FEB 2018
E-Waste Polluting Delhi's Groundwater, Soil: Study

Improperly-handled electronic waste may be contaminating sections of the city's groundwater and soil, according to a study by researchers at Jamia Millia Islamia.

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Soil Health Cards Help Reduce Fertilizer Overuse

Indian farmers, who commonly overuse fertilizers in almost everything they grow, are being slowly nudged away from the dangerous practice, resulting in productivity gains; a study of the national soil-health-card scheme has shown. The soil health card programme, a high-priority scheme, aims to replenish seriously degraded soils from over-fertilized agriculture.

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Firm to Turn Debris into Tiles, Bricks

In an attempt to ensure that the construction debris finds a sustainable end, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is coming up with a project to process it and produce tiles and bricks.

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Centre Approves Rs.100 Crore Project to Tackle Stubble Burning

Seeking to handle the issue of stubble burning in a comprehensive and coordinated manner, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has approved launching of a regional project to tackle the menace that adversely affects air quality and soil health.

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Indoor Air Pollution Linked to Lung, Kidney Dysfunction

A cross-sectional study of over 400 kitchen workers in Lucknow and Coimbatore showed that almost 50 per cent of them suffered from poor lung functions and microalbuminuria.

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Major Study to Focus on Microclimatic Changes in Three Cities of Kerala

With scientists working on climate change predicting the possibility of Kerala being faced with 'above normal heat wave conditions' triggered by urban heat island (UHI), a major study on the microclimatic changes in the state is on the anvil.

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Singapore Earmarks $22.6 Million for Tech Development in Water Treatment

Singapore has called on the tech industry to pitch for $22.6 million worth of grants aimed at enhancing the country's water treatment processes and operations.

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English Rivers Polluted by Powerful Insecticides, First Tests Reveal

Rivers in England are contaminated with powerful insecticides, new testing has revealed, increasing concerns over the impact of the toxic chemicals on fish and birds.

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National E-Waste Recycling Facility Launched in Rwanda

Rwanda's first National e-waste recycling facility, located in Bugesera District, was recently launched. The facility was funded by Rwanda Green Fund.

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World to Become Drier with Global Warming of 2 degree C

Over a quarter of the world's land could become significantly drier even if global warming is limited to the target of 2 degree C, according to scientists.

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Indonesia Unveils Plan to Halve Forest Fires By 2019

The Indonesian government has unveiled an ambitious plan to nearly halve the number of fire hotspots in the country by 2019, in part through the restoration of degraded peat forests. The fires are an annual occurrence, linked to the clearing of forests for logging and monoculture plantations.

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South Africa's Green Housing Development Achieves Milestone

The Green Building Council South Africa has announced Africa's first residential project that has met the EDGE resource-efficiency standard, which will be receiving EDGE final certification.

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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
+44 (0) 20 7375 7248