The Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday fined seven ship-breaking yards a total of Tk 34.80 lakh in Chittagong for not complying with the 56 conditions out of 62 mentioned in Environment Clea

The Department of Environment yesterday penalised the owner of an illegal leather gloves factory in Ashulia with a Tk 37 lakh fine.

In the wake of references being made to investigate the health issues of mine workers, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) proposes to establish a statutory authority.

Cancer, tuberculosis, silicosis, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders and pulmonary function impairment such as asthma affect mine workers. The proposed authority will coordinate with the Ministries and authorities concerned for taking administrative, legal and medical action.

The Marine Environmental Protection Authority (MEPA) provided services to nearly 1,000 ships, in 2011, to reduce disposal of waste at sea, Minister of Environment Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said.

Three years after 16 people died from drinking contaminated water, the government has not relocated the hazardous industries from Bholakpur in Musheerabad.

The AP State Human Rights Commission had directed the authorities to shift the industrial units, particularly those dealing in the animal skin business, plastic and scrap outside city limits after the May 2009 tragedy and representations were made, pointing to the pollution-causing units. Though a high-level committee, comprising district collectors of Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy, GHMC and HMDA commissioners,

Victims and survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy staged a “die-in” protest here on Wednesday to “remind the organisers” of the Olympic Games in London that they have exactly one month to drop Dow Chemical as a sponsor of the event.

Dow Chemical, through its takeover of Union Carbide, has inherited its civil, criminal and environmental liabilities in [the] Bhopal gas leak [case], but the corporation refuses to accept them. The people in Bhopal are still dying, over a hundred thousand survivors are battling chronic illnesses, and children are still being born with horrific deformities because of Dow Chemical’s refusal to own up to Union Carbide’s liabilities in Bhopal,”

Letter to Navin Kumar, Chief Secretary, Govt of Bihar from Medha Patkar on Utkal Asbestos Limited [UAL] in Vaishali, Bihar.

KOLKATA, 4 JUNE: The Steel Authority of India (SAIL) plants of the state have ranked among the most polluting industries in a rating ~ Green Rating Project (GRP) ~ done by the New Delhi-based resea

Mumbai: Despite the implementation of stringent measures to reduce pollution in these areas, two industrial clusters around Mumbai-Tarapur and Dombivali — are now among the top 10 most polluted ind

New Delhi, 14 MAY: West Bengal has the highest number of red category industries causing high pollution, followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, while 43 industrial clusters have been identified as