Editorial: Water worries

While slapping Rs 25 lakh on two units in Noida for unauthorised extraction of water, the National Green Tribunal has said in view of depleting groundwater, there is a threat of irreversible damage to the environment leading to scarcity of drinking water. Continue Reading

Locust: Handle with care

The National Green Tribunal has refused to entertain a plea seeking implementation of the Centre’s contingency plan to combat the looming locust attack saying there was nothing to show in the petition that no action is being taken by the authorities concerned in the matter. Continue Reading

Editorial: Taste of waste

E-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart need to fulfil their extended producer responsibility under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 and need to establish a system for collecting back the plastic waste generated due to the packaging of their products, the Central Pollution Control Board told the NGT on Tuesday. Continue Reading

SC does not allow reopening of Sterlite Copper factory in Thoothukudi

In its order today on PILs, the court said it would not allow the reopening of the factory that is alleged to have caused immense environmental pollution and water contamination, leading to the death of many people in the last few years. Continue Reading