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Kerala State Pollution Control Board set to roll out mobile lab to keep a tab on pollution

KSPCB plans to introduce a mobile laboratory, which can detect the quality of air and water early as samples can be examined on the spot.

published on : 20th April 2018

Sterlite dumping hazardous waste since 2013 sans nod, says Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board

For the past five years, Sterlite Copper’s smelter plant in Thoothukudi has been disposing of thousands of tonnes of hazardous waste without authorisation.

published on : 19th April 2018

Sterlite challenges TNPCB order on plea seeking renewal of Consent To Operate for Thoothukudi copper smelter plant

The plea by Vedanta’s Sterlite copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi to renew the CTO beyond March 31 was rejected since the guidelines stipulated by the TNPCB were not met adequately.

published on : 18th April 2018

Researchers accidentally engineer plastic-eating enzyme

Researchers in the US and Britain have accidentally engineered an enzyme which eats plastic and may eventually help solve the growing problem of plastic pollution, a study said Monday.

published on : 17th April 2018

Kerala’s industrial waste piles up

State produced 38,466.21 tonnes in  2016-17 fiscal; only 11 recycling plants were functional

published on : 15th April 2018

Call for policy decision to curb plastic pollution of marine ecosystem

The meet also recommended for establishing regulatory councils at the Central and state levels to coordinate the activities for curbing marine and estuarine debris.

published on : 13th April 2018

Kerala lacks facilities to process hazardous waste

However, it was Kollam, which had 45 industries, that generated the highest amount of hazardous waste – 18,318.595 tonnes – in 2016-17.

published on : 11th April 2018

Bengaluru: No respite from polluting autos

The much-vaunted two-stroke auto scrapping scheme announced by the transport department seems to have failed.

published on : 10th April 2018

7,000 buses booked for flouting pollution norms in Delhi

Over 7,000 buses, a majority from neighbouring states, were booked for flouting pollution norms in the national capital in the last six years, the Delhi government informed the state Assembly.

published on : 7th April 2018

Long-term exposure to outdoor air pollution may cause asthma

Exposure to road traffic and outdoor air pollution significantly increases the risk of asthma, according to a study.

published on : 6th April 2018

Has Telangana State Pollution Control Board unearthed only the tip of Jeedimetla pollution iceberg?

While pollution board officials blame the firms, locals say the issue is not new to them

published on : 6th April 2018

Chemical firm using secret pipelines to dump waste in nala busted in Telangana

A probe is being conducted by the board against another company, Thakur Chemicals, to find out if it is also involved in such illegal activity.

published on : 5th April 2018

'Sprinkling water to tackle Delhi air pollution poses bigger problem'

The presence of E.coli in water indicates the water has been contaminated with fecal material that may contain disease causing microorganisms.

published on : 1st April 2018

Delhi to become first city in India to jump from Euro-IV grade petrol and diesel to Euro-VI

Ultra-clean Euro-VI grade petrol and diesel, at no additional price, will be supplied in the national capital from Sunday in a bid to combat alarming levels of air pollution.

published on : 31st March 2018

Noise pollution reaching alarming proportions in Vijayawada

The doctors are expressing concern regarding the increase, stating that human ear can tolerate a maximum of 70 decibels for a span of 2 to 3 hours in an entire day.

published on : 31st March 2018
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