Plying vehicles in Rohtang Pass: NGT seeks state's response

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Thursday refrained from providing any immediate relief on a plea to relax its directives limiting the playing of diesel and petrol vehicles in Rohtang Pass, saying it would examine Himachal Pradesh government's stand on how it would address the grievances of tourist vehicle operators.

No change in Yamuna pollution despite drop in sewage flow: Govt

Yamuna has failed to show any improvement in its pollution level in the past one year despite gradual reduction in pollution load contributed by major drains in Delhi, says an Environment Ministry report.

Breastfeeding protects kids from pollution

Mother's milk may protect their babies from the adverse effects of environmental pollution, suggests a new research.

'Poor in India can't pay for 150 years of pollution by West'

India has asked the developed world to bear the "burden of the cross" for pumping carbon dioxide into the air for the past 150 years as a poor man in India cannot be told to pay more for a cleaner planet.

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.

NGT extends time for transportation of coal in Meghalaya

The National Green Tribunal has extended the time for transportation of extracted coal in Meghalaya till June 30 while last date for payment of royalty has been fixed as May 31.

China uses drones to detect polluting factories

Polluters need to watch out for an eye in the sky as drones have helped China's ministry of environmental protection (MEP) detect factories flouting environmental laws in one of China's most polluted provinces.

Centre favours ban on 15-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR

The Centre Monday told National Green Tribunal that it favours banning of all diesel vehicles, which are more than 15 years from plying in Delhi-NCR.

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.

Ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi: NGT extends stay, pulls up Centre
Ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi: NGT extends stay, pulls up Centre

The National Green Tribunal Monday extended till May 25 the stay on its order banning plying of over 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR.

Pollution discolouring Taj Mahal: ASI
Pollution discolouring Taj Mahal: ASI

Centuries of pollution is slowly turning the Taj Mahal yellow despite continuing government efforts to save the historic monument in northern India, officials of the Archeological Survey have said.

State hospitals to prepare plan for bio-medical waste disposal

The state government hospitals will now have to prepare a waste management plan for disposal of bio-medical waste as per the 'Swachhta Guidelines for Public Health Facilities' released by the Centre Friday.

NGT orders joint inspection into polluting units in Greater Noida

The National Green Tribunal has directed country's anti-pollution watchdog Central Pollution Control Board and Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to conduct a joint inspection of polluting industries in Greater Noida's Chhapraula Industrial Area.

Centre to reply on emergency plan to stop river pollution
Centre to reply on emergency plan to stop river pollution

The National Green Tribunal Thursday sought response from the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government on a plea seeking directions to implement an emergency plan to prevent pollution and contamination of rivers in western UP.

Discoloration of the Taj Mahal: What to blame?
Discoloration of the Taj Mahal: What to blame?

Even as measures -- some of them knee-jerk -- are being taken to stop the majestic Taj Mahal from turning yellow, the exact causes for the monument's discoloration are yet to be ascertained, a recent analysis shows.

NMC plans cleaning of Godavari river on Sabarmati experiment

Ahead of Kumbh Mela, the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has decided to clean Godavari river by taking a cue from a similar drive to clean Sabarmarti river in Gujarat as its earlier experiments to use robots for unclogging of the water body came unstuck.

DNA: An analysis of traffic and parking system in Singapore

This segement of DNA analyses the traffic and parking system in Singapore.

35 percent of school-going children in India suffer from poor lung health: Survey

Zee Media Bureau

Kolkata: A survey has revealed that around 35 percent of school going children in India suffer from poor lung health.

Green tribunal bans throwing of waste into Hindon canal

The National Green Tribunal has banned throwing of all kinds of waste into the Hindon canal, saying its pollution is a matter of "serious" concern.

Fearing ban, packaging firm moves National Green Tribunal
Fearing ban, packaging firm moves National Green Tribunal

With the National Green Tribunal mulling ban on plastic packaging of products including PET bottles, a packaging firm has approached it claiming that it is "least polluting" while alternative materials like paper and aluminium foil are environmentally more "dangerous".