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Saving Delhi's air: Environment ministry wants to ban polluting vehicles, burning garbage

Apr 15, 2015

Saving Delhi's air: Environment ministry wants to ban polluting vehicles, burning garbage

After a series of alarming reports on deteriorating air quality in Delhi and National Capital Region, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests and its counterparts in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan have finally come up with a framework to curb pollution. #Delhi #MoEF #Delhi government #Prakash Javadekar #National Capital Region #Pollution in Delhi #Ministry for environment and forests
China set to overtake US as top cause of global warming

Apr 13, 2015

China set to overtake US as top cause of global warming

China is set to overtake US as top cause of global warming in a historic shift that may raise pressure on Beijing to act. #United States #China #United Nations #Environment #climate change #didyouknow #Global warming
Legal costs, salaries and a drone: Why the govt froze Greenpeace India's bank accounts

Apr 11, 2015

Legal costs, salaries and a drone: Why the govt froze Greenpeace India's bank accounts

Reports now indicate that the Ministry of Home Affairs decided to freeze the accounts on the basis of an inspection report that claims Greenpeace was using funds to bail arrested activists, paying high salaries and keeping foreign consultants to aid in carrying out protests. #Legal #HowThisWorks #India #Environment #Ministry of Home Affairs #foreign funds #Greenpeace
Modi launches India's first air quality index, says our lifestyle needs to change

Apr 06, 2015

Modi launches India's first air quality index, says our lifestyle needs to change

As PM Modi launched the air quality index to monitor pollution levels in ten cities, he said that environment protection is a part of Indian culture. #India #climate change #TheySaidIt #Ganga #Tigers #Land Bill #Carbon emissions #Green laws #PM Narendra Modi #air quality index #environment protection
Govt makes green norms easier for new coal block allottees

Apr 02, 2015

Govt makes green norms easier for new coal block allottees

The Centre has recently auctioned 29 blocks in two phases to companies like Monnet, GMR Chhattisgarh, Hindalco, Reliance Cement among others, garnering about Rs 2 lakh crore. #Economy #Hindalco #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Environment Ministry #Coal block #Reliance Cement #Coal mines #Environment clearance #Monnet #GMR Chhattisgarh

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Now, accidents rival poaching as key threat to leopards in India

Aug 02, 2014

Now, accidents rival poaching as key threat to leopards in India

Figures from Karnataka show that for every three leopards poached, two come under vehicular traffic. And few of these killer roads pass through sanctuaries or national parks. #India #Environment #Animal welfare #Wildlife #Leopards
200 crore roadside trees  How Nitin Gadkari's math is flawed

Jun 22, 2014

200 crore roadside trees How Nitin Gadkari's math is flawed

Not just highways, every road in India will have to be lined with trees to achieve Nitin Gadkaris target. Will his government then turn to claim natural forests in the name of development? #HowThisWorks #BJP #Nitin Gadkari #MNREGA #Ministry of Environment and Forests #Trees #200 crore trees #Rural development ministry