We’re facing a conspiracy of silence: Environmentalist Sunita Narain

By Kushagra Dixit New Delhi, Nov 23 : Environmentalist Sunita Narain, who heads the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and is a member of the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), says the environment challenges we confront are progenies of “a conspiracy of silence”. “Pollution is visible in Delhi because some important people […]

Srinagar, Jammu witness season’s coldest night

Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 23 : Continuing its free fall on Thursday, the minimum temperature dropped to minus 2.3 degrees in Srinagar and 7.9 in Jammu, the lowest recorded at both places this season. While Leh was the coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 11.6, Kargil recorded minus 9 as the night’s lowest temperature, the […]

Bangladesh firms awarded for solar power trade network

United Ntaions, Nov 23 : A UN-linked fund awarded $1 million to two Bangladeshi companies in recognition of their novel project to allow villagers more access to solar power and entrepreneurship. Grameen Shakti and ME SOLshare built a platform on which household solar system users can trade solar power with non-users, which enables villagers to […]

SC rejects plea on pet coke, furnace oil usage in NCR

New Delhi, Nov 22 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the plea for the recall of its order banning the use of pet coke and furnace oil by industries in the National Capital Region (NCR). The court also rejected a plea by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Hindalco and seeking extension of […]

Delhi-NCR air quality drops, may worsen as stubble burning increases

New Delhi, Nov 22 : With stubble burning increasing in neighbouring states and wind speed dropping, air quality in Delhi and NCR worsened further on Wednesday with all active monitoring stations of SAFAR now recording “very poor” air quality. According to the experts from Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), the air quality may […]