Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Environment Ministry to dispatch central team to assess ecological damage caused by Sarna family

Chandigarh | Tuesday, May 22 2018 IST
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said the Union Environment Ministry had deputed a Central team to assess the ecological damage allegedly caused by the sugar mill of the family of the Chief Minister's Religious Advisor Paramji... read..

Plastic pollution needs to be curbed: UN Environment head (IANS Interview)

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 11:45:00 AM IST
Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats and countries need better waste management to cope with the sheer quantity of plastic rubbish that is fouling the waters and environment, says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim.... read..

Punjab government patronising environmental massacre: Sukhbir

Chandigarh |Monday, 2018 10:45:02 PM IST
In the wake of death of a large number of fish in the Beas river, Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday accused the Punjab government of "patronising an environmental massacre by turning a blind eye to massive and manmade ecological ... read..

8 booked for violation of environmental rules

Thane | Friday, May 18 2018 IST
As many as eight people, including the husband of the Mayor of the Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC) have been booked by the Thane District Rural police for alleged violation of the environmental rules, police said. The allegation was that... read..

Environment Ministry forms 19 teams for cleaning of beaches, river fronts, lakes in 9 Coastal states

New Delhi | Thursday, May 17 2018 IST
In the build-up to the World Environment Day 2018, the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry has formed 19 teams to take up cleaning of beaches, river fronts and lakes in the country. Cleaning up of around 24 beaches in nine coastal states and... read..

Summit of Arab League adopts strategy on health and environment

Dhahran (Saudi Arabia) | Wednesday, May 16 2018 IST
Arab Leaders, during the Summit of the Arab League convened in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on April 15, adopted the Arab strategy on health and the environment and its strategic action guideline (2017–2030). Developed by the WHO Regional Office for the East... read..

Rajkummar honoured to work for environmental issues (Movie Snippets)

Mumbai |Wednesday, 2018 5:45:01 PM IST
Actor Rajkummar Rao says he is honoured to work with UN Environment and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for the cause 'Beat Plastic Pollution'.... read..

Does anyone care? A plethora of diseases near 'Mount Everest' of garbage (Environmental Feature)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2018 1:45:00 PM IST
A stray dog ilies dead, its eyeballs popping out. Buzzing flies enter its open rib cage and vultures above a mountain of garbage fly away with bites of its rotten flesh. Welcome to an east Delhi neighbourhood where the perpetural acrid smell could make mo... read..

India is paying a price for losing its grasslands (Environment Feature)

Naliya (Kutch) |Friday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and ... read..

Palau: Where immigration clearance is subject to environmental protection pledge (Environment Feature)

Dakhla (Morocco) |Wednesday, 2018 11:45:06 AM IST
For the first time in the world, a tiny island nation in the Pacific Ocean has made it mandatory for visitors to sign a pledge not to harm its fragile environment -- before entering the country. The Republic of Palau, an archipelago of around 200 natural ... read..

Himalayan littering leading to brown-bear habit changes (Environmental Feature)

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
Large-scale littering in the Himalayas by trekkers and campers have led to Himalayan brown bears -- a critically endangered species close to extinction -- being drawn to human detritus and losing their natural abilities to hunt. Conservationists say such ... read..

UN action set to revive Kenyan lake around which flowers bloom (Environment Feature)

Naivasha (Kenya) |Monday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
The Naivasha wetlands, nestled amidst the volcanic mountains of Kenya's Great Rift Valley, are dying a slow death. Concerned at the impending ecological crisis, United Nations Environment stepped in to initiate a five-year Freshwater Strategy, part of its... read..
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