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Feb 20, 2017
West Bengal: Supreme Court summons environment secretary over failure to file responseThe Supreme Court on Monday directed the West Bengal Environment Secretary to appear in court on Wednesday along with a status report on the critically and severely polluted areas in the state.
Feb 17, 2017
BBC documentary on Kaziranga denigrates a policy instead of depicting the truthAn unseemly controversy has erupted over a BBC documentary on the Kaziranga National Park in Assam in the last few days.
Feb 15, 2017
Kaziranga shoot poachers at sight order: Govt chooses to be an ostrich in rhino landStopping poachers has always been a challenge for authorities of the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. But, the current administration seems to have taken its efforts too far by reportedly issuing shoot at sight orders to forest guards, committing an illegality that needs to be probed immediately.
Feb 11, 2017
Ajay Tyagi to head capital markets regulator Sebi, to take charge on March 1Tyagi, a 1984 batch IAS officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre, is at present Additional Secretary (Investment) in the Department of Economic Affairs and handles capital markets, among others.
Feb 08, 2017
Delhi's air quality took a nosedive in 2016 says Govt2016 was particularly bad for the national capital in terms of air quality with the volume of ultrafine particulates PM 2.5 and PM 10 violating the annual safe standards by over five times in certain areas.
Feb 07, 2017
Chennai oil spill: NGT to hear pleas seeking compensation for victimsThe National Green Tribunal on Tuesday transferred to its Southern Bench two pleas seeking compensation to people affected by the recent oil spill off the coast of Tamil Nadu and seizure of the vessels involved.
Feb 06, 2017
Chennai oil spill: Governing agencies trying to hide the problem rather than focussing on solutionsOil spills have long-term impacts which require long-term monitoring. Given the lack of knowledge and our understanding of near-shore ecosystems, we can only speculate the impacts of an oil spill of such gravity.
Feb 06, 2017
'Weed-like' algae killing Great Barrier Reef corals, a new study warns'Weed-like' algae is killing corals in Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef because of increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, a new study has warned.
Feb 05, 2017
Low levels of oxygen delayed evolution by about two billion years, new research claimsLow level of atmospheric oxygen in Earth's middle ages held back evolution for two billion years, a new research has claimed, raising fresh questions about the origins of life on our planet.
Jan 25, 2017
Paris climate deal: Walking back from commitments made can harm us all, says IndiaAmid concerns that a Trump administration could withdraw the US from the ambitious Paris Climate agreement, India has said "walking back" from commitments made to implement the landmark deal "can harm us all".