Delhi’s air pollution spikes, severe in some regions

The National Capital saw a sudden spike in the air-pollution on Saturday, a day after Dussehera. As stubble-burning stepped up in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana, the combined effects of Dussehera and meteorological... Read more »

Piyush Goyal to receive US university award for rural electrification effort

India’s Union Minister Piyush Goyal will on Friday receive the prestigious Carnot Prize from the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania in recognition of his work for rural electrification while he held the... Read more »

Delhi government forms inspection team to check pollution

With Delhi air quality worsening, Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Thursday formed an inspection team to carry out surprise checks in the capital to check air pollution violations. Hussain asserted that the... Read more »

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling receives FAO award for Sikkim becoming world’s first organic state

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting... Read more »

Need to step up efforts to manage electronic waste: Environment Minister

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Saturday the government was trying to ensure better management of electronic waste but the implementation was tardy. “The government is trying to understand to ensure... Read more »

Covered significant ground in Swachh Bharat Mission, need to do more: Narendra Modi

┬áPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that even after 70 years of independence, Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of Swachh Bharat remained unfulfilled and claimed that his government had covered significant ground but... Read more »

Mass tourism poses threat to wildlife : Biologist Raghu Chundawat

Renowned conservation biologist Raghu Chundawat on Friday said tourists travelling in large numbers to the forests in India is a threat to the wildlife and ecosystem as most of the tourists are... Read more »

Scientists track microbes to monitor health of Sundarbans fisheries

They may be microscopic in size, but bacterioplankton steer major carbon cycling and food webs in aquatic ecosystems. Bacterioplankton are the bacterial component of plankton that live in water bodies, including oceans... Read more »

Drying Ganga could stall food security and prevent achieving SDGs

Millions of people residing in the lower reaches of the Ganga basin in India may face food shortage in the next three decades if the much revered river continues to lose water... Read more »

Planet sending a clear message to act now: UN Environment’s Eric Solheim

The planet is sending a clear message — to act and that too within a short time-frame or lose the ability to turn things around, says United Nations Environment Executive Director Erik... Read more »