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Chhath Puja celebrations take place at Kolkata's Rabindra Sarobar lake despite NGT ban, activists' campaign
India

Chhath Puja celebrations take place at Kolkata's Rabindra Sarobar lake despite NGT ban, activists' campaign

Chhath Puja celebrations took place over two days at Kolkata's Rabindra Sarobar Lake this week in brazen disregard for the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ruling.

Around 51,837 industries in Delhi under National Green Tribunal scanner; operate from residential areas without approvals
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Around 51,837 industries in Delhi under National Green Tribunal scanner; operate from residential areas without approvals

The green panel asked the apex pollution monitoring body to form a two-member committee to look into the entire matter and take appropriate action in accordance with law.

Women in Punjab’s Bhotna village say no to 'cancerous farming', adopt organic methods to save state's soil
India

Women in Punjab’s Bhotna village say no to 'cancerous farming', adopt organic methods to save state's soil

Often called the cancer capital of India, Punjab's Malwa region has registered around 42,000 cases of this killer disease in the past decade.

Experts say Yamuna 'at its healthiest' now due to floodwater inflow, call for anti-pollution steps to maintain quality
India

Experts say Yamuna 'at its healthiest' now due to floodwater inflow, call for anti-pollution steps to maintain quality

The water level in the Yamuna had crossed the danger mark on Monday, forcing the evacuation of around 10,000 people.

MoEF's notification on common effluent treatment plants ends up giving carte blanche for industrial pollution
India

MoEF's notification on common effluent treatment plants ends up giving carte blanche for industrial pollution

The MoEF's notification on common effluent treatment plants is as good as a clear exemption for the establishments from the environment clearance process.

Punjab govt gives dyeing industries two-month deadline to adhere to environment norms or warns of 'strict action'
India

Punjab govt gives dyeing industries two-month deadline to adhere to environment norms or warns of 'strict action'

Soni held a meeting with representatives of the dyeing units and set a deadline of two months for them to adhere to the rules

Kolkata's pollution woes mount with its air, water quality in rapid decline
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Kolkata's pollution woes mount with its air, water quality in rapid decline

Much has been said and written about Delhi's pollution woes, but Kolkata is reeling under an onslaught on its air, water and land. Satwik Paul conducts a pollution check across the city, in this photo essay

Scientists identify two new absorbents that can soak up pollutants in waste water in under 24 hours
World

Scientists identify two new absorbents that can soak up pollutants in waste water in under 24 hours

Scientists have identified absorbent materials that can help soak up pollutants found in urban waste water in less than 24 hours.

Punjab grapples with fallout of grave ecological disaster as leak from sugar factory kills thousands of fishes in Beas river
India

Punjab grapples with fallout of grave ecological disaster as leak from sugar factory kills thousands of fishes in Beas river

In what could be Punjab’s worst environmental disaster in recent history, a leak from a sugar factory in Gurdaspur has contaminated the Beas river water.

World Water Day: Take this quiz to find out how much you know about India's H2O crisis
India

World Water Day: Take this quiz to find out how much you know about India's H2O crisis

Every year, 22 March is celebrated as World Water Day, with an aim to bring about awareness over the water crisis faced by countries like India. Take the quiz now to check your water quotient

NGT's reluctance to hold big pharma accountable for polluting Telangana waters unfortunate; body is simply passing the buck
India

NGT's reluctance to hold big pharma accountable for polluting Telangana waters unfortunate; body is simply passing the buck

There will be another case, a few more committees, a couple more in-depth studies until the water pollution crisis in Telangana's Patenchuru area turn as toxic as Delhi's air

Dengue, malaria deaths rise in Delhi despite growing health expenditure and claims of health revolution
India

Dengue, malaria deaths rise in Delhi despite growing health expenditure and claims of health revolution

Despite rising expenditure in the health sector, both communicable and non-communicable diseases continue to claim lives in rather big numbers, shows white paper on Delhi’s health sector released by Praja Foundation on Thursday.

NGT directs Delhi govt and civic bodies to clean and restore water bodies expeditiously
India

NGT directs Delhi govt and civic bodies to clean and restore water bodies expeditiously

The NGT has directed the Delhi government and the civic bodies to clean and restore expeditiously all water bodies in the city and not become a waste-dumping yard.

Uttarakhand HC declares Ganga, Yamuna living entities: Move could pave way for effective environmental laws
India

Uttarakhand HC declares Ganga, Yamuna living entities: Move could pave way for effective environmental laws

The Uttarakhand High Court recently declared River Ganga and Yamuna as living entities — a first of its kind recognition in India.

From corroding Delhi metro to causing cancer: Holy Yamuna now a poison filled hazard
India

From corroding Delhi metro to causing cancer: Holy Yamuna now a poison filled hazard

Given the corrosive damage that is being caused to ACs, it's no great leap of logic to assume that the health of people living on the banks of the Yamuna is also under threat.

Extreme pollution leads to mounds of toxic foam overflowing from Bengaluru lake
India

Extreme pollution leads to mounds of toxic foam overflowing from Bengaluru lake

Toxic foam overflowed from Varthur lake in Bengaluru due to excess pollution and spilled on the road causing traffic disruption.

Every Drop Counts: Watch how water is life for families in Cambodia
Life

Every Drop Counts: Watch how water is life for families in Cambodia

Getting a drink of water is often not as simple as turning on a tap. For families in Kampong Speu, Cambodia, it's a labour-intensive process that often results in diseases like diarrhoea and typhoid.

Can PM Modi clean up the Ganga, India's biggest sewage line?
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Can PM Modi clean up the Ganga, India's biggest sewage line?

Modi's government announced another 20.4 billion rupees ($340 million) for a new "Ganga Mission" in its first budget last Thursday.

Around 88 percent of ocean surfaces damaged by plastic: Study
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Around 88 percent of ocean surfaces damaged by plastic: Study

As much as 88 per cent of the open ocean's surface contains plastic debris, raising concern about the effect on marine life and the food chain.

China targets water polluters in new environment initiative
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China targets water polluters in new environment initiative

As part of a drive against water pollution, Chinese police have started targetting people who discharge unprocessed waste water into local rivers and underground waterways