National Green Tribunal questions tradition of cremating in Hindus, says it causes air, water pollution

National Green Tribunal questions tradition of cremating in Hindus, says it causes air, water pollution

In order to tackle the environmental pollution, the concept of electric cremation was commissioned in India in January 1989 as a part of the Ganga Action Plan.

Arunachal rivers free from pollution: CGWB

As per CPCB report, only about 40-50 per cent of the population of the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore were served by sewer systems.

Jharkhand minister takes on fight against water pollution

Jharkhand minister takes on fight against water pollution

There would be a survey of rivers and water bodies and reports would be prepared to be given to different officials concerned, highlighting adverse impact on water resources by industrial waste and other pollutants.

Pollution killing corals in Vietnam

Pollution killing corals in Vietnam

Many coral reefs under the sea off Phu Quoc island, off southern Vietnam, have disappeared due to climate change and water pollution over the past several years, the media reported on Monday.

Union Carbide accountable for water pollution: Bhopal victims to US court

Lawyers representing communities living near the site of the Bhopal gas disaster, the world's worst industrial disaster, argued before the US Court of Appeals that Union Carbide Corp.

Water pollution tricky issue for Rio Olympics

Water pollution tricky issue for Rio Olympics

 The organisers of the 2016 Rio Olympics are facing a tricky issue of the water pollution, a media report said.

IOC still concerned about Rio water pollution

IOC still concerned about Rio water pollution

The International Olympic Comittee (IOC) is still concerned about the water pollution in Rio de Janeiro barely one year before it hosts the Olympic Games, its president Thomas Bach said on Monday.

Over 500 applications for environmental clearances approved: Javadekar

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said over 500 of the 3,200 online applications received for environmental clearances were approved last year.

Official issues Rio 2016 sailing warning to Guanabara Bay

Official issues Rio 2016 sailing warning to Guanabara Bay

Guanabara Bay in the state of Rio could be stripped of hosting Rio 2016 Olympic sailing events if action isn't taken to clean the venue's polluted waters, an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) official has warned.

Fly-ash mismanagement cause of pollution in Odisha

Coal-rich Odisha may have drawn huge investments in the electricity sector to emerge as a powerhouse of India but the state has been unsuccessful in utilising the fly ash produced in thermal power plants which has led to massive air and water pollution.

Govt to make changes in rules to control pollution: Javadekar

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Monday said the government is in the process of making necessary changes in rules and regulations to control pollution.

X-Rays help farmers boost yields, cut pollution

X-Rays help farmers boost yields, cut pollution

Researchers are using X-rays to help farmers increase yields and cut water pollution following an unexpected discovery in pea and bean crop.

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.

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.

India's air pollution policies more successful than water pollution ones: Study

India's air pollution policies more successful than water pollution ones: Study

India's air pollution policies are more successful than the water pollution ones because of the country's Supreme Court's effective intervention to address matters polluting the atmosphere, according to a new study.

Good days ahead for Hisar ?

Though Hissar has been given the title of counter magnet city, they are facing the problem of water pollution.

NGT restrains Punjab from spending funds for controlling water pollution

The National Green Tribunal Wednesday restrained Punjab from spending the first instalment of Rs 16.13 crores being disbursed by Union Urban Development Ministry for controlling contamination of under-ground water in the state till it examines the details as to how they want to spend the money.

`Air quality, water availability worsened in Delhi`

Air pollution and drinking water availability worsened in the last five years in the national capital with the transport sector, industries and wastage of water adding to the problem.

No proof to link water pollution with cancer: Azad

India reports around 11 lakh cancer cases every year and there is no evidence available to attribute it to rising levels of water pollution, Health and Family Welfare minister Ghulam Nabi Azad informed the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.

China chocked by pollution, dense fog

China`s pollution woes continued as it battled both air and water pollution across the country, while dense fog swathed much of eastern and central regions.