Smog levels in China drop dramatically: MEP data
Smog levels in China drop dramatically: MEP data

China has progressed in controlling its pollution problem as the average density of PM2.5 particles in its three key economic regions has dropped dramatically in the first half of 2015, officials said.

SeaWorld staffer allegedly spied on animal rights group

US theme park SeaWorld has suspended an employee who allegedly infiltrated the animal rights group PETA -- but activists denounced the move as cosmetic and said they could unmask more spies.

Apollo Group launches Apollo Spectra Hospitals

Apollo Hospitals Group subsidiary Apollo Health and Lifestyle Limited (AHLL) here on Thursday relaunched its acquisition Nova Specialty Hospitals as multi-specialty Apollo Spectra Hospitals.

Air pollution: NGT seeks info on vehicles owned by society
Air pollution: NGT seeks info on vehicles owned by society

A housing society, which had approached the National Green Tribunal complaining about noise and air pollution due to functioning of unauthorised auto workshops within its vicinity, was today asked to come out with information on the number of vehicles owned by each resident.

Earth`s degradation threatens major health gains: Study

The unprecedented degradation of Earth`s natural resources coupled with climate change could reverse major gains in human health over the last 150 years, according to a sweeping scientific review published Thursday.

Haryana forest cover to increase to 10 pc in next 5 years: Minister

 Haryana Environment and Forests Minister Capt Abhimanyu on Wednesday said the government has set a target of increasing the state forest cover to 10 per cent from the present 7 in the next five years.

NGT raps govt for failing to conduct study on plastic use

The National Green Tribunal today pulled up the government for failing to come up with a study on plastic packaging of products and generation of such municipal waste, saying the people should know whether its use is harmful.

Google tech displays augmented vision

Google has applied with the US Patent and Trademark Office for a new technology that will allow users wearing Google Glass-like device get information about objects within their line of vision, International Business Times reported.

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.