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Goa Could Face The Same Situation As Kerala, Ecologist Warns 19.8.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Noted ecologist Madhav Gadgil has warned that Goa may face the same fate as the flood-battered Kerala if it does not take environmental precautions. Like other states, Goa too, is witnessing a rise in...
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Country lost one-third of its coastline from erosion, gained almost as much: Report 12.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Natural causes such as cyclones and waves, as well as human activities like construction have led to nearly one-third of a large part of India's coastline to be eroded in the last 26 years, but almost an equal area has been added because of new sediment deposits, according to a government report. The National Centre for Coastal Research surveyed 6,031 kilometres of India's 7,517-kilometre coastline from 1990 to 2016, and found that 33 per cent of it has witnessed erosion, most of it along the eastern coast facing the Bay of Bengal, with West Bengal recording the highest erosion. At the same time, 29 per cent of the surveyed coastline saw an accretion, or gain in deposits. "Erosion and accretion are complementary to each other. If the sand and sediments have drifted from one side, it must accumulate somewhere," said M V Ramana Murthy, director of NCCR and one of the authors of the report. The report says that 2,156.43 kilometres of the country's surveyed coastline faced erosion, while 1,941.24 kilometres ...
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 “PARIVESH” – an environmental single window hub for Environment, Forest, Wildlife and CRZ clearances launched 10.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, launched PARIVESH (Pro-Active and Responsive facilitation by Interactive, Virtuous and Environmental Single-window Hub) on the occasion of World Biofuel Day, here today.
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Bengaluru Buzz: Of air pollution, white-topped roads and illegal hoardings 4.8.2018 Citizen Matters
Did you read about the removal of illegal hoardings and resumption of white topping of roads? Here is our weekly round up, if you missed that and other key news from around the city!
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Sundarbans threatened by 'heedless industrialisation': UN expert 1.8.2018 DNA: Money
The Sundarbans forest, which is the largest contiguous mangrove forest in the world and home to several endangered species, is being threatened by "heedless industrialisation , according to a UN rights expert who called on the Government of Bangladesh to halt the process. Stretching along the Bay of Bengal, the Sundarbans is considered one of the natural wonders of the world. However, despite objections from the World Heritage Committee of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the Government of Bangladesh has approved more than 320 industrial projects in the area, including a massive coal-fired power plant. The process bypassed requirements for public participation and an environmental impact assessment. "The accelerating industrialisation of the Sundarbans threatens not only this unique ecosystem which hosts Bengal tigers, Ganges river dolphins and other endangered species but also poses serious risks to the human ...
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Current Status of implementation of Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Regions (PCPIRs) projects in India 31.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
    Minister of State for Planning (IC) and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, in a written reply to a question on current status of implementation of Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Regions (PCPIRs) projects in India, in Lok Sabha today, informed that as per Detailed Project Reports (DPRs), the projected investment on full realization of PCPIRs is Rs. 7.63 lakh crore and employment generation is expected for around 33.96 lakh persons (direct and indirect).
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Policy for Disposal of Garbage 30.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma has said that the Ministry, in supersession of Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000, has notified the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.
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Environment Ministry Reintroduces Award For Hindi Authors 22.7.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The environment ministry has decided to re-introduce a scheme for awarding Indian authors for their original work in Hindi on subjects related to environment including pollution and climate change.
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Impact of Cutting of Trees on Pollution 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
 “The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) accords prior environmental clearance for projects or activities listed in the Schedule to the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006 (and its amendments) after having followed the prescribed process in the said notification.
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Green Skill Development Programme 20.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
“Under the ongoing Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Scheme of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, a new initiative the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) was launched in June 2017 to skill youth in environment, forest and wildlife sectors and enabling them to be gainfully employed or self-employed.
