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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an Indian firm, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), to build the capacity of the agency in

There is a perception that despite considerable economic growth, India has not made commensurate progress in addressing anthropometric (weight-for-age, height-for-age and weight-for-height or body mass index-for-age) undernutrition. The current national prevalence of undernutrition in children below five years is still high; 39% are stunted, 29% are underweight and 15% are wasted. However, this common belief appears somewhat flawed; there has been substantial improvement in stunting and underweight over the years.

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Monday said the government should look at impounding vehicles which are more than 10 year old.

Greenhouse gases (GHGs) are the prime cause of climate change, to which India is a significant party. International Energy Agency, in its World Energy Outlook report estimates that 70% of the GHGs are produced within the cities. But there is limited empirical evidence to substantiate such claims in the Indian context. India being a developing country with a large rural population base, the general perception is that cities hardly have any carbon footprint. This article is an empirical study of urban contribution of carbon dioxide emissions.

The residents of Sukhdev Vihar are on the front lines of what may be the world’s foulest war: megacities’ struggle against their mounting piles of refuse.

Though a WHO report has named India's capital New Delhi as the most polluted city in Asia, Beijing should not rejoice at being second, a leading Chinese daily said.

The smokestacks of Kremikovtzi steel mill on Sofia’s outskirts may have shut down years ago, but ancient cars ensure that Bulgaria’s capital is still the most polluted in Europe.

Unicef India has launched ‘Take Poo to the Loo’, an innovative digital campaign focusing on putting an end to open defecation. The three month initiative aims to create awareness on the issue.

CSE press release on high-level meeting chaired by chief minister Sheila Dikshit on cleaning Delhi

Delhi needs a combination of long lasting reforms as well as a contingent plan to clean up its air before the 2010 Commonwealth Games, says this latest analysis by Centre for Science and Environment.