GUWAHATI: Garbage overflowing from dustbins or lying strewn on the roads is a regular sight in Guwahati.

The government today said it has approved building over 1,000 kilometre of expressways under its flagship road building programme NHDP, entailing an investment of Rs 16,680 crore.

The country's largest recycling initiative, which aims to expand support for recycled newspapers, magazines, books, and notebooks, is gaining momentum.

The National Green Tribunal’s desire to have an address in the heart of the city got a boost after the Supreme Court on Friday advocated that the first-of-its-kind Green Court should have a regal p

Mumbai is expected to witness the highest increase in demand for housing in the country over the next five years.

Five soleckshaws – a solar-powered vehicle that also allows the rider to pedal – were distributed among rickshaw pullers here on Sunday to mark the launch of the vehicle in the city.
Developed and manufactured by Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute in Durgapur, the zero-carbon-emitting vehicle, uses both the mechanical energy and electrical energy achieving a maximum speed of 18 kilometres per hour.

Relationship of outgoing long-wave radiation (OLR) with convective available potential energy (CAPE) and temperature at the 100-hPa pressure level is examined using daily radiosonde data for a period 1980–2006 over Delhi (28.3˚N, 77.1˚E) and Kolkata (22.3˚N, 88.2˚E), and during 1989–2005 over Cochin (10˚N, 77˚E) and Trivandrum (8.5˚N, 77.0˚E), India. Correlation coefficient (Rxy) between monthly OLR and CAPE shows a significant (∼−0.45) anti-correlation at Delhi and Kolkata suggesting low OLR associated with high convective activity during summer (seasonal variation).

Noise levels in most Indian cities have crossed safe limits. Lack of awareness has led to ailments ranging from hypertension to heart diseases. But the authorities dont's seem bothered. Read this special report in Down To Earth.

Earns Rs.47 crore carbon credits for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has been certified by the United Nations as the first metro rail and rail-based system in the world to get “carbon credits for reducing greenhouse gas emissions” and helping in reducing pollution levels in the city by 6.3 lakh tonne every year. With this certification, the Delhi Metro has earned carbon credits worth about Rs.47 crore annually for the next seven years and with the increase in number of passengers, this figure will only increase.

A poverty-stricken Tripura village has blossomed into an exporter of flowers after the villagers adopted floriculture with the assistance from Horticulture Department and Technology Mission.