CHENNAI: With new projects including smart cities coming into focus, the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras is preparing a blueprint to set up a Centre of Excellence in Construction Engineering

Once bountiful, Bengaluru's lakes have shrunk drastically. Statistics back this. Over the years, the city has lost 79% of its water bodies.

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has purchased a mobile air pollution monitoring unit which it will use to come up with an action plan to reduce pollution in Chennai.

Trichy: Local climate action, which affects agricultural resources, water bodies and affects the environment was the main theme of a workshop 'Climate change and local climate action', organised he

Serious epidemics after the December 2015 floods in Chennai were averted by prompt preventive action initiated by the government which was supported by NGOs and citizen groups. This article highlights areas for improvement and initiates a dialogue around the theme of disaster preparedness and better coordinated relief efforts.

They came together to discuss ways to safeguard drying waterbodies

CHENNAI: With low-cost sensors and pollution monitoring equipment in their backpacks, students of IIT Madras are venturing out to research on pollution triggers in specific locations across the cit

CHENNAI: In yet another iconic initiative aimed at enhancing Tamil Nadu's green cover, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday inaugurated a Statewide Massive Tree Planting Programme of planting 68

This article investigates the impact of court verdicts on Chennai’s canals, tanks and related wetlands. It discusses three interlinked cases surrounding Buckingham Canal area and argues that the verdicts in these cases allowed the administration to destroy sophisticated water systems. It also argues that these waterbodies could have mitigated, if not prevented, the November–December 2015 fl oods in Chennai.

Chennai: The city's air took a beating this week, with pollution levels rising to alarming levels at Alandur and Adyar.