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Delhi Environment Minister takes note of fire at landfill site

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST

Taking cognisance of the fire incident at Bhalaswa garbage landfill site, Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Monday directed the MCDs to develop scientifically-engineered landfill sites in th

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Environmental and health impacts of tobacco agriculture, cigarette manufacture & consumption

Kolkata | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST

The human health impacts of tobacco use are well-documented. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there will be more than 8 million tobacco-related deaths a year by 2030, amounting to 10

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Vulnerable South Asian communities gear up to fight floods (Environment Feature)

Patna |Wednesday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST

Vulnerable communities in four South Asian countries across the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region are hopeful and confident of fighting floods this monsoon, thanks to community-based flood early warnin

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Children act as 'green agents' in Rajasthan's drought-hit Baran (Environmental Feature)

Jaipur |Wednesday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST

The "green agents" of Baran district in Rajasthan are nurturing foliage in their villages, despite a two-year rainfall deficit in the region. Over 3,000 children across 20 villages have planted 7,000

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Does anyone care? A plethora of diseases near 'Mount Everest' of garbage (Environmental Feature)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2018 1:45:00 PM IST

A stray dog ilies dead, its eyeballs popping out. Buzzing flies enter its open rib cage and vultures above a mountain of garbage fly away with bites of its rotten flesh. Welcome to an east Delhi neigh

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