New leftist Alberta leader seeks to reassure energy sector

 The new leftist leader of Canada`s oil-rich Alberta province sought to reassure energy investors Wednesday, saying she would work with industry to plan cuts to greenhouse gas emissions and on taxation.

Leopard cub killed in accident on Faridabad-Gurgaon road

A male leopard cub was mowed down by a speeding vehicle on the Faridabad-Gurgaon road, a forest official said.

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.

National Museum creates friendly environment for differently-abled

 For the first time in the 55 years since the National Museum opened its doors to people, tactile paths have been laid and tactile objects displayed for an ongoing exhibition to create a better environment for the visually-impaired.

People participation needed for better waste management: Javadekar

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday called for increased participation of people and use of new technology to make waste management more effective, an official statement said.

Disease fears hit Nepal`s quake-hit homeless

With its sewage system badly damaged, carcasses rotting in the rubble and thousands of people sleeping rough, experts say Nepal faces a race against time to ensure a devastating earthquake does not trigger a public health disaster.

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.

Chill in the air as Arctic nations meet

Arctic nations warned on Friday of the dangers facing the environment and the peoples of one of the planet`s most remote regions, which because of climate change is becoming a new hotspot in tensions with Russia.

India must show how it has preserved environment over ages: PM Modi
India must show how it has preserved environment over ages: PM Modi

Ahead of the global meet on climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India must show the world how it has been at the forefront of protecting the environment over the ages and asked the Culture Ministry to prepare a presentation in this regard.

India can show way in mitigating climate change: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India can show the way to the world in mitigating climate change.

Unscientific sewage disposal threatens Shimla's environs
Unscientific sewage disposal threatens Shimla's environs

Unscientific disposal of sewage and solid waste is threatening the pristine environment and water sources of the Queen of Hills, as Shimla was fondly called by the British colonial rulers.

Govt committed to protect wildlife: Haryana Forests Minister

Haryana's Environment Minister Captain Abhimanyu on Friday said the state government was committed to protect and further develop the wildlife and bio-diversity in the state.

Ensure no illegal mining takes place in Haridwar: NGT to MoEF

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Environment Ministry and Uttarakhand government to ensure that no "illegal and unscientific" sand mining is being carried out in Haridwar district.

Nepal bans polythene use in Kathmandu

Nepal Tuesday declared capital Kathmandu a polythene-free zone as the country observed its official New Year.

Oxford becomes first British city to ban non-recyclable food containers

Oxford may be known the world over for its famous university -- but it is not far behind in terms of action to safeguard the environment.

Saturn's moon Titan could harbour methane-based life

Methane-based life could thrive on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, according to scientists who suggest that it may be possible for a waterless environment to give rise to alien life.

Hundreds protest against pollution from south China coal plant

Hundreds of people in China`s southern Guangdong province protested against the expansion of a coal-fired power plant on Sunday, state media reported, the latest sign of public discontent over pollution.

New technology makes drones safer, smarter
New technology makes drones safer, smarter

Researchers have developed a new technology that enables drones to mimic human sense of balance to recover stable flight from any position and land autonomously in failure situations.

Tamil Nadu suggests funds for states for relocating people from core areas

Raising concern over increasing human-animal conflicts, Tamil Nadu today suggested timely funding to states to help voluntary relocation of people from core areas of Protected Areas in forests.

Andhra Pradesh seeks 'quick clearances' for faster growth

Andhra Pradesh Monday sought "quick clearances" from the Centre for diversion of forest areas to enable the bifurcated state to achieve double digit growth through industrialisation.