Enable Block: 

General Electric Co plans to invest $100 million in a factory to build high-tech batteries for heavy equipment, which it believes could be a $1 billion business over the next decade.

The Environmental Protection Agency will oversee the cleanup of a huge coal ash spill that brought national attention to the environmental risks of storing the power plant byproduct. The agency

Punjab government has evolved a comprehensive programme costing more than Rs 1 billion to cope with the increasing level of pollution on account of increasing trend of population, industrial development and vehicles in the province.

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Centre and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board on a petition filed by an NGO alleging that it did not have the authority to issue licence to begin CNG retailing in cities.

New Delhi: After helping clean up the air in Delhi and Mumbai, flagship gas utility GAIL now plans to pump Rs 1,000 crore into greening the highways by setting up 2,000 CNG (compressed natural gas) stations along major routes, even as it is chasing a target of wheeling about 95 million tonnes of natural gas to fire up industries around the country.

US regulators are proposing to weaken air quality laws, which would allow new coal-fired power plants to pollute US parks from Shenandoah in Virginia to the Great Basin in Nevada, a new report said on Thursday. Amid rising power demand and flat US natural gas output, electricity generators are seeking to build power plants fired by abundant coal. The fuel is cheap compared with other fossil fuels, but emits more pollutants, such as mercury and smog components sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, as well as the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.

The CNG conversion kits prices reached historic peak after witnessing 10 percent further increase following the fresh hike in petroleum products. The prices of CNG kits were earlier increased twice soon after the increase in gasoline rates, which had been raised four times during the last two months.

Environmental pollution and consumption of polluted water are at the root of ever-shrinking life expectancy in countries like Pakistan where pollution fails to make to the top of the government's priority list, say speakers at a seminar on "Urban and Rural Environmental Issues'. The seminar organised by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at Sindhi Language Authority to mark the Earth Day on Monday urged the agency to act on all environmental issues of the province.

With a smile on her tanned face, skiier Kazumi Furukawa can vividly recall the time three years ago she stood here on Mount Zao and looked down at fir trees turned into glittering crystals. "The sky was cobalt blue and I could see the tiny snow crystals on the tips of the tree branches," Furukawa, 56, remembers. But these days the natural phenomenon is growing rarer and scientists say the culprit is beyond Japan's control -- industrial pollution from China.

Pages