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Chemical manufacturer Orica has been charged with 279 environmental offences for allegedly discharging excessive levels of cyanide into Gladstone Harbour.

New Delhi: Planning Commission on Wednesday finalised the annual plan for Manipur at Rs 3,500 crores for the year 2012-13.

This was finalised at a meeting between Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and State Chief Minister Ibobi Singh on Wednesday. In his comments on the performance of the State, Mr Ahluwalia said the State has been performing satisfactorily. He said the infrastructure gap in the State needs to be bridged on priority. The State should encourage private participation in infrastructure development

The government has accorded sanction for the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) necessary for setting up a fishing harbour at Valiathura in the city, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here on Wednesday.

He was speaking after inaugurating the model ‘Matsyagramam' scheme designed for the holistic development of the fisheries sector at Kochuthoppu here.

Fish heads and chicken fat are being turned into electricity by the UK’s largest retailers including Wal-Mart Stores that ship food waste to power plants to reduce garbage-removal fees.

Climate change may prove beneficial to Kerala in select sectors notwithstanding its negative impacts, including sea-level rise.

The silver lining in the cloud is that it will increase the production of cocoa, coconut, and arecanut and positively influence the recruitment and catches of oil sardine during the post-south-west monsoon, says the second national communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The communication was prepared by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests.

As the climate change took its toll on the magnificent Indus delta, apart from losing natural resources – a major source of livelihood for coastal residents – acute shortage of drinking water for h

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Forest Service’s policies permitting gold mining in rivers in national forests violated the Endangered Species Act.

Since 1991, UNDP-GEF’s International Waters Programme has been supporting over one hundred countries that share some of the world’s largest and most important aquatic ecosystems to work cooperatively in addressing the agreed priority environmental and water resource concerns facing such waterbodies.

Subsidies have always been part of the policy toolbox that governments use to achieve a variety of policy goals. Over the last decades, they have been particularly pervasive in the energy, agriculture and fisheries sectors.

Read this survey report on climate change vulnerabilities, aquaculture practices & coping measures in Sagar and Basanti blocks of Indian Sundarban.