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Growth should not be at cost of environment: PM


Ahead of a meeting with environment ministers of BASIC countries, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said growth is important for the people but should take place in a way which does not harm the

Brazil says Amazon deforestation down to lowest level


Brazil said on Monday that the pace of deforestation in its Amazon region fell to its lowest level since authorities began monitoring the world's largest tropical rainforest.

The head of the National

Dumping waste in open a criminal offence in Kerala


A division bench of the Kerala High Court on Monday directed the state police to register criminal cases against all those who dump waste on the streets.

The bench of Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair a

Environment ministry gives conditional environmental clearance for HCC's Lavasa project

The multi-crore Lavasa project - a township near Pune, Maharashtra - has received conditional clearance from the Environment ministry.

The project hit a roadblock after it was accused of violating en

Conservationists slam moves to ban India tiger tourism

Conservationists and wildlife tour operators warned Monday that moves to restrict tiger tourism in India to protect the endangered big cats would have the opposite effect.

"Banning tiger tourism woul

Beijing air pollution 'hazardous': US embassy


Air pollution in Beijing reached 'hazardous' levels on Monday, the US embassy said, as thick smog blanketed the city for the third day running, forcing the closure of highways and cancellation of flig

Freak snowstorm hits northeast US


Rare October snows transformed the northeastern United States on Sunday into a Halloween winter wonderland, but millions were left without power and three deaths were blamed on the storm.

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To control pollution, Italian city bans cars on Sunday

In an effort to control dangerous levels of pollution, the Italian city of Milan is set to ban vehicles from the street on Sunday - for up to 10 hours, the BBC has reported.

The measure was first imp

New Zealand sends aid to ease Tuvalu water crisis

The tiny Pacific nation of Tuvalu has declared a state of emergency due to severe water shortages, prompting New Zealand to airlift in fresh supplies, officials in Wellington said Monday.

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'Marine flora, fauna to have adverse impact' of MV Rak oil spill


Despite authorities claiming that the oil spill from cargo vessel MV Rak off Mumbai coast has decreased in quantum, experts have voiced concern over the ecological impact of the spill on marine life

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