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Fungi and plants clean up California's industrial pollution, study

Stevenson's project, which is being carried out on three sites in and around Los Angeles, has a price tag of around $200,000.

A volunteer collects plant samples as part of the University of California Riverside Phyto Myco Remediation Study in a vacant lot in Los Angeles. (AFP)
Published on May 31, 2023 08:41 AM IST

Once the pride of Pune, lakes lose beauty to sewage water

These lakes now have floating garbage, sewage and hyacinth; the long drawn civic neglect has lakes emanating a stench with hardly any aquatic life left

Pashan Lake located in western part was originally built to provide drinking water to the viceroy’s bungalow which is now the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) campus. The Pashan Lake is now covered in hyacinth. (Kalpesh Nukte/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 28, 2023 10:04 PM IST
ByAbhay Khairnar

Working proactively to achieve Yamuna clean-up by 2025: Delhi govt

Water minister Saurabh Bhardwaj said that one of the primary objectives of the government was to achieve complete self-reliance in sewage treatment

Both the Delhi lieutenant governor VK Saxena and the Delhi government are working on the Yamuna cleanup. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2023 12:12 AM IST

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Protests have broken out at Barsu, in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district, over a proposed refinery project

Villagers of Barsu and Solgaon of Rajapur taluka in Ratnagiri district of Konkan region stage a protest against the upcoming oil refinery project, in Ratnagiri, India, on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2023 05:10 PM IST

Irrigation dept slaps 507 cr fine on PMC for polluting Mula-Mutha

The irrigation department in its communication has pointed out that one of the major reasons for the pollution of the Mula and Mutha rivers is the discharge of untreated domestic wastewater into the river due to inadequate sewerage systems

Under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) project, the PMC is committed to constructing 11 new sewage treatment plants (STPs) in different parts of the city. Currently, the city generates 744 million litres per day (MLD) of sewage and treats 550 MLD. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 23, 2023 12:43 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar
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