Maharashtra Government informed the Bombay High Court Friday that the Ministry of Information and Forests (MoEF) has set up an expert committee to frame a River Regulation policy to protect the banks of rivers, lakes, creeks and tributaries in the wake of constructions.
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.
The GBP Institute for Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPIHED), an autonomous institute under Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), has initiated implementation of lab-to-land approach by signing an MoU with the Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA).
The National Green Tribunal Tuesday restrained the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) till December 20 from going ahead with the selection process for appointment of its Chairman in the wake of the allegation that persons being considered for the post do not satisfy the eligibility criteria.
The National Green Tribunal today gave time till January 9 to the Environment Ministry to submit its report on ways to protect the environment inside Kaziranga sanctuary as also the wild life there which is being affected by traffic movement on National Highway 37 passing through it.
The union government`s order on the G. Kasturirangan committee report on recommendations of the Western Ghats Ecology Experts Panel (WGEEP) was no cause for panic, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Thursday.
The National Green Tribunal Tuesday said that it is no longer mandatory for the environment ministry to refer to Gadgil panel`s report while deciding applications for clearance for projects in permissible areas of the Western Ghats.
The National Green Tribunal Monday asked Uttar Pradesh government to send its proposal regarding the eco-sensitive zone around Okhla bird sanctuary, near where building construction is on, to the MoEF.
The National Green Tribunal Friday directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Ghaziabad Development Authority to show whether they have any comprehensive guidelines for concretisation of landscapes in urban areas.
Madhav Gadgil, who headed a committee that authored a study on the Western Ghats, Friday criticised the decision of the union ministry of environment and forests to create "ecologically sensitive areas" in the area.
The Bombay High Court has asked the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests to carry out inspection of a site at Umbide, near Kalyan in neighbouring Thane district, and state whether the place can be used as `a dumping ground`, for solid waste.