Green tribunal slams TN electricity board for rising elephant deaths due to electrocution

A total of 461 elephant deaths were reported across the country due to electrocution from 2009 to 2017, of which 50 were in Tamil Nadu

08 Oct 2020

Road too close to beach in Injambakkam raises concerns

Several tonnes of construction debris were dumped on the beach and the road was reportedly laid in the last week of September.

08 Oct 2020

Illegal road laid in turtle nesting area on Chennai beach to aid unauthorised constructions?

Though work on the road was stopped after fishermen activists raised an alarm and filed a police complaint, the debris was still lying on the beach when The New Indian Express visited the spot

07 Oct 2020

NGT seeks action plan to regulate noise levels at Mahashivaratri event in Isha Yoga Center

The TNPCB had submitted a report, according to which noise levels during the Mahashivaratri celebrations were above permissible levels

05 Oct 2020

Forest to make way for luxury resort in Aves Island

Aves, Smith and Ross Islands were identified for the project and detailed master plan are being prepared.

04 Oct 2020

National Green Tribunal raps ONGC for recurring oil leaks in Cauvery delta region

The green bench has taken suo moto cognizance of the latest oil leakage incident from the ONGC pipeline in Erukkattur village in Tiruvarur based on an article published in The New Indian Express

01 Oct 2020

NGT orders demolition of edible oil storage terminals in Chennai

The bench also directed TN Coastal Zone Management Authority to remove the structures and recover the cost from the violator, if they did not comply with the order.

01 Oct 2020

Unlock 4.0 sees Chennai topping pollution chart among southern cities

When contacted, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) Chairman AV Venkatachalam told The New Indian Express that the state government was investing heavily on air quality monitoring

29 Sep 2020

ECR bungalow owners move High Court to stall demolition

The divisional bench comprising justices MM Sundresh and Krishnan Ramasamy, heard their plea and reserved order.

29 Sep 2020

Muttukadu violators move Madras HC to stall demolition, get temporary relief

Additional Government Pleader E Manoharan argued that when there was sea erosion or not, Olive Beach layout in Muttukadu falling within 200 metres from High Tide Line.

28 Sep 2020

Anna University team develops novel material to treat industrial water

A research team from Crystal Growth Centre of Anna University has found an easy way to treat dyes and organic contaminants in industrial waste water using sunlight.

27 Sep 2020

Anna University team develops novel material to treat industrial waste water under sunlight 

Speaking to Express, Shubra Singh said the materials synthesized by them are "visible light" photoactive and can degrade toxic organic pollutants in contaminated water under natural sunlight

26 Sep 2020

Olive beach bungalows to be razed on September 26, TN government takes note of fresh violations

After TNIE report, officials visit construction site and issue notices

25 Sep 2020

Swanky bungalows rising high along ECR coastline 

HC opines that issuing planning permission on unapproved layouts is unauthorized and clear violation of CRZ

24 Sep 2020

Tamil Nadu submits road map for electric vehicles to NGT

This comes almost a year after the state unveiled its Electric Vehicle Policy-2019 which focuses on creating charging infrastructure and attracting start-ups.

21 Sep 2020