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The Thai-Singapore 21 Industrial Estate (TS21) will be built in an area classified as a "watershed and agricultural zone not suitable for industrial plants." The Office of Environmental Policy and

Villagers of Pluak Daeng district in Thailand recently won fame by winning a fight against the siting of a toxic waste treatment plant in their area. They put up so fierce a fight that Genco, the

The Malaysian Government is satisfied with the efforts of state governments and local authorities to minimise the effects of La Nina next month. Among the ministry's directive to all local

Officials at the Uttar Pradesh agriculture department are a harried lot today tring to work out crop losses due to the unprecedented rains that caused floods in the eastern part of the state last

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged members of her cabinet to rush to the country's villages to supervise relief and rescue operations as the worst floods in its history intensified.

There is likely to be a quantum jump in external assistance to Indian environmental protection projects in the current fiscal. As a result, the outlay for schemes to be covered under external aid

The fuctioning of the Bhopal Hospital Trust, set up on direction of the Supreme Court with the sale of shares of Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) in 1994, is mired in a controversy. The Union

Environmentalists have decided to fight tooth and nail the Maharashtra government's attempts to develop the multi-million dollar port at Vadhavan in Dahanu saying that if the project comes up it will

In the absence of a time-bound action plan, handling of solid wastes has shown little improvement in sanitary conditions in the Capital, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has informed the

The government of China said that it was consdering the last-ditch step of breaking open dikes along the raging Yangtze River to protect areas downstream, as the death toll from summer floods passed