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.

Pali (Rajasthan), September 18, 2014: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a leading environmental think tank based in New Delhi, released its second study on the pollution from dyeing and textile mills in Pali, Rajasthan. Pali was classified as a critically polluted industrial cluster by the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI).

As Jammu and Kashmir continues to reel under its worst floods in 60 years, which have stranded over 6 lakh people and killed about 200, the attention is slowly veering towards the reasons and causes behind this unprecedented natural disaster. An analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) suggests that this could very well be another manifestation of an extreme weather event – induced by a changing climate.

This is a report on CSE lab study on antibiotics in chicken meat. It details the study findings and methodology.

Growing antibiotic-resistance in humans also because of large-scale indiscriminate use of antibiotics in poultry industry, claims CSE study.

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How can the world adequately feed the projected population of over 9 billion people by 2050 in a manner that aids economic development and at the same time reduces pressure on the environment? Is climate-smart agriculture an answer?

CSE releases the assessment of road accidents and accident hotspots; presents findings of its safety audit; puts forth an action plan

Deadly tally: About 16 deaths and 58 road injures per hour in India; share of fatal accidents in the total is up from 18 per cent in 2003 to 25 in 2012

Delhi records an average of five road accident deaths per day – four of these are of pedestrians and two-wheeler riders. Every week, two cyclists and one car rider dies in Delhi

The worst accident hotspots are near flyovers and junctions

Water unit of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) conducted a training programme on Urban Rainwater Harvesting (URWH) from June 16 to 19, 2014 organized by WaterAid, Bangladesh. The programme was funded by Water Aid Bangladesh (WAB) under the Sector Capacity Building – SCB project.

Delhi has recorded significant ozone build-up this summer with ozone levels exceeding the permissible limit frequently. The Centre for Science and Environment has analysed the real time 8 hourly average data of ozone available from monitoring stations of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee located in R K Puram, Civil Lines, Punjabi Bagh, Indira Gandhi International Airport and Mandir Marg from 1st January to 6th June 2014. However, continuous data was not available for IGI airport and Civil Lines due to website maintenance.

The NDA government must have a proactive and positive environment agenda. It must strengthen environmental oversight and not weaken regulations.

But it must go beyond clearance of projects to take urgent steps for fixing air and water pollution; sanitation and regeneration of forests and water bodies; and provide access to clean energy to all -- says CSE on the eve of the World Environment Day

CSE presents the actions that the Narendra Modi government should take for inclusive and sustainable growth