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Pesticide vs bacterioplankton: Who will win the battle?

September 24, 2021 4:30 pm

The introduction of human-made chemicals in water bodies can have adverse effects not only on the bacterioplankton community but on water ecology as a whole.

The Sea of Marmara, a ‘sapphire’ of Turkey, is choking from pollution

July 10, 2021 9:48 pm

Turkey has been plagued before by mucilage, which bears some similarities to the tides of algae that spread in the Adriatic Sea in 1989 — also caused by overproduction of microorganisms that scientists have linked to warming and pollution

Meet Jellyfishbot, the robot that likes to eat sea trash

July 08, 2021 3:34 pm

The remote-controlled electric powered boat weaves around the harbour sucking the trash into a net that it trails behind its twin hulls.

Pollution in trans-boundary rivers features in India-Bangladesh talks on water-sharing

March 16, 2021 10:06 pm

The meeting took place ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh later this month.

Punjab: NGT disbands panel formed to monitor pollution in Sutlej, Beas

January 29, 2021 9:39 pm

The NGT said that the “ownership of the issue may now be taken over by the Chief Secretary, Punjab who may...personally monitor progress of compliance at least once in a month and also evolve an appropriate administrative mechanism to handle the grim situation”.

Environmentalists urge govt to run tests, come up with strategy to keep rivers clean

April 27, 2020 2:33 am

It will also provide in serving our common purpose for the benefit of community and environment as a whole, and to end the exploitation and destruction of environment by those who seek personal profits rather than long-term benefits," said Shailaja Deshpande, director of Jeevitnadi.

As people stay home, Earth turns wilder and cleaner

April 22, 2020 6:01 pm

Scientists, stuck at home like the rest of us, say they are eager to explore unexpected changes in weeds, insects, weather patterns, noise and light pollution.

‘66 of 97 towns along Ganga have at least one drain flowing into river’

January 11, 2019 9:47 am

The report points out that only 19 towns across the Ganga basin had a municipal solid waste plant within the town, and in 33 towns, assessors found solid waste floating on at least one of the ghats of the town.

A simple guide to things you shouldn't flush down the toilet

September 05, 2018 2:57 pm

Wondering what is safe to flush or wash down the drain? We spoke with several wastewater management experts who explained why many frequently disposed items belong in a garbage can, not the toilet.

World Environment Day: 3 women to row 3,000 miles across Atlantic to take action against plastic pollution

June 05, 2018 8:44 pm

They believe that monumental changes can take place through small behavioural tweaks. Like for instance, swapping a plastic straw for a reusable stainless steel one or simply using a cloth bag for shopping instead of plastic.


Fishermen in Rameswaram wary of venturing into polluted sea waters

February 28, 2016 2:15 pm

Rameswaram, Feb 28 (ANI): Untreated sewage, factory waste and other pollutants have turned the waters of Agni Tirtham beach in Rameswaram into black sludge. The fishermen community in Tamil Nadu’s Rameswaram complained that their repeated pleas to clean the beach and its surroundings have fallen on deaf ears. With garbage floating on the water, it has become difficult for fishermen to go fishing. The farmers also fear that the chemicals from factory waste could prove hazardous. Water pollution not only affects fishermen directly but the untreated sewage and chemicals endanger marine life. The fishing community in turn incurs huge loss as more and more fish die due to polluted water.