In Cape Town, 'Day Zero' is coming very soon — the day the water runs out
South Africa’s second-largest city is facing its worst drought in a century, with its water supply expected to run dry April 21. They’re calling it “Day Zero.” In this city of 4 million, people will have to line up in the streets at just 200 water stations. The police and army will enforce a limit...
Centre bans import of pet coke in Delhi, NCR states
As part of measures to control air pollution, the Union environment ministry has banned import of pet coke for purpose of trading in Delhi and its neighbouring states and notified do’s and don’ts for its sale and use in cement plants and other end user industrial units, including refineries.
Protections from Agricultural Pesticide Drift over Schools Take Effect in California
(Beyond Pesticides, January 8, 2018) With a long-documented history of children’s exposure to pesticides that drift from agricultural fields to school yards, California’s new regulations establishing no-spray buffers took effort January 1, as labor and public health groups acknowledged the progress and inadequacy of the measure. The new rule, DPR 16-004 Pesticide Use Near Schoolsites, adopted b...