kong: 93 tonnes of palm oil cleaned up from the beaches after two ships collide
Scroll. In

Hong Kong cleaned up almost 90 tonnes of palm oil from Lamma Island after a collision between two ships in the Pearl River Delta estuary spilledthe substance ashore, Reuters reported. The accident is believed to have taken place on August 3. At leas more....

Rs 5,000 EC for possessing banned plastic in Delhi: NGT
Business Standard

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today imposed an interim ban on use of non-biodegradable plastic bags which are less than 50 microns in the entire national capital. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also announced an env more....

WHEN RECYCLING BECOMES A TAXING AFFAIR
The Pioneer

The Government must review Goods and Services Tax levied on scraps, especially plastic, paper, cardboard and glass. The imposition of a steep tax of 18 per cent on all kinds of scrap material is flummoxing and difficult to comprehend for both custome more....

Greening drive to combat pollution, says Governor
The Hindu

Governor P. Sathasivam has noted that the greening drive was a fight against pollution, which was claiming millions of lives in the world. He was addressing the students of the Lakshmibai National college of Physical Education after planting sapling more....

DB frames high powered committee to prevent pollution of River Tawi
Daily Excelsior

JAMMU, Aug 9: Division Bench of the State High Court comprising Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice Sanjeev Kumar today constituted high powered committee headed by Divisional Commissioner to present pollution of River Tawi. The committee will be compri more....

12 tiger whiskers seized; 3 more held
The Times of India

Nagpur: In yet another development in the Pench poaching racket, 12 tiger whiskers were seized from a fishermen on late Tuesday night while three more persons from Kolitmara in West Pench were arrested, taking the total number of arrested persons to more....

17 states have banned use of polythene bags: Minister
SME Times

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday that seventeen States and union territories have already imposed complete ban on use of polythene bags. "In the country, 17 States / Union Territories have imp more....

17 states have banned use of polythene bags: Minister
SME Times

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday that seventeen States and union territories have already imposed complete ban on use of polythene bags. "In the country, 17 States / Union Territories have imp more....

Rhino horn trade will threaten its existence Vishal Gulati
Millennium Post

Allowing trade in rhino horns in South Africa will undercut enforcement efforts in rest of Africa, China, Vietnam and other Asian countries. It is a major setback in tackling trafficking in wildlife, a renowned wildlife advocate has said. "We see more....

Only 23 of 107 rescued star tortoises survived at Mumbai’s Byculla zoo
The Hindustan Times

Only 23 of 107 star tortoises that were transferred to the Byculla Zoo for rehabilitation two years ago have survived. On Tuesday, the anti-poaching unit of the Thane forest department transported the surviving 23 star tortoises, protected under s more....

Rhino horn trade will threaten its existence: US wildlife advocate
Business Standard

Allowing trade in rhino horns in South Africa will undercut enforcement efforts in rest of Africa, China, Vietnam and other Asian countries. It is a major setback in tackling trafficking in wildlife, a renowned wildlife advocate has said. "We see th more....

Telangana State exceeds green target by large margin
Telangana Today

Hyderabad: In a landmark achievement under afforestation programme, Telangana accounted for a staggering 26 per cent of the total saplings planted in the entire country under the 20-point programmne during 2016-17, Union Minister for Environment, For more....

Decibel count around Kolkata hospitals way above permissible limits
The Times of India

KOLKATA: The city that had been the first to combat sound pollution two decades ago, has emerged as the country's noise capital with silence zones falling prey to the deafening cacophony of honking. A study submitted by West Bengal Pollution Contr more....

600 hospitals put on notice for faulty disposal of waste
The Times of India

PATNA: Six hundred and odd medicare facilities in the state, including private and government hospitals and nursing homes, have come under the Bihar State Pollution Control Board's (BSPCB) scanner for their alleged failure to dispose of biomedical wa more....

Civic chief pitches for eco-friendly Ganeshotsav
The Times of India

PimpriChinchwad: The PimpriChinchwad municipal commissioner on Wednesday exhorted Ganesh mandals and citizens to adhere to the guidelines of the Bombay high court and the state environment department to celebrate Ganeshotsav in an eco-friendly manner more....

Of 445 rivers, 275 have polluted stretches: Minister
Moneylife

Out of 445 rivers monitored by the Centre, 275 have polluted stretches with Maharashtra topping the chart with the maximum number, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday. It said that the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) m more....

23 star tortoises handed over to Thane NGO for better care; 84 turtles had died in Byculla zoo
The Times of India

THANE : With an aim to save the remaining 23 Star Tortoises, the Thane Forest Department decided to handover them to a wildlife NGO RAWW on Tuesday night for better care. In November 2015, the Thane forest department's anti-poaching cell had seize more....

IIT-Bombay to study air pollution in Vasco
The Navhind Times

The Goa State Pollution Control Board will soon conduct detailed air quality study through IIT-Bombay, to find out source of air pollution in Vasco. Dust from road segments with high traffic volumes, emissions from heavy-duty vehicles, and coal dust more....

