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UK government failing legal duty on air pollution, supreme court rules
John Vidal
The Guardian , Thursday, May 02, 2013

The UK government has failed in its legal duty to protect people from the harmful effects of air pollution, the supreme court ruled on Wednesday. The ruling by five judges – the first time a UK court ...More


Cars Devastate Our Cities, Our Health
The public transport imperative
Kashmir Times , Monday, April 29, 2013

An important item in the free trade agreement being negotiated between India and the European Union is automobiles. The EU is pressing for a reduction in the customs duty on fully built cars imported ...More


Fracking firms should offer sweeteners to locals, say MPs
Fiona Harvey and Terry Macalister
The Guardian , Friday, April 26, 2013

Shale gas fracking companies should be made to offer incentives, such as cash payments or rebates on energy bills, to people living near their sites, according to an influential committee of MPs. But ...More


Passing on the green baton
M J Antony
Business Standard , Wednesday, April 24, 2013

An important chapter in environmental jurisprudence came to an end last week when the Supreme Court delivered three judgments that touched upon mega industries, hilltop deities and even lowly animals ...More


Despite green awards, Vizag most polluted
Deccan Chronicle , Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Visakhapatnam: The famous port town of Visakhapatnam happens to be one of the worst-affected towns in the state, as far as the environmental pollution goes, according to the official data recently ret ...More


Polluting industries asked to apply plantation salve
Riyan Ramanath V
The Times of India , Tuesday, April 16, 2013

BHUBANESWAR: At least 30 industries in Jharsuguda-Sambalpur belt have been directed to launch a massive plantation drive before the onset of monsoon this year. The direction came after a review mee ...More


Two-wheelers are biggest pollutants in Bangalore
Saswati Mukherjee B
The Times of India , Sunday, April 14, 2013

BANGALORE: Tired of the high pollution levels in Bangalore? Blame it on two-wheelers which contribute the biggest chunk of air pollution. They contribute 41% of particulate and 67% of nitrogen oxide l ...More


GSPCB orders South West Port Limited to control air pollution
The Times of India , Saturday, April 13, 2013

PANAJI: The Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) on Wednesday directed South West Port Limited (SWPL), operated by Jindal Steel, to take necessary steps to control air pollution, and alleged envi ...More


Stop non-forest activities in 3 Aravalli villages: Green tribunal to Haryana
The Indian Express , Saturday, April 13, 2013

The National Green Tribunal has directed Haryana to prohibit all non-forest activities in the villages of Kot and Mangar in Faridabad and Roz-ka-Gujjar in Gurgaon. The direction came after it was cont ...More


WHO warnings on air pollution are a wake-up call
Madhavi Rajadhyaksha
The Times of India , Wednesday, April 10, 2013

MUMBAI: The World Health Organization this week, called for global action against air pollution, estimating that the hazards were much more serious than previously estimated. The warnings were issued ...More


Development, environment protection seen as incompatible: survey
Makarand Gadgil
Live Mint , Monday, April 08, 2013

Mumbai: Development and environment are at odds with each other, according to 62% of people in Mumbai, said a survey released by The Energy Research Institute (TERI) on Tuesday. While 34% perceived de ...More


Deforestation cost govt Rs. 2000 cr
Chetan Chauhan
Hindustan Times , Saturday, April 06, 2013

The destruction of forests for economic growth has resulted in loss of around Rs. 2,000 crore to India in three years, a new government report, released by PM Manmohan Singh on Friday, said. The repo ...More


BHEL, Mitsubishi ink pact for better technology to check pollution
Business Line , Friday, April 05, 2013

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) on Thursday said it has sealed a license agreement with Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. This would help the public sector equipment maker to improve en ...More


Maharashtra Pollution Control Board hearing on UltraTechruns into fresh trouble
Ashish Roy
The Times of India , Tuesday, April 02, 2013

NAGPUR: The plan of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to hold the second public hearing for provision of environmental clearance to UltraTech Cement's grinding unit near Mouda has run into fr ...More


Green Challenges for the Diplomat
Bharati Chaturvedi
Hindustan Times , Monday, March 25, 2013

Ten years have passed since the United States led the Iraq invasion. We know of the tragic human costs. But what about the environmental costs, that all of us have paid? Our biggest collective costs ...More


'Bokaro Steel neglecting green guidelines'
TNN
The Times of India , Monday, March 25, 2013

BOKARO: Bokaro Steel (BSL) and other thermal power plants in the district are neglecting pollution control measures, Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) chairman Mani Shanker said after co ...More


World Sparrow Day observed on March 20
Saravanan Jawahar
Truthdive , Friday, March 22, 2013

New Delhi, Mar 22 (TruthDive): The sparrow conservation programme ‘Adopt a Sparrow Village’ got under way in New Delhi on March 20 Wednesday, the day which is observed as the World Sparrow Day. Dr Ha ...More


Seminar on "Environmental Pollution: Global concern"
Priyal Trivedi
Cool Age , Friday, March 22, 2013

Amity School of Engineering and Technology of Amity University conducted a seminar on "Environmental Pollution: A Global Concern" on 20th March 2013. The seminar started with traditional lighting of l ...More


Generators, inactive traffic signals polluting Noida
Ayaskant Das
The Times of India , Wednesday, March 20, 2013

NOIDA: A six-member expert committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal to determine 'sources' and 'extent' of pollution in Noida has taken cognizance of diesel generators operating in large ...More


ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGE - Few see that India’s future depends on its ecological sustainability
The Telegraph , Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Thirty years ago, a department of environment was set up in the Central government; 25 years ago, this was upgraded into a full-fledged ministry of environment and forests. As we mark these anniversar ...More


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