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Green buildings: CSE’s new report advocates rating of water-efficient fixtures

New report advocates rating of water-efficient fixtures in buildings

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September 28, 2010
New report advocates rating of water-efficient fixtures in buildings

City Action: Citizens Report on Air Quality and Urban Mobility, Kanpur

The Centre for Science and Environment releases an in-depth report on the city of Kanpur as part of its ongoing initiative to build city action on clean air and mobility.

Pune City action

Vital stats
  • Vehicle no and growth rate: 593,000 (5.93 lakh); 11%
  • Modal share: Public transport (12%); IPT (7%); Walk (22%); Cycle (11%); Car (12%); Two-wheeler (35%)
  • Public transport accessibility index: 3.15
  • Service accessibility index: 54.35

Antiboitics in Honey

Ayurveda prescribes it for a range of ailments. People eat it for rejuvenation and boosting immunity. An Indian homemaker’s kitchen shelf is incomplete without a jar of this amber liquid. But without quality and safety controls, this gift of nature has been contaminated. CSE laboratory tests find high levels of antibiotics in well-known brands of honey sold in the market.

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Antibiotics in honey

Honey has the image of being a natural and healthy product. However, today honey is produced in an environment, polluted by different sources of contamination. The
contamination sources can be environmental and apicultural ones. Environmental contaminants are pesticides, heavy metals, bacteria and radioactivity.

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Decentralised Wastewater Treatment

A way to manage septage in Shimla

CSE has submitted a report on septage management in Shimla as a part of its deliverable as Centre of Excellence in the area of Water Management under Ministry of Urban Development. Shimla city, being highly undulating encounter problems in laying conventional, gravity flow sewer lines that will connect each and every house in all residential areas.

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