Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Environics Trust & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/08/2014 regarding asbestos mining operations especially in the states of Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa.

Following an industrial fire that broke out in Bnei Brak, the Environmental Protection Ministry on Sunday warned the public to avoid spending time outside enclosed buildings located within a 50-met

After laying inactive for 11 years, the Stocamine site will close, with some of the waste being conveyed back to the surface.

Environmental impact statement and design report highlights risks of unexploded ordnance, asbestos and toxic materials

19.6 million people lack access to toilets in Nepal, with devastating consequences, in particular, for the well-being, health, education and empowerment of women and girls, reveals a report published on the World Toilet Day. Read more in this November 2013 edition of the Monthly Nepal State of the Environment Report published by the South Asia Environment Portal. Read and Share.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board Vs M/s. Visakha Industries Ltd and another dated 26/11/2013 regarding industries located within 10 km
radius of the lakes,

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/judgment/16_2012(THC)(App)(SZ)_26Nov2013_final_order.pdf

The Centre has lifted a moratorium on environment clearance for new industries in 'highly-polluting' Haldia and Asansol after "pollution controlling norms" were complied with, West Bengal Environme

Recently, the Joint Policy Committee (JPC) of the Societies of Epidemiology (SE), a consortium of national and international epidemiologic societies and organizations, released a statement calling for the global ban of asbestos use (JPC-SE 2012). This is not the first such call for an international ban (Collegium Ramazzini 2010), but it is a significant one because it is endorsed by 10 member organizations of the JPC-SE, numerous major epidemiologic and public health associations, and many epidemiologists (JPC-SE 2012).

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs, e.g., cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, neurological diseases) have been the commonest cause of death and disability globally for at least the last three decades. Even in sub-Saharan Africa, NCDs contribute a third of the disability-adjusted life year burden. However, research resources allocated to NCDs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are trivial.

Bitter resistance against the cancer causing asbestos based plant of West Bengal based company Utkal Asbestos Limited (UAL) and the insensitivity of the government towards the fatal threat of asbestos fibers to villagers resulted in the blockade of 12 km stretch of Mahuwa-Hazipur Road in Bihar from 6 O’ clock in the morning to 3 O’ clock in the