Trash floats next to rocky coastal area in the Mediterranean Sea on the Beirut coastline, Lebanon. Once a source of pride, the country’s Mediterranean coastline has become a source of shame for many Lebanese because of the swirling trash that pollutes its shores.
The practical way to deal with such legacy dumpsites, which are a source of local air pollution and fire accidents, is to stabilise the slopes. We must start recovering the landfill gas and then either flaring or harvesting it to be used as a potential... read more
A commuter covers her face with a mask to protect against pollution at Laxmi Nagar in New Delhi. According to experts from various government and private pollution monitoring agencies, the city’s Air Quality Index (AQI) was 328 on Wednesday, and on Thursday it worsened marginally to 331 – the highest so far this season. On a scale of 0-500, an AQI value between 301 and 400 indicates ‘very poor’ air quality.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday alleged that officials of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) were involved in a Rs 5-crore scam related to the disposal of drain silt at a dumping ground on the outskirts of the city. read more
While three private agencies will be engaged in the collection of solid waste and the treatment of construction waste, NGO Adarsh Sewa Samiti will help develop civic sense among the general public. read more