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Exact number of trucks entering Delhi still unclear, over 10,000 FIRs against Environment tax violators -Sowmiya Ashok

-The Indian Express In 2015, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) pointed out a mismatch between their survey and the civic body’s claims over the numbers of commercial vehicles entering the city. New Delhi: Over 10,000 FIRs have been filed at the borders of Delhi against violators of toll and Environment tax, a toll operator told The Indian Express. “There is a rise in criminal

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Need to buy VVPAT machines without further delay for 2019 Lok Sabha polls: CEC to government -Bharti Jain

integrity of the voting is preserved and voter's confidence in the process is further strengthened. It is felt that the process of procurement of VVPATs cannot be delayed any longer given prevailing Environment," Zaidi argued in his letter. "Hence I request you to ensure urgent release of sanction orders for timely production of VVPATs as desired by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India," added the CEC. The EC's pitch for immediate

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10 Years Of Damage, 42 Crores: Alleged Cost Of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art Of Living Yamuna Event -Harish Upadhya & Raija Susan Panicker

-NDTV New Delhi: It will take 10 years to reverse the damage done to the banks of the River Yamuna by a huge cultural festival organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the country's top Environmental court was told today. A team of experts who have visited the area where the three-day event was held last year have said restoring the flood plain will also cost about 42 crores and take extensive effort. The expert committee provided its assessment to

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Citing cow deaths, Madhya Pradesh government bans polythene bags -Milind Ghatwai

rdinance to control non-biodegradable waste to enable the ban on polythene carry bags. Bhopal: More than three years after the National Green Tribunal recommended a ban on polythene to protect the Environment, the Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday announced a complete ban on polythene carry bags from May 1. The BJP government, however, cited cow deaths as one of the main reasons for doing so. A cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivra

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Fewer mangoes, more melons -GS Mudur

cts that switching from poultry to mutton would reduce water use. "Groundwater use is greatest for poultry as chicken are fed grain that requires lots of irrigation water," James Milner, an Environmental health specialist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine who led the study, told The Telegraph . The scientists believe a shift towards greater consumption of vegetables, legumes and certain fruits will likely provide benef

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Poop delay costs govt

incidents and a monitoring mechanism to ensure no aircraft drops "human soil or excreta" while landing. Today, a bench headed by tribunal chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the Environment ministry and the directorate-general of civil aviation (DGCA) to pay Rs 5,000 to Dahiya within a week. "The counsel appearing for the ministry of Environment... submits that they would pay t

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Litchi causing encephalitis deaths in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district: study -Kundan Pandey

g litchis on the disease, which is quite common in summer season and targets weaker section of society. Researchers from the National Centre for Disease Control (India) and the National Center for Environmental Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a hospital-based surveillance to assess potential infectious and non-infectious causes of this acute neurological illness. For this, they considered children of 15 years or youn

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India's temperature rose by 0.60 degree Celsius over last 110 years: govt

ve risen in the last 30 years. “Similarly, trends in extreme rainfall events in last century showed significant positive trend over the west coast and northwestern parts of peninsula,” Environment minister Anil Madhav Dave said in a written reply. He said as per the fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published in 2014, globally averaged combined land and ocean surface temperature has ris

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Breaking the M-word taboo in Kerala -Aabha Raveendran

Change’, a similar project in Tamil Nadu and then with ‘Thanal’, a group that works for zero waste and eco-strengthening in Thiru-vananthapuram, Shradha is also concerned about the Environmental problem caused by the disposal of sanitary napkins. “A woman bleeds for 2,000 days and uses around 6,000 sanitary napkins in her lifetime. Disposal of these napkins is a major hurdle in waste management,” she said. There is no

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Why I would not advocate vegetarianism -Sunita Narain

rs. Recently at the release of our book First Food: Culture of Taste, which discusses the link between biodiversity, nutrition and livelihoods, I was asked a question. “Why do you not, as an Environmentalist espousing the cause of traditional and local diets that are sustainable, condemn meat eating? After all, meat production is bad for climate—agriculture contributes roughly 15 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions and half of this

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