In our times, waste, and how to deal with it, has become synonymous with progress and a major policy and logistic headache for governments and citizens across the world. As the nations of the African region rise, the mountains of waste in their territory are also becoming bigger and bigger.

The State of India’s Environment 2017, an annual publication from Down To Earth magazine released by Sunita Narain at the Jaipur Literature Festival  is a unique, one-of-its-kind compilation of information, opinion and data on environment and development in India.  It contains a clump of disturbing data 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), has reviewed the performance of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the end of its two years in office on measures of environmental governance, particularly as undertaken by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).

Of the 1 billion people globally who have no toilet, India accounts for nearly 600 million. Fifty per cent of India’s population defecates in the open. Community-centric programmes under strong leadership can usher in a clean India says this e-book by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the environment think tank based in New Delhi, India.

  • Delhi High Court orders to regulate junk food consumption among school children across India. Asks the food authority to enforce its guidelines on wholesome and nutritious foods

  • Delhi High Court orders to regulate junk food consumption among school children across India. Asks the food authority to enforce its guidelines on wholesome and nutritious foods

The average score of the coal- and lignite-based thermal power sector is a low 23 per cent. Even the highest score is an average 51 per cent; in comparison, a global best plant would have received 80 per cent. Of the 47 power plants rated, four fall under the Three Leaves category, scoring between 40 and 60 per cent.

Coal plays a critical role in our energy mix, providing over 70 per cent of India’s electricity supply. It is likely to remain a mainstay for several more years, given India’s immense power needs and domestic availability of coal. But coal is also the dirtiest of all fossil fuels. It burns to produce emissions that are a leading anthropogenic source of global warming, acid rain, smog and toxic air and water.

Centre for Science and Environment says the conference’s decisions will not result in a climate deal in 2015

Bad for India. Global warming will increase, India may see more extreme weather events which will affect its poor more

Lima, December 14, 2014: ‘Lima Call to Climate Action’ is a major setback for an effective climate deal in Paris in 2015, says Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). The 20th Conference of Parties (CoP) on climate change came to a close in Lima, Peru, this week.

The main objective of the present study was to evaluate the status of pollution in Pali caused by textile industries, as Pali is an important industrial area of Rajasthan where a number of textile industries are active.

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