India will have to phase out mercury within six to 10 years as the country has signed a global treaty - Minamata Convention - which makes it mandatory for the signatories to ban the use of the dead

This report released by Toxics Link reveals that that toxic elements including mercury, lead, zinc, along with acids and chemicals are released during e-waste recycling and are contaminating soi

The next iPhone is coming out in a few months’ time.

The government, which in 2010 spent Tk 150 crore on energy-saving CFL (Compact fluorescent lamp) bulbs, has now decided to shift its focus on LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs to reduce power consum

Puneites Keen On Saving Energy, Banning Plastic Gadgil Talks About Western Ghats That Protect Rare Species

A large number of consumers have switched to using Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) to save electricity but in the absence of any monitoring system and with most of the disposal chain being in the

The government has cancelled a project to replace incandescent bulbs by energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps as the World Bank, the lending agency of the project, has withdrawn its support sa

Thiruvananthapuram: The Energy Management Centre-Kerala has shortlisted IRG Systems South Asia, an Indian subsidiary of an American company, for preparing a detailed project report for setting up a

Spent CFLs may be polluting the environment silently and causing a toxic hazard for kabadiwalas who handle such discarded bulbs.

Despite a huge spike in the demand (about 30% in the last five years) for these energy-saving lamps, a recent survey by NGO Toxics Link has found a number of ecological concerns with the management of these lamps. One of them is that they are not recycled safely; the mercury-laden glass invariably ends up in the municipal solid waste. Also, there is no set standard in India on the amount of mercury that should be used in a bulb.

Prime Minister’s Energy Conservation drive has kicked off in the province of Balochistan on Thursday.

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