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G7 energy ministers fail to agree on statement on climate change

G7 Energy Ministers have failed to reach agreement on a joint statement on climate change after the United States expressed reservations. Italian Minister for Economic Development, Carlo Calenda, who chaired the meeting in Rome, said, the United States reserved its position on the text about commitments made by G7 countries under the 2015 Paris climate … Continue reading G7 energy ministers fail to agree on statement on climate change

SC bans sale, registration of BS-IV vehicles from April 1

TIA NEWS In a big blow to automobile firms, the Supreme Court today banned sale and registration of vehicles, which are not BS-IV compliant, in India from April 1 when the new emission norms come into force. Observing that health of the people is far, far more important than the commercial interests of the manufacturers, … Continue reading SC bans sale, registration of BS-IV vehicles from April 1

NGT seeks response of Centre, TN govt & others on oil spill

A Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has sought response of the Centre, the Tamil Nadu government and others on a plea seeking compensation for people affected by the recent oil spill off the coast of Tamil Nadu and seizure of the vessels involved in a collision. The Bench yesterday asked the respondents to … Continue reading NGT seeks response of Centre, TN govt & others on oil spill

India approves ratification of 2nd Commitment of Kyoto Protocol

Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI FOLLOW ON TWITTER The India’s Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to ratify the Second Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol on containing the emission of Green House Gases (GHGs). The second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol was adopted in 2012. So … Continue reading India approves ratification of 2nd Commitment of Kyoto Protocol

Air pollution serious problem, need urgent attention:SC

TIA NEWS / NEW DELHI FOLLOW US ON TWITTER The Supreme Court has warned that the problem of air pollution is very serious and solutions need to be found urgently. A bench of Justices M B Lokur and P C Pant said that some of the victims of air pollution were due to inefficient systems … Continue reading Air pollution serious problem, need urgent attention:SC

NGT imposes nationwide ban on ‘manja’ for flying kites

The National Green Tribunal has imposed an interim nationwide ban on use of glass-coated ‘manja’ for flying kites as the sharp string poses a danger to humans, animals and birds. The order was passed today by a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar. The panel also directed Manja Association of India to submit report … Continue reading NGT imposes nationwide ban on ‘manja’ for flying kites

Delhi a wakeup call for world on air pollution: UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said the record air pollution in Delhi is a wake up call for the world and if decisive actions are not taken to check it, the smog in National Capital and its adverse impact on the daily lives of its citizens will become a commonplace phenomenon. The UNICEF … Continue reading Delhi a wakeup call for world on air pollution: UNICEF

NGT directs setting up of monitoring panels on Air pollution

National Green Tribunal (NGT) Thursday passed a number of directions including setting up of centralised and state level monitoring committees to prepare action plans to address the issue of pollution and asking four northern states to consider banning old diesel vehicles, in an attempt to address the environment emergencies. Describing as “severe” levels of pollution … Continue reading NGT directs setting up of monitoring panels on Air pollution

SC asks Centre to devise CMP to deal with pollution

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to devise a common minimum programme to deal with rising pollution. Hearing a plea on the rising level of pollution in Delhi and adjoining areas, the Apex Court today gave the government 48 hours to respond. The top court also asked the Centre to apprise it about the … Continue reading SC asks Centre to devise CMP to deal with pollution

HC orders all hill stations & glaciers to be declared eco-sensitive

  Uttarakhand High Court has ordered all hill stations and glaciers in the state to be declared as eco-sensitive within three months and put a ban on all construction within 25 km radius of the glaciers. A Division Bench of the High Court comprising Justice Rajeev Sharma and Justice Alok Singh also said there should … Continue reading HC orders all hill stations & glaciers to be declared eco-sensitive

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