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German govt commits 3 million euros for Ganga rejuvenation
German govt commits 3 million euros for Ganga rejuvenation

 The German government has committed three million euros amounting to nearly Rs 21 crore for rejuvenation of river Ganga and an appraisal by the government to formulate concrete projects for initial assistance is expected in March.

Paris mayor wants to ban polluting trucks, buses

 The mayor of Paris said she wants to ban polluting buses and trucks in the French capital from July to fight pollution in one of the world`s most visited cities.

GSPCB to seek BITS' tech expertise on pollution issues

Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has joined hands with BITS Pilani's Goa campus to get the technical know-how for amplifying pollution control measures in the state.

Kanpur's 700 tanneries major source of pollution in Ganga: NGT

The National Green Tribunal Tuesday warned of complete closure of 700 tanneries located on the banks of river Ganga at Kanpur, terming them as one of the "highest sources of pollution".

Forest issue: SC grants time to Centre for appointing Regulator

Supreme Court on Friday granted six months time to the Centre to appoint National Regulator for appraising projects, enforce environmental conditions for approvals and impose penalties on polluters.

Pollution: NGT orders joint inspection at steel plant

The National Green Tribunal has directed the central and Uttar Pradesh pollution control boards to jointly inspect Rathi Steel and Power Ltd's plant at Ghaziabad for alleged failure to take steps to control air and water pollution.

Tax diesel vehicles in Delhi to check pollution: Sunita Narain

With diesel vehicles being biggest source of air pollution in Delhi, noted environmentalist Sunita Narain Wednesday said there was a need to heavily tax such vehicles in the national capital.

Govt reconstitutes pollution control board working group

To smoothen clearance of projects held at state pollution control boards (SPCBs), the Centre has reconstituted a working group to simplify procedures to get consent certificates and categorisation of industries.

Yamuna activists to protest in Indian capital

Green activists plan to stage protests in the Indian capital Feb 1 to demand that the Narendra Modi government act fast to clean up the highly polluted Yamuna river.

Pollution threatens Western Ghats' freshwater ecosystems: Study
Pollution threatens Western Ghats' freshwater ecosystems: Study

Diverse freshwater ecosystems of the Western Ghats and a large variety of species they contain face the "highest level of threat" due to pollution and mining in the world's most heavily populated biodiversity hotspot, according to a study.

14 people stand trial over arsenic pollution in China
14 people stand trial over arsenic pollution in China

Fourteen people from six mining companies have pleaded guilty to causing arsenic pollution in central China which poisoned 49 villagers and incurred a loss of over USD 1.3 million.

Delhi Assembly polls: Public opinion in Rajendra Nagar

As Assembly polls are approaching, let's decode the public opinion and know the issues ailing Delhi.

Meghalaya rivers turn blue, pollution blamed

Two rivers flowing towards Bangladesh in eastern Meghalaya have turned blue apparently due to "high acid" content leading to demand from environment activists to take immediate action to check pollution.

Govt plans dedicated institute for Ganga rejuvenation
Govt plans dedicated institute for Ganga rejuvenation

As part of its efforts to relieve the Ganga of the clutches of pollution, the government has planned to establish an institute dedicated for the holy river.

Air pollution discolouring Taj Mahal, finds study

A team of researchers from India and the US has found that the browning of the Taj Mahal's iconic marble dome and soaring minarets is due to dust and airborne carbon particles.

Watershed conservation can reduce pollution in India: Study
Watershed conservation can reduce pollution in India: Study

Indian cities like Mumbai, Gurgaon, Rajkot and several others that suffer from water pollution, have the potential to reduce pollution at the source by 10 percent through practices like watershed conservation and river bank restoration, a new study says.

Rs 5,160 cr given to states to clean rivers: Uma Bharti

Centre has released Rs 5,160 crore to various states for implementation of pollution abatement works in rivers, Parliament was informed Monday.

NDMC to put up panels to display pollution level, weather info

In consonance with its aim of smart development of areas under its jurisdiction, especially Connaught Place, the New Delhi Municipal Council is planning to install display panels which will monitor pollution level and show weather updates.

First poo-powered bus hits the roads in UK
First poo-powered bus hits the roads in UK

 The UK's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into service between Bristol and Bath.