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The Orissa Government has sought assistance from the Centre of Rs 426 crore to combat the drought. It has urged the Centre to immediately release Rs 50 crore from the Calamity Relief Fund. The

This prophetic warning by eminent ecologist Eugene P. Odum appears to have become a reality in Chinagollapalem, a picturesqu island in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district.The 6,000-acre island with

Eco-tourism is slowly but surely catching up in the Himalayas, yet skimming a knife's edge, with benefits accuring from it slow in coming and few takers among the entrepreneurs. Ideally, eco-tourism

The Green Bench of the Madras High Court has directed the National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, to go into the working of the Sterlite Industries, Tuticorin, with

The International Seabed Authority, the UN agency responsible for administering the Law of the Sea treaty, has started discussions on a code to govern the recovery of minerals from the international

Amsterdam's Schipol airport may have to close for several weeks at the end of this year to meet environmental noise limits, gounding much of the Dutch aircraft fleet, a Dutch government official

The Asian long-horned beetle has invaded residential areas in and around Chicago and New York and has been found in warehouses in 12 other states. The beetle bores deep into hardwood trees,

Citizens of Chelyabinsk - population 1.5m - operate the Mayak nuclear plant which is the largest of its kind in Russia and which built the first Soviet bomb. The nuclear complex, hurriedly built

A recent study by the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) states that the concentration of lead in the atmosphere is now at a dangerously high level of about 463 nanogram. Today Dhaka can

The Selwyn District Council in New Zealand is due to present a risk assessment report, on the use of the phragmites weed to filter effluent in its Southbridge treatment