Green tribunal asks 6 states to come up with action plan to clean Yamuna
The Hindustan Times

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday sought a status report from six riparian states on the pollution levels in the Yamuna and its tributaries. It directed the state and central pollution control boards to come up with a common action plan to find more....

Polluting industries: Allahabad HC pulls up official; 18 factories get notices
The Times of India

GHAZIABAD: The UP pollution board has issued notices to 18 factories across the city for flouting norms resulting in contamination of ground water. The action comes a day after Allahabad high court pulled up UP principal secretary (environment) on th more....

Pollution by industries being monitored online
The Times of India

UDAIPUR: In a bid to curb the increasing level of pollution especially in the industrial areas, the Pollution Control Board has introduced recently web-enabled monitoring of pollution by factories. Currently, PCB has installed sensors at 20 industrie more....

Minister on a mission: On tree plantation drive, mantri convinces woman sarpanch to take off veil in Chautala village
The Times of India

CHANDIGARH: In a rare gesture of its kind, the Industries and Environment Minister Vipul Goel on Wednesday convinced a woman sarpanch of village Chautala to lift her veil (ghunghat). This happened during minister's tour to Sirsa district to promote t more....

People urged to install clay Ganesh idols
THE HANS INDIA

Vijayawada: Commissioner of police D Gautam Sawang appealed to the people to use eco-friendly clay Ganesh idols to check environmental pollution. The Commissioner on Wednesday inaugurated the clay idol making unit on BRTS Road and enquired about the more....

Cigarette Butts Could Soon Help in Road Construction, Instead of Just Adding to the Litter!
The Better India

An appalling number of cigarette butts litter our sidewalks. An estimated 1.3 million tons of them are produced in a year worldwide. It takes years for them to decompose, and even then the toxic chemical load continues to pollute water bodies. Dispos more....

Dealing with e-waste
Live Mint

Enter the narrow and congested lanes of Seelampur in North-East Delhi, and you are greeted by the a strong, pungent smell of burnt aluminium and metal. It’s almost unbearable for “outsiders” to breathe in this area but there’s no sign of discomfort o more....

Cigarette butts can be used in asphalt roads, solving a huge waste problem
Yourstory

Researchers have found that cigarette butts can be safely disposed of by sealing them up inside roads and paths, a move that could not only solve a huge waste problem but also be useful in reducing the urban heat island effect common in cities. Tril more....

Hong Kong cleans up 93 tonnes of palm oil spill, beaches smothered by spill
The Hindustan Times

Hong Kong stepped up efforts on Wednesday to clean up a massive palm oil spill, with authorities scooping up more than 90 tonnes of foul-smelling, styrofoam-like clumps in one of the worst environmental disasters to blight the territory’s waters. De more....

Yesterdays News (Wednesday, August 09, 2017 )
PPCB and Army joins hand for 50,000 tree plantation in District Patiala
Now, a Ganesha that gives back to the environment
DC prepares ground for an eco-friendly Ganesha festival
Work on sewage treatment plant resumes
PPCB, army collaborate to plant 50k trees
PPCB, Army to plant 50,000 saplings in city
Speed up work to clean Yamuna: NGT
No PoP or coloured Ganesh idols to be manufactured
SC stays HC order in Bellandur lake case
Yamuna pollution: Allahabad High Court summons Mathura District Magistrate on August 28
PGDAV College to have air quality monitoring station
China's Hebei vows to shut polluting steelmakers from Sept 1
High Court junks PIL on POP Ganesha idols
325 animals died in Delhi zoo during 2016-17: Vardhan
Here’s why Karakoram glaciers are growing despite global warming
Over 600km of river stretches in TN polluted
Karakoram glaciers growing in spite of climate change: study
Environment ministry panel eases coal mine expansion rules
Air pollution in Delhi: Is the next monitoring station coming up in your area? Check.
Peacocks at Mumbai Parsi colony stump residents
Endangered Australian fish species are taking refuge in waste beer bottles for protection
Karakoram glaciers growing in spite of climate change: Study
Climate change effect: Ladakhi tribe no longer vegan
U.S. government report warns of drastic impact of climate change
Carcass of whale shark washes ashore
KVASU plans institute for Ghats wildlife research
3 wild jumbos stray into human settlements
Checks on polluting units will continue after NGT order
Threatened bird species breed in Delhi-NCR
Beer Bottles May Help Save These Endangered Fish From Extinction
Critically endangered species spotted
Census puts elephant count at 27,000; north Bengal has 514
Census puts elephant count at 27,000; north Bengal has 514
Dead whale shark washes ashore in TN
2 tons of seized ivory crushed to protest illegal trade
Crop burning: NGT raps govt for no action plan
PGDAV to have pollution monitoring station
Survey proves Kodaikanal to be major bird, butterfly site

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