Punjab, Haryana officials say early harvest, shortage of labour force due to COVID-19 led to more farm fires this year
According to the Punjab Pollution Control Board, the state has recorded 4,585 farm fires this season so far, compared to 1,631 during the corresponding period last year
Heavy rainfall claims 47 lives in over three days in Maharashtra, flood situation remains grim in Karnataka
IMD also said that a low-pressure area brewing over the Bay of Bengal is likely to cause rainfall in Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal during the Durga Puja festival
Tackling menstruation sustainably: How India's battle to provide environment-friendly sanitary pads is far from won
Though the Suvidha Initiative, which Narendra Modi championed in his Independence Day Speech, helped improve access to affordable sanitary pads, the oxo-degradable pads do not meet environmental quality standards
The apex court called on general insurance companies to ensure that the rule is followed scrupulously, with special focus on compliance in Delhi–NCR.
The NGT passed the order after it was informed that 37 containers with 697 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, an explosive substance, were sent to a detonator manufacturing unit having a license for ammonium nitrate in Telangana
The top court had directed IIT-Bombay to take responsibility for the project — a large air purifier in Delhi's Connaught Place to tackle air pollution
NGT slaps Rs 25 lakh fine on two Noida units for unauthorised extraction of water, says depleting groundwater may cause irreversible damage
Noida Golf Course and Advant Navis Business Park have been directed by the NGT to pay an interim compensation of Rs 25 lakh.
CPCB Recruitment 2020: Pollution control board notifies opening for 48 posts for scientists, technicians; online application to start from 5 May
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has notified for direct recruitment to 48 vacancies in various posts. The CPCB recruitment 2020 online application will commence from 5 May
India sees improved air quality during coronavirus lockdown, says CPCB; AQI improves to 'good' in 23 cities, 'satisfactory' in 65
There has been an improvement in air quality in 85 cities due to the Janata Curfew and lockdown due to coronavirus since 24 March, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said in a report
Safely disposing of contaminated waste was a crucial component in the fight against Ebola epidemic in 2014.
Supreme Court partially lifts ban on construction activities in Delhi-NCR, allows work from 6 am to 6pm
The apex court, which had on 4 November stopped construction and demolition in Delhi-national capital region (NCR), perused the affidavit filed by CPCB which said however that no construction should be permitted during 6 pm to 6 am.
Delhi chokes again as air quality deteriorates with AQI in several major junctions of National Capital oscillating between 'poor', 'very poor' categories
At several major junctions of the national capital Delhi, the Air Quality Index oscillated between 'poor' and 'very poor' category
Delhi's air quality improves to 'moderate' category; AQI logged at 158 two days after dropping into 'poor' zone
The weatherman has forecast generally cloudy sky with the possibility of light rain or drizzle on Wednesday in Delhi with the maximum temperature likely to settle around 27 degrees Celsius.
Daily Bulletin: Lok Sabha to continue discussions on air pollution, climate change; Delhi's air quality likely to turn 'severe' in two days; day's top stories
Here are today's top stories: Parliament to discuss Delhi pollution, Transgender persons Bill today; Jharkhand Assembly elections 2019: Amit Shah to address poll meetings in Manika, Lohardaga; and more
Delhi pollution: Air quality in National Capital enters 'very poor' category, likely to turn 'severe' in next two days, warn officials
The smoke from stubble burning accounted for 14 percent of Delhi pollution on Wednesday. It is likely to dip to decrease to 7 percent.
Dip in wind speed to once again affect Delhi-NCR's air quality; pollution levels likely to enter 'severe' zone by Thursday
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court-mandated anti-pollution authority, EPCA, on Monday asked Delhi and NCR states to step up surveillance and enforcement to check local sources of pollution and crop burning in view of the predicted dip in air quality.
After air quality in Delhi turns 'severe', Congress MP to introduce bill to strengthen central pollution control body
Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi said on Thursday he will introduce a private member's bill to give "more teeth" to the apex pollution control body, CPCB, in the upcoming session of Parliament.
CPCB extends ban on night-time construction in Delhi-NCR till 2 Nov, asks Punjab and Haryana to take immediate action to curb stubble burning
It recommended coal-based industries, barring power plants, in satellite towns of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Sonepat, Bahadurgarh be also shut till 2 November
Prakash Javadekar refuses to comment on Aarey Colony protests, but says India's green cover up by 15,000 square kilometres
India's green cover has increased by 15,000 square kilometres, Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.
SC directs Meghalaya govt to deposit Rs 100 cr with CPCB for causing environmental degradation by 'illegal, unregulated' coal mining
Environmental degradation by illegal and unregulated coal mining has taken place in Meghalaya, the Supreme Court held Wednesday and directed the state to deposit Rs 100 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board for restoration work. It said however that Meghalaya has very limited sources of revenue and allowed it to transfer Rs 100 crore from the Environment Protection and Restoration Fund. A total of 15 miners were trapped on 13 December last year in an illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya, about 3.7 kilometres deep inside a forest, when water from the nearby Lytein river gushed into it.