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The Daily Fix: India’s politicians are ignoring the environment crisis. This is disastrous 25.6.2019
If urgent steps are not taken immediately, climate change events will cause mass dislocation and conflict.
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Carnival Cruise Employees Accused Of Refusing To Let Man Off Ship For Medical Care Following Heart Attack 13.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"His family was forced to watch on in horror at his mistreatment and decline into a gruesome death," the lawsuit says.
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Forest Service seeks to exempt some logging and mining from environmental review rules 13.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday announced plans to narrow the scope of a major environmental law, allowing the agency to fast-track activity throughout the national forest system without undergoing environmental review.

The proposed changes could potentially make it easier for logging, road...

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Trump administration seeking to overhaul forest management rules 12.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.S. Forest Service is proposing changes to a landmark environmental law that would allow it to fast-track some forest management projects, including logging and prescribed burning.
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Argentine court denies challenge to law against mining on glaciers 5.6.2019 Reuters: World News
Argentina's Supreme Court on Tuesday shot down a challenge to an environmental law banning mining in glacial areas that had been brought by Canadian miner Barrick Gold.
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Subrata Roy goes electric, Lucknow-made electric vehicles coming under Sahara Evols brand 4.6.2019 Sify Finance
Made in Lucknow, these electric vehicles with a clutch of features will be the latest offerings from Subrata Roy's Sahara Group.
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Attempt to weaken Brazil law protecting forests fails 30.5.2019 Reuters: World News
An attempt by Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and lawmakers backed by big agriculture to weaken environmental laws protecting the Amazon forest and other biomes has failed, as Congress will not vote into law a decree that weakened existing ...
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NDA 2.0: What the BJP-led government’s re-election will mean for the environment 28.5.2019 - News that matters
Since 2014, the NDA regime has carried out a series of changes to India’s environmental laws. Activists fear dilutions will continue unabated.
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'Education under fire' as attacks on Afghan schools jump, UNICEF says 28.5.2019 Reuters: Top News
Attacks on schools in Afghanistan increased almost threefold last year, making it increasingly difficult to ensure an education for children in many parts of the country, the United Nations children's fund UNICEF said on Tuesday.
Forest Lake school recognized for environmental sustainability 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Green Ribbon status is evidence that a school is working to reduce its environmental impact and educate its students about sustainability.
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Using environmental laws to stop homeless shelters is counterproductive 19.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The latest figures show there are 8,000 homeless people in San Francisco, yet residents want to use the California Environmental Quality Act to halt the building of a homeless shelter in their city.

I work next to the Santa Ana River in Orange County, where about 700 homeless people...

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In L.A. and the Bay Area, environmental law is used to block homeless shelters 15.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Earlier this spring, residents of a San Francisco waterfront neighborhood put up a plea on GoFundMe, seeking to raise $100,000 to file a lawsuit under one of California’s landmark environmental laws.

The fundraiser, which surpassed its goal, wasn’t intended to fight a toxic waste facility or industrial...

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Stop using California's environmental laws to block homeless housing 14.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Superior Court judges handed down welcome rulings last week in favor of two worthy but embattled housing projects for homeless people in Los Angeles. We hope the rulings send this message: Stop using the California Environmental Quality Act to thwart homeless housing projects simply because you...

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One day legal awareness programme conducted 8.5.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
One day legal awareness programme conducted
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A U.N. report found a widespread extinction underway. Now what? 7.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A U.N. report found that upwards of a million plant and animal species are facing extinction. What can be done to save them? Guest host Tiffany Hanssen filled in for host Kerri Miller.
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Green acitivists fighting the great fight dragged down by petty lawsuits 7.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Despite the crisis confronting our planet, environmental activism has become a dangerous activity. The latest threat is lawsuits.
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In Trump vs. California, the state is winning nearly all its environmental cases 7.5.2019 LA Times: Nation

More than two years into the Trump presidency, California has embraced its role as chief antagonist — already suing the administration more times than Texas took President Obama to court during eight years in office.

It’s having an effect.

California’s lawsuits have targeted the administration’s...

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U.S. still processing Atlantic seismic permits despite drilling plan delay 30.4.2019 Reuters: Money News
The U.S. Interior Department is still processing permit applications for companies to conduct seismic testing in the Atlantic - a precursor to drilling - despite shelving its plan to vastly expand offshore drilling, a spokeswoman said on ...
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California housing bill could have 'far-reaching effects' in Los Angeles, report says 24.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

More than 40% of the developable land in Los Angeles could be eligible for homebuilding at a greater density under high-profile legislation working its way through the Capitol, according to a new city analysis.

Senate Bill 50, which faces a key legislative committee hearing Wednesday morning, would...

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How One Activist Used a Little Shaming and a Lot of Patience to Clean Up Chinese Factories 23.4.2019 Mother Jones
One humid July day, the Chinese environmentalist Ma Jun stood in front of an alley sandwiched by two warehouses at the factory of an Apple supplier called Catcher, a two-hour bullet-train ride south of Beijing. He wore safety goggles and scribbled in a notebook. Two Apple executives flanked him. Guides from Catcher toured Ma around […]
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