US finally moves to Cleaner options under Obama

The US government which has a history of being non-committal on clean energy issues (US did not adopt the Kyoto Protocol) and did not adopt any binding GHG emission cuts in the past under the guise of unknown harms to its industry has finally bitten30

The conifer forest

Forest (Conservation) Amendment Rules, 2014

The MoEF (Ministry of Environment and Forests) has brought out a notification detailing the amendments to the Forest Conservation rules of 2003. The new rules link together sustainable development; hereafter mining in forest areas has been regulated with detailed observation required from all parties while30

GHG emission

With Glaring Smog and Rising Pollution levels, China cracks down with stricter laws

The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislative body has adopted revisions to the Environmental Protection Law reported Xinhua. With this, the revised Environmental Protection Law which has undergone its first amendment in 25 years makes meeting pollution challenges a priority.30

Car parking

Odisha unveils Urban Parking Policy

Parking hassles are not uncommon in metro cities of India where a large number of cars are towed away every day for parking violations. Sometimes people living near shopping malls and popular market centres can’t even move their own car out of their own parking30

The conifer forest

Green India Mission is now under Centrally Sponsored Scheme

National Mission for a Green India, popularly known as Green India Mission (GIM) has received centre’s nod to be treated as Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS). In February 2014, The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a proposal of the Ministry of Environment and Forests30

Burning of tyres

NGT Bans burning of tyres in Public Places

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned the burning of tyres. The ruling will ensure burning of tyres in public places such as roads and areas around residential buildings. Burning of tyres is a common practice in India especially during political processions and agitations. In30

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Union Government has banned cosmetic companies from animal testing

Union Government has banned cosmetic companies from testing on animals. The notification prohibiting testing of cosmetics on animals was issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 27 January 2014. The rules prohibiting testing of cosmetics on animals will become effective within30

Industrial Air Pollution

Beijing gets new law to control hazardous Smog

The city of Beijing, China, which is under pressure to reduce air pollution to address the cause of the hazardous smog in January 2014, which carried pollution levels more than 20 times that is considered as unhealthy by the World Health Organisation (WHO). On 1630