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Action taken report filed by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board in the matter of Trustee, Environment Protection and Anti Pollution Group Trust Vs State of Tamil Nadu & Others regarding private medical colleges operating in Salem district, Tamil Nadu without obtaining Environmental Clearance as per EIA Notification, 2006 as amended and the private medical colleges are discharging sewage and effluent without proper treatment in public sewers and open channels.

The amount of material consumed by humanity has passed 100bn tonnes every year, a report has revealed, but the proportion being recycled is falling. The climate and wildlife emergencies are driven by the unsustainable extraction of fossil fuels, metals, building materials and trees.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tanuj Shivhare Vs Union of India & Others dated 20/12/2019 regarding operations of cattle sheds and dairy farm located in the vicinity of the green belt area and parks around Ram Ji Dham Colony and Rishipuram Colony, Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The sheds were demolished and sealed but the sea was broken and illegal activites have started again.

In 2017, pollution was responsible for 15% of all deaths globally, and 275 million Disability-Adjusted Life Years. India saw the most pollution deaths — about 2.3 million — a new report has found.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Effects of Pollution on Himalayan Glaciers, 13/12/2019. Black Carbon is emitted into the atmosphere as a by-product of combustion processes such as fossil fuel, vegetation burning, industrial effluents, motor vehicle and air craft exhausts.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Effects of biofuels on pollution, 09/12/2019. BS-IV standards adopted from 1st April, 2017.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Social Action for Forest and Environment (SAFE) Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/11/2019.

The issue for consideration is the effectiveness of monitoring regime to ensure that accredited laboratories furnish credible reports with regard to analysis of air, water and other samples. According to the applicant, there are large scale grievances against authenticity of reports furnished by the laboratories which are not being properly monitored.

The positive scale of global efforts to prevent plastic pollution has been revealed in a new report published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sri Om Tyagi Vs Ministry of Environment & Forest & Others dated 18/10/2019 regarding remedial action against illegal activities of marriage halls in question at Ghaziabad being run without requisite consent and compliance of environmental norms.

A new report from Greenpeace contends that multinational consumer goods companies are addressing the global plastics crisis with “false solutions.” Some of those solutions, the group says, harm the environment, such as the replacement of plastic straws with paper ones.

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