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CSE suggests a leapfrog roadmap for combating air pollution in Kolkata

CSE suggests a leapfrog roadmap for combating air pollution in Kolkata

Lab study finds paints in India have unacceptable levels of toxic lead

New Delhi, August 17, 2009: The paints used in Indian homes come with a deadly health cost. Most of the popular brands of paints contain high quantities of lead, a toxin especially dangerous for children -- says a latest study done by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

Indian sugar mills generate as much ‘green’ energy as windmills, and at half the cost

New Delhi, June 5, 2009: As the 2009 World Environment Day draws to a close, there’s heartening news from unexpected quarters: Indian sugar mills seem to be doing their bit to ease the energy crisis in the country. What’s more, they are doing it by generating biomass-based ‘green’ energy from bagasse, a waste product that comes from sugarcane cultivation.

The fat of our cooking oil: How government regulations are deliberately compromising our health and our bodies

Results of CSE laboratory study on cooking oils released. Study looks at major brands in the market. Reveals some unpalatable facts about fat

CSE’s report on mining – Rich Lands Poor People – released in Rajasthan

Unregulated legal mining and rampant illegal mining in Rajasthan has systematically destroyed forests, devastated the Aravallis, and played havoc with the water resources of the state, says Centre for Science and Environment’s Sixth State of India’s Environment report, “Rich Lands, Poor People” – Is sustainable mining possible?

NTCA Monitoring Committee Press Briefing Note

On September 24, 2008, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) had set up a three-member Monitoring Committee to oversee the village relocation process and ecotourism strategy in Project Tiger reserves across the country.
The members of this Monitoring Committee are:

NTCA Monitoring Committee Press Briefing Note

 

On September 24, 2008, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) had set up a three-member Monitoring Committee to oversee the village relocation process and ecotourism strategy in Project Tiger reserves across the country.

 

The members of this Monitoring Committee are:

  1. Sunita Narain, chairperson

  2. Samar Singh, member
  3. Member secretary, NTCA (member convener)

CFL is a leapfrog option for India as it increases efficiency, but the lack of regulations is jeopardising the programme

New Delhi, February 4, 2009: The burgeoning compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) sector in India is faced with some key concerns, and the most critical of them is the problem of disposal of mercury used in CFLs: this was the consensus at a Round Table meeting on the sector, organised here today by the New Delhi-based research and advocacy organisation, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

The fat of our cooking oil: How government regulations are deliberately

New Delhi, February 3, 2009: How ‘healthy’ is the oil that you are eating? Despite tall claims by companies and manufacturers, the stark truth is that you can never tell.

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