2 persistent environmental pollutants may still have adverse effects on infant growth

A new study has revealed exposure to two persistent environmental pollutants may affect infant growth.

New tough but flexible fish scale-like bulletproof clothing material for military

A team of researchers has come up with a revolutionary material that has superior anti-penetration properties while remaining flexible.

Lights out as world observes Earth Hour

vParis`s iconic Eiffel Tower switched off its lights, Berlin`s Brandenburg Gate went dark and Hong Kong`s famed skyline dimmed Saturday as landmarks the world over observed Earth Hour, the global climate change awareness campaign.

Environmental laws being reviewed to give more teeth: Prakash Javadekar

 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 on Saturday.

Agricultural waste may power future cars

 Agricultural by-products, such as straw, sawdust and corncobs, can be used to create environment friendly biofuel to power cars, scientists say.

Bacteria can create 'natural battery'
Bacteria can create 'natural battery'

Bacteria can use tiny magnetic particles to effectively create a "natural battery", a new research shows.

Created 1.2 lakh ponds in West Bengal, says Mamata

Protecting environment and aiding livelihood, the West Bengal government has created more than 1.2 lakh ponds since coming to power, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said.

Indian ecologist Madhav Gadgil, US scientist Jane Lubchenco share 2015 Tyler Prize
Indian ecologist Madhav Gadgil, US scientist Jane Lubchenco share 2015 Tyler Prize

Dr Madhav Gadgil, an eminent ecologist from Goa University, has been awarded the 2015 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

No polluting industries will be permitted in Puducherry: CM N Rangasamy

Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Sunday said his government was firm that no industries polluting sub soil water and the environment will be permitted in the Union Territory.

Goa mining: Ministry lifts stay on green clearances

The union ministry for environment and forests (MoEF) has formally lifted its 2012 order holding all environment clearances (EC) granted to Goa's iron ore mines in abeyance, clearing the way for resumption of mining in Goa, while also asking the state government to be vigilant against illegal mining.

India trip by 2 American teens leads to global cleanup project

India trip by two American teenager girls to attend science fairs led to a global project by youngsters from several countries for a cleaner and healthier environment.

Chemical to trap malaria mosquitoes identified
Chemical to trap malaria mosquitoes identified

In what could give a boost to malaria control efforts, researchers have discovered that pregnant malaria-transmitting mosquitoes are drawn to the odour released by a naturally occurring chemical cedrol.

Students in Mumbai ideate to inspire change

From protecting their environment to helping underrated artisans of the country, students from different schools in Mumbai presented a broad spectrum of ideas on education, environment, health and unemployment.

Bats take milliseconds to take decisions
Bats take milliseconds to take decisions

Bats can make ultra-fast decisions about how to attack their prey or even call off the attack and it just takes milliseconds, a new study has found.

Rajasthan: Collector seeks panchayat's help for eco-friendly villages

Nagaur district collector Rajan Vishal on Thursday urged the newly-elected Panchayati Raj members to make the villages in the district free of tobacco and polythene.

More teeth to be given to wildlife crime control bureau: Govt

More teeth would be given to the wildlife crime control bureau for stricter enforcement of laws to protect wildlife and increased penalties for offenders, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Wednesday.

Trees' felling; SC asks UP to seek Centre's nod for smart city project

The Supreme Court has asked Uttar Pradesh government to seek permission from the Centre for its dream smart city project near Lucknow after it was told that around 15 hectares, out of total project area of 992 acres, is forest land.

Humans adapted to rainforest environment sooner than previously believed
Humans adapted to rainforest environment sooner than previously believed

A new research has found that humans diet 20,000 years ago was largely sourced from rainforest, suggesting that they had adapted to the environment much sooner than thought.

Govt should focus on cleanliness of environment: NGT

 The government should focus on ensuring cleanliness of environment instead of mulling to cut down powers of the National Green Tribunal, the panel's chief Justice Swatanter Kumar today said.

Environment may play key role in height, size

 Environmental factors, and not just the genes, may play a crucial role in determining complex traits such as height, skin colour, weight and intelligence, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found.