the textile industry may adopt a new and more eco-friendly face. The textile technology department of Anna University in Chennai has developed a new technology that involves the use of ozone gas

For 35 years, Adhurai fought against Grasim Industries for polluting the environment in his village in Kerala. No one heard him. But after he died of cancer induced by the pollution, a mass agitation threatens to down Grasim s shutters forever

Industry is wasting the environment. But the courts and the civil society will have none of it

Scientists in the US have conducted experiments that could help manufacture strong bullet-proof vests. They have proved that nanotubes are about 200 times tougher than any other fibre. "It's amazing

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The government, the judiciary and the people have to take action together to stop environmental damage. Laws have to be enacted and cases taken up on a priority. But laws alone will achieve little. If no action is taken on court orders, the land and the p

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A division bench of the Andhra Pradesh High Court has ordered the closure of six polluting industries in Kattedan Industrial area. The industries are Vijayanand Textiles, Ramachandra Refinery, Anil Refinery, Bhavani Industries, Supreme Pigments and Jayadurga textiles. The closure was ordered on the basis of a report submitted by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) recommending action under the Water and Air Act. However, the bench gave the liberty to the APPCB to reconsider and pass appropriate order, if these industries implemented effective pollution control.

The manufacturer of a newfibre claims that it combines the qualities of cotton and synthetics. But the price may not be right