Manali: Heavy corruption found in Environmental taxes

Heavy corruption has been found in Environmental taxes in Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

MoEF mulls stringent penalties for green violators

The Environment Ministry is mulling stringent penalties including financial and criminal action for violators by bringing amendments to the Environment Protection Act and creating a "reign of enforcement".

New step toward 'green' bendable electronics with 1st light-emitting paper

A team of scientists is reporting a new step toward bendable electronics after developing the first light-emitting, transparent and flexible paper out of environmentally friendly materials via a simple, suction-filtration method.

India ranks 24th in the first Environmental Democracy Index

India has ranked 24th out of 70 countries in the first Environmental Democracy Index that is topped by Lithuania and evaluates nations' progress in enacting laws to promote transparency, accountability and citizen engagement in environmental decision making.

India ranks 24th out of 70 countries in first Environmental Democracy Index
India ranks 24th out of 70 countries in first Environmental Democracy Index

India has ranked 24th out of 70 countries in the first Environmental Democracy Index that is topped by Lithuania and evaluates nations' progress in enacting laws to promote transparency, accountability and citizen engagement in environmental decision making.

NGT slams MoEF for not submitting data on asbestos mining

The National Green Tribunal has slammed the Environment Ministry (MoEF) for failing to produce data related to asbestos mining in various states.

Govt ropes in PSUs for air monitoring stations in 12 cities

The Union Environment Ministry has roped in PSUs like NTPC, Coal India and NMDC to fund the setting up of over 60 Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations across 12 cities by this year-end.

Govt working on including criminal provisions in law on Ganga

The government is in the advanced stages of preparing the final draft of a law, which will incorporate criminal provisions, in its bid to abate pollution and maintain sustainable cleanliness in River Ganga.

Australia to widen curbs on shipping around Great Barrier Reef
Australia to widen curbs on shipping around Great Barrier Reef

Australia will more than double an area near the Great Barrier Reef subject to special curbs on shipping in a bid to protect the environmentally sensitive region, the government said on Saturday.

Obama defends Arctic drilling despite criticism from environmentalists
Obama defends Arctic drilling despite criticism from environmentalists

US President Barack Obama has defended authorising oil company Shell to begin drilling in the Arctic Ocean, leading to criticism from ecological organisations and environment defenders.

Australia PM advisor says climate change a UN-led ruse

 Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott`s top business advisor on Friday claimed climate change was a ruse encouraged by the United Nations to create a new authoritarian world order under its control.

New leftist Alberta leader seeks to reassure energy sector

 The new leftist leader of Canada`s oil-rich Alberta province sought to reassure energy investors Wednesday, saying she would work with industry to plan cuts to greenhouse gas emissions and on taxation.

Leopard cub killed in accident on Faridabad-Gurgaon road

A male leopard cub was mowed down by a speeding vehicle on the Faridabad-Gurgaon road, a forest official said.

Voices for environment protection ebb in economic downturn: IIM

Voices in support of environment protection have ebbed during economic down-turn, according to a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Management here.

National Museum creates friendly environment for differently-abled

 For the first time in the 55 years since the National Museum opened its doors to people, tactile paths have been laid and tactile objects displayed for an ongoing exhibition to create a better environment for the visually-impaired.

People participation needed for better waste management: Javadekar

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday called for increased participation of people and use of new technology to make waste management more effective, an official statement said.

Disease fears hit Nepal`s quake-hit homeless

With its sewage system badly damaged, carcasses rotting in the rubble and thousands of people sleeping rough, experts say Nepal faces a race against time to ensure a devastating earthquake does not trigger a public health disaster.

Development, environment protection can go together: Javadekar

Development and environment protection can go hand-in-hand and there was no need to create a conflict between the two, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday.

Chill in the air as Arctic nations meet

Arctic nations warned on Friday of the dangers facing the environment and the peoples of one of the planet`s most remote regions, which because of climate change is becoming a new hotspot in tensions with Russia.

India must show how it has preserved environment over ages: PM Modi
India must show how it has preserved environment over ages: PM Modi

Ahead of the global meet on climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India must show the world how it has been at the forefront of protecting the environment over the ages and asked the Culture Ministry to prepare a presentation in this regard.