HYDERABAD: Roughly two months after the southern bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) delivered its verdict on the SRDP-KBR Park case, Telangana officials on Saturday decided to revise the Ec

The under-construction North Chennai Thermal Power Station (NCTPS) 1x800 mega-watt super-critical plant is threatening to degrade the ‘last surviving’ 76.9 hectares (190 acres) of green belt in Enn

The desperate call of a starving chick or the screechy mating call of a red-wattled lapwing in Pallikaranai get drowned in the din of vehicles that whiz past the marshland.

No gun fire, no smoke, not even a swish of the net that is spread well before the unsuspecting victims land in a flock on lakebeds and floating hyacinth.

Provides one last opportunity for States to give site-specific proposals

A decade after the National Board for Wildlife envisaged declaring areas within 10 km of the boundary of national parks and sanctuaries as eco-sensitive zones, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has given one last opportunity to all the States to submit site-specific proposals by February 15. In a letter to the Chief Wildlife Wardens of all the States, Vivek Saxena, Deputy Inspector General, Wildlife, Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has said the progress in declaring eco-sensitive zones was far from satisfactory despite the Ministry issuing guidelines in February 2011 itself.

Petition challenges converting new secretariat complex in Chennai into a hospital

The National Green Tribunal here on Tuesday admitted a petition by advocate R. Veeramani, challenging the environmental clearance given by the State Level Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) to convert the new Legislative Assembly cum Secretariat complex in Chennai into a hospital. A Bench of Justice M. Chockalingam, Judicial Member, and R. Nagendran, Expert Member, after hearing senior counsel P. Wilson for the petitioner and Additional Advocate General Guru Krishna Kumar for the State, issued notice to the Tamil Nadu Government and posted the matter for further hearing on September 27.

National Green Tribunal issues notice to State government

The National Green Tribunal, New Delhi, on Thursday issued notice (before admission) to the Tamil Nadu government on a petition filed by R. Veeramani, an advocate, challenging the environmental clearance granted by the State Level Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) to convert the new Legislative Assembly cum Secretariat complex into a hospital.

For the next five months, every Saturday, about 5,000 students from various schools and colleges will be seen measuring trees on the streets of the city. The students are part of an exercise to develop a census of the tree population in Greater Chennai, which extends from Tambaram to Avadi.

IN what seems to be a creepy affair, eight sand boas were stolen from the snake park at Guindy on Sunday, while only a day before a similar one went missing from Vandalur zoo

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CHENNAI: There has been a marginal decrease in the population of blackbuck and spotted deer in 2008 at the Guindy National Park, located inside the Children