Cities, regions call for 'robust' world climate pact

Thousands of cities, provinces and states from around the world urged national governments on Thursday to deliver a "robust, binding, equitable and universal" planet-saving climate pact in December.

'Brick kilns turn hazardous for Kashmiris, violate environmental laws'

With most brick kilns in the Kashmir Valley not implementing the measures specified for minimizing pollution levels, the areas where they operate are virtually facing an environmental catastrophe, affected citizens and at least one prominent doctor have said.

Congress questions PM Modi's silence on 'Lalitgate'

Senior Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao on Monday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on 'Lalitgate' issue during his 'Mann ki Baat' programme and on allegations against foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.

Eco-friendly solution for oil spill developed

Researchers, including two Indian-origin scientists, have developed an eco-friendly bio-degradable green "herding" agent that can be used to clean up light crude oil spills on water.

Students learn better in informal environment

Students tend to learn and perform better in an informal environment rather than in a rigid classroom atmosphere, reveals an experiment.

Goa can show the way on green politics: Yadav

Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav believes that Goa can show the way on green politics in India considering the state's past history of fighting for environmental causes.

Maintain balance between development and environment: Gadkari

Stressing upon the need of introducing green and clean technologies, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday emphasised upon maintaining balance between development, ecology and environment.

Goa to ban plastic items from government offices

Plastic cups and other plastic cutlery will soon be banned from Goa government offices and functions conducted by the state government.

Pope to blame profiteers for killing the planet
Pope to blame profiteers for killing the planet

Pope Francis will call on Thursday on the world`s leaders to pull together to fight global warming, publishing his hotly-anticipated thesis on the environment which slams profiteers and slaves to progress.

'Kolkata's waterbodies lost to urbanisation'

Urbanisation has claimed nearly half of Kolkata's waterbodies in the last two-and-a-half decades, an environmentalist said on Wednesday.

Mullaperiyar dam: Jayalalithaa questions Centre for entertaining Kerala's request

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has questioned the Centre for "entertaining" Kerala's request for approving environment study to construct a new dam at Mullaperiyar in her state, saying it was in contravention to the Supreme Court order.

China turns focus to smoky ships, boats in fight against pollution

China is considering regulating emissions from boats and ships, the environment ministry said on Monday, as it tries to clamp down on pollution. 

Are we doing enough for our environment?
Are we doing enough for our environment?

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed." - Mahatma Gandhi

Environment special: What we can learn from China's eco friendly markets!

Ahead of World Environment Day, let's see what we can learn from China's eco friendly markets!

DNA: Comparative analysis of 'sabzi mandi' of India and China

Ahead of World Environment Day, let's see a comparative analysis of 'sabzi mandi' of India and China.

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World Environment Day 2015: We are running out of water!

Leonardo da Vinci truly claimed that 'water is the driving force of all nature'. It's needless to reiterate the above statement as we all know the significance of this precious resource!

Climate change has direct impact on human health: TERI survey
Climate change has direct impact on human health: TERI survey

Ahead of the World Environment Day (WED) celebration, which falls on June 5, the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) released the findings of the TERI Environmental Survey 2015 on Wednesday.

PM Modi to plant saplings on World Environment Day
PM Modi to plant saplings on World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on 5th June throughout the world with different themes.

Study warns of increase in manufacture of chewing tobacco items

There has been a steady increase between 2012 and 2015 in the volume of chewing tobacco manufactured in the country which "does not match" with the domestic regulatory environment on smokeless tobacco products, the WHO has said.