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User: ajayc Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Environmental Justice
Last updated: Dec 23 2018 22:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Cong demands CBI probe in distribution of microbial spray 1.1.2021 The Assam Tribune
Cong demands CBI probe in distribution of microbial spray
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Ghost fishing gear is threatening the acquatic life in Ganga 23.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Threatened freshwater turtles, otters and the endangered Ganges river dolphin are most at risk.
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India has officially crossed 1 crore Covid-19 cases. How did we get here? 21.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
As the year draws to a close, promising vaccines have kindled hopes of a better 2021.
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Biden names key members of his climate team 18.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Biden names key members of his climate team
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Biden names key members of his climate team 18.12.2020 Rediff: News
The nominees are Congresswoman Deb Haaland as Secretary of Interior, Jennifer Granholm as Energy Secretary, Michael Regan as administrator for Environmental Protection Agency and Brenda Mallory as Chair of the Council of the Council on Environmental Quality.
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In a post-Covid world, lessons in living must come from the ocean 2.12.2020 Scroll.in
Oceans have always nurtured our collective and cooperative instincts.
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Trump races to weaken environmental and worker protections in last-minute changes ahead of his exit 27.11.2020 Scroll.in
The eleventh-hour policy changes include fast-tracking a rule that could reintroduce firing squads and electrocutions to the United States federal executions.
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Anjum Singh (1967-2020): The artist who laid bare the circuits of colonised land and materials 27.11.2020 Scroll.in
Aggressive cancer didn’t stop her from working hard and living generously.
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Delhi’s fight against air pollution could get a boost if science was decolonised 11.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Moving toward historically-attuned knowledge is essential.
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As India’s largest coalfield expands, it is putting Odisha’s forest cover and wildlife under threat 10.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
In the recent auctions of coal blocks, around 30,000 acres of land in the state was put up for mining.
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Naturally-coloured cotton from India could help reduce the environmental pollution caused by dyes 17.10.2020 Scroll.in
After more than three decades of research, an Indian variety of coloured cotton may be commercially released in 2021.
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Recycling isn’t enough to tackle the world’s worsening plastic pollution crisis 22.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Health problems associated with plastics production disproportionately affect low-income racial minorities across the globe.
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How political change is pushing up the price of sand in Jammu and Kashmir 7.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
For the first time, non-locals have acquired riverbed mining rights. Many of them are yet to apply for clearances under a new environmental regime.
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Reader’s comments: Claims of Chennai’s Adyar river coming back to life are overstated 5.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Response to an article on Scroll.in by a member of a committee appointed by the Madras High Court to oversee the restoration of Adyar creek.
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In Mumbai, coronavirus-related waste is piling up 4.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The city is exhausting its capacity to safely dispose of masks, gloves and personal protective equipment.
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Mountaineering is a modern invention – and it may be time to stop clamouring for the summit 30.8.2020 Scroll.in
The sport has left landscapes littered and degraded.
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Will Sterlite verdict put investors off Tamil Nadu? 27.8.2020 Rediff: Business
What will the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government do to answer the queries and fears of investors who will want to be doubly sure they would not be harassed at a later date, as has been happening to Sterlite, should be interesting to watch, says N Sathiya Moorthy.
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Years of collective effort pay off as Chennai’s Adyar river comes back to life 26.8.2020 Scroll.in
The river was being used as a dumping site for building debris and municipal as well as industrial waste for the past three decades.
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How racism and classism affect the existence of flora and fauna in cities 24.8.2020 Scroll.in
A new paper in ‘Science’ explores environmental injustice in urban areas.
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An ‘Assamese PSU’: The Baghjan blowout exposes long suppressed resentments against Oil India 8.7.2020 Scroll.in
For decades, the company has done business by reaching out to local interest groups. But it often forgot local communities.
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