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The Financial Express
Swachh Bharat: 94 per cent willing to be part e-commerce packaging reuse, says survey75-80 percent of the municipal waste gets collected and only 22-28 percent of t
Swachh Bharat: 94 per cent willing to be part e-commerce packaging reuse, says survey
The Financial Express / Posted 12 minutes ago
75-80 percent of the municipal waste gets collected and only 22-28 percent of this waste is processed and treated. The Environment Ministry had earlier this year revised solid waste management rules which are now applicable beyond municipal... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Food Bank Dilemmawill go a long way in addressing the plight of the needy. According to the sta
Food Bank Dilemma
AllAfrica.com / Posted 29 minutes ago
will go a long way in addressing the plight of the needy. According to the statement, the President will also request the environment ministry to identify game from national parks which could be culled and donated to the food bank, where... Read more
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Daily News
Strict action against pollution, promises PresidentChief Minister, Peshala Jayarathna, Mahaweli Development and Environment Deputy
Strict action against pollution, promises President
Daily News / Posted an hour ago
Chief Minister, Peshala Jayarathna, Mahaweli Development and Environment Deputy Minister Anuradha Jayaratne , Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry Secretary Udaya R . Seneviratne, schoolchildren and residents participated at the oc... Read more
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Macworld
Indian minister holds out hope for Apple storesmarket, the company was hoping to sell low-cost refurbished phones in India. Bu
Indian minister holds out hope for Apple stores
Macworld / Posted an hour ago
market, the company was hoping to sell low-cost refurbished phones in India. But that move came in for criticism from the environment ministry, which is concerned that this could create a recycling problem, as the phones would be closer to end of... Read more
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New Kerala
94 percent willing to be part e-commerce packaging reuse, says survey - newkerala.com #7023375-80 percent of the municipal waste gets collected and only 22-28 percent of t
94 percent willing to be part e-commerce packaging reuse, says survey - newkerala.com #70233
New Kerala / Posted 3 hours ago
75-80 percent of the municipal waste gets collected and only 22-28 percent of this waste is processed and treated. The Environment Ministry had earlier this year revised solid waste management rules which are now applicable beyond municipal... Read more
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The Star
Centre: Engage orang asli as informants to check poachingcaused the problem to persist. Centre of Orang Asli Concerns coordinator Dr Co
Centre: Engage orang asli as informants to check poaching
The Star / Posted 8 hours ago
caused the problem to persist. Centre of Orang Asli Concerns coordinator Dr Colin Nicholas urged the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry to consider engaging the orang asli to get them to feed information about poachers entering forest... Read more
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The Economic Times
Prakash Javadekar turns down Foxconn bid to import refurbished phonesMUMBAI: The environment ministry has turned down Foxconn's proposal to import
Prakash Javadekar turns down Foxconn bid to import refurbished phones
The Economic Times / Posted 10 hours ago
MUMBAI: The environment ministry has turned down Foxconn's proposal to import refurbished phones on grounds that it violates India's e-waste rules. The rejection is in line with the position the government took to deny Apple the same... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Measures in place for orderly devtKUCHING: The Housing and Urbanisation Ministry has drawn up several initiatives
Measures in place for orderly devt
The Borneo Post / Posted 13 hours ago
KUCHING: The Housing and Urbanisation Ministry has drawn up several initiatives to protect the state from a host of issues that usually accompany a growing economy, namely squatters, congested village settlements, security, social amenities,... Read more
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New Kerala
AoL accuses NGT panel of bias, seeks its reconstitution - newkerala.com #70114March on the basis of a committee report. Subsequently, the NGT formed a princ
AoL accuses NGT panel of bias, seeks its reconstitution - newkerala.com #70114
New Kerala / Posted 16 hours ago
March on the basis of a committee report. Subsequently, the NGT formed a principal committee comprising officials of the environment ministry, National Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and Water Resources Ministry, which... Read more
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Japan Today
