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Greek PM taps top female judge as country's president 15.1.2020 Reuters: World News
Greece's conservative government on Wednesday nominated top judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou for the Greek presidency, a largely ceremonial role selected by the country's parliament.
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Green Court Stops Housing Complex Construction Next To Delhi University 13.1.2020 NDTV News - India-news
The National Green Tribunal has ordered status quo on construction of a housing complex adjacent to the Delhi University campus.
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Trump’s Latest Environmental Rollback Is a Middle Finger to Common Sense 12.1.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled plans to gut one of America’s most important environmental laws—a move experts say is as much of a handout to polluting industries as it is a slap in the face to science […]
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She helped make California a clean air leader. Now Trump could upend that legacy 10.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Mary Nichols, California Air Resources Board chair, fears the U.S. Supreme Court could take away the state's power to set its own emissions standards.

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Trump seeks exempting some pipelines and highways from environmental review, alarming climate activists 10.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

The White House move would fast-track the construction of some infrastructure projects, including pipelines, highways and airports.

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Bangladesh to ban use of single-use plastic in hotels and restaurants 6.1.2020 Reuters: World News
Bangladesh's High Court on Monday ordered the government to ban single-use plastics in coastal areas and in hotels and restaurants in one year to combat pollution.
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Grave new world: If history is any indication, 2020 looks bleak 4.1.2020 Scroll.in
Not all hope is lost, though. And technology remains our best bet.
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“President Trump Has Created an Environmental Crisis at the Border” 30.12.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in The Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The survival of eight endangered and threatened species, including four kinds of endemic fish, is in doubt in Arizona, as massive quantities of groundwater are extracted to construct Donald Trump’s border wall. The 30ft-high barrier is under construction on […]
Officials identify mysterious bright green liquid that spilled onto Michigan highway 24.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Investigators say they believe the substance found on a freeway north of Detroit is groundwater mixed with a chemical called hexavalent chromium. The public safety risk is minimal, officials say.
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Ships Entering Indian Waters Subjected To Environmental Laws: Green Court 20.12.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
There is lack of effective monitoring of air pollution caused by ships entering Indian Maritime Zone, the National Green Tribunal has observed and said that vessels entering Indian waters are subject...
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The Twin Metals mine is about to begin its public review process. Here's why it’s so important 17.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Before the end of the year, Twin Metals plans to submit its official plans for an underground copper-nickel mine to state and federal regulators. That’s a huge step for the contentious project, which will be located just outside the Boundary Waters, because it will kick off the mine's environmental review and permitting. That process is long and complex. It’s also controversial.
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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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