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NGT questions Centre, state government over the impact of brick kilns on MMR air quality; next hearing on Oct 10

Mumbai, Aug. 31 -- The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has questioned the Centre and Maharashtra government on how brick kilns in the densely-populated Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) are being allowed... Read More


Pangolin trade racket busted in Satara, 6 held

MUMBAI, Aug. 31 -- The state forest department and the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) busted a pangolin trade racket in Satara and arrested six persons between Saturday and Sunday. The investig... Read More


NGT directs pollution control bodies to study impact of brick kilns on MMR air quality

India, Aug. 30 -- The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has questioned the Centre and Maharashtra government on how brick kilns in the densely-populated Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) are being allowed ... Read More


Authorities bust pangolin smuggling racket in Satara, 6 arrested

India, Aug. 30 -- The Maharashtra forest department and the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) in a joint operation busted a pangolin smuggling racket in Satara with six persons arrested between Sat... Read More


'No space to store biomedical waste at Deonar'

Mumbai, Aug. 30 -- With a 104% increase in Covid-19 and associated biomedical waste generated in the city over the past three months, the city's waste incineration unit has run out of storage space at... Read More


Mangrove hacking at Panje: Forest dept seeks explanation

Mumbai, Aug. 30 -- After a series of complaints alleging that mangrove trees were hacked at Panje in Uran, Navi Mumbai, between Wednesday and Friday, an inspection undertaken by the Maharashtra forest... Read More


Mumbai crosses 3,000-mm rainfall mark with 33 days of monsoon left; yellow alert for today

Mumbai,, Aug. 29 -- (Hindustan Times) -- With 58.3mm rainfall within 12 hours, Mumbai has surpassed the 3,000-mm mark for the season on Friday evening. From June 1 to 8.30pm on August 28, Santacruz w... Read More


Report: 3 years on, city yet to get construction waste recycling plant

Mumbai, Aug. 28 -- Mumbai is yet to get its first operational debris recycling unit three years after the civic body first proposed its inception, a report published on Wednesday by the Centre for Sci... Read More


Wildlife regularly uses 27 overpasses built over Maharashtra canal: Irrigation department

India, Aug. 28 -- Wild animals, including tigers, are using overpasses built atop an irrigation project on the Wainganga river in Maharashtra, underscoring the importance of built-in mitigation measur... Read More


Mangroves hacked at Panje, environment violations pile as HC panel yet to meet after March

India, Aug. 27 -- Mangrove destruction was reported from the Panje area at Uran in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday, as a patch of the salt-tolerant trees located in the middle of the wetland was spotted miss... Read More