Abe honors war dead at Chidorigafuchi cemetery ‹ Japan Todayto house the remains of unidentified Japanese who died overseas during World Wa
Abe honors war dead at Chidorigafuchi cemetery ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted yesterday
to house the remains of unidentified Japanese who died overseas during World War II. The Tokyo memorial, maintained by the environment ministry, honors 364,896 dead, mainly soldiers, whose remains have been returned to Japan, but also some... Read more
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DW
Great Barrier Reef corals threatened by mass bleaching |back, but it would take much longer to regain the oldest and largest corals. T
Great Barrier Reef corals threatened by mass bleaching |
DW / Posted yesterday
back, but it would take much longer to regain the oldest and largest corals. The findings come shortly after Australia's environment ministry was criticized for pressuring the UN to omit the Reef from its World Heritage and Tourism Challenge... Read more
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Times of Malta
€110,000 in direct orders over hunting, trappingCHOGM were being held. Since these two national events created an additional d
€110,000 in direct orders over hunting, trapping
Times of Malta / Posted yesterday
CHOGM were being held. Since these two national events created an additional demand on law enforcement authorities, the Environment Ministry awarded a direct order of €15,000 for the provision of local wardens for hunting patrols in the autumn... Read more
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Daily News
Flood Prevention: unauthorised settlements root cause for Colombo floodingthe National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Sri Lanka 2011-2016 in 2010
Flood Prevention: unauthorised settlements root cause for Colombo flooding
Daily News / Posted yesterday
the National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Sri Lanka 2011-2016 in 2010 from the Climate Change Secretariat of the Environment Ministry reported that there was a high risk of natural disasters severely impacting human settlements in the... Read more
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Deepika
National News DetailClick here for detailed news of all itemsEnvironment Ministry lifts moratorium
National News Detail
Deepika / Posted yesterday
Click here for detailed news of all itemsEnvironment Ministry lifts moratorium on ind unit in MahaNew Delhi: The Environment Ministry has lifted the moratorium on polluting industrial clusters in the Critically Polluted Areas (CPA) of Chandrapur in... Read more
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New Kerala
MoEF lifts moratorium from polluted Chandrapur to boost economy - newkerala.com #69665New Delhi, May 29 : The Environment Ministry has lifted the CEPI moratorium fro
MoEF lifts moratorium from polluted Chandrapur to boost economy - newkerala.com #69665
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
New Delhi, May 29 : The Environment Ministry has lifted the CEPI moratorium from the industrial cluster of Chandrapur in Maharashtra -- one of the most polluted cities in the state -- to pave way for renewed investment in the region, it was... Read more
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The Sudbury Star
Metals detected in park soil in Timminsmain area of Hollinger Park where the pavilion and the playground are located.
Metals detected in park soil in Timmins
The Sudbury Star / Posted 2 days ago
main area of Hollinger Park where the pavilion and the playground are located. Black added that it was determined by the environment ministry testing that the playground area, in the northwest area of the park, did not have elevated level metals... Read more
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asianage
�Revisit animal dissection ban'An environment ministry panel has urged the University Grants Commission (UGC)
�Revisit animal dissection ban'
asianage / Posted 3 days ago
An environment ministry panel has urged the University Grants Commission (UGC) to “revisit” its 2014 ban on animal dissection for UG/PG curriculum, noting it is “having serious consequences on teaching of animal sciences.” The UGC on August 2014 had... Read more
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Daily News
‘Over 3,800 flood affected at 226 relief camps’Yapa said the government is taking every possible measure to help flood and lan
‘Over 3,800 flood affected at 226 relief camps’
Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Yapa said the government is taking every possible measure to help flood and landslide victims to return to normal life. Environment Ministry Secretary Udaya R.Senavirathna urged people not to dispose of electronic devices, damaged by flood... Read more
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Timmins Times
Advisory after 'heavy metals' found in park soilmain area of Hollinger Park where the pavilion and the playground are located.
