Hill of death
More than 200 people in 14 villages near Roro hill in Jharkhand are dying slowly because of an abandoned asbestos mine
Talking in riddles
A recent protocol on compensation to victims of hazardous waste permits the generators to go scot-free
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A mixed bag
The Bangladesh government sends thin plastic bags packing, but has Dhaka seen the last of them? Pinaki Roy on the ban's efficacy
Healing festering wounds
An action plan is ready to decontaminate UCILÃ”Ã‡Ã–s plant site in Bhopal. It just needs to be implemented
Pollution Pvt. Ltd.
A polluting industrial unit in Gujarat continues to operate, despite the state Pollution Control Board issuing notices to shut it down
Let there be CFL
See the light CFL is becoming popular in India with a little help from government schemes. But its wide-scale use requires regulation
Coca-Cola asked to pay Rs 216 crore
Kerala gets tough with soft drink company for polluting Plachimada
30 years of Bhopal gas tragedy: a continuing disaster
An appraisal by Sunita Narain and Chandra Bhushan, exclusively extracted from the recently released book, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, After 30 Years
Sanitation workers on COVID-19 front lines: How to save the warriors?
Several incidents in the last few months have shone spotlight on abysmal conditions under which sanitation workers function — without …
Polluter doesnt pay
Dow owns Union Carbide assets, but refuses liability
The unholy accrual
Pesticides pollution threatens the aquatic life of the Ganges, especially the Gangetic dolphins
Driven for and by the people
GRP has emerged as a truly democratic indicator of the direction in which corporate environmental governance is headed
As polluting asbestos units and illegal mining thrive amid lax laws, lakhs of workers become easy prey for dreaded diseases
Centre to identify a laboratory to analyse toxic waste from Union Carbide factory
Order follows Maharashtra Pollution Control Board statement that it cannot predict the impact of burning the toxic waste
"Lessons in waste disposal from Lahore"
Ata-Ul-Haq is CEO of Green Technology Environmental Corporation, which set up Pakistan's first mega composting plant in Lahore in 2006. He …
Interstate dirty dumpers
Industrial units illegally dump hazardous waste in remote fields, often crossing state borders, to dodge the law and cut costs. ravleen kaur …
SC notices on Bhopal gas disaster compensation
Issues notices to Union Carbide, Dow Chemicals on Centre's plea seeking enhancement in compensation
The Sukruli cauldron threatens to boil over if the Orissa government does not act against the smoke-spewing sponge iron plant in the area.
Too hot to handle
India has tightened guidelines for storage of toxic industrial waste. But is it enough?
"Over 15 per cent of Russia is ecologically unsafe"
Professor Alexei Yablokov is head of the inter-departmental commission for ecological security under Russia's National Security Council. He …
Just dump it
Acids of arsenic. Organo-mercury compounds. Batteries. Bristles of boars or hogs. More potent stuff: asbestos; slag dross; ash and residues of …
As Le Clemenceau bobs on the horizon, reactions in India get sharper, noisier. We've discovered occupational safety. Asbestos is used in …
Beyond Bhopal: incentive for unsafe industries
A judgement by a Bhopal court has brought the worst gas tragedy into spotlight. It has galvanized the media and the government into action. A …