Pollution

NGT to fine thermal plants over fly ash

6/12/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed penalties of up to ?5 crore on thermal power plants that have not fully disposed of the fly ash they gen ...

Fighting air pollution in India

30/11/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Background :- The WHO global air pollution database report that ranked 14 Indian cities among the 15 of the world’s most polluted, in terms of particu ...

NGT summons Chief Secretaries of 4 States over stubble burning

13/11/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Chief Secretaries of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to draw up a plan to provide economic inc ...

Ozone Hole Recovery Due to Chemicals Ban

8/11/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The hole in Ozone layer has shrunk thanks to the ban of CFCs, after NASA’s finding that chlorine levels are rapidly declining in Earth's stratosphere. ...

CSIR develops Less Polluting Firecrackers

31/10/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

CSIR scientists have developed Less Polluting Firecrackers which are not only environment friendly but 15-20 % cheaper than the conventional ones. The ...

Namami Gange programme

29/10/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Executive Committee (EC) of the National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved 12 projects worth Rs. 929 Crore under the Namami Gange programme in ...

Arsenic contamination in paddy is rising in Bengal

1/8/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

According to recent study conducted by researchers at the School of Environmental Studies (SOES), Jadavpur University, reveals arsenic contamination i ...

Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan

22/7/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is running “Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan” in five main stem Ganga basin states – Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bih ...

Oil ministry supports petcoke import ban

18/7/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEF&CC) has informed the Supreme Court that it was undertaking a study on the ban on petroleu ...

Plastic to be used for village roads in Punjab

1/7/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Punjab will soon join the league of states that are laying plastic-blended roads in rural areas. After successful trials on the use of multi-layered p ...

Toxic air is causing malnutrition in trees

29/6/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Air pollution is also causing malnutrition in trees by harming a fungi that is important for providing mineral nutrients to tree roots. Mycorrhizal fu ...

New way to clean water polluted by mercury

23/5/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

About four years ago, a group of researchers from IIT-Madras developed a simple kit to help people test whether their drinking water had traces of mer ...

Punjab state in troubled waters

21/5/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The quality of riverwaters in the state has only deteriorated with the passage of time. Such is the situation that not even a single river falls in Ca ...

IISER develops device to detect and remove arsenic from water

18/5/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in collaboration with a private company has developed a new device which can be used to ...

World Health Organisation (WHO) on Pollution

1/5/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

According to data released by WHO based on pollution level in 2016, Delhi and Varanasi are among the 14 Indian cities that figured in a list of 20 mos ...

Punjab among top 4 states failing air quality standards

25/4/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Stuggling to contain stubble-burning, Punjab features among the top four states with maximum cities that have failed to meet the national air quality ...

Delhi becomes first city to roll-out BS-VI fuel

5/4/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

New Delhi has become the first city in India to deploy Bharat Stage 6 Fuel for both petrol and diesel. The idea behind this implementation two years a ...

Newton-Bhabha Fund

16/3/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

An India-UK Joint Team has won the Newton-Bhabha Fund for a project on Groundwater Arsenic Research in Ganga River Basin. About Fund: The Newton Bhabh ...

Mercury in Arctic permafrost

20/2/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Scientists have discovered the world’s largest amount of mercury trapped inside the Arctic’s frozen ground. According to a new study published in the ...

Environment and Budget 2018-19

16/2/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Air pollution • Special scheme will be introduced to support governments of Haryana, Punjab and Delhi NCT to address air pollution and to subsidize ma ...

Cabinet approves Ratification of Minamata Convention on Mercury

9/2/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Union Cabinet has approved proposal for ratification of Minamata Convention on Mercury and depositing instrument of ratification enabling India to ...

Environmental Performance Index

27/1/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) — the green rankings was recently released on the side-lines of the World Economic Forum meet in Davos. ...

Automated moorings

25/1/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

India is all set to have its own automated ocean pollution observation system this year which will help keep a tab on ocean pollution levels apart fro ...

Ozone layer hole

9/1/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

For the first time, Scientists have observed less ozone depletion because of declining level of ozone destroying chlorine. The findings showed that an ...

Regional Project to Tackle Stubble Burning

30/12/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

In a significant step to combat climate change, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has approved a regional project on ‘Climate Res ...

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging)

27/12/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Central Pollution Control Board is planning to use advanced LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) devices to vertically monitor the air quality of D ...

UNICEF report on air pollution

8/12/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The UNICEF has released the report on air pollution titled- ‘Danger in the air: How air pollution can affect brain development in young children’. The ...

Cement stocks tank on apex court’s petcoke ban

21/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Supreme Court has requested all States and Union Territories to move forward towards a nationwide ban on the use of pet coke and furnace oil to po ...

Crop burning issue

17/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Many farmers in Punjab, Haryana and northern Rajasthan have resorted to stubble burning this year as well. Punjab’s Remote Sensing Centre has estimate ...

Pre-ponement of introduction of BS -VI grade auto fuels in NCT Delhi

16/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Petroleum Ministry in consultation with Public Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) has decided for preponement of BS-VI grade auto fuels in National Ca ...

