Ecology

  • Heavy constructions aggravated Uttarakhand devastation June 16, 2014

    The devastation on June 1617 last year in Uttarakhand was aggravated manifold due to heavy constructions and infrastructureled development in the hill state, says a new report. Titled 'Uttarakhand: Development and Ecological Sustainability' by environmentalist Ravi Chopra, the report calls for longterm measures to create a development model that is environmentally...
  • Understand nuances of decisionmaking, says Sibal to probe agencies November 11, 2013

    Law Minister Kapil Sibal, on Monday, said a fine balance of private and public good has to be maintained in allocation of natural resources which may involve some scope for judgmental discretion and scope for malpractices in the implementation of policies. Delivering his keynote address at the international conference organised by...
  • 'Ecological concerns will be studied after rescue operations' June 30, 2013

    Chennai: With environmentalists citing ecological degradation as the reason for the natural disaster in Uttarakhand, the Centre on Sunday said it would take stock of the situation and study such concerns once rescue operations were completed. "We have to wait till the rescue operations are over and then we have...
  • CJ Vimlendu draws attention to pollution in Yamuna June 9, 2013

    Environmentalist, Vimlendu Jha turns CJ to explain the pollution levels in Yamuna. He takes a walk along the river bank to get a reality check and tells us how the waters are polluted in Delhi. ...
  • Shiv Sena misleading people, says Ajit Pawar April 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday accused Shiv Sena of "misleading" people from the coastal Konkan region on the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power project. "Investment to the tune of Rs one lakh crore is being made in the Jaitapur nuclear power project. However, the party is misleading...
  • Residents welfare groups oppose Bal Thackeray memorial November 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackrey's funreal at the iconic Shivaji Park was only the second public funeral in the state's history. The cremation at the park, that has been declared a silent zone by the Bombay High Court, was seen as a one time concession keeping in mind the...
  • Govt policies destroying Western Ghats: Ecologist August 9, 2012

    Bangalore: Comparing Western Ghats to the character of Draupadi in Mahabharata, Ecologist Madhav Gadgil on Wednesday said the inappropriate government policies are stripping the Western Ghats of all their resources. He was speaking at Bio Diversity Asia 2012, a gathering of ecologists from around the world. The Dushyasana here is...
  • After oil spill, toxic fumigants threaten ecology August 11, 2010

    Mumbai: The oil spill off Mumbai coast has now reached the mangroves coating them black and endangering the fragile eco system. After the oil leak, the danger of lethal contamination is now emerging as the big threat. The bottles with hazardous chemicals were found washed ashore on the Navakhar beach near...
  • Mumbai oil spill: clean up could take 45 days August 10, 2010

    The oil slick threatens to cause immense economic and ecological damage to Mumbai. ...
  • Photogallery: Baywatch babe Pamela means business July 16, 2009

    Hollywood actress Pamela Anderson arrived in the Montenegrin coastal town of Budva on Tuesday. The Baywatch babe plans on investing money in the Montenegro to build ecological hotels. ...
  • Corporates to merge ecology with economy June 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Industrial pollution, land degradation, resource exploitation, community displacement are all phrases that are sometimes heard in the same breath as business development. Can ecological sustainability go handinhand with economic progress? Big corporates are now taking baby steps to undo the damage that is often the byproduct of an...
  • Bangalore: Activists fight damage done for Metro May 8, 2009

    Bangalore: Environmentalists are up in arms against the Metro Rail Corporation's bid to take over green areas. The activists are fighting to save the 250yearold Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. Trees over 60 years old fall in less than 60 minutes as environmentalists watch in pain. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation...
  • Hotels joining the green movement now July 25, 2007

    New Delhi: The hospitality industry is booming. But with their massive resource consumption and waste generation, big hotels quite literally function and pollute like a mini city. But how many travelers really think about the planet and not just their purse strings when they check in? Guests don't seem to care...
  • Fixed report puts nature in danger June 19, 2007

    Satara (Maharashtra): The backwaters of the Koyna dam and valleys lined with windmills are just some of the enchanting views at New Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra but not for long. The area has now been demarcated in the Government's development blueprint as a huge tourism hot spot to be created...
  • Goa makes song, dance about CM December 19, 2006

    Panaji: The citizens of Goa came together on Monday to raise their voice against Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane's Regional Plan 2011. The plan allegedly threatens to reduce the green cover in the state from about 70 per cent to as low as 20 per cent. This is a genuine peoples...