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Companies like Nestle modify plastic recycle goals as implementation is tough

Less than 10% of all plastics worldwide are recycled due to lacking infrastructure, with companies dialing down their own sustainability targets.

Plastic waste often ends up in water bodies, causing massive harm to animal and human health. (Unsplash)
Published on Jul 13, 2024 08:01 PM IST
By | Edited by Abhyjith K. Ashokan

Dia Mirza urges all to re-evaluate their relationship with nature

A vocal champion of environmental responsibility on the global stage, actor-producer Dia Mirza feels that sustainability should now enter film sets.

Dia Mirza feels that sustainability should now enter film sets.
Published on Jul 12, 2024 07:02 PM IST

SC refuses to removethe cap of 100,000 on Delhi’s auto-rickshaws

Dismissing the plea for clarification that the cap will not apply to BS-VI CNG autos, the court said it won’t entertain a plea at behest of a private manufacturer

By an order of the top court passed in November 2011, only 100,000 three-seater auto rickshaw (TSR) are allowed to ply in Delhi. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 10, 2024 10:19 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

Karnataka forest minister orders probe into killing of leopards by villagers

Minister for forest, environment and ecology Eshwar Khandre on Monday directed the officials concerned to investigate into the negligence by the personnel present that led to the death of a leopard by the villagers.

The minister’s remarks came a day after the villagers killed a leopard in the presence of Raichur regional forest personnel. (HT Photos)
Updated on Jul 09, 2024 07:16 AM IST

Sangrur farmers up in arms against plan to set up cement plant

The case is sub judice in the Supreme Court. Villagers have highlight “anomalies” in the issuance of ‘change of land use’ certificate to the company.

The site in Deh Kalan village of Sangrur where the cement plant has to come up.
Updated on Jul 05, 2024 07:32 AM IST
By, Sangrur:

In biodiversity push, India prepares first list of 100k faunal species

India becomes the first country to release a checklist of its entire fauna, covering 104,561 species.

Union minister Bhupender Yadav in Kolkata on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 01, 2024 06:08 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi minister to hold meet on Ridge tree cutting

The top court asked the Delhi government how such a “fantastic lapse” could occur since the Delhi Tree Authority and the forest department came under it

Delhi minister Gopal Rai has sought the report by 11am on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 27, 2024 05:14 AM IST

Ludhiana: PAU to commercialise surface seeding technology to mitigate stubble burning

A memorandum of association (MoA) to this affect was signed with GSA Industries (Agrizone), Patiala and Saeco Stips Pvt Limited, Doraha, on Tuesday

PAU vice-chancellor Dr Satbir Singh Gosal congratulated the manufacturers for coming forward for the cause of soil health and environment. He reiterated the varsity’s commitment towards eradicating the stubble burning practice. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jun 25, 2024 10:54 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Were trees cut on LG’s orders? SC seeks ‘clear statement’ from DDA

The court said the Capital’s land-owning agency must now include clauses making court permission necessary in future contracts for any development work

1,110 trees were felled to widen a road in south Delhi. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jun 25, 2024 05:18 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Karnataka government halts transfer of Sandur land for mining

The decision comes just a week after HD Kumaraswamy approved the commencement of mining activities by KIOCL in the forest area near Sandur.

The forest land in Sandur comprises a mix of deciduous and dry deciduous forests, as well as scrub forests. (HT)
Updated on Jun 24, 2024 08:39 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Ecostani: If not climate change, too many people would surely kill Himalayas

Between June 1-13, Shimla, once a small summer capital of the British empire, received half a million tourist vehicles with hotel occupancy of close to 100%

The tourist rush has increased in the state capital Shimla and its surrounding regions.
Published on Jun 16, 2024 11:26 AM IST

Haryana declares solid waste exigency in Gurugram, invokes Disaster Mgmt Act

The Supreme Court, in its May 13 order, had said that untreated solid waste in huge quantity destroys the environment which directly affects the fundamental rights of the citizens guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution to live in a pollution-free environment.

Firefighters trying to control the fire at the waste treatment plant at Gurugram-Faridabad road near Bandhwari Village in Gurugram. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 08:02 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Union minister Yadav takes charge, says focus to remain on initiatives like LiFE

Union environment, forest and climate change minister Bhupender Yadav said the government believes conservation and development can be balanced

Union minister Bhupender Yadav. (PTI)
Published on Jun 11, 2024 10:13 AM IST

World Environment Day: Are we in the middle of a man-made Sixth Mass Extinction?

One million of the world’s estimated 8 million species of plants and animals are threatened with extinction. Are we heading to the Sixth Mass Extinction?

By mid-century, as many as 30-50% of the species on Earth will have disappeared. Nearly 27% of coral reefs have been destroyed and the United States (US) alone throws away enough plastic bottles in a week to encircle the Earth 5 times!(Freepik)
Published on Jun 05, 2024 04:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

On World Environment Day, reflecting on the role of sustainable architecture

With building and construction industry, responsible for 37% of global green house emissions, the need for green practices has never been more paramount.

