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Right to freedom from noise pollution is fundamental: HC

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 20:34

The Allahabad High Court has held that the "right to freedom from noise pollution is a fundamental right".

Clean Ganga drive: Centre gives clearance to 6 new sewage treatment plants

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:02

Taking a positive step towards cleaning the holy river Ganga, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to rejuvenate it on a priority basis, the Centre has given clearance for six new sewage treatment plants (STPs).

CPCB uploads list of industrial units polluting Ganga on its website

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 14:17

Following an order of National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has uploaded a list of 972 industrial units polluting river Ganga and its tributaries on its website, government said on Thursday.

Tracking pollution in space can help find aliens

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:27

Finding industrial pollution in Earth-like planets may hold the key to the search for advanced civilisation elsewhere other than our home planet, says a study.

NGT pulls up authorities over unauthorised borewells in Delhi

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 19:30

Taking a serious note of "water scarcity" in Delhi, the National Green Tribunal today pulled up the authorities for failing to perform their statutory administrative obligation in ensuring adequate water supply.

150 polluted stretches along rivers in the country: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:33

Government has identified 150 polluted stretches along various rivers in the country, the Lok Sabha was told today.

Now, smartphone sensor to monitor air pollution in real time

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 11:11

What if your old smartphone could tell you about the pollution and dust levels present in air and could save you from various health problems?

Govt rejects study report on pollution level in India

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:47

Government on Wednesday rejected studies of WHO and Yale University which talked about India and its cities being among the most polluted, asserting that the parameters for determining air pollution were not considered by them.

Panel to assess pollution on Goa beaches

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 18:33

A high-level committee will assess pollution on Goa beaches, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Tuesday.

High-level co to assess Goa beaches pollution: Javadekar

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 14:27

Asserting that Narendra Modi Government is committed to "development without destruction", Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday said a high-level panel would assess reasons behind pollution in Goa coasts and formulate a redressal plan.

IBM signs up to help fight China`s war on smog

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 09:08

IBM Corp has signed an agreement with the city of Beijing to use advanced weather forecasting and cloud computing technologies to help tackle the Chinese capital`s persistent smog.

Bombay HC forms panel to check pollution, sanitation during festival

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 21:29

The Bombay High Court today formed a high-powered committee to provide proper sanitation and monitor pollution in Chandrabhaga river in the holy town of Pandharpur for the Asadi Ekadashi festival on July 9 amidst reports of manual scavenging prevailing there.