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Draft EIA 2020 will toll the death knell for Western Ghats, say experts

Draft EIA 2020 will toll the death knell for Western Ghats, say experts

September 9, 2021 at 9:09 am 0 comments

The EIA 2020 draft notification encourages further pollution with diluted regulations over industrial and development practices opine experts.

What the new green clearance regime will mean for India’s Northeast

What the new green clearance regime will mean for India’s Northeast

August 11, 2020 at 5:17 am 0 comments

Sayan Banerjee | Down to Earth India’s northeastern region — comprising Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura — is a unique biodiversity hotspot. The region, however, faces many environmental problems. Successive Indian forest surveys in 2015, 2017 and 2019 reported net deforestation of 628, 630 andRead More

Dilution of green clearance norms threatens Himalayan belt: Environmental bodies write to Centre

Dilution of green clearance norms threatens Himalayan belt: Environmental bodies write to Centre

August 4, 2020 at 2:00 am 0 comments

Signatories from Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh have demanded the immediate scrapping of the 2020 draft amendments. The organisations have also written to MPs of their respective states.

Dissent by climate activist group invokes ‘terror’ charge

Dissent by climate activist group invokes ‘terror’ charge

July 24, 2020 at 3:33 am 0 comments

Kabir Agarwal | The Wire The Delhi police has blocked the website of a youth climate movement and described the contents of the website as “objectionable” and depicting an “unlawful or terrorist act”.  The action comes after a complaint by Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar and the notice orders theRead More