The Obama administration stepped up efforts to reverse a rule adopted late in the Bush administration that makes it easier for companies to deposit debris from mountaintop coal mining near streams. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, left, said that the rule was legally flawed and that he had asked government lawyers to press a federal court to vacate it and send it back for reworking.

The government of Denmark is willing to provide financial assistance in installing water treatment plants in the capital and the adjacent areas to purify drinking water, the Danish ambassador here said yesterday as the government is trying to solve paucity of safe water.

Participants of the recently concluded pollution control exercise experienced some teething problems, including the breaking of an oil containment boom, due to improper handling, Dawn has learnt.

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to add the Gowanus Canal, in Brooklyn, to its list of Superfund sites, a step that advocates hope will revitalize a waterfront hobbled by environmental problems from its industrial past.

A SEMINAR held recently at the Jatiya Press Club has revealed that some 80 per cent of drinking water supplied by WASA in Dhaka city is misused. In other words, water is wasted in some forms.

The ministry of special initiatives is using expensive and difficult-to-maintain technology in setting up of water filtration plants in the country despite concerns shown by the officials from the ministry of science and technology, sources told Dawn.

This paper outlines the integrated approach in decentralised planning, designing and execution of master plan 2025 for the treatment and disposal of sewage of Pune city.

Government promises stopping work on dam in Uttarkashi ENVIRONMENTALIST G D Agarwal has managed to stall the controversial Loharinag Pala power project coming up speedily on the Bhagirathi, a tributary of the Ganga. On February 20, the Ministry of Power assured him work on the dam would be suspended immediately. Following this, Agarwal who was into the 37th day of his hunger strike, broke

Addressing China's Water Scarcity addresses the emerging water
crisis and the need for China to reform and strengthen its water
resource management framework. It covers key issues including
water governance, water rights, water pricing and affordability,
watershed ecological compensation, water pollution control, and
emergency prevention, and it identifies the measures needed to

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NEW DELHI: The Union Government has decided to declare the Ganga as

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