The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Environment Ministry and Uttarakhand government to ensure that no "illegal and unscientific" sand mining is being carried out in Haridwar district.
Notwithstanding India's need for "smart" environmental regulation, the government is working against the nation's interest by wrecking the very edifice of green laws, former environment minister Jairam Ramesh said on Friday.
Warning that the Bengal Delta in South Asia is facing an "ecological catastrophe" in the light of climate change, acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh has questioned the "obscurement" of information regarding the vulnerabilities of the region.
A study co-authored by Indian-origin scientist Anurag Agrawal has found that when plants develop mutually beneficial relationships with animals and insects, plant families become more diverse by evolving into more species over time.
In a bid to improve satellite-based estimation of atmospheric carbon dioxide absorption by the oceans, NASA is embarking on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the US this week.
Voters of the remote but picturesque Lahaul and Spiti valleys of Himachal Pradesh want justice for the environment. They say upcoming projects in the state, mainly in the hydropower sector, are not only threatening to displace them but will also affect the ecology.
With the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats conservation becoming a poll issue in the state, the Congress-led UDF government today demanded that the state`s suggestions for changes in the report should be accepted by the Centre.
A report reflecting the concerns of people about the fallout of the implementation of recommendations of the Kasturirgangan committee on the ecology of the Western Ghats shall be submitted to the Centre, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Wednesday.