Taj Mahal to undergo mud pack beauty treatment to counter effects of pollution

Taj Mahal, India`s pride and the symbol of everlasting love is losing its radiance and is constantly marred by pollution.

Environmental degradation costs India $80 bn annually

Environmental degradation costs India about Rs.3.75 trillion ($80 billion) annually - equivalent to 5.7 percent of the GDP - with air pollution being a major contributor, a World Bank report released Wednesday said.

China wants to curb sandstorms

China plans to control sandstorms and prevent environmental degradation in Beijing and Tianjin cities in the coming decade, authorities said.

`Tibetan plateau facing environmental degradation`

The temperature increase on the Tibetan plateau is twice the global average.