Hyderabad: City entomologists have expressed concern over the dwindling number of butterflies in the state.

Considered as the indicators of a healthy eco-system, the number of butterfly species have come down gradually from 116, as recorded last in October 2012, to just 35 this year.

There has been no let-up in the burning of garbage across the city despite several concerns raised by activists about its adverse effects on the environment and the health of people.

Civic officials in the past had promised action against the municipal workers burning solid waste. However, mounds of garbage continue to be burnt in the city to avoid transporting the waste for safe disposal.

A lethal combination of cold temperature and the increasing level of dust in the city due to bad roads and vehicular emissions are creating respiratory problems in children.

Private hospitals in the city claim that since the last one week, they are seeing four children every day with breathing problems. Most of these children travel a good distance to school early in the morning.

Hyderabad: Notwithstanding the strikes and financial troubles, the Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation asserted on Thursday that it wanted to go ahead with its development schemes and announc

Dandiya nights are back and so are increased noise pollution levels thanks to the loudspeakers dotting the city blaring away.

According to the latest data recorded by the AP Pollution Control Board, the decibel levels have become considerably higher than the permissible limits set by the PCB.

Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) Commissioner Neerabh Kumar Prasad, on Thursday appeared before the Lokayukta and submitted a status report of the water bodies within HMDA limits

It is not just nitrogen oxides and particulate matter that causes pollution in the city. A new study claims to have found high levels of toxic benzene in Hyderabad’s air.

It says that the city now faces the challenge of a multi-pollutant crisis. And not just Hyderabad, but tier-II cities in the state such as Guntur and Vijayawada too are experiencing high levels of pollution.

The Saffolalife Study 2013, India’s largest study on risk factors precipitating heart disease, found that more than 70% of 1.86 lakh urban Indian respondents are at cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.

India’s largest study on risk factors precipitating heart disease conducted by Saffola found that more than 70% of 1.86 lakh urban Indian respondents are at cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.

Almost one-fifth of the centrally-funded sewage treatment plants in the country are “non-operational”, leading to millions of litres of untreated water either seeping into the ground as potential p