April 20, 2011
The Kerala Cabinet on Wednesday decided to send an all-party delegation to the Centre to press for India’s support to the proposal for global ban on endosulfan at the conference of par...
March 6, 2011
A study on the toxic nature of the sediments in the Cooum river is being conducted by the Chennai River Restoration Trust. The study is to take preventive measures on any possible impact on...
September 7, 2010
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August 2, 2010
The Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2000 clearly define "segregation." Six years after they came into force, in 2004, hardly any city in India has been able to implement them. On the other hand, Municipal Corporations staggering under the weight of mountains of trash violate the law everyday. Decentralised composting, both traditional and mechanical, could be a way forward. But will politics and policy keep pace with science and technology?
July 13, 2010
Hundreds of fishermen of 12 hamlets staged a demonstration at nearby Tarangambadi, opposing a private company’s proposal to set up thermal power plant in the coastal area in three villages in...
July 9, 2010
Expressing “great anguish” over hazardous waste lying in now defunct Union Carbide Factory even after 25 years of the Bhopal gas tragedy, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today said...
June 12, 2010
Out on the water, it starts as a slight rainbow shimmer, then turns to wide orange streamers of oil whipping through the waves. Later, on the beach, we witness a vast, Olympic-sized swimming...
March 12, 2010
A settlement that could pay up to $657.5 million to more than 10,000 rescue and recovery workers sickened by dust from the destroyed World Trade Center goes before a judge on Friday.He has...
January 6, 2010
An unidentified ship which dumped bilge water at a point close to the coast is the most likely reason for the oil slick, which hit the beach along Uthandi and Kanathur around 3 p.m. on Frida...
November 26, 2009
The direct treatment of Njunangar stream leading to river Pampa using Ferrous Chloride procured from an Aluva-based private company has kicked up a controversy with various experts as well as envi...
April 7, 2011
Mixed fortunes marked the Japanese efforts at controlling the radiation crisis in and around the quake-and-tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station on Wednesday.The plant operator...
October 7, 2010
The toxic red sludge that inundated three Hungarian villages reached Europe’s mighty Danube River on Thursday but no immediate damage was evident, Hungary’s rescue operations agency sai...
August 10, 2010
The clean-up of Rayarom River at Alakkode by Navy and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel to remove the large quantities of discarded pesticides dumped into it was co...
July 27, 2010
The defunct Union Carbide factory has 347 metric tonnes of toxic waste which will be disposed off in the Pithampur-based Treatment Storage Disposal Facility (TSDF) in Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh...
July 11, 2010
Haryana has taken a leap forward in the field of alternate energy by setting up a 1-MW power plant utilising bio-gas generated from distillery waste. Power Minister Mahender Partap Singh sa...
June 27, 2010
Delhi’s Environment Secretary Dharmendra said the Environment department would soon launch global tenders for procuring latest equipment to track radioactive material at scrap markets and other vulnerable areas.
April 27, 2010
With an increase in chances of attacks through Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear warfare (CBRN), the police should be trained to take necessary actions in case radioactivity is dete...
February 12, 2010
India and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have joined hands to implement a $40 million pilot project for managing the country’s health care system effectively a...
December 2, 2009
The recent incident at the Kaiga Atomic Power Station in Karnataka, where workers drank water that turned out to have been spiked with a radioactive substance, raises disquieting issues. Mos...
November 13, 2009
There is opposition to the State Government's decision to open the factory in Bhopal to the public for a week from Nov. 20. The factory remains shut since the night of Dec. 2-3 1984, when a deadly mix of Methyl Iso Cyanate and other toxic gases leaked from its pesticides plant, which killed over 3,500 people, maimed thousands and exposed over 5,00,000 people to toxic fumes.