• Visakhapatnam beaches lack greenery

    The lack of greenery along the beaches of Vizag are proving to be a major environmental concern. Most of the trees were damaged during cyclone Hudhud in 2014 following which the concerned authorities had promised to re-develop the greenery. However, nothing on that front has taken off as yet. Prof AJ Solomon Raju from Andhra […]

  • Delhi losing green cover due to poor conservation

    The national capital, which blossomed under the green cover during the Commonwealth Games-2010, has now almost lost its sheen due to lax attitude of the authorities. A whopping amount of Rs 300 crore was spent for planting shrubs and flowers in the city. The green net was also used to protect these plants. Following poor […]

  • Global warming – a word truly alien to Bihar village

    Setting an example for others to follow, residents of Dhamiyapatti in Bihar’s Madhubani has transformed their small village into an eye soothing sight of green cover belt. Interestingly, the move from a remote village in Bihar comes at a time when the world is facing the challenge of global warming and whopping amounts are being […]

  • ‘Cancun sad, not much greenery from Durban’

    Stating the climate change talks at Cancun last year as disappointing from the environmental point of view, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday said not to expect much from the UN climate change talks in Durban scheduled later this year. ‘One should be realistic and should not hope for what will not be able to […]

  • CCTV cameras to catch poachers in Odisha forest

    “CCTV cameras would be installed in forest divisions as part of protective measures,” said secretary of Forest and Environment Department RK Sharma. Though such facilities are already in place in two tiger reserves like Similipal and Satkosia for enumeration of big cat population, CCTV cameras would now be used in vulnerable pockets to identify poachers […]

  • Happiness lies in green localities

    Mental health data showed that the people who moved to greener locations were a happier lot. “Moving to greener urban areas was associated with sustained mental health improvements, suggesting that environmental policies to increase urban green space may have sustainable public health benefits,” said Mathew P. White, lead author of the research. Mental well-being is […]

  • Want to deliver a healthy baby? Go to green places

    The findings held up even when results were adjusted for factors such as neighbourhood income, exposure to air pollution, noise and neighbourhood walk ability. “The research really suggests that greenness affects birth outcomes in other ways, such as psychologically or socially,” said lead author of the study Perry Hystad, an assistant professor at Oregon State […]

  • Sheila Dikshit gives greenery credit to children

    The Chief Minister claimed that Delhi is the greenest capital in the world and its forest cover has grown from two percent to 22 percent. “The credit goes to school children and eco-clubs. Society should learn from children who have been involved in plantation drives for more than 10 years,” Dikshit said while inaugurating a […]

  • SEBI orders attachment of demat account of MPS Greenery Developers

    In October 2013, Securities and Exchange Board of India had directed attachment of over 50 bank accounts belonging to MPS Greenery Developers. MPS Greenery was ordered to refund Rs 1,520 crore along with return to investors but as it failed to do so, the regulator had initiated attachment proceedings against it to recover the money. […]

  • Railways to plant 5 crore saplings on rail land before monsoon

    We will undertake a massive tree plantation drive on rail land across the country before the onset of monsoon, said a senior official in the Environment Directorate of Railway Ministry. Railways has created a separate directorate to carry out environment-related activities in a focused manner. “We are finalising the varieties of trees such as neem, […]