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After acrimonious campaign, PM hopes for productive winter session 15.12.2017 Rediff: News
The winter session of Parliament will end on January 5, 2018.
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World's space agencies propose setting up climate observatory 12.12.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The heads of several of the world's space agencies have proposed the creation of a climate observatory to pool acquired data and share it with scientists around the globe, according to a declaration adopted in Paris. On the eve of the One Planet Summit organised in the French capital, the space agencies' chiefs met to discuss climate monitoring from space, including such areas as greenhouse gases, water resource management and the use of satellites during natural disasters. "Satellites are vital tools for studying and gaining new insights into climate change in order to mitigate its effects and help societies devise coping strategies," France's National Centre for Space Studies (CNES), which hosted the talks, said in a statement. It added that more than half of the 50 essential climate variables could be measured only from space. "The Paris Declaration we have just adopted proposes to set up a Space Climate Observatory that will act as a hub between space agencies and the international scientific ...
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Green clearance must for rail projects on forest land: MoEF&CC 11.12.2017 DNA: Popular News
Railway projects passing through forest lands, national parks and eco-sensitive zones will not be exempted from the forest clearance process, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) told the Railways Ministry and state forest departments. The Environment Ministry’s clarification on the matter comes after the Railways had argued that Railways Act, 1989, gives it the power to acquire land, including forests, falling in its right of way. MoEF&CC clarified its position on the issue after referring the matter to the Ministry of Law and Justice, who seconded the Environment Ministry’s opinion. DNA has reviewed the MoEF&CC letter to Railways Ministry and state forest departments. The MoEF&CC told Railways, that as per the Law Ministry, despite provisions of the Railways Act, 1989, allowing Railways to acquire any land for its projects, forest land falling in the right of way attract provisions of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980. MoEF&CC added that even if the forest land is under the ...
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Two-Days Training Programme for Nominees of CPCSEA Concludes 7.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
A two-days training programme conducted by the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) to ensure that animals are not subjected to unnecessary pains or suffering before, during, or after experiments are performed on them, concluded here today. CPCSEA is a statutory Committee of the Ministry of Environment
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Measurement Science Meet at National Physical Laboratory (CSIR -NPL) 29.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The 33rd Asia Pacific Metrology Program General Assembly and Related Meetings 2017 (APMP GA 2017) are being held at CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi during November 24 -December 01, 2017.
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'Complicit' is the word of the year! 29.11.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
Dictionary.com has announced complicit as its Word of the Year 2017.
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Order freezing tribal rights in tiger reserves violates FRA, NCST tells tiger authority 26.11.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The National Tiger Conservation Authority's (NTCA) controversial directive from March this year asking states to stop settlement of tribal rights inside tiger reserves violates the Forest Rights Act, 2006, and should be thus kept in abeyance, the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) told NTCA in a meeting. The NTCA, under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), had said in the directive to 17 tiger bearing states that the rights settlement should be halted as the guidelines to notify 'critical wildlife habitats' were not formulated. This was the responsibility of MoEF&CC, and the guidelines that were to be prepared in 2007 are still pending. The NCST had taken cognizance of news reports on the NTCA directive and its secretary held a meeting with NTCA's senior officials. It told the NTCA Member Secretary, Debabrata Swain, that a legal process cannot be halted because of the pending guidelines, and asked the authority to not displace tribals till they finalize the ...
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Centre Promulgates Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 to Encourage Bamboo Cultivation in Non-Forest Areas 23.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that under the visionary leadership of the Prime Minister,
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Violation of Forest Conservation Act by State Govt comes to light 8.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Violation of Forest Conservation Act by State Govt comes to light
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Regulation should not become strangulation; Vice-President at NGT conference 4.11.2017 DNA: Popular News
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) should ensure that regulation should not become strangulation and there was a need for speedy disposal of cases, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday during the inaugural function of two-day NGT International Conference on Environment. VP Naidu also said, "The Tribunal is doing a great job, but I also want to try and tell the Tribunal and other regulators that regulation should be facilitation…regulation should not become strangulation." He added, "Every disposal of issues should really help, if you stay something for an indefinite period that means you are staying growth and that will lead to cost escalation. What I am saying is that speedy disposal is the need of the hour to get speedy justice." Naidu was the chief guest at the function while Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra presided over the function. Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr Harsh Vardhan and Attorney General KK Venugopal, NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar ...
