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Clinics gets 24 hrs to clear dumped biomedical waste (Issue of the week, July Week #5 (2015)) GURGAON: The Haryana State Pollution Control Board has directed four private clinics to make arrangements with an authorized waste management company to collect their waste within 24 hours. On July 18, TOI had carried a report that biomedical waste had
been found in a sewage drain and a dump yard in Sector 53 near Golf Course Road. The drain and the dump yard are located opposite three high-end condominiums of DLF V - Princeton Estate, Wellington Estate and Westend Heights.

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Wildlife activists oppose power station for protecting blacbucks (July Week #5 (2015))
BERHAMPUR(ODISHA): Wildlife activists have opposed the proposed grid sub-station of state-owned Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (OPTCL) at Bhetanai, saying it would pose a serious threat to blackbucks, an endangered animal sighted in Ganjam district
of the state. 

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Groundwater level alarmingly-low in most west UP dists (July Week #5 (2015))
LUCKNOW: The groundwater level is going down alarmingly in western UP districts. Meerut has seen maximum depletion where the water table is going down by an average of 91cm annually. The groundwater atlas released by the UP groundwater department on the
concluding day of the Groundwater Week on Wednesday paints a bleak picture for western UP districts. 

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Mangroves help protect against sea-level rise (July Week #5 (2015))
Mangrove forests could play a crucial role in protecting coastal areas from sea-level rise caused by climate change, a new study has found.

The team used leading-edge mathematical simulations to study how mangrove forests in New Zealand respond to elevated sea levels.

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Rainwater held captive works wonder at Yeoor (July Week #5 (2015))
THANE: As city residents are compelled to do water rationing due to the fluctuating rainfall, the fauna in the Yeoor range here is unfettered by this. Forest officials claim the heavy rainfall in June and the past two days has raised the water level in
the 25 small ponds here, providing enough water for the animals. 

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Teachers from 300 schools learn waste management (July Week #5 (2015)) PANAJI: Teachers from 300 schools who gathered at Kala Academy on Tuesday, listened with rapt attention as members of the solid waste management cell of the department of science and technology educated them on solid waste management in their schools.
The teachers training programme organized on behalf of the monitoring cum working committee for solid waste management was an extension of a programme held in 2013 where teachers from 94 schools participated.

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