A mysterious chronic kidney disease is afflicting a large number of people in India and Sri Lanka. Despite decades of studies, scientists are yet to pinpoint the cause of the disease. Vibha Varshney travels to Sri Lanka and analyses the state of research, while Richard Mahapatra and M Suchitra report from the hotspots of the disease in India.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Sher Singh & Ors. Vs State of Punjab & Ors. dated 20/11/2013 on the issue of drinking water in the State of Punjab containing Uranium beyond the permissible limit.

Greenland's parliament voted on Thursday to end a decades-long prohibition on mining for radioactive materials like uranium, further opening up the country to investors from Australia to China eage

Domiasiat (25°30′N 91°30′E) located in the west Khasi hill district of Meghalaya in northeast India is one of the largest sandstone-type uranium (U) ore deposit in India containing 9.22 million tonnes of ore reserves with an average ore grade of around 0.1 % U3O8. This geographically distinct U deposit of Domiasiat is un-mined and harbours diverse group of bacteria surviving the stressful environmental conditions prevalent in the ore deposit. Studies show that the diverse bacteria belonged to 10 different bacterial groups with occurrence of some previously uncharacterized bacteria.

Researchers have found a high level of radioactivity in the soil, vegetables and drinking water extracted from permanent deposits of heavy minerals in areas around Cox’s Bazar.

Bangalore: Green activists and local villagers have taken exception to the proposals from defence and research institutions to build sensitive projects on 10,000 acres of Amrit Mahal Kaval land all

Energy Fuels Resources has federal approval to reopen its mine six miles south of the canyon's South Rim entrance

Caught in the throes of cancer, Punjab seems to have finally heard the wake-up call.

Residents of over 40 villages in Valtoha and Bhikhiwind blocks of the district are forced to fetch water from hand pumps installed outside their villages as groundwater in this area has been render

A high-level environment ministry panel has recommended coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) clearance for setting up a desalination unit at Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant (KKNPP) in Tamil Nadu.