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CPCB extends deadline for installation of online pollution tracking devices in Delhi-NCR

By : editor_2, May 21, 2018

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has pushed back its deadline for red-category air polluting industries in Delhi-NCR districts to instal online pollution tracking devices to June 30,...

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Web-based mapping to identify polluters

By : sustainabilityo..., May 9, 2018

The pollution control board (PCB) has launched a first-of-its-kind web-based mapping for a waterbody and network of sewers, manholes and drains as part of sanitation survey being undertaken for...

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PM2.5 in Mumbai in 2017 was six times the safe limit: SAFAR study

By : sustainabilityo..., May 7, 2018

The level of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 – a pollutant that can enter the lungs and cause health ailments – in the city in 2017 was 60µg/m3, six times the World Health Organization’s (WHO)...

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Subject Tags: air pollutants , pollution

New procedure to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 23, 2018

Coal, as a source of energy, is firmly out of favour now due to climate change considerations. Most countries, including India, have plans to phase out coal over the next few decades. India, in...

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Ministry calls for time-bound execution of clean air plan

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 20, 2018

Amid green organisations voicing concern over the absence of pollution reduction targets, the Union Environment Ministry on Thursday called for time-bound implementation of the National Clean...

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Plans afoot to reduce pollution in Mandi Gobindgarh: Deputy Commissioner

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 20, 2018

The most polluted industrial town of Punjab, Mandi Gobindgarh, will be made clean. An action plan for implementing various steps to make the town pollution-free has been prepared and implemented...

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Polymer ‘sponge’ can clean up oil spills

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 20, 2018

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.

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Single-use plastics could be banned in England next year

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 19, 2018

Cotton buds, plastic drinking straws and other single-use plastics could be banned from sale in England next year in the next phase of the campaign to try to halt the pollution of the world’s...

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EU Launches Innovation Observatory for Shared Ideas on Textile Sustainability

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 19, 2018

The European Union (EU) is tackling industrial pollution with a new initiative designed to yield a more sustainable textile sector.

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Unhappy with the Karnataka govt’s report on Bellandur lake, NGT forms new commission to inspect water bodies

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 12, 2018

Not convinced by the Karnataka government’s status report on reviving Bellandur, Varthur and Agara lakes, the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday formed a commission for inspection. The...

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Subject Tags: pollution