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In crisis-hit Chennai, the municipal body is trying to revive 210 lakes and rivers 13.12.2019 Scroll.in
Work on 71 has already been completed.
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71 done, 139 in progress: Efforts to restore Chennai water bodies show promise 12.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Out of 3,000 water bodies in Chennai city, 210 have already been taken up for restoration. The work entails desilting as well as removing water hyacinth and garbage in the water bodies. Here are more details about the same.
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World Bank Suggests Creating "Brand Northeast" 12.12.2019 NDTV News - India-news
The central government should consider creating a brand for the northeast to better leverage the potential of the region, the World Bank said.
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An Environmental Lawyer Explains Where Elizabeth Warren’s Blue New Deal Falls Short 11.12.2019 Mother Jones
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren announced  an expansion of her Green New Deal to protect the nation’s coastlines and waterways, called the “Blue New Deal.” The nine-page plan attempts to tackle deteriorating ecosystems, overfishing, and increasingly devastating natural disasters. The Blue New Deal, while significant as the first plan of its kind in this presidential race, […]
Pistachio giant Wonderful sues Fresno County over a rival's project 6.12.2019 LA Times: Business

The Assemi family has sold pistachios to Wonderful for years, but now it's poised to become a competitor. Wonderful alleges Fresno County illegally issued construction permits to the Assemis.

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Most U.S. states have cut environmental budgets and staffing since 2008 - study 5.12.2019 Reuters: World News
Most U.S. states have cut funding and staffing at their environmental agencies over the past decade, according to a study by a green advocacy group, raising questions about the Trump administration's policy to shift more enforcement of federal environmental laws to ...
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District panels to monitor picnic activities 30.11.2019 The Assam Tribune
District panels to monitor picnic activities
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Summit host Spain chides 'silent complicity' in climate crisis 26.11.2019 Reuters: World News
Climate summit host Spain criticised some nations' "silent complicity" with the global environmental crisis and said the upcoming U.N. meeting must not be treated as a "trade fair."
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Opinion: Opinion: Wanted - A Clean Air Boss With Cabinet Rank To Tackle Pollution 21.11.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Every country that has cleaned up its polluted air has done so after reaching a tipping point. That point has come after pollution has become undeniable and its health harm acknowledged, after people...
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Canada's Trudeau to shuffle cabinet, foreign minister set for big new role 20.11.2019 Reuters: Top News
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will shuffle his cabinet on Wednesday and insiders say he may well move Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland into a new job and ask her to prevent a national unity crisis.
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India Will Lead World In Combating Climate Change, Terrorism: Minister 16.11.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said India will lead the world in combating the challenges of poverty, terrorism and climate change in the 21st century.
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Column: Interior Secretary Bernhardt's previous job raises questions about a deal for his ex-client 15.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Westlands Water District is about to get a rich deal from Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, its former lawyer.

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Child Trafficking In Assam Increases By 55%: Child Rights Commission 12.11.2019 NDTV News - India-news
The Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) on Tuesday said child trafficking cases has increased by at least 55 per cent in 2019 across the state.
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Letters to the Editor: The Getty fire wasn't an 'act of God,' and L.A. taxpayers might get burned 2.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The rule of "inverse condemnation," which holds utilities liable for certain wildfires, was never meant to bankrupt taxpayers and power companies.

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India has some of the most polluted cities, yet 70% of its environmental ‘crimes’ involve smoking 29.10.2019 Scroll.in
The data from the National Crime Records Bureau is misleading, say some environmentalists.
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Opinion: Five reasons climate change is the worst environmental problem the world has ever faced 28.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

If an evil genius had set out to design the perfect environmental crisis, it would be climate change.

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Trump team weakens endangered species protections for California salmon and delta smelt 22.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Trump administration is weakening endangered species protections for delta smelt and salmon, which have curbed water deliveries to Central Valley farm districts.

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Border wall rising in Arizona, raises concerns among conservationists, Native tribes 13.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Customs and Border Protection agency says it is doing its best to reduce impact to the environment and tribal citizens. Conservationists and Native tribes in the area are not appeased.
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Third edition of SBI Green Marathon held 30.9.2019 The Assam Tribune
Third edition of SBI Green Marathon held
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Rampant deforestation in the Western Ghats is causing recurring floods in Southern India 28.9.2019 Scroll.in
Besides better implementation of existing environmental laws, India needs new ones to conserve hills and mountains.
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