A study conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has linked growing antibiotic resistance in humans to its large-scale, indiscriminate use in the poultry industry.

The Centre has decided to treat the Sutlej river on par with the Ganga.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has pegged air quality in most cities worldwide below its guidelines for safe levels, but India appears among the worst.

According to the UN agency’s latest pollution data, Delhi (not Beijing) tops the list of most polluted cities. Among the world’s 20 most polluted cities in the world, 13 are in India. Of the 13, three are in Punjab: Amritsar (no. 14), Ludhiana (no. 15) and Khanna (no. 20).

IMD says will update its forecast in June after rains set in

* Asia to face more extreme weather conditions
* India, China to see negative impact on wheat yield

If rich nations think they can escape unscathed from the damaging effects of global warming, it’s time for a re-check. The new report of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has one again sounded a warning bell about impending disasters, raising it to a whole new level this time.

Despite being one of the worst examples of depleting groundwater resources in the country, Punjab seems to be oblivious to augmentation efforts to fill in the gap, or so suggests the Union Water Re

A government report has pinned the responsibility of the Uttarakhand disaster on “haphazard human intervention” -- hydel projects, mining, de-forestation and infrastructure for religious tourism, w

Preparing for the 2014 General Elections, the Congress-led UPA today decided to take the ordinance route to provide India’s two-third population the right to food at subsidised rates.

The fast-moving monsoonal circulation coupled with strong westerlies may have been responsible for the havoc wreaked in the fragile Himalyan range known for its poor soil stability and steep slopes

After the Congress’ recent political misfortune, the Opposition BJP may find itself in a bind if the Congress plan to push the ambitious National Food Security Bill (NFSB) through a special session is executed.

An indication by Food Minister KV Thomas that the government is contemplating convening a special session of Parliament for clearing Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s dream project has landed the saffron party in the proverbial catch-22 situation.