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First conference on environment to be held in Bihar on Jun 24 and 25: Modi

Patna | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST

A large number of experts, senior officers and Ministers of states of Eastern India would participate in first ever conference on environment to be held in Bihar from June 24 to 25. Deputy Chief Mi

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Sri Lanka to tighten environmental law against waste, pollution

Colombo |Saturday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST

Sri Lanka will strengthen its environmental law against growing industrial pollution, urban waste disposal and illegal buildings, Cabinet spokesperson Gayantha Karunathilleke said on Saturday.

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China says exporters front-loading shipments on changes in trade environment

BEIJING | Thursday, Jun 14 2018 IST

Chinese exporters are front-loading their shipments due to changes in the international trade environment, China's commerce ministry spokesman Gao Feng said on Thursday amid rising trade tensions with

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Min directs strict action against violators of environment, erring officials

Chandigarh | Thursday, Jun 14 2018 IST

Punjab Environment Minister Om Prakash Soni has cautioned the owners of industries polluting environment and the officers, who are collusion with the violators. During visit of Buddha Nullah at Ludh

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High pollution levels in Delhi due to dust storm from Rajasthan: Environment Ministry

New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 13 2018 IST

The Union Ministry on Environment on Wednesday said that high pollution levels during this time in Delhi are unusual and primarily due to dust storm from Rajasthan. Rajasthan is facing extremely dry

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Does anyone care? A plethora of diseases near 'Mount Everest' of garbage (Environmental Feature)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2018 1:45:00 PM IST

A stray dog ilies dead, its eyeballs popping out. Buzzing flies enter its open rib cage and vultures above a mountain of garbage fly away with bites of its rotten flesh. Welcome to an east Delhi neigh

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands (Environment Feature)

Naliya (Kutch) |Friday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greenin

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Palau: Where immigration clearance is subject to environmental protection pledge (Environment Feature)

Dakhla (Morocco) |Wednesday, 2018 11:45:06 AM IST

For the first time in the world, a tiny island nation in the Pacific Ocean has made it mandatory for visitors to sign a pledge not to harm its fragile environment -- before entering the country. The R

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Himalayan littering leading to brown-bear habit changes (Environmental Feature)

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST

Large-scale littering in the Himalayas by trekkers and campers have led to Himalayan brown bears -- a critically endangered species close to extinction -- being drawn to human detritus and losing thei

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