Advisory after 'heavy metals' found in park soil
Timmins Times / Posted 3 days ago
main area of Hollinger Park where the pavilion and the playground are located. Black added that it was determined by the environment ministry testing that the playground area, in the northwest area of the park, did not have elevated level metals... Read more
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DW
Japan to cut emphasis on nuclear in next energy plan |on coal-fired power plants. Burning coal is less expensive than producing nucl
Japan to cut emphasis on nuclear in next energy plan |
DW / Posted 3 days ago
on coal-fired power plants. Burning coal is less expensive than producing nuclear power, but a recent decision by Japan's environment ministry to drop its opposition to coal-fired power plants has raised questions about the industry's ability to... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Dombivli blast: Maharashtra plans safety moves but experts doubt effectivenessNational Green Tribunal has observed that the safety norms were not followed by
Dombivli blast: Maharashtra plans safety moves but experts doubt effectiveness
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 4 days ago
National Green Tribunal has observed that the safety norms were not followed by these companies. MIDC and MPCB were silent on this, despite declaration of Dombivli MIDC as major polluted area by the Union environment ministry in 2009,” he pointed o... Read more
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dna
For first time, guidelines set for processing non-recyclable plasticthe NGT directed them to look at guidelines for managing them, CPCB constituted
For first time, guidelines set for processing non-recyclable plastic
dna / Posted 4 days ago
the NGT directed them to look at guidelines for managing them, CPCB constituted a committee comprising of officials from environment ministry, Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, Bureau of Indian Standards, IIT Delhi and... Read more
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asianage
Minimise use of plastic, pollution board tells statesMore than two months after the environment ministry, while notifying the new Pl
Minimise use of plastic, pollution board tells states
asianage / Posted 4 days ago
More than two months after the environment ministry, while notifying the new Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, hinted at the possibility of banning thermoset products, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) early this week rolled out... Read more
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The Financial Express
NGT notice to Centre on plea seeking ban on petroleum cokeby NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to the Ministry of Pe
NGT notice to Centre on plea seeking ban on petroleum coke
The Financial Express / Posted 4 days ago
by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Ministry of Coal, Environment Ministry and Central Pollution Control Board while seeking their replies in two weeks. Petcoke is a high... Read more
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dna
As climate risks expand, diplomats start to overshadow environmental expertsin November in Marrakech on implementing the Paris Agreement. Global warming "c
As climate risks expand, diplomats start to overshadow environmental experts
dna / Posted 4 days ago
in November in Marrakech on implementing the Paris Agreement. Global warming "cannot be analysed only from the silo of the environment ministry," said Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who chairs a group of the 48 poorest... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ukwangali Urged to Coexist With ElephantsMayara — The Ukwangali traditional leader Hompa Eugene Siwombe Kudumo has reque
Ukwangali Urged to Coexist With Elephants
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Mayara — The Ukwangali traditional leader Hompa Eugene Siwombe Kudumo has requested the environment ministry to educate his subjects on how they could coexist with the hundreds of elephants that have in recent weeks devoured entire crop fields in... Read more
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DW
Poland starts logging ancient Bialowieza forest despite protests |The environment ministry has said loggers will chop down more than 180,000 cubi
Poland starts logging ancient Bialowieza forest despite protests |
DW / Posted 5 days ago
The environment ministry has said loggers will chop down more than 180,000 cubic meters (6.4 million cubic feet) of wood. The ministry said that the logging is meant to eliminate dying trees which are affected by the bark beetle, in order to ensure... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Poland starts chopping down beetle-infested trees in forestin the Bialowieza National Park, a protected part of the Bialowieza Forest in e
Poland starts chopping down beetle-infested trees in forest
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 5 days ago
in the Bialowieza National Park, a protected part of the Bialowieza Forest in eastern Poland. A spokesman for Poland's Environment Ministry says Wednesday, May 25, 2016, logging has started in parts of the nation's oldest forest, a development... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Poland starts chopping down beetle-infested trees in forestin the Bialowieza National Park, a protected part of the Bialowieza Forest in e
Poland starts chopping down beetle-infested trees in forest
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 5 days ago
in the Bialowieza National Park, a protected part of the Bialowieza Forest in eastern Poland. A spokesman for Poland's Environment Ministry says Wednesday, May 25, 2016, logging has started in parts of the nation's oldest forest, a development... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Logging of beetle-infested trees begins in Polish forestWARSAW, Poland (AP) - A spokesman for Poland's Environment Ministry says loggin
