Union Minister for Environment and Forest Jairam Ramesh, who was expecting fishing community in traditional dress code at Agonda, questioned the jeans-pant sporting All Goa Kshatriya Pagi Samaj President Shekar Pagui, whether he was actually from the fishermen community.

Aircraft sprayed chemicals to break up a large oil slick off Australia's northwestern coast on Sunday as environmentalists expressed fears for rare wildlife from oil gushing into the sea from an uncapped well.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said the slick from the West Atlas offshore drilling rig had lengthened overnight from an estimated 8 nautical miles (15 km) on Saturday.

Valsad: Two days after Gujarat pollution Control Board (GPCB) officially declared that the crude oil lumps found across the South Gujarat coastline was crude oil, Vapi waste and effluent management company limited started removing them on Wednesday. An official from the company said that they are doing this work on honorary basis after the request from GPCB -Vapi.

Focus Of Beach Pollution Shifts To Leaking Pipelines

Chemicals washed ashore on Guj beaches raise a stink
Residue Spread Across Several Kms; Tourists Stay Away
Yagnesh Mehta | TNN

Yagnesh Mehta TNN

Surat: Come Sundays and there is not enough parking space on the approach to beaches of South Gujarat. But this Sunday the story is altogether different. Tourists preferred to stay away from Tithal, Umargam and Umarsadi beaches in Valsad and Devka beach in Daman due to the overpowering stink of chemical residue strewn all over after being washed ashore over the last week.

Mumbai: The Cuffe Parade police on Sunday registered an FIR against a private contractor for dumping truckloads of debris on a government land at Navy Nagar. The complaint was lodged by officials of the Greater Mumbai Collectorate, who had surveyed the area following frequent complaints from residents.

KOLLAM: District Collector A. Shajahan has directed the Kollam Municipal Corporation authorities to stop the construction activities of the bus stand at Tangasseri utilising the MLA fund. He has forwarded a copy of the directive issued by the Additional Chief Secretary to the Corporation secretary on Thursday evening.

Mumbai: Mahim beach once had a prominent shoreline, stretching from Mahim Fort to Mahim market. The shoreline has narrowed over the last decade owing to frantic reclamation, angering local residents, who have now got together to form a forum to save the beach from being reclaimed further.

an expert committee of the Indian union ministry of environment and forest decided not to recommend the construction of rock structures designed to reclaim Puducherry's beaches from the sea. The committee has deferred its consent till there are proper studies on these structures-called groynes in engineering parlance.