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The British Government permitted a further six casks of radioactive waste to arrive at Barrow-in-Furness. The waste is destined for the controversial Thorp reprocessing plant at Sellafield and this

The Himachal Pradesh goverment has done well to extend the ban on the use of polythene bags to all its towns and hill stations, although it is doubtful if the order would be able to ride the Hill

The provincial governor in Thailand has given the city administration three days to find a new site to dispose of hundreds of tonnes of garbage, or face "drastic" action. Pravit Sihasopon yesterday

The serie of landslides in the western Himalayas in August were caused by seven decades's unplanned development activities on the world's youngest mountain system, said environmentalists. Mr

In what are believed to be the after-effects of the 1991 Uttarkashi earthquake, large cracks have developed along a valley formed by the Jalkur, a tributary of the Bhagirathi, which joins the main

The Delhi High Court today issued show cause notices to the Union Health and Environment Ministries and the Delhi Health Department on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) Petition seeking a blanket

Days after the government enforced a ban on the use of leaded petrol to reduce the level of pollution, 16 illegal lead smelting units have been detected in Capital, each capable of emitting lead

An oil tanker hit the edge of a shoal off Singapore waters, spilling 400 tonnes of oil into the sea. The mishap occured on

Dried banana stems can mop up raioactive nuclear wastes, according to scientists from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai. The inner portion of banana stems (called pith) can absorb

General agreement between the Nepal government and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has been recently renewed for five years. Following the first agreement between the government and WWF in May 1993,