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WWF conducts study on Ganga dolphins

KOLKATA, September 29: WWF-India had initiated a study on dolphins found in the Ganga, between Sagar and Farakka. After an eight-month study, the team of scientists has been able to cite the causes behind the threat to this Schedule I animal. 
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Health cover and uniforms too

Bangalore, September 28: The court, with the help of NGOs, plans to provide uniforms, identity cards and health cover to as many as 5,000 ragpickers in the City by March 2012. However, over a period of time, the facilities will be extended to nearly 12,000 ragpickers, said noted environmentalist A N Yellappa Reddy.
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Pollution board orders shutdown of GNTPP unit

PATIALA, September 28: More bad news is in store for the power-deficit state with authorities of Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) having directed state power department to shut down unit-IV of Guru Nanak Dev thermal pow

Retailers, stockists warned on thin plastic bags

Chennai, September 27: The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) will soon take action against wholesalers and retailers stocking and selling plastic bags less than 40 microns thick, said Member Secretary K.Karthikeyan.
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Gadgil visits pollution hit Khandola, Betki areas

Keri, September 27: Madhav Gadgil, chairman of Western Ghats expert panel, on Monday evening visited Khandola and Betki villages of Ponda taluka on a request from the Betki-Khandola Pradushan Virodhi Kruti Samiti .
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Health centres must treat bio-waste: Govt

New Delhi, September 26: The environment ministry has notified new draft rules making scientifically treating medical waste a must for every health establishment. The new rules to be called Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011, scraps the earlier provision of making bio-medical waste rules applicable only to institutions providing service to more than 1,000 patients a month.
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Jetty expansions by Sesa illegal: GCZMA

PANAJI, September 26: An inquiry by Goa coastal zone management authority (GCZMA) has revealed that M/s Sesa Goa Ltd has been rapidly expanding its jetties in Amona without obtaining approval from GCZMA or any other local au

HC: Deadline to study of sewage treatment plant

KOCHI, September 23: The Kerala High Court on Thursday gave the state government four weeks’ time to consider the possibility of setting up a pilot project for the sewage treatment plant at Brahmapuram. 
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GSPCB pulls up MMC for environment pollution

Mapusa, September 23: The Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) has issued a show cause notice to the Mapusa municipal council (MMC) for not efficiently complying with directives issued, "thereby causing environmental pollution" in Mapusa town and surrounding areas.
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