Environmentalist demands ban on mining in Jharkhand hills

Noted environmentalist Kaushal Kishore Jaiswal Monday demanded an immediate ban on all mining activities in the hills and forest areas of Jharkhand to withstand effects of cyclones like Hudhud.

Jailing of environmentalist not Games related: IOC

The jailing of a Russian environmentalist who had accused authorities of damaging the environment in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics is not related to the Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Saturday.

Critic of Sochi Games construction jailed for 3 years

A Russian environmentalist who campaigned against ecological damage from construction work for the Sochi Olympics is to spend three years in a prison colony, after losing an appeal against his sentence on Wednesday.

`200,000 hectares forest land diverted in four years`

Over 8,000 projects, involving a diversion of 200,000 hectares of forest land, have been cleared by the central government in four years and this was double the clearances given in three decades, environmentalist Sunita Narain said here Friday.

`Ghaziabad`s green areas being fast concretised`

Ghaziabad`s civic and development bodies seem obsessed with concretising the city`s green areas, environmentalists say.

Notify inclusion of env & forest expert in UTTIPEC: NGT to DDA

The National Green Tribunal Friday directed the Vice Chairman of Delhi Development Authority to ensure issuance of notification stating that an environmentalist and a forest expert or official shall be part of UTTIPEC which gives go ahead to developmental projects.

Environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna hospitalised

Noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna on Monday was admitted at the Jollygrant Hospital here after he complained of trouble in breathing.

Save Ganga activist agrees to end fast

Environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, 80, who is on a fast-unto-death since Jan 15 to save the Ganga river, agreed to end his fast after the govt agreed to his demands.