HYDERABAD: The urban biodiversity (parks) wing of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has woken up from deep slumber and plans to take up measures in the next financial year to increase the gr

HYDERABAD: Despite being a Sunday , the pollution levels in the city peaked at 121 suspended particulate matter (SPM).

HYDERABAD: The ministry of environment and forestry will soon send a fact-finding team to assess the impact of the state government's relaxation of a moratorium on industrial activity in the city.

Hyderabad: “Keep calm and say no to crackers”; “celebrate Diwali as the festival of lights rather than smoke and sound”.

The rising heat that we are witnessing today has more than one reasons behind it, with a major contributor being vehicular pollution.

Hyderabad: Thanks to vehicular pollution, an increasing number of young people are visiting hospitals with disturbances in their cardiac rhythm and cardiovascular diseases.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday said the State government plans to provide piped drinking water to every household in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits.

Rainwater could save people in India a bucket of money, according to a new study by scientists looking at NASA satellite data

Availability of a safe and reliable water supply is an issue in developing nations, including India. Rainwater harvesting (RWH) is a site-specific source control used to satisfy human, agricultural, and safety demands for water. This study analyzed the effects of capturing rainwater for a 12.5 year period (Jan 1999–Jun 2011) to provide three ecosystem services: water supplementation for indoor use, water supplementation for food production and groundwater recharge (GWR). A hydrologic analysis was completed using satellite rainfall data and a water balance approach. Two demand scenarios, indoor and outdoor, were considered, with water in excess of demand and storage directed to recharge groundwater. An economic analysis quantified RWH system net present value. The results indicated significant ecosystem services benefits were possible from RWH in India. Contributed by the author: Daniel Trevor Stout ; Original Source: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1573062X.2015.1049280?journal...

HYDERABAD: At a time when the national capital is under fire for its rapidly escalating air pollution levels, it turns out, the 'atmosphere' back home isn't very pleasant either.