Voices for environment protection ebb in economic downturn: IIM

Voices in support of environment protection have ebbed during economic down-turn, according to a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Management here.

Development, environment protection can go together: Javadekar

Development and environment protection can go hand-in-hand and there was no need to create a conflict between the two, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday.

DNA: RK Pachauri denied plea to travel abroad for Global Water Summit

A Delhi court has refused to hear TERI Director General R K Pachauri's plea to travel abroad for the Global Water Summit.

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PM Modi launches nation's first air quality index

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the first national air quality index at the start of a two-day Environment Ministry national conference which is seen as a final step of consultations and taking states on board before bringing amendments in existing green laws.

PM Modi launches air quality index, says India is ready to take lead in environment protection
PM Modi launches air quality index, says India is ready to take lead in environment protection

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the first national air quality index at the start of a two-day Environment Ministry national conference which is seen as a final step of consultations and taking states on board before bringing amendments in existing green laws.

Environmental laws being reviewed to give more teeth: Minister
Environmental laws being reviewed to give more teeth: Minister

The Centre is reviewing all environmental laws with an aim to give them more teeth and hand severe punishment in cases of encroachment and violation, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Saturday.

Chinese man invents 'green firecracker' to fight smog

Chinese revellers may have the hard choice of deciding between protecting the environment or protecting tradition as they prepare fireworks displays for the upcoming Spring Festival, which falls Feb 19 this year. But a man from central China's Henan Province has devised a non-polluting firecracker that could allow them to do both.

SAARC scientists to review climate change impact on coral reef
SAARC scientists to review climate change impact on coral reef

Several scientists from SAARC countries will come together in Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands from tomorrow for a five-day workshop that aims to throw light on the impact of climate change on coral reefs and protection of the environment.

Robert F Kennedy Jr leads march in Bihar

Robert F Kennedy Jr, a Congressman and related to the family of late US president John F Kennedy, led a procession of Buddhist devotees in Bihar Wednesday to propagate awareness on environment protection.

IT will help balance environment, development: Javadekar

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday said that merit-based and information technology-driven initiatives would help striking a balance between environment protection and development.

Development, environment protection can go hand-in-hand: Prakash Javadekar

The global certification for Kerala's Ashtamudi estuary for sustainable fishing shows that development and environment protection can go hand-in-hand, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Friday.

Synergy between environment protection and development vital: Javadekar

A synergy between the parameters of environment protection and development is "extremely vital" for balanced sustainable development, Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said Saturday.

Campuses focus on teaching environment protection

Institutions are now focusing on teaching students the importance protecting the environment, finds Prachi Rege.

Will strain every nerve to protect environment: Natarajan

Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Saturday said it was her mandate to protect forests and she would strain every nerve to shield them.

Environment protection a challenge in U’khand: Guv

Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi said today the conservation of the environment has become a challenge in the state which needs to be taken seriously.

Dubai to host Children`s Science Congress

The Friends of Kerala Sasthra Sahitya Parishad works for the popularisation of science and environment protection.

India may see Finnair`s first long-haul flight on bio-fuels

Nordic carrier Finnair will launch its first long-haul flight powered by bio-fuels to Asia, where India is a strategic market, to show its commitment towards environment protection and sustainable air transportation.

Sparrows disappearing from Assam

Sparrows are disappearing from many parts of the country, and specially in Assam.

China to cut 40 percent emission by 2015

China also plans to invest nearly $540 billion in environment protection.

China to spend $400 bn for environment protection

China on Friday announced plans to invest over USD 400 billion in the next four years for environment protection as a new survey showed that the country had become the top emitter of greenhouse gases.