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HC asks authorities to expedite handing over sites for waste management

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 21:41

The Delhi High Court Monday asked civic agencies to expedite the process of handing over two sites, measuring about 200 acres, in the city to municipal bodies so that they can use the same for managing the garbage piling up.

Dumping waste in Govardhan: NGT warns of `coercive action`

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 18:37

Irked over non-compliance of its orders, the National Green Tribunal Monday warned of "coercive action" against the authorities for throwing municipal solid waste on roads in the pilgrimage town of Govardhan in Mathura.

Kerala scientist finds `oil-eating` bacteria

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:35

A scientist from Kerala has discovered three new species of oil-degrading bacteria from industrial waste.

Gulf countries among world's top generators of food waste

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 13:19

Most GCC countries face a dearth in arable land and fresh water sources thus, depend heavily upon imported food staples to meet domestic food demand.

Fish consuming vast quantities of plastic ocean waste

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 13:09

Australian scientists are concerned that fish are eating hundreds of thousands of tonnes of plastic floating in the ocean and this waste is ending up in sea food, a media report said Friday.

Catalyst converts bio-diesel waste into valuable chemicals

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 18:05

Palladium-gold nanoparticles are not only excellent catalysts for cleaning polluted water, but can also convert biodiesel waste into valuable chemicals, researchers say.

Malaysian police detain Australian activist

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 14:23

Malaysian police were holding an Australian activist in custody after she was arrested together with 15 others protesting against a rare earth plant accused of producing radioactive waste.

New type of rock formed from plastic waste

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 19:44

Researchers have discovered a new type of rock created by melted plastic trash on a beach in Hawaii.

US to cut carbon emission from power plants by 30 %

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 20:59

The US will cut carbon emission from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the world`s largest economy, by 30 % by 2030, an ambitious target that marks the first-ever attempt at limiting such pollution.

US to miss deadline for removing nuclear waste from Los Alamos

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 12:26

The US Department of Energy on Friday said it would be unable to meet a deadline to remove drums of nuclear waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico because of safety concerns tied to the radiological materials.

Recycling waste to eco-friendly art: Kolkata girl`s journey to UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 19:03

Working towards financial inclusion for the underprivileged, a city-based girl from a minority community became the only participant from India at the UN`s Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) meeting this month.

Canada`s water: A paradox of pollution and waste

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 11:25

In Canada, a country with vast reserves of freshwater, the precious resource should reasonably be expected to be pristine and practically free to consumers.