Thiruvananthapuram: The capital city, already burdened with disposal of municipal solid waste, generates 1,864.98 tonnes of hazardous waste a year.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Edayar Resident’s Association Vs Government of India & Others dated 31/03/2017 regarding pollution caused to Karamana River, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The Court noted that River Karamana originates from Agastyar- Koodam of Western Ghats and join the Arabian Sea after flowing 68 km.

A study conducted among 10 Indian metro cities investigates the impact of municipal solid waste and animal birth control programme on stray dog population and its menaces. Its results show statistically strong and positive linkages among the variables such as human population, municipal solid waste, per capita solid waste, food waste, dog population and dogs per capita. People's general awareness and the efforts of municipalities are inadequate to control the dog menace.

Order of the National Green Tribunal ((Southern Zone Bench, Circuit Bench at Kochi) in the matter of Lawyers Environmental Awareness Vs State of Kerala dated 23/05/2016 regarding plying of diesel vehicles more than ten years old in Kerala. NGT directs the State of Kerala not to register any diesel vehicle with the capacity of 2000cc and above except public transport and local authority vehicle.

Mumbai’s landfi ll fi re shows that Indian cities are at sea with garbage. (Editorial)

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zonal Bench, Chennai) in the matter of Vilappilsala Samyuktha Samara Samithi Vilappil Panchayat, Peyad P.O., Thiruvananthapuram.Vs.

Ditched computers and smartphones are fast raking in money for the cash-strapped coffers of the Kerala government.

Kerala High Court on 7 July 2015 directed the Thiruvananthapuram Development Authority (TRIDA) to cut less than 10 trees in the area leased to them to construct a shopping complex and plant thrice the number of trees to maintain sufficient green cover. Read full text.

More projects will be planned and executed to expand the sewerage system in the city, Minister for Health V.S. Sivakumar has said.

The public works department on Wednesday got administrative sanction to install 10 women-friendly e-toilets each at all government medical colleges in the state.