Logging of beetle-infested trees begins in Polish forest
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 5 days ago
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - A spokesman for Poland's Environment Ministry says logging has started in parts of the nation's oldest forest, a development that aims to eliminating dying trees to ensure safety for tourists. The ministry plan to fell trees... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Logging of beetle-infested trees begins in Polish forestWARSAW, Poland (AP) - A spokesman for Poland's Environment Ministry says loggin
Logging of beetle-infested trees begins in Polish forest
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 5 days ago
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - A spokesman for Poland's Environment Ministry says logging has started in parts of the nation's oldest forest, a development that aims to eliminating dying trees to ensure safety for tourists. The ministry plan to fell trees... Read more
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The Tyee
More Combat Training for BC's Natural Resource Officersviolence at a government office in B.C. happened in October 2002, but not at a
More Combat Training for BC's Natural Resource Officers
The Tyee / Posted 6 days ago
violence at a government office in B.C. happened in October 2002, but not at a social services office. Richard Anderson, an environment ministry manager in Kamloops, fatally shot supervisor Jim McCracken and union shop steward David Mardon before... Read more
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dna
MoEF moves proposal to insure farmers against crop damage caused by elephantsforest ministry has moved a formal proposal to cover these damages under the Pr
MoEF moves proposal to insure farmers against crop damage caused by elephants
dna / Posted 6 days ago
forest ministry has moved a formal proposal to cover these damages under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. In March, environment ministry officials had met with officials from the union agriculture ministry to discuss the issue and earlier... Read more
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The China Post
Poland starts logging primeval forest despite activist pleasthat once stretched across Europe. He told reporters the goal was "to stop for
Poland starts logging primeval forest despite activist pleas
The China Post / Posted 6 days ago
that once stretched across Europe. He told reporters the goal was "to stop forest degradation" -- by combating what the environment ministry says is a spruce bark beetle infestation -- and protect tourists and rangers from harm by cutting down... Read more
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Daily News
Govt. needs 146,000 blocks of land for resettling350mm. The constructions will be completed within two years,” he said. Irrigat
Govt. needs 146,000 blocks of land for resettling
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
350mm. The constructions will be completed within two years,” he said. Irrigation Minister Vijith Wijayamuni de Zoysa, Environment Ministry Secretary Udaya N Seneviratne, NBRO Director (Landslide) R M S Bandara and Health Ministry Epidemic... Read more
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Daily News
Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka: Where have we erreddisaster since 2010. Our previous reports signalled this situation before it da
Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka: Where have we erred
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
disaster since 2010. Our previous reports signalled this situation before it dawned. Reports were handed over to President, Environment Ministry and other responsible persons and institutes. Through the reports and campaigns, we pleaded a number of... Read more
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PhysOrg
Poland begins logging primeval forest despite activist pleasthe EU. National forest director Konrad Tomaszewski said the goal was "to stop
Poland begins logging primeval forest despite activist pleas
PhysOrg / Posted 6 days ago
the EU. National forest director Konrad Tomaszewski said the goal was "to stop forest degradation" by combating what the environment ministry says is a spruce bark beetle infestation. But several environmental groups including Greenpeace have... Read more
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PhysOrg
Bayer-Monsanto tie-up fuels anti-GM debate in Germanyrally in Berlin Isakowitsch is not alone in expressing such concerns. New lob
Bayer-Monsanto tie-up fuels anti-GM debate in Germany
PhysOrg / Posted 6 days ago
rally in Berlin Isakowitsch is not alone in expressing such concerns. New lobbying heavyweight A study published by the Environment Ministry in April estimated that 76 percent of Germans feel that the ban on GM crops is justified. Individual... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Poland begins logging primeval forest despite activist pleaspoints: National forest director Konrad Tomaszewski said the goal was "to stop
Poland begins logging primeval forest despite activist pleas
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 6 days ago
points: National forest director Konrad Tomaszewski said the goal was "to stop forest degradation" by combating what the Environment Ministry said was a spruce bark beetle infestation. But several environmental groups including Greenpeace have... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Poland begins logging primeval forest despite activist pleasBelarus National forest director Konrad Tomaszewski said the goal was "to stop
Poland begins logging primeval forest despite activist pleas
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 6 days ago
