Green tribunal suspends environment clearance of Scania sponge iron plant in Raigarh
Environment ministry granted clearance even though mandatory public consultations were not held
New green clearance procedures make coal mine expansion easy
MoEF office memorandums do away with public hearing for coal mine expansion and delink forest clearance from environment clearance for ultra mega …
Why draft EIA 2020 needs a revaluation
The point of contention in the draft Environment Impact Assessment is post-facto clearance and less public participation with affected …
Regulating small-scale mines below 5 ha
Will National Green Tribunal's restraint order curb haphazard and unscientific mining of minor minerals that includes sand?
Court Digest: Major environment hearings of the week (July 6-10, 2020)
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal through the week
When mining interests prevail over SC order
Uttar Pradesh where IAS officer Durga Shakti got suspended after taking on politicians involved in sand mining is not the only state to bypass …
Wildlife during a pandemic: The other side of the coin
Instances of wild animals entering urban landscapes were reported the world over. But was everything about the lockdown hunky-dory for them?