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Clean Ganga drive: Toxin sensors to send alerts about effluents level

Clean Ganga drive: Toxin sensors to send alerts about effluents level

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:21

The Central government has directed to install high-tech sensors at critical points along the Ganga to check the level of discharge of industrial waste into the river from about 700 units.

Soon motorists will require PUC to buy petrol, diesel

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 23:21

Soon motorists will have to show 'pollution under control' certificates at petrol pumps to refuel their vehicles with the Delhi government Wednesday taking an in-principle decision to this effect primarily to check vehicular pollution in the city.

Check air pollution control devices in U`khand: NGT to USPCB

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 17:44

Heeding a plea to check air pollution from industries in Uttarakhand, the National Green Tribunal Wednesday directed the State Pollution Control Board (USPCB) to inspect all air pollution control devices installed in iron and steel units in Jasodharpur Industrial Area (JIA) near Kotdwar.

Birds dying of water pollution: Delhi HC seeks report

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 19:55

The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the environment ministry to collect samples of "contaminated" water in a green forest area in Tughlakabad over a plea alleging that birds and animals were dying because of poisonous and polluted water released from illegal factories.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 17:14

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.

`Polluting industrial sites putting Delhites at health risk`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 22:58

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

`Sponge` plastic to soak up CO2, reduce pollution

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 13:13

You have blamed plastics all along for increased pollution but researchers have now made a material - inspired by the plastics used in food containers - that soaks up carbon dioxide (CO2).

Discharge in Ganga: NGT orders joint inspection into polluting industries

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 21:32

Concerned over effluents discharged into the Ganga and the Yamuna, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to conduct a joint inspection of "seriously polluting industries" on the bank of both the rivers.

Every industry is liable to pay water cess: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 14:38

Every person running an industry and every local authority using water irrespective of sources from where water is drawn is liable to pay cess on quantity of water consumed by them, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Uma Bharti promises to control Yamuna pollution

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 20:32

The central government has promised action to contain pollution of the Yamuna river and restore its past glory.

Come up with out-of-the-box solutions: Naveen to scientists

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 16:09

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday urged upon the state`s scientific fraternity to come up with "out-of-the-box" solutions to combat the menaces of environmental pollution, energy crisis, water scarcity, global warming, and climate change.

GPCB appoints expert to study polluted river stretches

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 09:46

In a bid to tackle pollution in several river stretches across the state, the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has roped in a Mumbai-based expert, who will submit a report documenting the causes as well as the steps needed to improve the situation.