Vehicle pollution: China floats 'cash for clunkers' scheme

China is scheduled to restrict or prohibit heavy polluting vehicles by the end of June 2015 in major cities, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said Thursday.

Clownfish can swim 400km to find new home

 In a new study, scientists have found that clownfish larvae can swim up to 400 kilometres in search of a new home, which helps them deal with the environmental changes better

Study's co-author Dr Hugo Harrison from James Cook University said that clownfish spent their entire adult lives under the protection of their host anemone but as babies they have to wander the open ocean.

Initiatives needed to stop destruction of environment: French Ambassador to India Francois Richier

In view of incessant rains and floods causing massive destruction in Jammu and Kashmir, French Ambassador to India Francois Richier on Wednesday said governments should take initiatives to stop disruption of environment to prevent catastrophes in the future.

Sponge-like plastic to soak up CO2, reduce pollution
Sponge-like plastic to soak up CO2, reduce pollution

Scientists have developed a sponge-like plastic that sops up carbon dioxide (CO2) and might ease our transition away from polluting fossil fuels and towards new energy sources, such as hydrogen.

SDMC launches sanitation drive ahead of festival

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has kicked off a special sanitation drive ahead of the festive season, the civic body said Wednesday.

Environment ministry to review 5 acts

A high-level committee has been constituted by the government to review various environment laws in order to bring them in line with "current requirements", an official said Wednesday.

No climate change, says PM Narendra Modi
No climate change, says PM Narendra Modi

There is no climate change but only "our tolerance and habits" have changed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday while advocating that "struggle" with nature should be avoided and asked children to imbibe practices to save energy.

We ensured transparency in environment clearances: Javadekar

New Delhi: Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that his ministry has ensured greater transparency by initiating online submission of applications for environment and forest clearances.

'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.