Practices pertaining to this doctrine such as access to natural light, fresh air, and green spaces have helped improve the mental and physical health of its inhabitants.
Published on Jun 05, 2024 11:58 AM IST

World Environment Day: 6 eco-friendly lifestyle changes for a healthier planet

From being a minimalist to reducing food wastage; here are 6 lifestyle changes you can make to save your planet.

World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5 to raise everyone's awareness of the need to protect our environment through collective efforts.(Freepik)
Published on Jun 05, 2024 11:43 AM IST
By, New Delhi

World Environment Day: Aahana Kumra urges everyone to stop cutting trees

To mark World Environment Day, actor Aahana Kumra poses for HT City exclusively while talking about environment conservation.

Aahana Kumra on World Environment Day
Published on Jun 05, 2024 11:20 AM IST
ByNavya Kharbanda

World Environment Day 2024: Wishes, images, quotes, messages to share

World Environment Day 2024: Here's a list of wishes, images and messages that you can share with others and urge them to pledge to save the environment.

Every year, World Environment Day is observed on June 5.
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 08:50 AM IST
By, Delhi

World Environment Day: Some top UK programmes in environmental education

This World Environment Day, take a step towards shaping a sustainable tomorrow with these cutting-edge postgraduate programmes

World Environment Day 2024: As we celebrate World Environment Day, the spotlight is on the urgent need for sustainable practices and green technology. (Akil Mazumder)
Published on Jun 04, 2024 01:33 PM IST

World Environment Day 2024: 5 sustainable ways to observe the special day

World Environment Day 2024: From volunteering for a cleanup to planting a tree, here are a few sustainable ways to celebrate the special day.

Every year, World Environment Day is observed with the intention of urging people to pledge to save the planet. (Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 09:21 AM IST
By, Delhi

World Environment Day 2024: Why is it celebrated on June 5?

World Environment Day 2024: Every year, World Environment Day is observed with the intention of raising awareness about the pressing issues related to nature.

Every year, World Environment Day is observed to raise awareness about climate change, global warming, deforestation and loss of biodiversity.(Akil Mazumder)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 09:35 AM IST
By, Delhi

Lucknow’s increased green cover signals environmental improvement

According to the forest officials, the increased greenery has led to more frequent sightings of various animals in urban and rural areas, ranging from wild carnivorous animals to rare birds.

For Representation Only (HT File)
Updated on May 25, 2024 05:24 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Eco-friendly home decor: Sustainable materials, innovative interior design

Eco-friendly interior design: From PET yarns to mono materials, here are innovations in sustainable home decor that you should adopt to redefine modern living

Looking for eco-friendly home decor trends? Try these sustainable materials, innovative interior design (Photo by 333k+ Arts)
Published on May 22, 2024 12:57 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Maharashtra votes 2024: For state choking on pollution, eco-governance only cure

Most of the cases in Maharashtra were violations under environmental laws such as the polluting cement ready-mix plants and construction sites

Polluting fumes emitted by industries in Mahul, Chembur. (Photo by Vijayanand Gupta/Hindustan Times) (Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2024 02:04 PM IST

Plastic—a slow poison threatening humanity and the planet: Experts

The event brought together leading voices from environmental organisations and government bodies to discuss the urgent need to tackle plastic pollution.

Plastic—a slow poison threatening humanity and the planet: Experts (pic for representation)
Published on Apr 23, 2024 08:26 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Happy World Earth Day 2024: 20 inspirational quotes to share on this day

Embrace the spirit of World Earth Day with these 20 inspiring quotes, each a powerful reminder of our collective duty to protect and cherish our planet.

World Earth Day, observed annually on April 22, is a global event dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and action.(Freepik)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 06:12 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Why we need to highlight clean air as a poll concern

As mothers and parents, our advocacy for clean air gains more resonance when we consider the impact on the well-being of our children and the next generation.

The fight against India’s toxic air is not just an environmental concern but a matter of public health and survival. (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 20, 2024 01:05 AM IST

Glasses or contacts? The fast fashion problem we don't see

Is all the waste associated with contact lenses better than the environmental impact of manufacturing glasses? Know more inside.

Team glasses or team contact lenses: which product tops the green league? (DW/Pond5 Images/IMAGO)
Published on Apr 12, 2024 05:41 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Law in service of climate battles

The Supreme Court’s expansive interpretation of constitutional rights in light of the climate crisis has the making of a new jurisprudence

The Supreme Court of India. (File photo.)
Published on Apr 09, 2024 09:55 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

MCD counts 198,000 trees in first tree census

Preliminary data shows Keshavpuram and South zones had the highest number of trees --- 64,383 and 43,810 respectively

MCD manages 15,226 municipal parks spread across a total area of 5,172 acres. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 04:52 AM IST
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