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Mining poisons drinking water in Bhandara, Gondia: Study
Dilnaz Boga
DNA , Thursday, May 30, 2013

Mining activities in Bhandara and Gondia districts in Maharashtra are adversely affecting the groundwater and poisoning the water supply with harmful chemicals. This is what a study published in th ...More


Himalayan region vulnerable to climate change: Roy
Hindustan Times , Thursday, May 30, 2013

Chief secretary S Roy inaugurated a two-day workshop on “Snow and glaciers and the Himalayan River Systems” being organised by the State Centre on Climate Change of State Council for Science Technolog ...More


‘Green’ Civil Lines has foulest air in Delhi
Neha Lalchandani
The Times of India , Wednesday, May 29, 2013

NEW DELHI: The government might have hurried with the air pollution monitoring action plan had it known that its officials were breathing possibly the most polluted air in the city. The Civil Lines ar ...More


Sparrows find Tuticorin a safe haven despite odds
J Arockiaraj
The Times of India , Saturday, May 25, 2013

Tuticorin: Tuticorin - the coastal town of industries and harbour - is always buzzing with activity. However, the growth has come at a price, with the city being rated as one of the most polluted citi ...More


It is a sin not to be green, says church’s new teaching
K. S. Sudhi
The Hindu , Thursday, May 23, 2013

By observing June 9 as Environment Sunday and urging the faithful to stay away from the “eco-sins” of water and air pollution, the Mar Thoma Church is treading a green path. Eco-justice and eco-cent ...More


China unveils details of pilot carbon-trading programme
Jonathan Kaiman
The Guardian , Thursday, May 23, 2013

China has unveiled details of its first pilot carbon-trading programme, which will begin next month in the southern city of Shenzhen. The trading scheme will cover 638 companies responsible for 38% o ...More


Time to put garbage on the table
Ranjith Annepu
The Hindu , Saturday, May 18, 2013

With no long-term planning and policy reforms, the country’s burgeoning waste management problem is set to become a health and environmental crisis In 2012, for the first time in its history, India ...More


2 garbage-based power plants in limbo
Koride Mahesh,
The Times of India , Wednesday, May 15, 2013

HYDERABAD: A power plant proposed by Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd to generate 48 megawatt (MW) from garbage dumped at Jawaharnagar is in limbo with the AP Pollution Control Board (APPCB) rejecting the c ...More


Neighbouring states of Delhi rapped for smog
Neha Lalchandani
The Times of India , Tuesday, May 14, 2013

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has issued notices to the governments and pollution control boards of Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, ministry of environment and forest and the agriculture m ...More


Kerala flunks in eco-preservation
Deccan Chronicle , Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Thiruvananthapuram: Contrary to claims, Kerala has one of the worst-preserved ecology among the Western Ghats states. Planning Commission’s Environment Performance Index has ranked the state 15 in a l ...More


Take care of the enviornment or we will slash your budget: Plan panel warns states
Rohan Venkataramakrishnan
Mail Today , Monday, May 13, 2013

Polluted skies and poor water management might not just be a sign of lackadaisical government anymore - it could also mean a smaller budget for the following year. In an attempt to incentivise effo ...More


Pollutionwatch: Ground-level ozone causes spring smog
Gary Fuller
The Guardian , Monday, May 13, 2013

During the 1950s when London was enveloped in pea-souper smogs, Los Angeles was struggling with a quite different air pollution problem. The London smogs were caused by coal smoke becoming trapped in ...More


Waste-to-energy plant still a plan
The New Indian Express , Monday, May 13, 2013

The Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management Project (IMSWMP) undertaken by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) faces another hurdle. The Environment, Forest, Science and Technology ...More


Toxic waste sites detrimental to health in India: Research
The Economic Times , Thursday, May 09, 2013

WASHINGTON: Toxic waste sites in India with elevated levels of lead and chromium are causing disease, disability and even death, leading to loss of healthy years of life among people, according to a n ...More


Environmental performance could matter for budgetary allocation: plan panel
Kirthi V. Rao
Live Mint , Thursday, May 09, 2013

New Delhi: The Planning Commission plans to link funding allocations to states to their environmental management, and is putting in place an index to gauge performance. “The Planning Commission is in ...More


Andhra Pradesh tops environmental index for best green practises
The Economic Times , Thursday, May 09, 2013

NEW DELHI: Andhra Pradesh topped Environmental Performance Index (EPI) during 2012 for adopting best green practises to maintain quality of air, water and forest cover. While the southern state re ...More


State's future holds high temperature, erratic rains
Dilnaz Boga
DNA , Wednesday, May 08, 2013

A survey released on Tuesday by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) assessing the public's attitude towards the environment showed that 80% respondents in Mumbai refused to segregate garbage. ...More


Mumbaikars see red on climate change
Chinmayi Shalya
The Times of India , Wednesday, May 08, 2013

MUMBAI: Climate change is no longer an environmentalist's concern. Erratic weather, change in temperature, depletion of air quality and wind patterns seem to be weighing on Mumbaikars' minds too. A ...More


A clean energy strategy for India
David Nelson
Live Mint , Sunday, May 05, 2013

At the Clean Energy Ministerial hosted in New Delhi recently, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pledged to double India’s renewable energy capacity by 2017. This target adds to India’s already significant ...More


Realty bites into Hyderabad lake areas
N. Vamsi Srinivas
Deccan Chronicle , Saturday, May 04, 2013

Hyderabad: There has been a spurt in real estate activity in several villages covered under the GO 111 which restricts development in the 10-kilometre radius of twin water bodies of Osmansagar and Him ...More


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