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India allowed to construct Kishenganga hydel project

The International Court of Arbitration rejects Pakistan's contention and allows India to divert water from Kishenganga river for power generation.

Odisha's disaster management earns UN felicitation

Using computer simulation, Keystone Foundation demonstrates the impact of domestic use, tourism, plantation and farming on the water situation in Coonoor in the Nilgiris.

The Nilgiris have undergone an incredible amount of change in the last 10 years. Coonoor, an area well endowed with natural resources, is the second largest tourist destination here. However, over the last year (2012-13), the town has been reeling under a water crisis [1]. The drying up of local water sources has meant that water supply has been erratic [3] and people have had to depend on purchasing water through tankers and tapping springs and open wells.

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MoEF allows agriculture and plantation in Western Ghats

Withdraws earlier order declaring  one-third of Western Ghats as eco-sensitive zone owing to the pressure from states like Kerala. Ban on mining, quarrying, thermal power plants etc. continues.

Jayanthi Natarajan quits from MoEF

MoEF to submit the Yamuna Action Plan by February 17, 2014.

Promises National Green Tribunal on formulation of an action plan for restoration and preservation of Yamuna river by February 17.

Report on illegal groundwater usage vague, says NGT

River activist sits on indefinite fast in Bihar

Shashi Shekhar has been started his indefinite hunger strike on December 10 in Sitarmarhi district of Bihar protesting against construction of embankments along Adhwara group of rivers. His demands include revival of Lakhandei river.

Govt to support nine states in treating water using solar energy

The Timarpur Okhla Waste to Energy (WtE) power plant, lauded as the most successful in India, brazenly pollutes the environment. Residents' plea to the Government and NGT falls on deaf ears.

Blue facades line the Sukhdev Vihar colony in South Delhi, considered plush by Delhi standards. They are in place to shield houses from layers of soot that would otherwise settle on their walls and grills. Soot from a power plant that began operations almost two years ago.

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Chennai has witnessed phenomenal growth in the past few years. The city has rapidly expanded thanks to the growth in software and manufacturing industries. The mushrooming real estate market has changed cityscapes; apartment complexes have steadily replaced individual houses across the city. The per square foot cost of plots in Chennai suburbs like Velachery and Tambaram defy imagination. Unfortunately, the city’s infrastructure hasn't kept up with this growth. That vacant plots and dried up ponds have become make-shift garbage dumps is no big secret.

Indian oceans nations under severe threat of marine pollution

Spread of algal blooms and marine pollution costs $100 million a year to Indian Ocean countries, says study.

MoEF to amend the Forest Conservation Act

NGT stops construction of Mapithel dam

National Green Tribunal halts Manipur's Mapithel Dam as it violates the Forest Rights Act. To go ahead with the project, state government may now need people's approval.

India grants Rs 374 million to Nepal for flood mitigation

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