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For the past five years Hyderabad has been trying to clean the Hussain Sagar Lake, separating the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh. The efforts suffered yet another blow on June 20 when the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) denied permission to dredge the mouths of four nalas releasing waste water into the lake and to dispose it of at a nearby quarry.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and Mumbai Port Trust

 Rahi Gaikwad

Mumbai: The closure of the Mumbai port and the suspension of cargo movement into the city have sparked fears of fuel shortage in Maharashtra. The port was closed on Sunday, a day after merchant vessel MSC Chitra collided with m.v.

Several US government agencies are preparing a criminal probe of at least three companies involved in the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, though it could take more than a year before any charges are filed, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

A New Orleans federal judge lifted the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed by President Barack Obama following the largest oil spill in US history. Drilling services shares jumped on the news.

THE issue of mercury leak in the eco-sensitive Pambar Shola forest in Kodaikanal from Hin dustan Lever's thermometer factory was firs brought to notice in 2001 by factory workers and environmental groups.

The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico down south is the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced, US President Barack Obama has said. 'This oil spill is the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced. And unlike an earthquake or a hurricane, it is not a single event that does its damage in a matter of minutes or days,' Obama said in his address to the nation.

In the form of non-woven cotton carbon absorbent wipes

Houston: As British Petroleum struggles to contain the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an Indian-origin scientist from Texas University has created a special cotton fabric that can clean up crude oil up to 40 times its weight and help in cleaning efforts.

Ethnic Uzbeks try to extinguish a fire in a burning residence torched by mob in Jalal-Abad, Kyrgyzstan, on Sunday. PHOTO: AP

US President Barack Obama will press BP executives this week to set up an escrow account to pay damage claims by individuals and businesses hurt by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.