Belarus National forest director Konrad Tomaszewski said the goal was "to stop forest degradation" by combating what the environment ministry says is a spruce bark beetle infestation. But several environmental groups including Greenpeace have... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Ban on free plastic bags is paying offto be paying off with 83% of people saying they now take their own bag to the s
Ban on free plastic bags is paying off
DutchNews.nl / Posted 6 days ago
to be paying off with 83% of people saying they now take their own bag to the shops, according to a short survey for the environment ministry. The survey of just over 1,000 people found 66% ‘never or rarely’ buy a plastic bag and 90% are aware... Read more
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Times of Malta
Malta to oppose controversial herbicide, says Environment MinisterMalta is to vote against the renewal of licenses for a controversial herbicide
Malta to oppose controversial herbicide, says Environment Minister
Times of Malta / Posted 6 days ago
Malta is to vote against the renewal of licenses for a controversial herbicide with potential links to cancer, the Environment Ministry said this afternoon. The decision to oppose the renewal of glyphosate, most commonly used in Monsanto's herbicide... Read more
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The Economic Times
TANGEDCO gets green nod for Rs 12,664-cr thermal power projecttonnes per annum of coal to be imported and supplied by state-owned MMTC either
TANGEDCO gets green nod for Rs 12,664-cr thermal power project
The Economic Times / Posted 6 days ago
tonnes per annum of coal to be imported and supplied by state-owned MMTC either from Indonesia or other country. "The Environment Ministry has given environmental clearance (EC) to the proposed power project of TANGEDCO and also the Coastal... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Bayer-Monsanto tie-up fuels anti-GM debate in Germanythe European market with GM crops." Isakowitsch is not alone in expressing suc
Bayer-Monsanto tie-up fuels anti-GM debate in Germany
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
the European market with GM crops." Isakowitsch is not alone in expressing such concerns. A study published by the Environment Ministry in April estimated that 76 percent of Germans feel that the ban on GM crops is justified. Individual... Read more
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International Business Times
Peru declares Amazon emergency as population suffers mercury contamination from illegal mining measures taken to protect the environment. Around 40 tonnes of mercury is dump
Peru declares Amazon emergency as population suffers mercury contamination from illegal mining
International Business Times / Posted 7 days ago
measures taken to protect the environment. Around 40 tonnes of mercury is dumped back into the Amazon's rivers each year and according to the environment ministry, miners have wiped out more than 100,000 hectares of rainforest in the jungle re... Read more
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Times of Malta
Malta in favour of reauthorising probable carcinogen in pesticidesin the list of probable abstentions. It is not clear what prompted Malta’s chan
Malta in favour of reauthorising probable carcinogen in pesticides
Times of Malta / Posted 7 days ago
in the list of probable abstentions. It is not clear what prompted Malta’s change in position. Questions sent to the Environment Ministry and the Parliamentary Secretariat for Agriculture yesterday remained unanswered by the time of... Read more
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The Hindu
18 GM seed trials are on: CentrePanel set up by Environment Ministry to take a call on GM mustard. Environment
18 GM seed trials are on: Centre
The Hindu / Posted 7 days ago
Panel set up by Environment Ministry to take a call on GM mustard. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said the use of genetically modified (GM) technology for seeds is important for improving agricultural productivity and food security. He... Read more
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Business Standard India
2,000 environmental approvals in 2 yrstechnology for reducing air pollution, and capacity building of municipal bodie
2,000 environmental approvals in 2 yrs
Business Standard India / Posted 7 days ago
technology for reducing air pollution, and capacity building of municipal bodies would be among the top focus areas for the environment ministry for the next three years, he said. Javadekar listed the increase in forest cover, better monitoring of... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Bayer's mega Monsanto deal faces mega backlash in Germanytake over Monsanto as that means incorporating its bad reputation, which would
Bayer's mega Monsanto deal faces mega backlash in Germany
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
take over Monsanto as that means incorporating its bad reputation, which would also make Bayer more vulnerable." A German Environment Ministry study released last month found 75 percent of citizens are against genetic engineering of plants and... Read more
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New Kerala
Paryavaran Bhawan to be renamed Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan - newkerala.com #67618ministry," a statement from the minority affairs ministry said. The building o
Paryavaran Bhawan to be renamed Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan - newkerala.com #67618
New Kerala / Posted 7 days ago
ministry," a statement from the minority affairs ministry said. The building once used to be the headquarters of environment ministry, which now has its own separate building. Upadhyaya (1916-1968) was one of the leaders of Bharatiya... Read more
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