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India fifth largest producer of e-waste
17.06.16 00:57 as Environment -

India, which has emerged as the world’s second largest mobile market, is also the fifth largest producer of e-waste, discarding roughly 18.5 lakh tonnes of electronic waste each year, a study says.

Telecom equipment alone accounts for 12 per cent of the e-waste, a joint study ...
  


40 million Indians at risk from rising sea levels: UN report
17.06.16 00:51 as Environment - PT TEAM

Nearly 40 million Indians will be at risk from rising sea levels by 2050, with people in Mumbai and Kolkata having the maximum exposure to coastal flooding in future due to rapid urbanisation and economic growth, according to a UN environment report.

The ‘Global Environmental Outlook ...
  


40 million Indians at risk from rising sea levels: UN report
21.05.16 06:46 as Environment - pt team

Nearly 40 million Indians will be at risk from rising sea levels by 2050, with people in Mumbai and Kolkata having the maximum exposure to coastal flooding in future due to rapid urbanisation and economic growth, according to a UN environment report.

The ‘Global Environmental Outlook ...
  


Heat wave in India: What to expect and how to survive it
15.04.16 05:53 as Environment - pt team

A gruelling heat wave, which continues to sweep many parts of India, has claimed 130 lives so far, the Times of India (ToI) reported on Friday.  

With the summer season yet to reach its peak, the astonishingly high number of casualties at such an early ...
  


Earth Hour 2016 : Switch off Lights between 8.30 - 9.30pm Today
19.03.16 05:44 as Environment - pt team

On the last Saturday of every March, millions of people across the globe unite in a show of support to raise awareness about climate change and observe Earth Hour. In 2016, Earth Hour will be observed on March 19 from 8:30 PM -9:30 PM. 
 
"Earth Hour ...
  


Avalanche warning in J&K, HP, Uttarakhand for another 24 hours
13.03.16 05:22 as Environment - pt team

An avalanche warning was again issued today for higher areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, advising people not to venture into these places over the next 24 hours. 
 
The advisory was issued by the Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), part of the ...
  


As expected, NGT gives more time to AOL to pay Rs 5 crore
11.03.16 08:08 as Environment - pt team

As we have anticipated in an earlier story, National Green Tribunal has extended the deadline for paying Rs. 5 crore fine for organising three-day long 'World Culture Festival' by Art of Living at New Delhi.
 
However, the relief to the AOL Foundation came with a stinker ...
  


World leaders show their Art of LEAVING to Sri Sri
10.03.16 23:38 as Environment - Charu Sudan Kasturi*

Art of Living's Sri Sri gets a message as world leaders he invited show their Art of Leaving.
 
The four senior-most foreign leaders who were to attend the World Culture Festival organised by the Art of Living Foundation have pulled out of the event, embarrassing the ...
  


Art of Stubbornness: We Will Go To Jail But Not Pay Any Fine: Sri Sri
10.03.16 03:02 as Environment - pt team

Saiyan Bhaye Kotwal Ab Dar Kahe Ka seems to be the message being conveyed by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the so-called spiritual guru with a worldwide following, when today he told NDTV that "We have not done anything wrong...we will go to jail but not ...
  


India's Garbage Mountains
07.03.16 23:37 as Environment - MEERA SUBRAMANIAN

From above, the sprawling trash heap of Deonar (pronounced "Devnar”), in eastern Mumbai, resembles a large left ear. A curving stream traces its outer edge, feeding into Thane Creek, the body of water that separates the city from the Indian mainland. 

On the opposite side of ...
  



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