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HC asks MoEF to test contaminated water of lakes in forests

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 21:08

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.

Birds dying of water pollution: Delhi HC seeks report

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 19:55

The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the environment ministry to collect samples of "contaminated" water in a green forest area in Tughlakabad over a plea alleging that birds and animals were dying because of poisonous and polluted water released from illegal factories.

Govt seeks proposals for five more tiger reserves

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 16:53

Government has accorded "in principle" approval for creation of two new tiger reserves in the country and has sought proposals from states for giving the status to five more protected areas, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.

GM crops: Javadekar emphasises on proper caution

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 16:38

Amid a row over field trials of GM crops in the country, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today emphasised on "proper caution" but said "nobody can say no to science".

NGRBA shifted from Environment Ministry to Water Resources

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 19:49

The National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) has been transferred to the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation from the Ministry of Environment.

Projects sanctioned for conservation of 62 lakes: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 19:41

The government today said that it has so far sanctioned projects for conservation of 62 lakes in 14 states across the country.

Environment ministry to get Rs.2,256 crore

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:12

The central government Thursday allocated Rs.2,256 crore to the ministry for environment and forests for 2014-15, a 10.58 percent increase in fund allocation compared to 2013-14.

Environment Ministry panel to visit Okhla Bird Sanctuary area

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 21:50

A panel constituted by the Environment Ministry is likely to visit Okhla Bird Sanctuary area next week as part of the Ministry`s efforts to demarcate the eco-sensitive zone around it.

Decision on Gadgil, Kasturirangan panels on June 4: Prakash Javadekar

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 18:29

Union Environment Ministry will take decision on reports prepared by the Madhav Gadgil and Kasturirangan panels on the Western Ghat at a meeting in New Delhi on June 4, the new Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.

Spain okays Repsol plan for Canary Islands exploration

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 06:10

The Spanish government on Thursday gave oil giant Repsol the green light to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the Canary Islands, a move that environmental groups described as "unjustifiable".

IFS, IAS officers at loggerheads over Green India Mission post

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 19:40

The post of Director of Green India Mission, a multi-crore forest generation programme of the Environment Ministry, has become a bone of contention between IFS and IAS officers.

IFS, IAS officers at loggerheads over Green India Mission post

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 19:40

The post of Director of Green India Mission, a multi-crore forest generation programme of the Environment Ministry, has become a bone of contention between IFS and IAS officers.