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Air pollution situation in Delhi of an emergency nature: High Court

Air pollution situation in Delhi of an emergency nature: High Court

Air pollution in the national capital is of an "emergency nature", the Delhi High Court today observed and said this situation would not have arisen if the authorities had implemented laws and rules in place to prevent environmental degradation.

Sorry state of Yamuna mulled on World Rivers Day

The problems of the Yamuna and other Indian rivers were again in focus on the annual World Rivers Day on Sunday, as the people of Braj Mandal joined millions around the world to highlight environmental degradation and pollution in rivers which have sustained life and culture in many societies.

PM Modi wants countrymen to change their lifestyle to save environment

Blaming changing lifestyle of people as the reason for environmental degradation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said increasing consumerism was at the root of the climate crisis and advocated practice of age-old traditions of the country to fight it.

PM blames changing lifestyle for environmental degradation

Blaming changing lifestyle of people as the reason for environmental degradation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said increasing consumerism was at the root of the climate crisis and advocated practice of age-old traditions of the country to fight it.

Bird population across Europe declining rapidly: Study

Bird population across Europe have experienced sharp decline- a staggering 421 million birds over the past 30 years with the majority of losses from the most common species, a research shows.

Act now or face 'irreversible' effects of climate change: IPCC report

Humanity will face immense difficulty in coping with the climate change after a point.

Rio 2016 Olympic golf course in legal battle

Rio 2016 Olympic golf course in legal battle

A local judge is set to decide the fate of Rio's 2016 Olympic golf course after a hearing failed to end an impasse over the site's development.

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.

Green growth is necessary and affordable for India: World Bank

Stating that environmental degradation is costing 5.7 percent of GDP annually, World Bank on Wednesday said India can make green growth a reality by putting in place plans to lower environmental degradation at minimal cost of 0.02-0.04 percent of gross domestic product.

'Economic development must be environmentally sustainable': PM

Warning that environmental degradation could have serious consequences, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today emphasised that economic growth should be based on optimal use of natural resources and development must be environmentally sustainable.

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.