CSE Bags Two World Ozone Awards

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: 30th anniversary of Montreal Protocol Chandra Bhushan, CSE’s deputy director general, receives the Partnership Award for facilitating the Kigali Agreement Down To Earth gets the Best Media Coverage Award Kigali Agreement is the first legally binding climate change treaty of the 21st century The awards were given away yesterday at the […]

In These Bad Air Days, Temporary Measures Will Not Work: CSE

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Delhi-NCR must focus on taking decisive steps which will have immediate as well as long-term impacts. This requires political leadership, which is sorely lacking at the moment, says Sunita Narain, director general, CSE On the second day of the worst episode of severe air quality this winter, even as […]

DTE Releases New Book: Drought, But Why?

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: 9th CMS Vatavaran Film Festival and Forum Showcases the success of water budgeting in India, screens film on Marathawada Book release was followed by a panel discussion with Nila Madhab Panda Why is a water-rich India plagued by recurrent droughts? Is India a victim of its own policy that revolves around […]

World Must Come Together To Raise Ambition Despite The US Pullout: CSE

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Bonn climate talks are an opportunity: CSE Upcoming climate summit marks the 25th year of the signing of UNFCCC World is in climate crises, CO2 concentration highest in the atmosphere, 2016 warmest year on record Bonn meeting is the first climate meeting post-US pullout Parties, including India, must work towards preparing […]

E-vehicle Manufacturers in BMC Call for Creating a Suitable Ecosystem in City

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The growing focus on climate change and rising air pollution in the city has caused the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to undertake a number of smart initiatives to improve of the city. One of the key recommendations from a consultation with e-vehicle manufacturers in this regard is creating an ecosystem […]

DMF Implementation Since 2.5 Years: Progress & Unheard Voices

By Prakash Kumar Sahoo, Keonjhar: In about two and half year time since District Mineral Foundation (DMF) came into effect, the knowledge and awareness about it still remains very poor among people of mining-affected areas. In an awareness meeting held by a New Delhi based non-profit think tank, Centre for Science and Environment on August […]

40% Families in Rural Odisha Have Access to Toilets

By Subhransu Panda, Patna: India’s Fight Against Open Defecation Heading Towards Failure Only 40 per cent of the 90 lakh families living in rural Odisha have access to toilets. Some sistricts have achieved 100 per cent coverage – Puri for example. However, many of the toilets built are being used as store houses for fodder, found […]

SC Order Makes Valid PUC Certificate Mandatory for Vehicle Insurance

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Centre for Science and Environment welcomes the order, calls it “notable”  This can have far reaching impacts for improving compliance with the Pollution Under Control (PUC) programme and stop emissions from on-road vehicles, says CSE An earlier assessment of the PUC programme had found very little compliance – in […]