The Greenpeace report, Poisoning the Pearl, provides a snapshot of industrial water pollution caused by the discharge of hazardous chemicals in the Pearl River Delta (PRD). Researchers sampled and analysed effluents from the discharge pipes of five manufacturing facilities located in the PRD. Water pollution is one of China

As part of a fresh initiative to check pollution of the Ganga river, the Ganga Mahasabha, a voluntary organisation in Varanasi, has asked people not to immerse Durga idols, painted with artificial colours and chemicals, in the river during Navratri this year.

Certain plants absorb pollutants from wastewater for their metabolism. A team from the National Botanical Research Institute in Lucknow, planned a plant-based project to clean the Ganga. U N Rai, environment scientist who heads the team, speaks to Savvy Soumya Misra On how the project began With the help of a non-profit in Pune, our group of four scientists submitted a project on

Goan homes are getting set to welcome Lord Ganesha in a few days time, even as shopkeepers have started experiencing the demand for plastic flowers, cloth, incense, camphor, etc, which are used to adorn the God of Wisdom.

Concerned over river pollution, Water Resources Minister Filipe Neri Rodrigues said the Government would go for policing of rivers in order to protect them.

The number of dengue deaths has passed 127 and counting. The affected persons have exceeded 9000. In 2005 the number of patients that died from dengue was 28 while there were 5994 dengue patients.

Karachi Port Trust (KPT) and Port Qasim Authority (PQA) on Monday singed two memorandum of understanding (MoUs) with a French firm to conduct a comprehensive study on the development of desalination and water treatment plants at Karachi Port and Port Qasim.

Grameen Veolia Water Ltd. launched its first water treatment plant at Goalmari village in Daudkandi, Comilla, on Wednesday.

Health Minister Dr AFM Ruhul Haque inaugurated the plant as the chief guest. Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus, chairman of Grameen Veolia Water Ltd, Subed Ali Bhuiyan MP and Antoine Frerot, CEO of Veolia Water, were present on the occasion.

): Punjab Chief Minister, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that provision of potable water to save the masses from hepatitis and other water-borne diseases is the top priority of the government, and in this connection a number of projects are being executed expeditiously, utilising all available resources.

China's central government has repeatedly declared its intention to clean up the environment, from the smoggy skies of Beijing to the scummy green waters of Lake Tai in the Yangtze delta. However, ensuring that intentions are translated promptly, fairly and efficiently into action across the provinces is often a problem. Two non-governmental organizations (NGOs) may be about to change this.

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