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Suresh Prabhu holds meetings with Russian Ministers at Vladivostok 11.9.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Suresh Prabhu and Russian Federation Minister, Dmitry Kobylkin, releasing a book on tiger conservation at Vladivostok Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, had a meeting with Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Russian Federation.
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“Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency can provide solutions to challenges of reconciling Economic Growth with Environmental Sustainability”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 6.9.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasising that circular economy and resource efficiency can provide solutions to the challenges posed in the process of reconciling economic growth with environmental sustainability, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has pointed to the need for corporate participation in building resource efficiency and a circular economy.
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Draft Bill Suggests An Armed Force To Protect River Ganga 5.9.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The draft Bill for protection of the Ganga has suggested provisions like having an armed force with the power to arrest those who pollute the river, and imprisonment and fine for offences varying from...
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Suresh Prabhu Launches Technology Initiatives for Coffee Stakeholders 4.9.2018 Govt of india: PIB
  Suresh Prabhu launching technology initiatives of Coffee Board   Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu today launched Coffee Connect - India coffee field force app and Coffee KrishiTharanga - digital mobile extension services for coffee stakeholders at a function here today.
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How Trump’s War on Regulation Is Trickle-Down Economics 14.8.2018 American Prospect
trickle-downers.jpg When Trump’s not blaming foreigners for everything that ails America, he’s blaming regulations. Last week, he even blamed regulations for the wildfires now ravaging California. They’re “made so much worse,” he  tweeted , “by the bad environmental laws which aren’t allowing massive amount[s] of readily available water to be properly utilized.” I have news for Trump. California’s tough environmental laws are among America’s (and the world’s) last bulwarks against climate change. And it’s climate change—not regulation—that’s wreaking havoc across California as well as much of the rest of the world.   Oh, and Californians are using water very carefully. Yet Trump is pushing in the opposite direction. He’s now proposing to let cars pollute more and to strip California of its right to set higher air-quality rules . It’s not just the environment. Trump is also gutting regulations that protect consumers, workers, investors, students, and children. The Trump regime is now contemplating a ...
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Court Orders CBI Probe Into Police Firing At Anti-Sterlite Protest 14.8.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The CBI has been told by the Madras High Court to probe the police firing that killed 13 people while they were protesting against the Sterlite plant in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin in May last week. The...
Climate One: Wall Street and Climate Change 13.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Host Greg Dalton interviews three experts on the ways corporations, and their shareholders, can make an impact on climate change and environmental sustainability.
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Twin Blazes Become California's Largest Wildfire In History 7.8.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Two blazes mercilessly charring northern California have grown so rapidly that they became the US state's largest in recorded history Monday, authorities said.
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Trump tweets on California wildfires spark confusion, debate 7.8.2018 Reuters: World News
Fire authorities insisted on Monday that they have ample water supplies to fight California's devastating wildfires, contrary to U.S. President Donald Trump's tweets that unspecified water diversions to the Pacific were making matters worse.
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Donald Trump's tweet on California wildfires stun fire authorities 7.8.2018 Zee News : World
Trump`s suggestion that environmental laws were somehow compounding wildfire woes drew derision on Twitter.
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LIVE! Amid seniority row, Justice K M Joseph to take oath today 7.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Local Resistance Builds to Google's 'Smart City' in Toronto 1.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
An Alphabet project aimed at creating a “smart city” on Toronto’s waterfront is facing resistance from local officials who are worried about the development’s direction and how Google’s parent company will handle residents’ personal data.
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UN Environment Body bestows 'Champions of Earth 2018' award to solar-powered Cochin airport 26.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The Cochin International Airport in Kerala, which is the world’s first solar-powered airport, has been chosen for the Champions of Earth 2018, a prize instituted by the United Nations, the Indian Express reported on Thursday. According to the report, Erik Solheim, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), had visited the airport located on the fringes of Kochi recently lauding its achievements in renewable energy conservation and the vegetable cultivation in the solar park. Solheim, in a communique to VJ Kurien, managing director, Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), said ‘previous Champion laureates range from world leaders to inspiring scientists – all visionaries who drive the world closer to its aspiration of environmental sustainability and a life of dignity for all.’ The Champion of Earth Prize is considered the UN’s highest environmental accolade. In May this year, Solheim on a trip to Kerala said, "Kerala has long been a leader in human development and I am ...
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Olympics: Tokyo focuses on environment two years out from Olympics 23.7.2018 Reuters: Sports News
With two years to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Japanese capital is hoping to use the Games as motivation to improve its environmental sustainability.
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SC removes ban on protests at Jantar Mantar and Boat Club, says 'blanket ban not possible' 23.7.2018 Zee News : States
The Supreme Court on Monday said that there cannot be any 'blanket ban' on holding protests at Jantar Mantar and Boat Club in Delhi.
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Sand mafia, illegal immigrants make Mahananda river in West Bengal a hotbed of controversies 17.7.2018 Zee News : India National
Zee News' Kamalika Sengupta reports on how encroachment on the riverbed is not just an environmental crisis but consequent influx of illegal immigrants could possibly become a threat to national security.
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This GOP Congressman Has Begun a Huge Fight Over a Key Environmental Law 10.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A linchpin environmental law is now being scrutinized by the Trump administration and could be targeted for reforms. The National Environmental Policy Act, commonly referred to as NEPA, dictates the environmental planning process for federal agencies. Any changes to the […]
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Get to know Andrew Wheeler, ex-coal lobbyist with inside track to lead EPA 7.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The agency's next acting chief has drawn praise as a capable administrator. But critics still say the transition from Scott Pruitt is a bit like "going from a train wreck to a house on fire."
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Anthony Kennedy’s Retirement Is Probably Making Scott Pruitt Very, Very Happy 3.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Vermont Law School professor Patrick Parenteau has given lots of interviews since Wednesday, when Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement. Most have focused on how Kennedy’s absence from the court will help Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental […]
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Kennedy Was a “Mixed Bag” for Environmentalists. But What’s Next Could Be Much Worse. 29.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Anthony Kennedy is retiring, and progressives around the country are trying not to freak out. The 81-year-old justice, who has served on the Supreme Court since 1988, has been a crucial swing vote on many issues from abortion to gay marriage to campaign […]
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