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Endangered sea turtles left stranded in Gujarat

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 21:54

Marine conservationists are trying to rescue a group of endangered sea turtles which are stranded inside a Gujarat lake after construction of large road culverts blocked their entry into the Gulf of Kutch.

There will be water wars soon: HC on depleting water level in Delhi

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 21:16

The Delhi High Court Wednesday said there would be "water wars" soon given the rate water sources is depleting and asked the city government whether it has any policy in place for implementing rain-water harvesting measures.

HC asks MoEF to test contaminated water of lakes in forests

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 21:08

The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to collect samples from an "artificial" waterbody in a forested area near Fort Tughlakabad here and submit a report on whether it is poisonous and also if it is affecting animals in the area.

Birds dying of water pollution: Delhi HC seeks report

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 19:55

The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the environment ministry to collect samples of "contaminated" water in a green forest area in Tughlakabad over a plea alleging that birds and animals were dying because of poisonous and polluted water released from illegal factories.

CPCB`s ESS inspects 201 industrial units in 2013-14: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 19:40

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has set up a mechanism under its environmental surveillance squad programme to carry out surprise inspections and assessment of pollution levels of industrial units, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Govt seeks proposals for five more tiger reserves

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 16:53

Government has accorded "in principle" approval for creation of two new tiger reserves in the country and has sought proposals from states for giving the status to five more protected areas, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.

Govt to take steps to stop poaching of one-horned rhino

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 14:16

Terming the poaching of one-horned rhino as a serious matter, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said he will hold a meeting in Assam shortly to evolve a strategy to deal with the issue.

Antarctic insect has the smallest genome

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 14:10

The Antarctic midge - a small, wingless fly - with only 99 million base pairs of nucleotides has the smallest insect genome ever sequenced, scientists say.

Endangered sea turtles left stranded in Gujarat

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 11:36

Marine conservationists are trying to rescue a group of endangered sea turtles which are stranded inside a Gujarat lake after construction of large road culverts blocked their entry into the Gulf of Kutch.

`Polluting industrial sites putting Delhites at health risk`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 22:58

Polluting industrial sites dot the entire city and are putting Delhites at a huge health risk, said a study report Tuesday.