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When we pay attention towards environment, there won't be any tension about future of mankind: Vice President 3.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that when we pay attention towards environment, there won't be any tension about the future of mankind. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the International Conference on Environment - 2017, organized by the National Green Tribunal, here today
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Amur Falcons arrive in Nagaland 28.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Amur Falcons arrive in Nagaland
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NGT Bench calls for final appraisal of experts’ report 28.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
NGT Bench calls for final appraisal of experts’ report
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Report on climate risks assessment in Majuli released 25.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Report on climate risks assessment in Majuli released
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With CRZ nod pending, Shipping Min flags award of work for Haldia terminal by IWAI 16.10.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The Ministry of Shipping (MoS) has flagged concerns regarding the award for work for Haldia multi-modal terminal even as a final order on Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance is pending. In an advisory sent in August, the MoS told the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), that it should have waited for a formal orders on CRZ clearance from Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) before it awarded work for the Rs.516 crore Haldia multi-modal terminal. MoEF&CC's expert panel on infrastructure and CRZ recommended for the project clearance on May 11. As per procedure, the recommendations of the expert panel are processed by the minister for approval or rejection. The IWAI had to seek CRZ clearance as the Haldia terminal site falls within the CRZ area. The West Bengal State Coastal Management Authority appraised the project on January 10 and recommended it to Centre for clearance on January 24. According to the MoS, in December 2016, Mumbai-based ITD Cementation India Limited won ...
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NGT paves way for Chardham highway project 20.9.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has paved the way for the NH-34 stretch of the PMO's ambitious Chardham highway widening project, that will connect Uttarakhand's holy sites, as it disposed of a plea that alleged that the project was violating provisions of Bhagirathi eco-sensitive zone. In an undertaking, the Uttarakhand state government and the Border Roads Organisation assured the green court in an undertaking that the project would be carried out with due compliance of laws in force, especially the Bhagirathi notification of December 2012. They further stated that during the project implementation, they would ensure that no muck is thrown either into the river, water bodies or in the forest or green area down the hill. The NGT bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, said that in view of the statements made, the application is disposed of. The bench added, "We make it clear that in the event, there is violation of any law or breach of the statement as made before the Tribunal, the applicant would ...
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Turn off your faucet to fight climate change, rock icon Patti Smith says 16.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
GLOBAL-CLIMATECHANGE/CONCERT:Turn off your faucet to fight climate change, rock icon Patti Smith says
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Incredible progress has been made to alleviate poverty, but a lot to be done: Bill Gates 13.9.2017 DNA: Top News
Great progress has been made since 1990 in alleviating global poverty, but much remains to be done, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said in a report out today. The foundation set up by the billionaire Microsoft co- founder plans to issue annual reports monitoring progress toward reaching a series of global sustainable development goals established by the United Nations in 2015. These goals, to be reached by 2030, include eliminating poverty and hunger, providing clean water and affordable energy, and fighting gender inequalities and climate change. The first Gates Foundation "Goalkeepers" report appears as the UN General Assembly prepares to meet in New York this month. The Gates report focused on 18 of the development indicators set by the United Nations. "We're trying to document the incredible progress" made around the world "including on key things like poverty and different disease areas," Bill Gates said in a statement. Childhood mortality under the age of five has dropped considerably, from ...
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Those who are climate change deniers are stupid: Pope Francis 11.9.2017 DNA: Top News
Pope Francis today slammed climate change doubters as "stupid" in the wake of a spate of hurricanes that have thrashed the US, Mexico and the Caribbean. "Those who deny it (climate change) should go to the scientists and ask them. They are very clear, very precise," the pontiff said today during a press conference on the return leg of a five-day Colombia trip. "A phrase from the Old Testament comes to mind: 'man is stupid, a stubborn, blind man'," he added. Francis said individuals and politicians had a "moral responsibility" to act on advice from scientists, who had clearly outlined what must be done to halt the course of global warming. "These aren't opinions pulled out of thin air. They are very clear," he said. "They (world leaders) decide and history will judge those decisions," he added. The pope has been an ardent supporter of efforts to combat climate change and its consequences to the world's most vulnerable populations, in terms of pollution, disease, wars and migration. He has regularly ...
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Environment Minister inaugurates training workshop on capacity building of Indian Zoo Veterinarians on Animal Health Management in Captivity 11.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Appreciating the difficulties faced by the Zoo Veterinarians in the diagnosis of diseases and treatment of the wild animals kept in captivity, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that advancements such as C.A.T scan and M.R.I must be used for the benefit of animals.
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