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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.