These include Ghaziabad, Singrauli, Panipat, Vapi, Indore, Ludhiana

The environment ministry has decided to impose a moratorium on clearances for all projects in eight industrial clusters, including the Singrauli coalfields, as environmental pollution in these areas exceeds norms.

Climate scientists are more certain that ever before that global warming is being caused by human activities, particularly the burning of fossil fuels.

British environmental activist Mark Lynas, who once “demonised” geneticially modified crops and now campaigns for their cause, blames Jairam Ramesh for being “cynical” and “politically opportunist”

Summers will continue to get hotter over the next 30 years, triggering more frequent and severe heat waves across the globe, a new study has warned.

The environment ministry has streamlined the clearance process for hydro power projects to avoid duplication and reduce the time required.

The United Progressive Alliance government has cleared .

Report favours hydro projects but fails to give blueprint for balanced environmental needs and viability of Ganga as a water system

The recommendations of the Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) on hydropower projects set up by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the Himalayan headwaters of the Ganga seemed to have failed to address the concerns of environmentalists.

An environment panel has recommended that Tata Steel be allowed to expand its production from the Sukhinda chromite mines in Odisha, paving the way for the company to resume operations that were suspended in January.

The expert appraisal committee for mining decided to recommend clearance for enhancing production from the chromite mine and to allow change in technology from open cast to underground mining at its meeting on April 16. The recommendation now awaits a final nod from the environment minister.

Works taken up as part of NREGA scheme were found to help maintain ground water levels, aiding crop productivity

The UPA government’s flagship employment guarantee programme can play an important role in conserving natural resources and sustaining water supply and food production, according to a study. Conceived to provide livelihood security for the rural poor, the scheme can also help reduce and counter the impact of climate change in villages, according to the study, “Environmental Benefits and Vulnerability Reduction through Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme” by IISc, Bangalore in collaboration with the rural development ministry and the German international co-operation agency, GIZ.

The statutory environment panel has revoked the clearance given to South Korean steel major Posco’s Rs 54,000-crore integrated steel plant and port project in Jagatsinghpur in Odisha, raising fears that the venture may get further delayed.
Posco will now have to go through the process of environmental clearance— at least some part it — all over again.

The expert appraisal committee on industry, which is the apex environmental clearance body for industrial projects, has asked the company to furnish detailed information on a variety of aspects, including iron ore linkage, layout plan for the project, waste management plan before it can consider fresh clearance.