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Study finds antibiotic residues in poultry

Study finds antibiotic residues in poultry

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:45

Claiming that it found several antibiotic residues in chickens tested in Delhi-NCR region, an environment body Wednesday said "large-scale and indiscriminate" use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be "strongly linked" to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 23:23

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.

Environment groups' concerns over Adani project exaggerated: Hunt

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:31

Rebutting concerns raised by environmentalists on the approval of USD 16.5-bn coal and rail project of India's Adani Mining in Queensland, Australian environment minister Greg Hunt on Tuesday said the claims about its impact on Great Barrier Reef were "exaggerated".

Projects sanctioned for conservation of 62 lakes: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 19:41

The government today said that it has so far sanctioned projects for conservation of 62 lakes in 14 states across the country.

56 proposals under Forest Act given clearance

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 19:33

Fifty-six proposals under Forest Conservation Act and 11 projects under Environment Impact Assessment Notification for roads and public utility sectors were granted clearance in hilly states during the last one year, government today said.

Govt examining national regulator for appraising projects

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 21:29

Minister of State for Environment Prakash Javadekar said in a written reply that they will seek more time from the Supreme Court to set up the regulator.

Forest cover increases to 12.86 per cent in Bihar

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:21

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.

Nagoya Protocol to help conserve biodiversity: Javadekar

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 17:42

The Nagoya Protocol, which will create incentives to conserve biodiversity, has received the required 50th instrument of ratification on July 14, India today said.

DLF issue: Government to proceed further after getting report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:21

Environment Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan said the committee was stated to visit the site on July 21 and a report would be available on July 22.

India, Brazil ink deal on cooperation in environment

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 23:41

India and Brazil Wednesday signed an agreement in Brasilia on cooperation in the field of environment, the external affairs ministry said.

Adani Ports gets environment nod for 8,481 hectare SEZ

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 16:36

Special Economic Zones have been promoted from the point of view of attracting FDI as well as to promote export led growth.

Friends we choose resemble us genetically

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 15:05

A new study has revealed that the `buddies` we choose do resemble us genetically even though they are not biologically related.