MAY 2018
Plastic Covers of Food Packets to be Phased Out

Known for causing pollution hazards, the multi-layered plastics, the shiny cover in which several ready-to-eat food, chips, and biscuits as well as tobacco products are being sold, will be phased out soon.

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SAFAR to Identify, Mark 26 Sources of Delhi Pollution

The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) has kickstarted its mission to identify and mark locations of 26 sources within the national capital which pollute the air. Launching a mega emission inventory campaign, SAFAR has mobilized 100 students and researchers from the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi.

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E-Waste Recyclers Join Hands to Ensure Proper Disposal in Bengaluru

With Indian citizens replacing their electronic items at a quicker rate than before, the amount of e-waste India generates is increasing rapidly.

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SDMC to Generate Power from Garbage

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) will generate electricity from the garbage for which it will set up a 'waste-to-energy' plant on 50 acres of land at Tehkhand area in south-east Delhi.

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World Bank Fillip for Natural Resources of Meghalaya

The World Bank has signed a $48 million loan agreement for revitalizing natural resources in Meghalaya through a community-led landscape approach. The project is expected to benefit 100,000 people in rural Meghalaya besides building the capacity of some 30,000 youth through access to technology.

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Ahead of Peak Summer, 153 Districts Severely Dry

Several parts of the country could be staring at a water crisis in the peak summer months ahead, with the latest meteorological department data showing mild to extremely dry conditions in 404 districts due to poor rainfall since October 2017.

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Northern China Ozone Pollution Getting Worse: Study

Concentrations of hazardous ground-level ozone have worsened in northern China despite country-wide efforts to tackle air pollution. Stringent winter restrictions on industry, transportation, and coal consumption enabled smog-prone northern Chinese regions to meet politically crucial air quality targets for the 2013-2017 period.

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Antibiotics in Treated Farm Waste Contribute to Rise of Superbugs

Even the most elite waste treatment systems currently available do not remove antibiotics from manure. According to a study, traces of medicines leach into the environment, potentially contributing to the global rise of drug-resistant bacteria.

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Plastic-Eating Enzyme Holds Promise in Fighting Pollution

Researchers from Britain's University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory say they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could in future help in the fight against pollution.

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Ocean Heatwaves Threatening to Collapse Marine Ecosystems

Incidences of ocean heatwaves increased by 54 per cent from 1925 to 2016, and their frequency has risen by nearly 35 per cent over the same period.

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Over 170 Countries Agree to Reduce Shipping Emissions by 2050

Over 170 countries have reached a historic agreement in London to reduce shipping carbon dioxide emissions by 'at least' 50 per cent on 2008 levels by 2050 with an emphasis on scaling up action to 100 per cent by the mid-century.

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Palau Looks to Protect Its Most Precious Resource

Palau, an archipelago of over 576 islands in the western tropical Pacific Ocean, is home to a wide variety of plants and animals, many of which are endangered or can be found nowhere else on the planet.

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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
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