A house panel Monday said it was "strange" that Environment Ministry was not ready to "accept" studies linking mortality with air pollution as it recommended restricting use of personal vehicles through an efficient and cost effective public transport system.
In a first such initiative, the Environment Ministry will launch an online registration facility for institutions carrying out clinical trials on animals on April 24 to mark 'World Day for Animals in Laboratory'.
Health Ministry is unaware of a WHO report which says radiations emanating from mobile towers can "possibly cause cancer", the Central Information Commission has noted in its order while asking it to explain measures taken to inform people of its harmful effects.
The Indian government has rejected claims made by the Oxford University's wildlife experts that the increased tiger count was a result of flawed methodology for the census conducted in January this year.
The government on Thursday said only 29 proposals seeking forest clearances for expansion of railways and construction of dams are pending out of total 137 project proposals received in the last three years.
A Delhi court on Thursday allowed the Delhi Police five days custodial interrogation of two persons, arrested for allegedly procuring sensitive documents of ministries of Coal, Environment and Transport and others, in the corporate espionage case.
The Environment Ministry will work as a facilitator of sustainable development by bringing transparency, removing bottlenecks and encouraging people's participation, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Monday.
The National Green Tribunal has sought a report from the union environment ministry in the case of the controversial Kanhar dam in Uttar Pradesh within one week, failing which a Rs.25,000 fine would be slapped as it listed the final hearing for March 4.
Breaking his silence on former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan's allegations, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that he had asked her ex-colleague to save the environment and adivasis.
Hours after Jayanthi Natarajan said she was ready to face a probe over green clearances granted by her, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday registered fresh three Preliminary Enquiries (PEs) in this regard.