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Health hazard looms over 1800 families in city

Ahmedabad, May 7: A total of 1,803 families are living under constant threat of ill-health. They are living in residential colonies located within a 500 metre radius of hazardous landfill sites in the city.

Untreated groundwater a serious health issue, says survey

New Delhi, May 6: A survey of 71 cities across the country conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has shown that officially 82 per cent of all the water that municipalities of these cities supply.
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Need to encourage e-waste recycling, says MPCB

Mumbai, May 6: With the E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011, coming into effect from May 1 this year, manufacturers and consumers of hazardous electronics and electrical goods will now be responsible for disposal and recycling of their e-waste.

Vedanta's Rs 1,000-cr Odisha investment stuck

New Delhi, May 5: The fate of the Rs 1,000-crore investment made by Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL) in setting up a power plant in Odisha is hanging in balance. A high-level inter-ministerial committee that recommends coal allocation for power units has refused to take up the vexed issue of linkage for VAL’s plant in view of the legal nature of the matter.
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Scars of development in Chadradrona hills

Chikmagalur, May 4: The district administration has earned the wrath of environmentalists for giving permission for over 10 big resorts in the region by allowing land conversion, despite objections.
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No study to check air above Yamuna

New Delhi, May 4: It doesn't take an environmentalist to know that Yamuna is one of the most polluted rivers in the country. 
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APPCB, bulk drug units in AP in tussle over pollution control norms

Hyderabad, May 3: The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) and Bulk Drug Manufacturers Association (BDMA) are in a tussle over the  issue of pollution problems in the state.
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Officials pulled up at Lok Adalat

Mysore, May 3: Most of the officials in the district administration in eight districts received flak from the Chairman of the Karnataka High Court Legal Services Committee D.V. Shylendra Kumar and member of the committee A.N. Yellappa Reddy at the Regional Lok Adalat to review various issues related to environment here on Wednesday.
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Tamil Nadu writes to Kerala on dumping of waste

Coimbatore, May 2: A day after four lorry loads of medical and municipal wastes brought from the Kerala were seized near Pollachi, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) took up the issue with its counterpart in the neighbouring State.
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Rules in, gear up to fight e-menace

Chennai, May 2: E-waste management rules 2011 came into force on Tuesday. The consumers are now armed with the right to demand the electronic gadget manufactures to recycle e-waste. 
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