Pune: Students who love nature have an opportunity to pursue it as a career. Courses in biodiversity will provide them not only an inquisitive scientific approach, but also a profession.
PUNE: The Pune Municipal Corporation received more than 100 suggestions at the meeting it held with citizens, NGOs and civic organizations on the management of city's garbage.
Pune: People residing in the fringes of the city continue to face problems due to the smoke from the burning of garbage.
PUNE: The Orchid Towers residential society in the Baner area has been dealing with daily waste through vermicomposting and bio composting successfully for more than four years now.
PUNE: While the city is struggling to manage its garbage effectively, Koregaon Park and its surrounding localities are recycling 16 tonnes of waste daily.
The Pune railway station has made it to the top 10 clean stations in the country and ranked ninth among 75 A1 category stations in the country.
PUNE: A 61-year-old woman from New Sangvi was among the two persons who succumbed to swine flu-induced complications in the city last week, taking the number of H1N1 deaths to 51 so far this year.
“The major chemical that is used to make plastic is highly toxic, it poses a serious threat to the eco-system and all living species on earth,” pointed out Lokesh Bapat, founder of Tellus.
However, only 20 to 25 per cent plastic waste is recycled, while the remaining 60 to 70 per cent either remains in the landfills or ends up in the city’s water bodies.
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