'Tourism development shouldn't exploit environment'

 The government Tuesday urged all stakeholders in the tourism industry to ensure that tourism development shouldn't come at the cost of "over-exploiting" natural resources for short-term gains.

Complete deconcretisation within one week: NGT to authorities

Observing that trees are the lungs a city, the National Green Tribunal has directed authorities to complete deconcretisation work in four Delhi colonies within a week.

Remove encroachments within "NCZ" along Kaliasot river: NGT

Stressing that "protection" and "improvement" of the environment is need of the hour, the National Green Tribunal has directed Madhya Pradesh to remove all encroachments within a 33-metre "No Construction Zone" (NCZ) along the entire length of the Kaliasot river.

Water crisis threatens thirsty Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo is thirsty. A severe drought is hitting Brazil`s largest city and thriving economic capital with no end in sight, threatening the municipal water supply to millions of people.

PM Modi lays emphasis on urban development, vows to fight corruption

Modi who laid the foundation stone of the Metro rail project in Nagpur said that Metro rail these days have become the identity of the big cities and now Nagpur`s name will be added to the list of modern Indian cities.

West Bengal to install solar panels in schools, hospitals

The West Bengal government will start installing solar panels in 100 schools and hospitals across the state this November, state Environment Minister Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar said.

Your sunscreen is threat to marine life

Sunscreens give protection to the human skin from ultraviolet (UV) radiation and are almost a necessity among the beach goers - but at the cost to the environment.

North corporation launches 100-day cleanliness drive

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation Tuesday launched a 100-day "sanitation-cum-cleanliness drive" after successful completion of a similar week-long drive launched ahead of Independence Day celebrations.

High-tech device for medical testing trials in India

A compact, inexpensive handheld device that monitors diabetes, detects malaria and environmental pollutants is being trialled in India by Harvard scientists.

`Protect trees for ecological balance& environmental security`

Welfare and Tourism Minister P Rajavelu today stressed the need to protect trees so that there could be ecological balance and environmental security.

Spain`s Canary Islands fume over oil exploration

Spain`s government sparked an outcry Thursday by giving oil group Repsol the all-clear to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the tourism-dependent Canary Islands.

National Safety Science Quiz to be held

A National Safety Science Quiz is being organised by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) in partnership with a private safety science firm during the month of September-October, a statement said on Thursday.

Tuki emphasises on preservation of Arunachal forest cover

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today emphasised on preservation of the state`s vast forest cover.

CPCB`s ESS inspects 201 industrial units in 2013-14: Govt

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has set up a mechanism under its environmental surveillance squad programme to carry out surprise inspections and assessment of pollution levels of industrial units, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Campuses focus on teaching environment protection

Institutions are now focusing on teaching students the importance protecting the environment, finds Prachi Rege.

`Polluting industrial sites putting Delhites at health risk`

Polluting industrial sites dot the entire city and are putting Delhites at a huge health risk, said a study report Tuesday.

Forest clearances given only after due safeguards: Govt

Allaying apprehensions that green nod is being speeded up at the cost of environment, government today asserted that no forest clearance is given unless there is a plan in place to compensate the forest cover.

West Africa urged to expand counter-drug ops to wildlife smugglers

The United States is urging West African nations to expand cooperation on drug trafficking to also target groups that trade in endangered wildlife, a senior US State Department official said Tuesday.

Indo-US group to work very closely on climate change: Javadekar

Terming the Indo-US Joint Working Group as an "important platform" for addressing environment and sustainable development concerns, Environment minister Prakash Javadekar Wednesday said the group needs to work "very closely" and develop common understanding and balanced package for post 2020 period.

Forest cover increases to 12.86 per cent in Bihar

Forest cover in Bihar has increased to 12.86 per cent even as extensive afforestation campaign was on to achieve the target of 15 per cent by 2017, state forest and environment minister P K Shahi said today.