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Kudos! Haryana government unveils state-of-the-art mobile laboratory for testing of water quality

The water quality in Haryana is affected mainly by iron, nitrate, alkalinity, fluoride and total dissolved solids (TDS).

Prakash Javadekar flags off 50 CPCB teams in Delhi-NCR, says only 4% pollution due to stubble burning

They will visit Delhi and NCR towns Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut in Uttar Pradesh; Gurugram, Faridabad, Ballabgarh, Jhajjar, Panipat, Sonepat in Haryana; and Bhiwadi, Alwar, Bharatpur in Rajasthan.

Smoky haze shrouds Delhi-NCR; air quality enters ‘very poor’ zone

Road dust is the second largest source of air pollution in the city (18 to 38 percent), followed by industries (2 to 29 percent), thermal power plants (3 to 11 percent) and construction (8 percent).

Rain alert: IMD warns of strong winds in south Madhya Pradesh, rainfall over Maharashtra

Strong winds with a speed of 20-30 kmph going up to 40 kmph are likely to blow over south Madhya Maharashtra in the next 12 hours, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

"If systematically planned, flood water, drainage and sewerage can be diverted towards Thane (adjoining Mumbai), and the entire diverted influx can be stored in a dam after treating the water midway," he said.

Disaster management plan in schools: A wake-up call

Sometimes it is found that schools are doing mock drills even more than 4 times in a year. But see drill is nothing but a practice of a vetted plan.

Hyderabad rains: At least 15 dead in heavy downpour, govt advises residents to remain indoors

Out of the 15 dead, three people have reportedly lost their lives after the wall of a house collapsed in the Gaganpahad area of Shamshabad in the city.

Great Barrier Reef has lost more than half of its corals in past 3 decades: Study

According to the researchers, climate change is driving an increase in the frequency of reef disturbances such as marine heatwaves.

Dietzel said one of the major implications of coral size is its effect on survival and breeding.

IMD operationalises advanced high-resolution air quality early warning system for Delhi

SILAM and ENFUSER have been developed in technical collaboration with the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI).

Delhi has about 40 air quality monitoring systems.

50 teams of CPCB to keep a check on polluting activities in Delhi-NCR: Govt

Fifty teams of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) will be deployed to make extensive field visits from October 15 this year till February 28 next year, it said.

The national capital's air quality hit an eight-month low and was recorded just a notch above the very poor category on Tuesday. (File image)

Use Mumbai rain water for irrigation, industries: Nitin Gadkari

"This water can be used for irrigation and industries around the city and for horticulture purpose in cities like Nashik and Ahmednagar," Gadkari said.

"If systematically planned, flood water, drainage and sewerage can be diverted towards Thane (adjoining Mumbai), and the entire diverted influx can be stored in a dam after treating the water midway," he said.

Have written to Union Power Min to close polluting thermal power stations around Delhi: Satyendar Jain

Delhi minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday said he has written to the Union power minister seeking closure of 11 thermal power stations around the national capital, which contribute majorly to polluti

Unprecedented! Ozone hole over Antarctica is one of the largest and deepest in last 15 years

The WMO in a statement said that the Ozone layer hole over Antarctica reached its peak at 24 million square kilometers which is the highest and deepest in the last 15 years, EcoWatch in collaboration

Climate change: Weather department warns winter could be colder this season — here’s why

Contrary to the belief that climate change only leads to a rise in temperatures, Mohapatra said that it can also lead to erratic weather.

Delhi: Taking action against all violators of pollution norms, be it PWD or MCDs, says Gopal Rai

Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday said strict action is being taken against those flouting dust control norms, be it the Delhi government's Public Works Department or municipal corporations.

Delhi Air Pollution today: Air Quality remains ‘poor’, likely to deteriorate tomorrow

Delhi Air Quality Index, Air Pollution: In its short-range forecast, SAFAR-India stated the overall Delhi AQI has marginally improved and in the higher end of the poor category as of today morning.

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Delhi Air Quality: Pollution levels dip slightly in national capital

The city recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 274 at 10:30 am. The 24-hour average AQI was 300 on Tuesday.

Earthquakes to landslide: GSI’s plan to mitigate impact of natural calamities during pandemic

Geological Survey of India, the 170-year-old premier geoscientific research organization, is also prepared to mitigate the risk of natural disasters.

NASA moon-landing tech hitches ride to space on Bezos rocket

The entire flight barely skimming space with a peak altitude of 66 miles (106 kilometers) lasted just 10 minutes. The booster landed vertically back at the launch complex after liftoff, and the capsul

Heavy rain lashes Odisha; people shifted from vulnerable areas

State capital Bhubaneswar and neighbouring Cuttack city also experienced rainfall since Tuesday morning, disrupting normal life and vehicular movement as several low-lying areas got waterlogged.

The deep depression crossed north Andhra Pradesh coast, close to Kakinada, in the morning and, under its influence, several parts of Odisha, particularly southern districts such as Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Koraput and Malkangiri witnessed downpour since Monday night, it said.

Centre should play ‘crucial role’ in curbing air pollution in north India, stubble burning: Manish Sisodia

The national capital's air quality was in the "very poor" category in the morning, the first time this season, with calm winds and low temperatures allowing accumulation of pollutants.

The Centre should take responsibility, Sisodia said and appealed to "the (central) government to play a crucial role in controlling pollution in north India and also curb stubble burning".

North Delhi civic body to be fined Rs 20 lakh for violating dust control norms: Gopal Rai

He said all construction and demolition sites, irrespective of size, will have to compulsorily take the five steps to check pollution.

Delhi Air Pollution, AQI: Delhi govt releases norms to contain pollution

Delhi Air Pollution, Air Quality Index: Out of the total 13 air pollution hotspots, six are located under the jurisdiction of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), five comes under North Delhi Mun

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UN: Climate change means more weather disasters every year

In a new report released with partners on Tuesday, the World Meteorological Agency says more disasters attributed to weather are taking place each year.

Show cause notices for closure issued to Flipkart, Patanjali over PWM Rules, CPCB tells NGT

In a report submitted to the National Green Tribunal, the CPCB has said the show cause notice under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, has been issued to these units on October 8, fo

Weather alert: Deep depression hits Andhra Pradesh coast, heavy rainfall warning in 5 states

IMD Hyderabad in its forecast issued a "Yellow Warning" for places over the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram , Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, and West Godavari, Krishna, and Kurnool.

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Delhi’s air quality hits ‘very poor’ level, first time this season

According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences' Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi, an increase in farm fires in Punjab, Haryana and neighbouring regions of Pakistan is also going to impact the a

Cyclone brewing in Bay of Bengal? Depression created 280 km southeast of Vishakhapatnam; Red Alert in 6 Andhra districts

Cyclone, Andhra Pradesh weather alert: A Red alert has been issued with a forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy will occur at isolated places over the districts of Sri

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