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'Clean cities' Alappuzha, Panaji, Mysuru show the way in urban solid waste management

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday conferred the Clean City awards on Alappuzha, Panaji and Mysuru at a function here.

Paris climate deal is weak, unambitious, says CSE

"The draft Paris agreement continues to be weak and unambitious as it does not include any meaningful targets for developed countries to reduce their emissions," said Sunita Narain, director general of CSE, in a statement.

India has set ground rules for Paris climate negotiations: CSE

CSE wants a stable and effective deal and hopes that the provision of fair allocation of carbon space finds clear articulation in the Paris agreement.

US consumption level unsustainable: CSE

CSE said if the US did not make serious changes to its "conspicuous consumption", climate change mitigation efforts would not be as successful as the US needed to lead the way.

Developing nations must send best minds to negotiate 'hard' on climate change: CSE

The 2015 Paris Climate Conference is scheduled to take place from November 30 to December 11.

CSE study challenges MCD data on commercial vehicles entry

Challenging MCD data on commercial vehicles entering the capital each day, a CSE study released on Tuesday said the civic body's figures were 70 percent less than the actual and could lead to gross underestimation of pollution level and weaken action to combat it.

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.

'627,000 die every year of particulate air pollution'

'627,000 die every year of particulate air pollution'

Over 627,000 people die prematurely and 18 million healthy life years are lost every year due to particulate air pollution -- the microscopic solid and liquid matter suspended in the Earth`s atmosphere, an environmentalist said here on Wednesday.

Govt to ask Delhi to prepare master plan to check pollution

Govt to ask Delhi to prepare master plan to check pollution

Many recent studies have earned Delhi the tag of being one of the most polluted cities in the world.

Tax diesel vehicles in Delhi to check pollution: Sunita Narain

With diesel vehicles being biggest source of air pollution in Delhi, noted environmentalist Sunita Narain Wednesday said there was a need to heavily tax such vehicles in the national capital.

US-China climate deal: CSE seeks to blame Ramesh

Lambasting the US-China climate deal, an advocacy group Wednesday said the two biggest polluters signing such a pact was the result of a "disastrous formula" agreed by India in two key UN climate conferences when Jairam Ramesh was the Environment Minister.

Govt should take leadership role in global climate talks: NGO

The government should take a leadership role in global climate negotiations, an environment NGO said today, a day after UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that current trends in carbon emissions will lead to disaster.

Sunita Narain questions allocation on Ganga conservation

Environmentalist Sunita Narain Thursday raised questions on allocations on clean energy and Ganga conservation.

Sunita Narain questions allocation on Ganga conservation

Environmentalist Sunita Narain Thursday raised questions on allocations on clean energy and Ganga conservation that were announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his maiden budget Thursday.

HC stays proceedings against Sunita Narain in defamation case

Suspending an order of a trial court at Vapi in a defamation case against environmental activist Sunita Narain, the Gujarat High Court gave relief to her on Friday and stayed proceedings against her as well as four of her colleagues.

WHO report claims New Delhi has world`s worst air pollution

A World Health Organisation (WHO) study ranks New Delhi as the world`s worst city for air pollution, with an annual average of 153 micrograms of small particulates, known as PM 2.5, per cubic metre.

`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.

Sunita Narain to be discharged from hospital soon

Environmentalist Sunita Narain, critically injured over a week ago after a speeding car hit her when she was riding a bicycle, is likely to be discharged from the hospital soon, a statement said.

Cyclists in Indian cities being edged out: Narain

Hit by a car while cycling, environmental activist Sunita Narain on Monday said cyclists in Indian cities are being edged out systematically to make way for cars.

Sunita Narain stable, says cyclists in India are being edged out

Noted environmentalist Sunita Narain, who is currently undergoing treatment in AIIMS after being hit by a speeding car while cycling on Sunday, said that cyclists are being edged out systematically to make way for cars.