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Coastal sand mining push in Kerala despite eco-risks 23.6.2005 India Together
Coastal sand mining push in Kerala despite eco-risks
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NEAA rejecting clearance appeals coldly 21.6.2005 India Together - Environment

On 20 May, the National Environment Appellate Authority refused to admit two appeals cases where citizens and panchayat representatives in Uttaranchal had challenged Central government clearances to two hydro-electric power projects, on grounds of failure in due process. Kanchi Kohli was at the hearings.
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Cracks in the CAG's scanners 17.5.2005 India Together
Cracks in the CAG's scanners
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Bhakra dam, Supreme Court, questions 8.5.2005 India Together
Bhakra dam, Supreme Court, questions
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Orissa's aluminum mining costs are steep 25.3.2005 India Together - Environment

The Central Empowered Committee of the Supreme Court has found illegalities in central government clearances to Sterlite Industries' bauxite mining project in Orissa. The committee has recommended (to the apex court) against diversion of forestlands for the project. Kanchi Kohli reports.
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High 'court' of appeals, 2004: no cases 28.1.2005 India Together - Environment

The National Environmental Appellate Authority came into being in 1997 for citizens concerned with environmental impact to challenge central government clearances. But the Law Commission of India pointed out not long ago that this forum of final appeals "had very little work". Kanchi Kohli discovers more.
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Sethusamudram: Court opinion amiss? 21.1.2005 India Together - Environment

The Chennai High Court opined in December that industrialisation created the wealth necessary for protecting the environment. Sunita Dubey tests this claim in the United States and finds that the court ignored the US' system of local public participation and more.
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India's legal backing for conservation 1.12.2004 India Together - Environment

Governments in India have been using key provisions in environmental regulations to create and protect 'Ecologically Sensitive Areas'. Recently, the Supreme Court also pressed a state government on an ESA commitment. Kanchi Kohli reports on the practice and challenges.
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Tiger smuggling 'out of control' 7.10.2004 BBC South Asia
The future of the wild tiger is gravely threatened by the trade of skins to China, a lobby group warns.
Give the environment its due 1.9.2004 India Together - Environment

The Ministry of Environment and Forests is looking away from even the minimal standards of environmental stewardship needed in modern times, asserted citizens and experts in open letter to the government recently. Ashish Kothari and Kanchi Kohli were two of the signatories.
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Biotech policy : task force report 1.9.2004 India Together - Agriculture

Suman Sahai comments on the recently released report of Task Force on Biotechnology policy.
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Weakening the enviro-clearance process 1.8.2004 India Together - Environment

The recent simplifications to the Central environmental clearance process may endup pushing peoples’ participation and transparency to fringes, says Sunita Dubey.
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Silent Valley: threatened again 1.7.2004 India Together - Environment

Surendranath C reports on a power project proposal that threatens to put the Kerala biodiversity hotspot at risk.
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Environment and the new Government 1.6.2004 India Together - Environment

June 5 is the UN World Environment Day. Ashish Kothari reflects on the challenges and opportunities for the new government and civil society.
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Rs.180 crores to bury a river 1.6.2003 India Together - Environment

Leo Saldanha and Subramanya Sastry on the threats to the Kali River from pollution and sand mining and more recently a proposal to build the seventh dam across the river's last stretch.
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SIT: Cement giant rains trouble on Cherrapunjee 31.1.2003 CNN-IBN Top Stories
LOSING GREEN: The allegations against cement manufacturer Lafarge.Environment Ministry asks Lafarge to shut down limestone plant.
Cement giant rains trouble on Cherrapunjee 31.1.2003 CNN-IBN Top Stories
LOSING GREEN: The allegations against cement manufacturer Lafarge.Environment Ministry asks Lafarge to shut down limestone plant.
Lafarge's Meghalaya mine gets closure notice 31.5.2002 CNN-IBN Top Stories
DON'T MINE-D: Lafarge's cement factory in Cherrapunjee gets closure notice from government.CNN-IBN exposed the danger the cement factory posed.
Impact: Lafarge's Meghalaya mine to be shut down 31.5.2002 CNN-IBN Top Stories
DON'T MINE-D: Lafarge's cement factory in Cherrapunjee gets closure notice from government.The move comes a day after CNN-IBN exposed the danger the mine poses.
US military begins moving THAAD missile defence to South Korea site 1.1.1970 Sify News
[South Korea], April 26 (ANI): The U.S. troops in South Korea began installing the equipment for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), an advanced missile defense system.
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