Sat, 13/07/2019 - 23:53

by Niraj Bhatt, Researcher - Environment and Climate Change In our last issue, we explored the detrimental effect of coal-fired power plants on the local aquatic and marine ecosystems. We also delved into how the discharges from coal-fired power plants affect fish health and human livelihoods and

Fri, 28/06/2019 - 11:24

The world celebrated June 05, 2019 as the World Environment Day (WED 2019), and the theme this year was “Air Pollution”. China, once famous for its smoggy skies and extremely polluted air was the global host, while back home in India, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC), in

Fri, 26/04/2019 - 23:23

by Niraj Bhatt, Researcher - Environment and Climate Change In our last issue, we looked at how different sectors contribute to pollutants in the air we breathe, of which ozone is one of the major pollutants. Ozone is a gas that is present in Earth’s upper atmosphere (stratosphere), where it

Wed, 10/04/2019 - 22:54

by Harshavardhini Varagunan, Researcher - Environment and Climate Change Use of land at the proposed site of a thermal power plant is a prime concern to communities living in the vicinity and the project proponent. Optimal use of land should be considered in order to ensure operation and maintenance

Mon, 01/04/2019 - 23:35

-By Niraj Bhatt, Researcher - Environment and Climate Action On January 10 2019, India had her first ever national programme to address the air pollution issue, released by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC). Considering the exigency and the magnitude of air pollution

Thu, 28/03/2019 - 11:10

Cuddalore is an important coastal district in Tamil Nadu, and is classified as a critically polluted industrial town by the Central Pollution Control Board in 2010. Despite this dubious distinction, the proliferation of polluting and hazardous industries continues, making the residents of Cuddalore

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 22:49

by Niraj Bhatt, Researcher - Environment and Climate Change United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties 24 (COP24) was held in the coal mining city of Katowice, Poland, from December 2 to 14, 2018. The negotiations at COP24 were billed the most important

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 11:38

In October 2018, IL&FS Tamil Nadu Power Company Limited (ITPCL), which operates a 1200 MW coal power plant in Ariyagoshti, Bhuvanagiri Taluk, Cuddalore, applied to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEF&CC), to amend its Environmental Clearance (EC). It proposed the use of a

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 18:08

The road curving up to the Mahan forests has few trees growing on either side. The forests appears to thicken somewhat after one has travelled a few kilometres inside it. Mahua trees are in full bloom, their yellow flowers scattered in a profusion around each tree trunk. April is a celebration time

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 18:07

OSLO (Reuters) - World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global warming, a draft U.N. study to be approved this week shows. Smoke rises from chimneys of a thermal power plant near Shanghai March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 18:07

Business Line reported that the first unit of 800 MW of Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station in Krishnapatnam has been synchronised with the Power Grid late on March 31st. This project being executed by AP Genco is expected to partly ease up the demand supply situation in the State. It is

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 18:06

Nagpur News : Vidarbha Industries Power Limited, a Reliance Group company is now proposing to set up yet another 3×300 MW i.e. 900 MW Coal based Power plant near Nagpur, at Village Parsodi, Taluka-Selu Distt., Wardha, the site is near Sindi Railway few kilometers from Butibori, where Reliance has