Moves are afoot to ring in reforms in the fertiliser sector. A Group of Ministers (GoM) on fertilisers headed by the agriculture minister, Sharad Pawar, has given its in-principle nod to the Department of Fertilisers' proposal to have an independent regulator for the sector. J. Sreedhara Sarma, Secretary, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, told Business Today that the "

Starting 2012, greenhouse gases from civil aviation will be included in the eu emissions trading scheme, according to a recent agreement by the European Environment Council. The agreement

The European Commission has proposed tighter emission caps on cars, to be enforced with steep fines. The plan will fine manufacturers for every gramme of co2 emitted beyond the limit, with

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The Chairman, Standing Committee on Petroleum & Natural Gas (2007-08) having been authorised by the Committee to submit the Report on their behalf, present this Seventeenth Report on

The 28 pesticide residues detected in this analysis of eight fruit items purchased inside the European Parliament building represent the tip of an iceberg: for in total the wider EU food chain is known to be contaminated with at least 324 different agrochemicals.

back in 2000, there was a strategy (the Water Framework Directive, wfd) to deal with chemical pollution in water. Now, in 2007, steps are being taken to establish overall environmental quality

The eu regulation for the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (reach) continues to evoke controversy, even as it enters into force in June 2007. Approved by Parliament and Council

on june 13, members of the European parliament voted against diluting a law to regulate toxic chemicals and pesticides in its surface and groundwater. The move has pre-empted an attempt by industry

Parliament debates climate change After the ipcc report warning about the impacts of climate change on developing countries, India witnessed a slew of debates on the need for emissions reductions