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How mining fund is fuelling development in tribal areas | india news | Hindustan Times

How mining fund is fuelling development in tribal areas | india news | Hindustan Times | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The mining fund is being used for big-ticket projects. In Odisha, it’s helping build classrooms, while in Chhattisgarh it’s being used to supply potable water.
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Electronic waste equal environmental hazard as plastic; here's what India should be doing

Electronic waste equal environmental hazard as plastic; here's what India should be doing | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Only 20% was recycled through appropriate channels. If we talk about India—the fifth-largest producer of e-waste in the world—around 1.8 million mt of e-waste was generated in the country in 2016.
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Simple protein test can help prevent deadly silicosis | Ahmedabad News - Times of India

Simple protein test can help prevent deadly silicosis | Ahmedabad News - Times of India | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
AHMEDABAD: Right now, as you read, not less than three million people in India, employed with stone quarries, stone polishing and allied industries— f.
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Cabinet Nod to Ratify Minamata Convention on Mercury

Cabinet Nod to Ratify Minamata Convention on Mercury | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The Minamata Convention on Mercury is an international treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and its compounds.
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BREATHLESS - Trailer on

Following the deaths of his father and many others from his village, filmmaker Daniel Lambo sets off on a passionate quest to find the truth about the deadly asbestos…
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Mass Protest Against Adani Coal Mining at Surguja collector office 

अदानी कंपनी के दवाब में ग्रामीणों पर फर्जी केश दर्ज होने के विरोध में एवम परसा कोल ब्लॉक के लिए बिना ग्रामसभा की सहमति के जबरन भूमिअधिग्रहण खिलाफ हसदे
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New rules to make State free of asbestos

New rules to make State free of asbestos | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Govt. inserts ‘no use of asbestos’ clause in development plans of 12 regions
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Coal-mud flood consumes houses and farms in Eastern Russia — Rivers without Boundaries

Coal-mud flood consumes houses and farms in Eastern Russia — Rivers without Boundaries | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
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COUNTERVIEW: Andhra govt, Centre pushing for Polavaram project, setting aside Dalit, Adivasi rights in scheduled areas: NGO panel

COUNTERVIEW: Andhra govt, Centre pushing for Polavaram project, setting aside Dalit, Adivasi rights in scheduled areas: NGO panel | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
372 villages are slated to be submergence and a total of 1,06,798.63 acres of land in East Godavari and 51,858 acres of land in West Godavari is being acquired
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R Shridhar of the Environics Trust, who accompanied him, said, Poalvaram was a classic case wherein "without an unambiguous clearance from the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) as per the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006, and public hearings in all affected areas, the project works are going ahead with least regard to the enormous scale of social and environmental impacts."
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A damaged apricot crop in Jhalodi village of Pati Block – Hailstrom struck in April second week

A damaged apricot crop in Jhalodi village of Pati Block – Hailstrom struck in April second week | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The arrival of traditional New Year is celebrated in many forms and ways. It brings a host of challenges too. The month of April is celebrated for two reasons, one it marks the beginning of harvest…
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Sourcemap travels to Dhaka to launch massive digital mapping of Bangladeshi garment factories —

Sourcemap travels to Dhaka to launch massive digital mapping of Bangladeshi garment factories — | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The Sourcemap team travelled to Dhaka, Bangladesh last month to kick off the door-to-door census of every garment factory in the country: a Digital Ready-Made Factory Map of Bangladesh . Local data collectors equipped with mobile apps have begun to amass thousands of GPS-linked data points collecte
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18 killed in coal mine accidents in Pakistan - Times of India

18 killed in coal mine accidents in Pakistan - Times of India | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Pakistan News: ISLAMABAD: Two coal mines collapsed in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, killing at least 18 people and injuring six others while five min.
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Protests against Ratnagiri refinery to gain steam

Protests against Ratnagiri refinery to gain steam | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Locals feel betrayed after Saudi company signs MoU with govt
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Report prompts call for Samsung to disclose workplace chemical use

Report prompts call for Samsung to disclose workplace chemical use | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Workers are not given information about hazardous substances
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U.S. EPA proposes restriction of asbestos

U.S. EPA proposes restriction of asbestos | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
New uses would be restricted, but industry’s current use of carcinogenic mineral can continue
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As e-waste continues to pile up, a greater focus on its management is needed

As e-waste continues to pile up, a greater focus on its management is needed | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
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In Jharia’s Coalfields, Residents Live under a Constant Fear of Subsidence, With Little Promise of Rehabilitation

In Jharia’s Coalfields, Residents Live under a Constant Fear of Subsidence, With Little Promise of Rehabilitation | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
With only three years remaining until the deadline, and the BCCL and state government making minimal progress in the rehabilitation of the affected residents, it appears highly unlikely that the process will be completed within the stipulated time.
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Silicosis-hit mine workers protest | Jaipur News - Times of India

Silicosis-hit mine workers protest | Jaipur News - Times of India | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
JAIPUR: Mine workers affected with the incurable silicosis sat in protest in Jodhpur on Monday, demanding representation in the District Mineral Found.
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Asbestos 'likely dumped for decades' sparks health fears in remote Aboriginal community - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Asbestos 'likely dumped for decades' sparks health fears in remote Aboriginal community - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Northern Territory Government representatives visit a remote Indigenous community amid fears residents, including children, have been exposed to asbestos, likely dumped there for decades.
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WHO Director-General Dr Tedros' message on Occupational Health

WHO Director General’s message to global public health community about the need to address the specific health needs of workers through strenghtening healt
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Sign the Letter to Justin Trudeau: Climate Leadership Means a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production, Not New Pipelines

Sign the Letter to Justin Trudeau: Climate Leadership Means a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production, Not New Pipelines | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
See below to sign on. The deadline to sign on is end-of-day on Wednesday, 23 May, and the finalised letter with all signatories will be released later this week (details to follow).

Note: This sign-on is for organisations. If you are an individual and would like to sign on, please visit this link to sign on: http://bit.ly/TrudeauIndividualsStopKM

Please email collin@priceofoil.org if you have any questions – and please spread the link to this letter to other organisations that may be able to sign on: http://bit.ly/TrudeauStopKM
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High possibility Mica used in the Electronics Industry is linked to Child Labour.

High possibility Mica used in the Electronics Industry is linked to Child Labour. | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The electronics sector is one of the largest users of Mica globally and demand for the mineral is growing. Yet according to an article by Reuters, electronics companies often do not know where Mica is sourced from and whethe
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Turkey garment sector adopts living wage initiative | Apparel Industry News

Turkey garment sector adopts living wage initiative | Apparel Industry News | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Turkey’s textile, garment and leather sector has become the latest to adopt a global initiative aimed at achieving a living wage. Unions in Turkey this week pledged their support to the ACT (Action, Collaboration, Transformation) initiative led by IndustriAll Global Union alongside brands and retailers. At the meeting in Istanbul, participants debated how minimum wage mechanisms have …
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Samsung day of action video

This video is about the history of occupational and environmental health harm caused by the electronics industry, starting in Silicon Valley and now bein
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Civil society groups slam ADB’s support for fossil fuel projects | Money

Civil society groups slam ADB’s support for fossil fuel projects | Money | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Civil society groups held a protest rally anew on Friday at the gates of Asian Development Bank, calling for the financial institution to rethink its fossil fuel energy policies and strategies, which they likened to dirty energy policy.” Current trending headlines in business, money, banking, finance, companies, corporations, agriculture, mining, foreign currency rates, Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Index, inflation, interest, market prices and economic analysis.
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