National Green Tribunal

11/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The National Green Tribunal has issued a slew of directions to deal with the situation in Delhi, including banning construction and industrial activit ...

Concentration of CO2 in atmosphere hits record high

2/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

According to recently released report of UN, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at record speed last year to hit a level ...

Supreme Court Bans Dirty Fuel to Fight Pollution in Delhi

30/10/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Supreme Court has banned the use of petroleum coke -- a cheap but dirty fuel -- in New Delhi's neighbouring states, the latest crackdown aimed at ...

Central Pollution Control Board Eases Norms for Sewage Treatment Plants

26/10/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has relaxed standards for upcoming sewage treatment plants (STPs), including those to come up on extremely ...

New Delhi after Diwali

22/10/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The online indicators of the pollution monitoring stations in Delhi glowed red, indicating a ‘very poor’ air quality as the volume of ultra-fine parti ...

CarbFix Project

22/10/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

This project integrates the world’s first direct air capture plant to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in minerals. About Carbfi ...

India tops list of pollution-related deaths in world

21/10/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

According to a study published by medical journal The Lancet, India has topped the list of countries with pollution-related deaths in 2015, with 2.51 ...

Graded plan to combat air pollution

20/10/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Graded Response Action Plan, Delhi-NCR’s answer to combat air pollution that assumes apocalyptic proportions during this time of the year, came in ...

India’s first Sewage Treatment Plant under Hybrid Annuity Mode

16/10/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

India’s first Sewage Treatment Plant under Hybrid Annuity Mode to come up in Haridwar and Varanasi. A tripartite agreement has been signed between Nat ...

SC bans sale of crackers in Delhi

14/10/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Supreme Court refused to modify its order banning firecracker sales in Delhi-NCR. Supreme Court reinstated its ban on the sale of firecrackers in ...

Rising air pollution in HP

19/9/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

With vehicular emissions emerging as the lead cause of air pollution in various industrial clusters, the HP State Pollution Control Board has proposed ...

Oil spills

4/8/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Scientists have developed a simple, cheap and environment-friendly system that can effectively remove crude oil from sea that can pollute and even des ...

National Mission for Clean Ganga

2/8/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Executive Committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved seven projects worth Rs 425 crore in the sector of sewage infrastructu ...

Plastic Pollution

22/7/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The use of plastics has used substantially since 1960s. Though, various regulations are in place to curb the overuse of plastics, hardly anything has ...

NGT to impose Rs50,000 fine for dumping waste in Ganga river

17/7/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned all construction within 100 metres of the river’s edge from Haridwar in Uttarakhand to Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. Th ...

BRS Conventions

24/4/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

An inter-ministerial Indian delegation headed by the Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is going to participate in the 2017 ...

Sea ice hits record winter low

25/3/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The extent of sea ice at both poles has hit new record lows for this time of the year. The disappearing sea ice comes as the planet marks three consec ...

Ganga, Yamuna termed ‘living persons’

23/3/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Uttarakhand High Court has declared Ganga and Yamuna and their tributaries “juristic/legal persons/living entities having the status of a legal person ...

Arsenic contamination

21/3/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

According the report tabled in the Lok Sabha by Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Bengal topped the list with more than 1.04 crore ars ...

Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders' Summit

11/3/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Vice-President of India led the Indian delegation to the first Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders' Summit held at Jakarta to commemorate ...

India launches second stage of HCFCs phase out plan

10/3/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

India has launched the second stage of its plans to phase out the Ozone-depleting HCFCs by 2030, as required under the Montreal Protocol. About HCFC P ...

Arsenic problem in Ganga Basin

9/3/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Workshop on Arsenic problem in ground water and its remediation in Ganga Basin was recently organised by Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) in New Delh ...

NGT fixes norms for camping along Ganga

5/3/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has prohibited all camping activity on beaches which fall within 100 meters along the River Ganga from Shivpuri to R ...

India’s rapidly worsening air pollution

20/2/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

According to a report on air pollution, India’s rapidly worsening air pollution is causing about 1.1 million people to die prematurely each year and i ...

The Asia LPG Summit

7/2/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The WLPGA Asia LPG Summit was recently inaugurated in Delhi. In this event, India showcased its various initiatives such as the Ujjwala, Direct Benefi ...

Central Pollution Control Board assessing oil spill

7/2/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is analysing samples from the oil spill resulting from a collision between two ships off the coast of Tamil ...

Cabinet approves ratification of the Second Commitment Period of Kyoto Protocol

29/1/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to ratify the Second Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol on containing the emission of Green House Gases ...

Effects of Endosulfan devastating: Supreme Court

16/1/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Supreme Court described the effects of Endosulfan as “devastating,” and directed the Kerala government to release the entire compensation to over 5,00 ...

Green tribunal orders on micro beads

14/1/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre to test cosmetic products containing microbeads after a plea sought ban on their use on the ground ...

