Emissions from vehicles prime cause, says green ministry

The exercise set to begin in June will be conducted in phases

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), the Bangalore Traffic Police and the National Referral Centre for Lead Poisoning in India (NRCLPI) will conduct a study across the City to determine the level of lead in the blood of traffic police personnel.

The Forest department is eyeing the money available under corporate social responsibility funds (CSR) of various companies to develop forests.

BWSSB's threat of disconnecting water supply turns hollow
The BWSSB chairman, M S Ravishankar, has admitted that the board had not been able to disconnect water supply in case of non-compliance.

Rainwater harvesting (RWH) is yet to attain success in the City, although the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has made it mandatory in accordance with law.

With the City facing an unusually sizzling summer, it has brought in its wake a spurt in the cases of chicken pox, especially among children.

While popular opinion states that Western Ghats are a source of capturing rainfall and water resources, a series of studies conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has shown that rainfa

Turahalli forest, located just 25 km from Bannerghatta National Park, is an elephant corridor connecting Bannerghatta, Savandurga, Magadi and Kengeri.

The Turahalli forests in Bangalore are in news again, this time for eco-tourism. The Karnataka Tourism Vision Group (KTVG) wants access to this State forest to promote tourism. But conservationists oppose the idea, fearing it will lead to commercial exploitation of the patch.

Not only has the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) failed to check the rising levels of noise pollution but it has also not booked any individual or organisation for violating noise p

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) is yet to start carbon auditing for the MG Road-Baiyappanahalli stretch on which commercial operations began more than two years ago.

Green activists and conservationists are up in arms over Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s announcement in the Budget for 2014-15 that the State government would organise a Netrani Beach Festival to promote tourism on the ecologically sensitive island in Uttara Kannada district.

Uttara Kannada District In-charge and Tourism Minister R V Deshpande said: “We have sent a proposal to the Central government seeking permission for tourism development there. I have been told the tourism ministry has taken it up on a priority basis, and work could start by 2015. During the beach festival, people can visit the rare spot and enjoy scuba diving.”