Environment

MADURAI: A team of experts entered the sealed Sterlite Copper plant in Tuticorin on Sunday evening in the wake of reports that there was a suspected chemical leak in a storage unit, said district c

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Proposal approved based on the latest draft CZMP; activists slam Centre’s decision

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PANJIM: NGO Goencho Avaaz has expressed grave apprehension and protested the draft coastal regulation zone (CRZ) notification 2018 claiming it will prove detrimental and destructive to the fragile

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BENGALURU: Historian and author Ramachandra Guha spoke on a lesser known aspect of Mahatma Gandhi’s life — Gandhi’s concern for the environment, here on Sunday.

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Violating PPCB regulations, emitting black smoke much above the permissible limit

The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has started the process to close two brick kilns in Faridkot.

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NEW DELHI: One of the main barriers against dust incursion from Rajasthan and surrounding areas into the capital are the Aravalis in Haryana bordering Delhi, but a number of policies are diluting i

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Air Pollution

With a massive haze of dust enveloping Delhi and the pollution levels dropping to "severe" category, a green body has urged the Environment Ministry to speed up rolling out its National Clean Air P

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Delhi's air quality improved today due to dispersion of pollutants and rapidly decreased the pollution level to 'moderate to poor' category from the 'severe plus' for the first time in six days, mo

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Air quality in national Capital improved on Sunday due to dispersion of pollutants and rapidly decreased the pollution level to 'moderate to poor' category from the 'severe plus' for the first time

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Following the direction of the Lieutenant Governor to stop all civil constructions activities in Delhi till June 17 as part of emergency measures to combat with severe dust pollution, South Delhi M

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Water Resources

COIMBATORE: Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday sought immediate operationalisation of the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) and the Cauvery Water Regulation Committe

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Climate Change

Dry riverbeds are contributing more carbon emissions than previously thought, says a study that could help scientists better understand how to fight climate change.

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Global warming is expected to make vegetables significantly scarcer around the world, unless new growing practices and resilient crop varieties are adopted, warned researchers.

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SHILLONG: The report of the carbon footprint of Meghalaya has revealed that in terms of carbon emissions, Meghalaya is doing better than Bhutan which is famous for its low carbon footprint.

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Natural Disasters

The fact is that the storms of this year hold a mirror to our future

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GUWAHATI/IMPHAL/AGARTALA: Five people drowned in the current spate of floods in Assam on Sunday, taking the death toll to 11 in the state since the first wave hit the state five days ago.

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Looking at the present flood situation in the State, the Sivasagar district administration has asked the District Disaster Management Cell, SDRF, Water Resources Department and also the security f

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Health

NEW DELHI: Community kitchens (langars) in 10 major Delhi gurdwaras have implemented the food safety and hygiene standards set by food regulator FSSAI to make healthy food accessible to everyone.

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Warns that low rates for procedures will compromise patient safety

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Koraput: The administration claims that preventive measures are being taken to contain dengue but the fresh cases of the disease reported from Biranarayanpur village in Rayagada district on Saturda

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GUWAHATI: Assam is scheduled to launch a cancer care foundation, the first for any State government in India, on Monday for making treatment of the disease more affordable and ensuring care for pat

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Diabetes has become an epidemic in the country which requires urgent attention, but good news is that the Centre as well as state governments are committed to address the situation, a public health

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Energy

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh's plans to harness hydropower in a big way have received a jolt with investors reluctant to take up projects.

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With three days to go for the official paddy sowing season to start, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has ensured 13,000 MW of power generation to meet an expected demand of 12,50

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Patna: The grid connected rooftop project, which entails production of solar energy on rooftops of individual households and institutions, looks set for a promising start in the state.

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