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Set up nodal agencies to restore water bodies: NGT asks states, UTs

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed all states and Union Territories to designate nodal agencies for the restoration of water bodies within their respective jurisdictions. "All states/UTs may forthwith designate nodal agencies for the...

India needs to limit carbon emissions: G20 climate report

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) As the world's leading economies are directing trillions of dollars towards COVID-19 recovery packages, a significant proportion is going to fossil fuel industries without climate-related conditions, risking clean energy opportunities in the coming decade,...

60-70 polluting power plants to be closed soon: Javadekar

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Union Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday announced that 60-70 pollution-causing power plants would be identified and closed in the next two years as he discussed steps taken by the...

‘Think about our future’, 12-year-old climate activist writes to PM Modi

New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) On the occasion of the first 'International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies', a 12-year-old environmental activist wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding clean air for all, cautioning that if...

Assess safety norms’ compliance in chemical factories, NGT tells CSs

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) In view of repeated failure in compliance with safety norms in chemical plants across the country, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked all state Chief Secretaries to hold meetings within two weeks to...

The Centre issued an advisory on reclaiming landfill sites

New Delhi, Jun 6 (PTI) The Centre on Friday issued an advisory on reclaiming landfill sites, suggesting to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to treat and dispose solid waste through environment-friendly bioremediation process. Urban areas account for a third of the...

Know why consumers don’t buy environment-friendly products

London, April 22 (IANS) In an eye-opener for companies aiming to promote environment-friendly products, new research suggests that they should downplay its green credentials if they want consumers to buy it. Green products include features that are less harmful to...

Bhumi Pednekar calls to avoid single use of plastic

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar wants everyone to avoid single use of plastics. A climate change warrior, Bhumi took to Instagram to spread the word. She shared a photo that shows her on Monday morning, sipping a...

Forest cover of India increased by 13,000 sq km in past four years

New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): India has increased its total forest cover by 13,000 square kilometres in the past four years, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javdekar said on Monday, adding that his ministry is...

India criticised developed countries for not meeting the emission targets

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) In severe criticism of the developed countries for not meeting the emission targets, India has said that not even 2 per cent of the promised amount of $ 1 trillion for climate change programme...

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Hybrid physical hearing to begin in SC from March 15

New Delhi, Mar 6 (IANS): Come March 15, the Supreme Court will begin hybrid physical hearing after a gap of...