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Proposed Cuts in US Will Jeopardize Fight to End Climate Change

Proposed Cuts in US Will Jeopardize Fight to End Climate Change

Global
The Trump Administration's recent proposals of significant cuts to funding earmarked for the environment, including the budgets for climate change, pollution clean-ups, and energy efficiency programs have become an increasing concern for all thinking individuals and companies in the US and the world. The current plans would dismantle former President Obama's Clean Power Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal burning power plants, along with defunding climate research and partnerships. The proposed budget reductions include a $2.6 billion cut for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2018, as well as a loss of $330 million in hazardous waste clean-up initiatives. Iain Milnes of Power Knot, along with other scientists, environmental advocates, and green entreprene...
Maersk Group Initiates Responsible Ship Breaking at Alang

Maersk Group Initiates Responsible Ship Breaking at Alang

Corporate Greening
The market for ship recycling is dominated by practices unchanged for decades. The condition of this market is particularly dismal in developing countries like India - where labour is cheap and laws for protecting labours rights and the environment are either non-existent or not implemented. Out of the total 768 ships recycled globally in 2015, 469 of them were sold to facilities on beaches in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.74% of the total gross tonnage scrapped from ships in 2015 took place in the aforementioned three developing countries. One can thus imagine the impact of this industry on the health of the labourers and on the environment, especially in developing countries. It is for this reason that the port town of Alang in Gujarat - which is known as one of the world's la...
Rs. 800 Crores to Be Spent on Yamuna Action Plan Phase III

Rs. 800 Crores to Be Spent on Yamuna Action Plan Phase III

Green Alert
The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti recently inaugurated a few schemes of the Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) Phase-III in New Delhi. During the inauguration ceremony, the Minister informed that an amount of Rs. 800 crore will be spent on YAP III. 85% of the cost will be borne by the Centre and the rest by the Government of NCT of Delhi. Giving details of YAP III the Minister informed that in includes rehabilitation/ modernization of Sewage Treatment Plants totaling 814 MLD capacity at Okhla, Kondli and Rithala, construction of a new STP (in place of old STP) of 136 MLD capacity at Okhla, rehabilitation of sewer lines/ rising mains in the catchments of Kondli and Rithala STPs and Public Outreach Activities ...
Waste in India Gets Its Due: Government Launches IWMS

Waste in India Gets Its Due: Government Launches IWMS

Green Alert
The Waste Sector in India has been the most ignored among the various profit-making sectors in the country. Recent changes in the Waste Management Policy by the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) helped in developing the waste management industry in India. The Government of India has now launched a web-based application on Integrated Waste Management System (IWMS) for better management of waste. Click here to view this Web-app. The IWMS Web-App was launched by the Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar. The Minister informed about the benefits of this Web-App and informed how it will provide an opportunity to all the industries dealing in hazardous waste and will enable them to apply online. The Minister also said that the user-friendly application...
Invitation: MASH Mixer Themed on Env and Sanitation at CP

Invitation: MASH Mixer Themed on Env and Sanitation at CP

Events
The MASH Project is building a community of social entrepreneurs by engaging them on innovative platforms. MASH Project recognizes the power that Start-Up India beholds constantly works to ignite the youth by organizing various events such as Hackathons, interactive team-building sessions and engaging entrepreneurship oriented events. In this regard, the MASH Project, in collaboration with Delhi Greens and a few other organisations, is organising a MASH Mixer Event. Date: 29 April, 2016 Time: 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm Venue: Innov8, 69, Regal Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi Designed in an informal manner, MASH Mixer aims to bring young entrepreneurs, civil society professionals and industry experts under one roof to have meaningful conversations on a given theme which resonate
German-Indian Ideas Competition on Waste Management

German-Indian Ideas Competition on Waste Management

Green Alert
Shout out to those environmentalists with a scientific inclination; the initiative 'Germany - Land of Ideas' in association with the Federal Ministry of Education & Research is organizing a German-Indian ideas competition. This venture is part of their international campaign 'Shaping the Future – Building the City of Tomorrow', and the search is on for sustainable innovations that'll help solve the challenge of waste disposal in modern Indian cities. Titled From Waste To Resource – How Can We Turn Garbage Into Gold?, the contest opens on April 27th 2016, and the deadline for the same is June 10, 2016. All interested participants from India and Germany are invited to share their concepts for successful waste management so the ideas can be actualized. These ideas will first
E-Waste Management Rules, 2016 Notified by Government of India

E-Waste Management Rules, 2016 Notified by Government of India

Green Alert
The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) recently released the updated e-Waste Management Rules, 2016. The new rules are a more stringent version of the past rules largely due to the rising awareness about the harms of e-waste among the government and the masses. The rules come in supersession to the E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011. E-waste refers to discarded electric or electronic devices. The toxic constituents present in e-waste and their disposal mechanism affect human health and can lead to various diseases. In India, around 17 lakh tonnes of e-waste is generated every year. At the same time, its generation increases by about 5 per cent annually. With this in mind, the MoEFCC has come out with more efficient rules this time around. A...
NDMC Ranks 16 in Swacch Bharat Ranking of 476 Cities

NDMC Ranks 16 in Swacch Bharat Ranking of 476 Cities

Articles
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), indeed the cleanest part of Delhi, has ranked 16th in the Swacch Bharat Ranking of 476 Urban Municipalities in India. According to the Ministry of Urban Developed, which carried out this ranking, Mysore (in Karnataka) has won the First Rank followed by Thiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu) and Navi Mumbai. The Swacch Bharat Rankings are based on the extent of open defecation and solid waste management practices in the cities of India. The city of Mysore leads the cities with minimal open defecation and extensive adoption of solid waste management practices. The top 10 Ranking cities are as follows: Mysore (Karnataka) Thiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu) Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra) Kochi (Kerala) Hassan (Karnataka) Mandya (Karnataka) Beng...
MoEF Invites Comments on Draft Waste Management Rules

MoEF Invites Comments on Draft Waste Management Rules

Green Alert
The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has notified draft Waste Management Rules 2015 under different waste types. Following are the different waste types for which specific draft Rules have been notified (Click on individual bullet to read the respective draft Rule): Solid Waste Management Rules, 2015 (Notified on: 03 June, 2015) Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2015 (Notified on: 03 June, 2015) Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2015 (Notified on: 25 May, 2015) Amendment of Flyash Utilisation Notification, 2015 (Notified on: 25 May, 2015) e-Waste Management Rules, 2015 (Notified on: 10 June, 2015) The Environment Ministry now invites objections and suggestions from the citizens of India on these draft Rules for more effective and suitable impl...
Ten Ways How You Can 3R Your Waste

Ten Ways How You Can 3R Your Waste

Articles
Right from our very childhood, we are taught why and how we should reduce, reuse and recycle (the 3R) waste. However, very few of us implement this in our daily life perhaps because we find it to be inconvenient or because we do not want to put in extra efforts. It is interesting to note that when it come to selling recyclables to the local retailer or the kabadiwallah, we are all ready to put in that extra effort of separating the recyclables from the waste largely because it brings us monetary benefits. What we must realize and remember is that if we follow the 3Rs of Reuse, Reduce and Recycle in our daily life, it will definitely benefit our society while also helping us save money. Looking at the waste load generated by our civilization today and the very limited capacity we ...