water pollution

New paper test can identify contaminated water

New paper test can identify contaminated water

The device is easy-to-use and transport, weighing less than one gramme.

Jan 18, 2018, 18:32 PM IST
Kenyan sea turtle manages lucky escape from humanity's plastic binge

Kenyan sea turtle manages lucky escape from humanity's plastic binge

Dozens of the endangered creatures need rescuing every year around Watamu, where plastic litter accumulates in Indian Ocean.

Dec 04, 2017, 20:40 PM IST
Scientists find plastic in creatures living at the bottom of deepest ocean on Earth

Scientists find plastic in creatures living at the bottom of deepest ocean on Earth

An analysis showed that each creature was found to have consumed some form of manmade material, including the plastics Nylon, PVC, and PVA. 

Nov 17, 2017, 10:07 AM IST
Experts raise concern over waste dumping in rivers, say it's giving rise to antibiotic resistance

Experts raise concern over waste dumping in rivers, say it's giving rise to antibiotic resistance

Overall total antibiotic resistance genes were "30 times more abundant in river sediments from the city compared to upstream sites."

Sep 18, 2017, 14:58 PM IST
Endangered Australian fish species are taking refuge in waste beer bottles for protection

Endangered Australian fish species are taking refuge in waste beer bottles for protection

The spotted handfish walks along the Tasmanian seabed on long fins resembling hands and is the first marine species in the world to be classified as critically endangered.

Aug 08, 2017, 19:58 PM IST
New material removes water pollutants using solar energy

New material removes water pollutants using solar energy

By heating the reaction mixture at high pressures inside a sealed container, the composite is synthesised by growing ultra-thin "nanowires" of tungsten oxide on the surface of tiny particles of tantalum nitride.

Jul 01, 2017, 17:31 PM IST
16-year-old Bengaluru girl to have a minor planet named after her

16-year-old Bengaluru girl to have a minor planet named after her

Sahithi Pingali, a class 12 student from Bangalore’s Inventure Academy, joins an elite group of people having their names named after stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.

Jun 08, 2017, 14:16 PM IST
Yogi Adityanath government's big step to save river Ganga - Kanpur tanneries may be shifted soon!

Yogi Adityanath government's big step to save river Ganga - Kanpur tanneries may be shifted soon!

UP CM Yogi Adityanath, known for taking big and bold steps, is likely to take another big decision to save river Ganga.

Apr 16, 2017, 11:54 AM IST

Pollution pushing New Zealand to environmental limits: Report

The report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said New Zealanders enjoyed a high environmental quality of life and access to pristine wilderness, Xinhua news agency reported.

Mar 21, 2017, 08:52 AM IST
SHOCKING: Keep your mouth shut! 2016 Rio Olympics athletes, tourists warned of faeces-infested water

SHOCKING: Keep your mouth shut! 2016 Rio Olympics athletes, tourists warned of faeces-infested water

Researchers have found that many of the beaches in Rio de Janeiro have been long contaminated with raw sewage, household garbage, and even dead bodies.

Aug 02, 2016, 18:23 PM IST
Government mulling law to punish those polluting Ganga, says Uma Bharti

Government mulling law to punish those polluting Ganga, says Uma Bharti

The government will soon bring forth a legislation to punish those who pollute the Ganga river, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti said on Monday.

Jul 18, 2016, 18:41 PM IST
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.

Feb 02, 2016, 20:55 PM IST

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.

Jan 31, 2016, 19:28 PM IST
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.

Nov 15, 2015, 10:38 AM IST
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.

Sep 28, 2015, 17:30 PM IST

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.

Sep 02, 2015, 22:51 PM IST
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.

Aug 26, 2015, 09:42 AM IST
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.

Jun 09, 2015, 03:10 AM IST

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.

Jun 08, 2015, 22:26 PM IST
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.

Apr 26, 2015, 18:56 PM IST