Power plants consumed 530 million tonnes of coal in 2014-15, which is around three-fourths of the total coal use in the country
MoEFCC revises fly ash notification
Fly ash to be given free of cost for agricultural and construction purposes says MoEFCC official at CSE conference
Delhi budget’s emphasis on reducing air pollution welcome: CSE
But the budget not including personal vehicle taxation as a measure to address explosive increase in cars and two-wheeler numbers is disappointing,…
America's HFC game plan
How the US is gaining support in apportioning of carbon space in the Montreal Protocol with bilateral agreements
More evidence of rampant use of non-therapeutic antibiotics in poultry farms in the country
India has started to address the misuse of antimicrobials in food animals, but needs to do much more
Environment ministry notifies construction & demolition waste management rules
Construction and demolition waste is not a waste but a resource, says Prakash Javadekar
CSE welcomes new bio-medical waste management rules
There has been a reduction in waste categorisation from the existing 10 categories to four which is a good step, says non-profit
Supreme Court extends big diesel vehicle ban
The court has asked Delhi Government’s EPCA to prepare a detailed plan for all the vehicle owners to pay compensation to minimise health risks
Is the US on a bilateral agreement spree over climate change?
USA and China have entered into a bilateral pact to sign the Paris Agreement on April 22
Clean Coal Power: Interview with Lesley Sloss
Lesley Sloss is Principal Environmental Consultant at Clean coal centre, International Energy Agency, United Kingdom. Sloss's areas of expertise …
'FSSAI’s move to shut down two regional offices will give wrong signal'
FSSAI’s move suggests the central regulator is backing down and is not in full control of food safety regulatory enforcement, says Delhi-…
'78% of sewage generated in India remains untreated'
Analysis and reporting by Centre for Science and Environment and Down To Earth magazine reveal how Indian cities are disposing of excreta in an …
HFC Phase down negotiations to continue in Geneva
Negotiations to focus mainly on HFC phase down and amendment proposals
MoEFCC proposes new draft rules on wetland management
The new draft allows for the creation of state-level authorities for the management of wetlands
Urban shit: where does it all go?
India is staring at a big sanitation crisis and needs to reinvent its excreta disposal mechanism
Why odd-even system can bring back the glory of bus transport
One can call it environmental injustice or incentive for pollution, public bus transport is more taxed than private vehicles
Odd-even rule is an emergency measure; treat it as such: CSE tells Delhi CM
Arvind Kejriwal and Sunita Narain discuss issues relevant to Delhi and its air pollution at a public meeting organised by CSE
'Environment is not a matter of luxury; it is one of survival'
Down To Earth Editor Sunita Narain, named as one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine, calls for support to environmentalism …
Clean Coal Policy in China: Interview with Alvin Lin
Alvin Lin specialises in China’s climate and clean energy policies. He is an expert on the environmental impacts of coal, …
Odd-and-even 2.0 worked but farm fires and forest fires played spoilsport, says CSE
Takes on motivated and half-baked science
Claims by auto industry misleading, vehicles still major polluters: CSE
Air pollution cannot be controlled without arresting emissions from cars, claims the non-profit
Change in safety standards a must for successful transition from HFCs to hydrocarbons
The only major barrier to the large scale use of hydrocarbons has been the safety concerns over the high flammability of these refrigerants
A bite of cancer?
A CSE study has found residues of potassium bromate and/or iodate in many types of bread. The additives have been banned by many countries for …
Antimicrobial resistance a ticking time bomb, warn world health experts
They were speaking at a live broadcast organised at the 69th World Health Assembly
CSE welcomes FSSAI steps to ban use of potassium bromate
A CSE study has shown that 84 per cent of bread samples in Delhi contain residues of potassium bromate and/or potassium iodate, two food …