The next time you think of buying a new cell phone or television on a whim, you might want to consider the effect it has on the environment and on human health. A recent study shows how the generation of e-waste, in India, growing at around 25 percent every year, has far reaching effects on the environment and the health of workers who segregate improperly disposed e-waste. »
A reality check on the plastic waste management practices of major Indian cities shows that there has been limited success of anti-plastic policies, even as the country gears up to host World Environment Day 2018, with the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”. »
The WHO database on the most globally polluted cities in 2016 shows that 14 out of the top 15 are Indian. What is the reason for the alarming contamination? Data for the top five polluted cities can give some insights.
Several people have been killed and many others injured in Thoothukudi as police fired on protesters marching towards the Collectorate, demanding closure of a Sterlite copper smelting plant that has been allegedly flouting all environment norms. »
As a lead-up to World Environment Day on June 5, environmental justice groups and citizens are launching an unprecedented coordinated waste and brand audits in key cities in India. Scheduled from May 16 to May 30 in the »
IMD spells a gruelling summer ahead with temperatures 0.5°C to 1°C higher than the long term average. From Ahmedabad to Nagpur to Hyderabad, what are cities doing to minimise heat-related casualties? »