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New river dolphin species discovered

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 18:05

The species was discovered from the Araguaia River basin of Brazil and researchers propose that it be called the Araguaian Boto, or Boto-do-Araguaia.

River basin carrying capacity test made mandatory for states

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 19:52

Environment Ministry has made it mandatory for state governments to conduct `carrying capacity` studies of river basins before any green clearances are granted for hydropower and river valley projects there.

Triclosan emerging as a harmful pollutant

Last Updated: Friday, October 26, 2012, 14:49

Triclosan, used as an anti-bacterial agent in personal care products and toothpaste, has been ranked as the sixth most harmful substance in Europe, besides damaging river ecology.

Cauvery protests escalate, all eyes on SC hearing on Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, October 07, 2012, 17:41

Intense protests over release of water to Tamil Nadu continued to sweep Cauvery river basin areas for the eighth day.

`Time running out for Ganga, states should step up efforts`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 14:28

PM Manmohan Singh today pulled up state govts for tardy performance on sewage treatment and asked them to take action against industries polluting the river.

Egypt objects to new Nile basin agreement

Last Updated: Sunday, May 16, 2010, 12:29

The Nile is a vital water source for nine countries through which it flows.

PM chairs Ganga River Basin Authority meet

Last Updated: Monday, October 05, 2009, 15:31

The newly formed Ganga River Basin Authority today met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, to discuss several measures regarding cleaning up the river in a systematic manner.