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UN enlists legal help to crack down on environmental crime

Washington, 22 June-2014(Reuters): The United Nations will seek ways to toughen environmental laws this week to crack down on everything from illegal trade in wildlife to mercury poisoning and hazardous waste. UN enlists legal help to crack down on environmental crime The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), a new forum of …

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Union Cabinet nod for supervisory panel on Mullaperiyar Dam

New Delhi, June 18(IANS): The union cabinet Wednesday approved the constitution of a supervisory committee on the Mullaperiyar Dam to look into the safety aspect of the proposed increase in height of the over 100-year-old structure. Union Cabinet nod for supervisory panel on Mullaperiyar Dam The three-member Supervisory Committee will …

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Plea submitted to ban animal-tested cosmetics’ import

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS): A petition signed by over 70,000 people was submitted to the ministry of health and family welfare Wednesday, urging an import ban on cosmetics tested on animals abroad.”The ministry and the Drug Controller General have already banned cosmetics’ animal testing in Indian laboratories.” Plea submitted …

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India leads the way in combating climate change: Time

Washington, June 18 : India is leading the way in efforts to combat the challenges of global warming while sceptical Americans still question climate change, according to a new global survey by Time magazine.”The survey was conducted among 3,505 online respondents equally divided between the US, Brazil, Germany, Turkey, India …

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