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Smear campaigns distort truth about Lavasa project: Lavasa spokesperson 19.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Smear campaigns distort truth about Lavasa project: Lavasa spokesperson
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New power lines might accelerate bustard extinction in Gujarat 8.7.2018 DNA: Money
The thrust towards green energy is having an environmental cost that few had foreseen. The power lines that connect windmills and solar power plants are turning out to be death traps for the critically endangered Great Indian Bustards (GIB) in Gujarat. In the last decade alone, power lines have claimed the lives of about 10-15 GIBs in the GIB-range states of India. If that wasn't enough, the GETCO substation at Bhachunda, where the company plans to put about 15 to 20 power lines, is another potential death trap, claim activists, adding that it is right in the middle of a bustard habitat. Devesh Gadhvi of The Corbett Foundation, an organisation that is working towards GIB conservation, said, "The windmills, by virtue of being green energy, do not require an Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) before being set up, especially outside forest areas. The same happens with the power lines as well.  This means that when such plants are set up in revenue areas, adjacent to the forest areas, which are actually ...
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Three years on, where does the Hubballi-Dharwad Smart City project stand? 6.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Out of 27 projects proposed by these twin cities in North Karnataka under the Smart Cities Mission, only one has gotten off to a start. An interview with the Special Officer of the SPV on the challenges and overall progress so far. »
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Three charged with manslaughter over bursting of Kenya dam that killed 47 5.7.2018 Reuters: World News
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya charged three men with manslaughter and other offences on Thursday for their role in the collapse of a dam at a flower farm in May that killed at least 47 people.
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Delhi High Court: Can sapling replace grown-up tree? 5.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
"How could a sapling replace a fully grown-up tree?" the Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked while observing that felling as many as 16,500 trees to build multi-storey accommodation for the proposed redevelopment of six South Delhi colonies was akin to leaving the city to die. The high court prohibited the authorities from cutting down or taking away trees till July 26, that is the next date of hearing on a plea against felling of trees for housing projects and also asked whether any environmental impact assessment was carried out before initiating the work. "If Delhi needs that they (buildings) be dismantled, they will be dismantled. You can't leave the city to die like this," a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said. It also asked why everyone needs to be given space in the Lutyens' Delhi when the peripherals of the National Capital have so much of vacant land and added that "The mantra is decongestion". The court said that the authorities should develop colonies like ...
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How Could Saplings Replace Trees, Asks Delhi High Court On Tree Felling 4.7.2018 NDTV News - Latest
How could a sapling replace a grown-up tree, the Delhi High Court today asked while observing that felling over 16,500 trees to build multi-storey accommodation for proposed redevelopment of six South...
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Union Minister Harsh Vardhan "Misguiding" Delhiites On Tree Felling: AAP 27.6.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The Aam Aadmi Party today accused Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan of "misguiding" people over the plan to cut down over 16,500 trees in the national capital for redevelopment of seven...
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AAP Minister asks Centre to share reports on projects 27.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Imran Hussain writes to Union Environment Ministry
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Loktak road disturbs many 24.6.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Loktak road disturbs many
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Bullet train: Gujarat farmers begin 4-day outreach programme 23.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
The ambitious Ahmedabad – Mumbai Bullet Train project is giving the farmers of Ahmedabad and adjoining districts a nightmare. The harried lot is unaware about how much land they will lose for the project, Gujarat Khedut Samaj (GKS) president Jayesh Patel said while reaching out to farmers of 192 villages which are going to be affected. The farmers have no idea how much compensation will they get in case of acquisition and scrambling for clues how to counter it, Patel said. GKS on Friday began a Khedut Sampark Abhiyan (outreach exercise) to get an idea of what farmers feel about the project. The drive was to begin from Gandhi Ashram but was asked told to shift the venue as Danny Faure, the President of Seychelles, who is visiting the ashram on Saturday. GKS then began the drive from Nenpur village in Kheda district. GKS also conducted meeting at Chaklasi village and will conduct another meeting at Mogur village later in the evening. "Farmers are mostly from the Thakor community. Most are small and ...
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