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Report warns of spiralling air pollution; outlines roadmap to curb emissions

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 13, 2014

If current trends of vehicle population, fuel and emission standards persist, PM 2.5 emissions will increase by a factor of three, and those of NOx will increase by a factor of five, warns a new report by The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri), University of California,...

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State master plan for solid waste disposal

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 9, 2014

The state urban local bodies department has sought inputs from 78 state municipal bodies, including MCG, to prepare a state-level master plan for an integrated solid waste management system, to be reviewed and approved by the National Green Tribunal.

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A Simple Technology That Can Solve India’s Clean #Water Problem In Just Rs.3,000

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 16, 2014

Worldwide, around 10,000 people die every day due to lack of clean drinking water. The situation is alarming, but bio-sand filters offer a simple and affordable solution. This low cost model purifies water, is locally manufactured and can also help the local community with...

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Delhi air worst in the world

By : Sustainability ..., May 8, 2014

Delhi has the most polluted air in the world. A World Health Organization (WHO) air quality database of 1,600 cities and 91 countries released on Wednesday shows that the concentration of PM2.5 (fine, respirable particles) is the highest in Delhi at 153 micrograms per cubic...

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WHO for cleaner cooking fuels

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 6, 2013

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Thursday called for replacing solid fuels like coal and wood with cleaner ones like cooking gas and electricity in households in order to check respiratory diseases.

Household air pollution is a major contributor to death due to...

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Recycling waste water to boost supply

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 8, 2012

At the World Cities Summit that concluded this week in Singapore, after discussing over four days integrated urban solutions for liveable and sustainable cities, the delegates from 104 countries and regions didn't have to look far for a model. This city state with an area of...

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New technology a must for producing clean fuel

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 19, 2012

It is not uncommon for Indian companies to encounter situations that require ingenious engineering combined with a uniquely Indian approach to problem solving. Automobile companies around the world have developed some exquisitely advanced diesel engine technologies, but...

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Climate change treaty must address health issues: WHO

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 19, 2010

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday said next month's climate change conference in Mexico must address health concerns in any legally-binding agreement on mitigating the impacts of global warming as it threatens human health.

Health experts from the 11 member...

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