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USGBC names ex-secretary as advisor for green building hub

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 19:12

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) announced Wednesday that M. Ramachandran has joined as a senior adviser to its LEED customer service hub for green buildings in India.

Many elephant populations to disappear in 10 years: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 19:09

In a shocking revelation, a most comprehensive survey of elephant poaching to date has estimated that 100,000 African elephants were illegally killed between 2010-2012, threatening that many elephant populations may be wiped out in the next 10 years.

2015-16 to be observed as water conservation year

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 19:06

The year 2015-16 will be observed as water conservation year and a public movement will be launched during the year to conserve the precious resource, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti said Wednesday.

Tripura to set up elephant reserve

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 18:23

The Tripura government would set up an elephant reserve in the mountainous northeastern state to conserve wild elephants, a minister said here Wednesday.

India in danger of moving towards water scarcity condition: ADB

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 17:56

India is in danger of moving towards water scarcity conditions as per capita availability of water is reducing in the country, a Asian Development Bank official said Wednesday.

Check air pollution control devices in U`khand: NGT to USPCB

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 17:44

Heeding a plea to check air pollution from industries in Uttarakhand, the National Green Tribunal Wednesday directed the State Pollution Control Board (USPCB) to inspect all air pollution control devices installed in iron and steel units in Jasodharpur Industrial Area (JIA) near Kotdwar.

Modi effect: Chhattisgarh to build toilets in 100 schools

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 22:29

Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s call for `Clean India` initiative and focus on school sanitation, Chhattisgarh Government has decided to construct toilets in as many as 100 schools.

India 5th in wind power generation with 1,700 MW added in 2013

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 22:17

India ranked fifth among top ten wind power producers in the world by adding 1,700 MW capacity in 2013, a global report on renewable energy said.

North corporation launches 100-day cleanliness drive

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 22:13

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation Tuesday launched a 100-day "sanitation-cum-cleanliness drive" after successful completion of a similar week-long drive launched ahead of Independence Day celebrations.

29 storage dams operating at below normal capacity: CEA

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 18:08

Water level at storage dams across the country has gone down due to scanty monsoon adversely impacting irrigation and hydel generation.