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Contaminants making their way into food-contact items (Issue of the week, June Week #2 (2018))
Contaminants making their way into food-contact items [http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/contaminants-making-their-way-into-food-contact-items/article24039401.ece]Hazardous chemicals such as lead are finding their way into food-contact items and other everyday products because manufacturers are using recycled electrical equipment as a source of black plastic, a study has found

Rajasthan Village Children Start Young To Beat Plastic Pollution (June Week #2 (2018))
 Rajasthan Village Children Start Young To Beat Plastic Pollution [https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/world-environment-day-rajasthan-village-children-start-young-to-beat-plastic-pollution-1861440]Children from Agar village in Rajasthan are leading a signature campaign to get rid of polythene. They plan to present the letter to the sarpanch of the village on World Environment Day on June 5.

Sterlite Plant Got Clearance Before I Became Minister, Says Jairam Ramesh (June Week #2 (2018))
Sterlite Plant Got Clearance Before I Became Minister, Says Jairam Ramesh [https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/jairam-ramesh-says-sterlite-plant-got-clearance-before-i-became-minister-1858434]Former Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday rejected reports that he had a role in granting clearance to the controversial Sterlite copper plant in Tuticorin. 

Supreme Court Directs Delhi Government To Buy Remote-Sensing Machines To Detect Pollution (June Week #2 (2018))
Supreme Court Directs Delhi Government To Buy Remote-Sensing Machines To Detect Pollution [https://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/supreme-court-directs-delhi-government-to-buy-remote-sensing-machines-to-detect-pollution-1850508]New Delhi:  The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Delhi government if it could use the funds collected from the Environment Compensation Charge (ECC) to purchase remote-sensing machines to detect pollution emitted from diesel vehicles plying on the roads.

Gujarat, where there is a concern over disappearing lions (Issue of the week, April Week #5 (2018))
Gujarat, where there is a concern over disappearing lions [http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/gujarat-where-there-is-a-concern-over-disappearing-lions/article23468435.ece]Gir in Gujarat, the last abode of Asiatic lions in Asia, has lost an alarmingly large number of the endangered wild cats in two years. On March 28, a report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India was tabled in the Gujarat Assembly. It listed huge flaws in lion conservation efforts in the State.

Worlds first microfactory to help tackle e-waste hazard (April Week #5 (2018))
 Worlds first microfactory to help tackle e-waste hazard  [http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/worlds-first-microfactory-to-help-tackle-e-waste-hazard/article23483787.ece]An Indian-origin scientist in Australia has launched the world’s first microfactory that can transform the components from electronic waste items such as smartphones and laptops into valuable materials for re-use.

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