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Pollution turns white marble Taj Mahal yellow and green 22.5.2018 Reuters: Top News
AGRA, India (Reuters) - India's white-marble Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green as the 17th century mausoleum weathers filthy air in the world's eighth-most polluted city.
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The Battle To Save The Taj Mahal From Turning Green 22.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green in the world's eighth-most polluted city.
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Off colour: Pollution turns white marble Taj Mahal green 22.5.2018 Reuters: Top News
AGRA, India (Reuters) - The white-marble Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green as the 17th century mausoleum weathers filthy air in the world's eighth-most polluted city.
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Off colour: Pollution turns India's white marble Taj Mahal green 22.5.2018 Reuters: Top News
AGRA, India (Reuters) - India's white-marble Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green as the 17th century mausoleum weathers filthy air in the world's eighth-most polluted city.
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A Washington bomb set to go off in California's delta tunnels water war 21.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A congressman set off a legislative bomb in California’s water wars last week.

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona) inserted a rider into an Interior Department appropriations bill that would exempt from all judicial review the intensely contested Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta twin tunnels project. Passage...

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Elon Musk brings his tunnel vision, and charm offensive, to West L.A. 18.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When the doors to the Leo Baeck Temple swung open at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, the public rushed through with the enthusiasm of a crowd sprinting toward a Black Friday sale.

The crowd jostled for good seats, then waited. About 25 minutes late, billionaire Elon Musk walked onto the stage to applause,...

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Maha brings more castes in RTE Act's under-privileged category 17.5.2018 General News
The Maharashtra government today incorporated more caste groups and communities in the beneficiary list of students seeking admission in schools under the Right To Education (RTE) Act. Until now, the under-privileged category included students from SC (scheduled caste), ST (scheduled tribe), and Divyangs classes, which is now updated. All categories from VJ & NT (Vimukta Jati and Nomadic tribes), OBC (Other Backward Classes), and SBC (Special Backward Class) are inducted into the under-privileged category with a view to ensure that no student is deprived of education, a government resolution (GR) said. Under the updated list, HIV-positive students can also seek admission under the RTE Act, it stated. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE), enacted in August 2009, describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 under Article 21a of the Constitution. The Act ...
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Vedanta's Thootukudi copper smelter to remain shut until June 6 - lawyer 17.5.2018 General News
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Vedanta Resources Plc's Thootukudi copper smelter, one of India's biggest, will remain shut until at least June 6, said a lawyer petitioning against the plant reopening.
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State agroforestry board mooted 16.5.2018 Hindu: National
A two-day agro forestry workshop held at the College of Forestry, Kerala Agricultural University, recommended the establishment of the State Agrofore
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Federal appeals court orders halt to work on Atlantic Coast Pipeline 16.5.2018 Washington Post
Federal appeals court orders halt to work on Atlantic Coast Pipeline
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Poland ready to end extensive logging in pristine old forest 15.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Poland’s environment minister has decided to stop the extensive logging in one of Europe’s oldest forests that has been declared illegal by a top European Union court, authorities said Tuesday.
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New ground realities in land laws 15.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Relaxation of rules to forest and coastal regulation laws enables the government to significantly expand the scope of corporate investment in these hitherto restricted zones
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Californians aren't going to take the gutting of their environmental laws lying down 15.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: That Californians would allow President Trump and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to give children asthma and kill seniors with environmental cancers by forcing the state to relax its emissions requirements on new vehicles is absurd. (“Auto executives got more...

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India's green sectors to employ 300000 workers by 2022: ILO 15.5.2018 Sify Finance
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has estimated that 300,000 workers will be employed directly in the solar and wind energy sectors by 2022 to meet India's goal of generating 175 gigawatts of electricity from renewable sources.
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India's green sectors to employ 300,000 workers by 2022: ILO 15.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has estimated that 300,000 workers will be employed directly in the solar and wind energy sectors by 2022 to meet India's goal of generating 175 gigawatts of electricity from renewable sources.
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‘If govt closes its eyes and follows judgments passed, the Yamuna will be clean’ 15.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Former NGT chairperson says government, litigant and regulator should discharge their responsibilities in order to effectively tackle severe pollution
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Elon Musk shares a trip through his Hawthorne tunnel. His project in L.A. is facing a bumpier ride 12.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled a zippy video Thursday night showing the progress his company has made on a tunnel beneath the city of Hawthorne, part of his grand vision for a subterranean transportation network that whisks commuters across Los Angeles County.

Yet even as he celebrates...

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Polish court acquits protesters of logging in old forest 11.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A court in eastern Poland has acquitted environmentalists who had blocked government-ordered logging in one of Europe’s last pristine forests that has been condemned by the European Union.
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UN votes to take first step toward a global environment pact 11.5.2018 Washington Post: World
The U.N. General Assembly voted Thursday to take a first step toward establishing a Global Pact for the Environment, a decision the United States opposed.
VW diesel settlement money spurs controversy in Illinois 10.5.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
With more money come more problems. Illinois is scheduled to get $108 million as part of the Volkswagen diesel scandal settlement, but critics of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, who are preparing to disburse the funds, say Illinoisans are not getting enough input on how to apply ...
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