SV Krishna Chaitanya

50 tankers discharging raw sewage into Chennai's Muttukadu backwaters every day

When Express photojournalist Ashwin Acharya tried to click photos, he was threatened. One of the lorry drivers openly said they were doing this with the permission of the Muttukadu panchayat.

21 hours ago

Villagers demand change of venue for public hearing on Adani expansion of Kattupalli Port

Many local villagers allege that the venue of the public hearing was nearly 20 km from the project site and was part of a deliberate attempt to discourage people from voicing their opposition

18 Jan 2021

Centre seeks fresh demarcation of 100 acres of forest land leased to Vainu Bappu Observatory

Though the committee recommended renewal of lease for 40 years, the institute was asked why it wants to retain 90 acres of additional forest land when it is reportedly utilising only 10 acres

16 Jan 2021

Bhogi pollution: 13 out of 15 monitoring stations record lesser pollution levels than last year in Chennai

Surprisingly, the cleanest air was recorded in Royapuram where the Air Quality Index (AQI) was 113, an improvement of 68 per cent.

15 Jan 2021

Chennai pollution levels on Bhogi kept in check this year thanks to clear skies, say officials

Senior Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) officials told The New Indian Express that this year the climatic conditions were favourable for faster dispersion of pollutants

13 Jan 2021

Centre approves TN govt's proposal on eco-sensitive zone around Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve

The Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve has registered the highest growth in tiger numbers in the country and is home to 83 tigers as per the 2019 census

12 Jan 2021

Storm water drain project on Chennai's ECR halted, penalty to be imposed if it's illegal

The NGT reiterated its direction to the committee appointed by it to determine the environmental compensation that would need to be imposed if it ultimately held that the project is illegal

11 Jan 2021

NGT committee confirms CRZ violation in ECR drain project

Hence, the NGT and TNSCZMA may take appropriate view in this regard,” he said in the 14-page interim report, which was accessed exclusively by Express.

08 Jan 2021

Setback to ECR storm water drain project in Chennai as German government freezes funding

The German government has ordered a fresh independent assessment over the applicability of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules and the project's alleged impact on turtle nesting grounds

06 Jan 2021

Chembarambakkam reservoir bund wall razed to clear weed growth in lake

A case is pending in the southern bench of the National Green Tribunal on the alleged pollution caused by manufacturing units at the nearby industrial estate.

05 Jan 2021

Ugly and unprecedented: Tonnes of trash wash ashore at Kovalam beach near Chennai

With Chennai and Chengalpet districts receiving above normal rains, the water level in the Buckingham Canal has increased, taking the heaps of garbage dumped in it and flushing them into the sea

03 Jan 2021

Neutrino project back on track after getting exemption from wildlife board clearance

The INO project now has valid environment and forest clearance. What is needed is a building permit and Consent to Establish (CTE) from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB).

31 Dec 2020

Centre defers 500-MW hydroelectric project of Nilgiris biosphere reserve

It is a pumped storage scheme in Nilgiris hills being executed by TANGEDCO. The project does not involve construction of new reservoir.

27 Dec 2020

Stormwater drain project hits roadblock

Coastal authority issues ‘stop work’ notice to project along ECR; chief engineer says not notice received

26 Dec 2020

Chennai: State coastal authority halts ECR stormwater drain project

The action was initiated as the corporation failed to comply with the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules.

25 Dec 2020