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Govt's stand on speedy re-allocation can ride roughshod over environmental laws: Greenpeace

New Delhi, Sept 1 (IBNS): Greenpeace on Monday observed that the NDA government's submission to the Supreme Court on the coal scam hearing was an attempt to make light of the coal scam ruling.

Experts at UN conference call for action to mitigate climate-related health risks

New York, Aug 28 (IBNS) Experts are urging the international community to act fast to reduce climate change and its health consequences at the first-ever global conference on health and climate, which opened on Wednesday at the Geneva headquarters of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).

Assam flood situation worsens

Guwahati, Aug 27 (IBNS): The overall flood situation in Assam could worsen with heavy rainfall expected in the next 48 hours.

"Renewable energy a win-win solution for India's energy security challenge"

New Delhi,Aug 25 (IBNS): Former Union Minister Suresh P Prabhu on Monday released a series of reports on 'Renewable Energy Jobs and Finance' published by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

Briefing Security Council, senior officials urge UN system-wide approach to early warning, conflict prevention

New York, Aug 22 (IBNS) The Security Council on Thursday expressed its commitment to consider and use the tools of the United Nations system to ensure that warning signals about potential conflicts trigger "early, concrete preventive action," as senior UN officials urged the body to take up the challenge of helping move the Organization from a culture of reaction towards one of prevention.

Union Minister echoes Greenpeace's concerns on pesticide residue in tea

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IBNS): Expressing serious concern on the issue of pesticides residue in tea, Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in a recent media interview, raised questions on the safety of consumers.

Mild earthquake hits Himachal Pradesh

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit the northern state of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday.

BSF men set Limca Book of Records in tree planting

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IBNS) In a special tree planting drive on Tuesday, Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, in a concerted team effort, set a LIMCA Book of Record by planting saplings at all BSF locations.

Strong earthquake hits Iran, 50 injured

Tehran, Aug 18 (IBNS): At least 50 people injured as an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit western Iran, close to the border with Iraq, on Monday, media reports said.

Climate change adaptation can help promote sub-Saharan African livelihoods: UN report

New York, Aug 14 (IBNS) Investing in ways to adapt to climate change will promote the livelihood of 65 per cent of Africans, the United Nations environmental agency reported, warning also that failing to address the phenomenon could reverse decades of development progress on the continent.

SC raps govt on Ganga clean up, seeks explanation

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IBNS) The Supreme Court has rapped the BJP government at the centre on the pace of cleaning up the Ganga, saying it has no urgency to save the river while having time for lesser issues.

"SW monsoon rainfall over the country likely to be 87 pct of the LPA"

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IBNS): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, MoS in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Space & Atomic Energy Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said the latest estimate suggested that the 2014 southwest monsoon season rainfall over the country as a whole is likely to be 87 percent of the LPA with a model error of 4 percent.

All efforts will be made for revival of ancient Saraswati River, says Uma Bharti

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IBNS): Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on Tuesday said that the Centre is committed to the revival of the ancient Saraswati river.

All efforts will be made for revival of ancient Saraswati River, says Uma Bharti

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IBNS): Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on Tuesday said that the Centre is committed to the revival of the ancient Saraswati river.

New Delhi to BASIC Ministerial Meeting from tomorrow

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IBNS) The 18th BASIC Ministerial Meeting will be held in New Delhi from Thursday.