Environment

Pollution Control and PSUs

When I was posted as Member Secretary of the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB), Odisha, in April 2009, a colleague…

April 21, 2022

Chernobyl Nuclear Plant’s Lab Destroyed By Russian Forces, Says Ukraine

Kyiv: Russian forces have destroyed a functioning laboratory at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine has claimed. The lab built,…

March 23, 2022

High Risk: Ukraine Unable To Monitor Radiation Levels At Occupied Chernobyl

Kyiv: In a worrying development amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, radiation levels around the occupied Chernobyl nuclear plant are likely…

March 21, 2022

Forest Fire Spreads To 6 Hills In Odisha’s Kandhamal District

Bhubaneswar: Even as summer heat is yet to peak in the state, forest fire has been reported from two districts,…

March 20, 2022

Climate Change Impact Far Greater & Disruptive Than Previously Assessed: Global Report

London: We all know that climate change is wreaking havoc on our planet. But according to a new assessment, the…

February 28, 2022

State Pollution Control Board Sets June 30 Deadline For Plastic Ban In Odisha; Know New Banned Products

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has included more items in the ban on single use plastic in…

February 22, 2022

Ex-Union Minister Suresh Prabhu Appointed Visiting Professor At Grantham Research Institute

London: Indian politician Suresh Prabhu has bagged a prestigious post at the Grantham Research Institute -- Climate Change and Environment.…

February 10, 2022

Odisha Govt Signs Pact With NHPC To Set Up 500-MW Floating Solar Power Projects

Bhubaneswar: In order to promote renewable energy, the state government has signed an agreement with National Hydroelectric Corporation (NHPC). According…

January 7, 2022

Experts Carry Out Bird Census At Chilika In Odisha

Berhampur: The annual bird census at Chilika Lake was carried out early on Tuesday morning. At least 21 teams comprising…

January 4, 2022

Back From The Brink: The Chilika Story

Dr Ajit Pattnaik, my batch and cadre-mate in the Indian Forest Service (IFS), is a mild mannered, sincere and ingenious…

December 11, 2021