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Effluent discharge in Ganga: NGT warns pollution control boards

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 22:17

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today warned the Central and Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Boards that it would pass "coercive orders" if effective steps were not taken to control pollution due to effluent discharged by sugar mills and a dairy firm in the river Ganga.

Tiny robots to help you perform daily chores

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 18:17

Soon, tiny robots would be performing tasks such as measuring pollution, extinguishing fire and delivering medicines into the body in a non-invasive way.

Hole over tropical West Pacific reinforcing ozone depletion in polar regions

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 10:37

Researchers have found that an atmospheric hole over the tropical West Pacific is reinforcing ozone depletion in the polar regions and could have a significant influence on the climate of the Earth.

London smog forces British PM Cameron to skip jog

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 20:04

The thick blanket of smog caused by dust from Africa`s Sahara desert that is engulfing the city of London today even forced British Prime Minister David Cameron to cancel his daily morning jog.

Delhi HC orders vehicle checks for pollution

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 21:02

The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the city government and traffic police to come up with a "special checking drive" in the capital to ensure that all vehicles carry a valid pollution under control certificate.

Art masterpieces helping map pollution levels in Earth`s past atmosphere

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 17:34

Researchers have shown the colours of sunsets painted by famous artists can be used to estimate pollution levels in the Earth `s past atmosphere.

Air pollution killed seven million people in 2012: WHO

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 05:26

Air pollution by sources ranging from cooking fires to auto fumes contributed to an estimated seven million deaths worldwide in 2012, the UN health agency said Tuesday.

Plants that can detect chemical explosives!

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 17:47

Oxygen and greenery is fine but what about plants that can sense pollution and even detect chemical explosives?

Bombay HC bans reclamation of wetlands and construction in Maharashtra

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 23:38

In a significant order, the Bombay High Court today banned reclamation of wetlands as well as construction activities on them across Maharashtra.

Polluted Paris forces half cars off the road

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 13:14

Paris on Monday resorted to drastic measures to curb soaring pollution levels by forcing all cars with number plates ending in even numbers off the road for the first time in two decades.

New ozone-depleting gases found in atmosphere

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 01:53

Worried scientists said on Sunday they had found four new ozone-destroying gases in the atmosphere, most likely put there by humans in the last 50-odd years despite a ban on these dangerous compounds.

Suspend work in textile dying, printing units in Pali: NGT

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 21:29

National Green Tribunal today ordered suspension of work in textile dying and printing units in Pali district that were operating without Consent to Operate from the Rajasthan Pollution Control Board.