Air pollution a national problem

13/1/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

A Greenpeace report shows 90% of cities studied had pollution levels over prescribed standards. Highlights of the report: Delhi’s toxic air may be mak ...

Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

9/1/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

India’s energy and environment ministries have asked the government to scrap an import tax on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and impose a levy on use of ...

New Projects under Namami Gange Programme

5/1/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

New projects under Namami Gange programme in Haridwar and Varanasi have been approved by National Mission for Clean Ganga. In Haridwar, 68 MLD sewage ...

First 2G (Second Generation) Ethanol Bio-refinery in India

28/12/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

First Second Generation (2G) Ethanol Bio-refinery in India has been set up at village Tarkhanwala, Bathinda (Punjab), with an approximate investment o ...

NGT bans open waste burning

24/12/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

There shall be complete prohibition on open burning of waste on lands, including at the landfill sites. For each such incident, violators including pr ...

Smog

25/11/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

New Delhi had witnessed a heavy blanket of smog after Diwali. Now there is a possibility that it will return soon as constant sources of pollution hav ...

Green train corridors

22/10/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

In order to make all the rail tracks on its network as green corridor, Railways announced that 175-km long line was made waste discharge free zone as ...

Top World's Most Polluted Megacities

5/10/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Recent report of WHO on air pollution has confirmed that Delhi's pollution has gone from bad to worse. World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared De ...

WHO report on killing by Air pollution

30/9/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

In a study conducted by the World Health Organization, it reported that it could have been air pollution that killed six lakh Indians in 2012, which i ...

Namami Gange Progamme

19/9/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD&GR) has signed an MoU with the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Wel ...

Polluters Pay Principle(PPP)

17/9/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Power Minister Piyush Goyal has reiterated India’s stand for the implementation of ‘Polluter Pays’ principle on international carbon emissions. About ...

Salt and Arsenic Contamination Ganga basin

3/9/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

According to a new study published by Nature Geoscience, the gravest threat to groundwater in India isn’t over-exploitation but arsenic and salt conta ...

BS-VI norms

19/8/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

According to a statement issued by ICRA Ratings, “Indian government’s decision to jump the Bharat Stage (BS)-V Emission Standards and implement the BS ...

Union Government launched Smart Ganga City Scheme in 10 cities

18/8/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Government has launched ‘Smart Ganga City’ programme in 10 cities located along Ganga to set up Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and improve drainage ne ...

SC lifts ban on sale of diesel cars in Delhi

16/8/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Supreme Court lifted an eight-month-old ban on the registration of large vehicles fuelled by diesel in the national capital region (NCR) , making ...

Impact of Shipping on Monsoon

12/8/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

According to National Remote Sensing Centre aerosol plumes from ships produced severe pollution along the international shipping route in the Bay of B ...

Periyar River

8/8/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Chennai, has directed the central pollution control board (CPCB) to submit a report on remedial measures being take ...

Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into fuel

2/8/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Carbon dioxide is produced by the burning of fossil fuels in power plants and car engines and continues to accumulate in the atmosphere, warming the p ...

Microbeds

22/7/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Microbeads, small pellets of plastic, extensively used in personal care products such as shampoo, baby lotion and face cream and considered toxic to m ...

‘Clean Ganga’ project

10/7/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Central government has launched 231 projects under the ‘Namami Gange’ project which would take it closer to achieving its Clean Ganga objective. 4 ...

Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database

15/5/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

More than 80% of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed the World Health Organization ( ...

New Solid Waste Management Rules

9/4/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Environment Ministry has revised Solid Waste Management Rules after 16 years. These new rules are now applicable beyond municipal areas and will e ...

Government Issues New Rules On Management Of Hazardous Waste

8/4/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Government has released new rules for management of hazardous wastes which for the first time include a separate category of items like tyre, metal sc ...

Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016

19/3/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Government has notified the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, in suppression of the earlier Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 201 ...

Kodaikanal mercury poisoning

12/3/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has finally entered into a settlement to provide “undisclosed” ex-gratia amount to the victims of mercury poisioning ...

Environment Ministry releases new categorization of industries

7/3/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Government has released a new categorization of industries based on their pollution load. The old system of categorization was creating problems f ...

Green Cement

26/1/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Cement is a major part of today’s construction industry which demands solutions that consider both economical and ecological aspects. Cement manufactu ...

System Of Aerosol Monitoring And Research (SAMAR)

19/1/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has launched a System of Aerosol Monitoring and Research (SAMAR). It will help the country in studying conc ...

Direct Shift From BS-IV To Bs-VI Emission Norms

8/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Pollution

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to jump from BS-IV to BS-VI emission norms directly. The Indian government will skip BS-V emis ...

Emission of Greenhouse Gases: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI) report, 2015

29/11/2015 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

According to a report released by the ministry of statistics and programmer implementation, India emitted 1,146 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 20 ...

Air pollution

2/6/2015 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

According to the World Health Organization,Air pollution is the world's biggest environmental health risk, causing at least one in eight deaths ar ...

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