UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 11:44 AM IST
Principal DP Guleria educated students about the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and encouraged them to follow the righteous path.
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 09:15 AM IST
A Presidency University student in Kolkata is fighting to ensure the PU campus turns environment-friendly. So far, he has spent seven nights on the campus, braving mosquitoes and apathy from fellow students.
Kathmandu | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2019 03:11 PM IST
Environmentalists are also concerned that the pollution on Everest is affecting water sources down in the valley.
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 12:50 AM IST
All officers and staff of the Lok Sabha secretariat and other allied agencies working in the Parliament House Complex will have to stop using plastic and switch over to environment friendly biodegradable bags and other material, the Lok Sabha secretariat said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
Berlin | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 09:18 AM IST
The researchers examined snow collected from sites in the Arctic, northern Germany, the Bavarian and Swiss Alps and the North Sea island of Heligoland with a process specially designed to analyze their samples in a lab.
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 08:18 PM IST
More than 200 police personnel, 25 earth-moving machines and 40 trucks were deployed during the drive. The drive was conducted jointly by DPCC, police and the civic agency.
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 06:40 PM IST
This recent Twitter exchange is a clear example of Anand Mahindra’s relationship with his Twitter followers.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 03:52 PM IST
Plastic waste has been found even in the earth’s deepest spot during a record-breaking dive by American explorer Victor Vescovo
Hindustan Times | By Sagar Pillai
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 12:58 AM IST
Use of plastic is widespread, the civic body has still not started fining errant customers, BMC squads in charge of raiding shops have virtually disappeared from the streets.
New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2019 04:23 AM IST
Manufacturing, sale and trading of plastic bags measuring less than 50 microns are banned in Delhi.
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Prerna Gauba Sibbal
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 09:42 AM IST
Many restaurants and hotels in the city are replacing plastic straws with more sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives.
Canberra, Australia | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 05:29 PM IST
A study published in the journal Scientific Reports, found that the islands were littered with 238 tonnes of plastic, despite being home to around 500 people.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2019 11:46 PM IST
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the ECI, the CPCB and the environment ministry to convene a meeting regarding the issue preferably within a week.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 11:52 PM IST
Sixteen airports — Indore, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Tirupati, Trichy, Vijayawada, Dehradun, Chandigarh, Vadodara, Madurai, Raipur, Vizag, Pune, Kolkata and Varanasi — have been declared as single-use plastic free.
Hindustan Times | By Sagar Pillai
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 11:57 PM IST
Lisbon (Portugal) | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2018 03:37 PM IST
The flight took off on Wednesday from Lisbon to Natale, Brazil, without a single piece of single-use plastic on board. There were no plastic cups, plastic silverware, plastic cocktail stirrer, and plastic food containers, Fast Company reported.
Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 05:32 PM IST
By making catwalk-ready outfits from waste scooped off the streets of the Cambodian capital, the 24-year-old Sovannareach is now subverting that stereotype, along with a team of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender designers.
Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 01:11 PM IST
Members of an NGO collected 29 bags of liquor bottles, plastic and thermocol plates, plastic spoons, water bottles, and wafer packets, among other items which were disposed at the picnic spot by visitors.
Hindustan Times | By Shikha Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 11:57 PM IST
The environmental pollution of water bodies is affecting our most basic condiment
By Musab Qazi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2018 11:39 PM IST
Through street plays and rallies, the students are spreading awareness about the harmful effects of polythene bags
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2018 02:51 AM IST
Additionally, miniature thermocol models of houses, which are traditionally offered by devotees, have been banned and the stall allottees have been asked to switch to cardboard.
Plastic pile-up: What was life like before plastic was invented and how did it become so much a part of our lives?
Hindustan Times | By Poulomi Banerjee
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 08:09 PM IST
Little by little, ever since it was invented, this man-made ‘wonder’ has found its way into most of the things around us. HT looks back at the pre-plastic era and draws up a timeline of our growing dependency on plastic
AFP, Mina | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 08:30 PM IST
Holy city starts initiative to reduce the environmental footprint of the hajj, one of the world’s largest annual gatherings.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vibha Sharma
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2018 03:13 AM IST
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) said it has collected 364.8 metric tonne of non-recyclable multi-layered plastic such as tobacco sachets and chips wrappers, which can’t be recycled, as part of a targeted collection drive in the last nine months.
Reuters | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 11:52 AM IST
Hoteliers in the Thai island of Phuket are pioneering a series of initiatives aimed at reducing the use of plastic, tackling the garbage that washes up on its shores, and educating staff, local communities and tourists alike on the art of plastic recycling.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 09:04 AM IST
Experts say gutkha packets cause more harm to environment than regular plastic waste because they can’t be recycled and thus are not even picked by ragpickers.
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 04:05 PM IST
Officials said the carcass of the six-foot-long Indian Ocean humpback dolphin was so decomposed that an autopsy could not be done to determine its cause of death.
By Latika Thukral
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 01:17 PM IST
Cutting down trees to increase the production of paper products combined with the increased energy used to make them has an equally detrimental effect on the environment
Bloomberg | By Eliza Haverstock, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 09:37 AM IST
Plastic straws are being phased out by larger F&B companies to make way for more eco-friendly alternatives. We give you a low-down on the most promising options that you are likely to see in the near future.
Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 12:19 PM IST
Eating canned foods that are packaged in plastic containers can increase your chances of developing inflammatory bowel disease, says a new study.