Heat wave intensified in Odisha on Tuesday with the mercury soaring above 41 degree Celsius at around a dozen places in western region with Sonepur recording the hottest at 42.6 degree C.

With summer already setting in with full fury, the city dwellers are set to face a torrid time due to lack of adequate green cover.

Producing as much energy as it consumes by using geothermal cooling systems and solar energy, eastern India’s first net-zero energy building will come up at Bhubaneswar next year.

BHUBANESWAR: The Biju Patnaik airport is set to get ISO-14001 tag, a recognition given to airports by international organization for standardization, Geneva, for meeting environmental parameters.

Odisha added yet another chapter in its health care service with introduction of Urban Health Mission, which among other things will stress on reproductive and child health programmes as well as co

CDA facilitates visit of expert to the wetland near Bhubaneswar

Odisha government is exploring an ecological solution to pollution of water bodies contaminated on account of discharge of untreated waste water and sewer into water bodies.

A team of experts from Israel on Tuesday reached Bhubaneswar to study groundwater pollution in the city.

Even as there is interest among youths and professionals in city to ride bicycles, the government has drawn flak for not promoting the 'green' transport. Lack of adequate cycle tracks and encroachments on existing tracks have been a cause of concern, experts said.

"Government should spread awareness about cycle tracks and properly maintain existing ones. The cycle tracks should be made free from encroachment," said Bhrugu Mishra, co-founder of Bepara Foundation Trust (BFT), a voluntary organization, which promotes cycling.

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will begin collection of plastic waste from four Wards on pilot basis.

Cities across the world have started recognising the need to address urban climate vulnerabilities. In Asia, the role of the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN), a nine-year initiative (2008-2017) supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, has been significant.