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Two more Pune rivers set to get makeovers

Questions arise if this will only be a cosmetic makeover or one that will affect the rivers’ ecological system and services

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Centre relaxes environmental clearance for sugar mills

MoEFCC notification comes at a time when sugar mills owe Rs 22,000 crore to farmers for cane supplied in 2017-18

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‘Make green clearance mandatory for inland waterways’

Over 50 experts and concerned citizens write to Harsh Vardhan, Union environment minister, demanding that environmental clearance be made …

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Thermal power plants must assess health impact for green clearance

Environment ministry notification mandates bi-annual health check-ups for workers 

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NGT nod for long-awaited neutrino project

The observatory is proposed to be housed in an underground lab below a rocky mountain in Tamil Nadu and is about 4.9 km from Mathikettan Shola …

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Green clearances are being increasingly treated as a mere formality

In the garb of streamlining green clearances, the Union government has sidelined communities and diluted environmental regulations over the …

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Centre's order allows granting of mine leases to applications without environment clearance

The ministry’s order, however, states that mining activity cannot begin before the environment clearance is obtained

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Brazilian government cancels mega dam on the Amazon’s Tapajós River

The project could have caused flooding of lands and forced displacement of indigenous Munduruku people

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Will Adani ever pay for the destruction at Mundra?

The environment ministry says it cannot impose a fine but the company is not let off the hook. Lawyers say it can approach NGT

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Report card: Environmental governance under NDA government

The government has stepped up action on environmental concerns such as pollution, but retains a myopic view of natural resource management and …

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Plenty of Permits

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Andhra Pradesh puts Eastern Ghats bauxite mining project on hold

The bauxite deposits fall in tribal areas protected by the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution and have been opposed by tribal groups right …

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