Designers of everything from mobile phones to electric car batteries should make their products far easier to recycle to offset soaring demand for metals, two United Nations reports recommended on

The south bench of the National Green Tribunal ordered the constitution of a two-member expert committee to inspect Sterlite Industries's controversial copper plant in Tuticorin, which was closed a

Industries located along the Gangetic delta in Haldia, Kolkata and its outskirts are polluting the fragile ecosystem of Sundarbans, home to 40 lakh people and the Royal Bengal Tiger, a latest study

India's top court on Tuesday fined British resources giant Vedanta nearly $20 million over pollution from its huge copper smelter, which has just been shut by a new row over a "toxic" gas leak.

The fate of Sterlite Industries, and that of thousands of people of coastal Tuticorin, now depends on the south bench of the National Green Tribunal, which is hearing the company's petition against

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Sterlite Industries, a subsidiary of mining giant Vedanta, to pay Rs 100 crore as compensation for environmental damage around its Tuticorin-based co

India's top court imposed a fine of Rs 100 crore ($18.40 million) on Sterlite Industries for polluting environment through its copper smelting plant in Tamil Nadu The case is unrelated to a separate order that has shut the Tuticorin plant, India's largest, since last week following complaints of a gas leak.

Despite the fine, the Supreme Court overruled an earlier order from the Madras High Court to shut down the plant over long-standing environmental concerns, the bench headed by Judge A.K. Patnaik said.

Beijing: With rescuers finding 11 bodies more than two days after a goldmine subsided in Tibet, hopes of saving the remaining 72 miners receded with unnamed officials saying on Sunday they were feared dead. Hampering operations was the break down of the excavator and severe damage to the narrow roads leading to the mine following the landslide.

The workers are buried 30 metres deep into the mine. Many rescuers were found digging into the debris with bare hands, state media said, adding that two of the buried workers were Tibetans, and that two were women. The administration said all the workers in the gold mine in Maizhokunggar County, 68 km from the regional capital of Lhasa, had been identified. The landslide covers an area of three sq km at the Jiama Copper Gold Polymetallic Mine.

Global miner Xstrata Plc's $5.9 billion Tampakan mine in the Philippines has been granted an environmental compliance certificate by the government, the company said on Tuesday, removing one of the

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