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11 Natural disasters Narendra Modi blessed in his first 100 days

We get it: India reposed faith in a leader who promised achhe din–”good times,” good governance, transparency, development, jobs, jobs, jobs. Now nobody can argue that prime minister Narendra Modi does not mean business. So his government has gone about eliminating the… Continue Reading →

#India – A sound economy needs a sound environment

Bittu Sahgal June 16, 2014 Going by our Intelligence Bureau (IB) and some of the voices in the government, anyone asking for the protection of the country’s forests, its rivers or its coasts is anti-national and destroying the country’s economy…. Continue Reading →

Press Release – Confused or dangerous priorities of the Enviornment Minister ?

Confused or dangerous priorities? – The new Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Mr. Prakash Javadekar spells his firm commitment to create conducive environment for investors.  At social and environmental cost? – Rohit Prajapati Mr. Prakash Javadekar the new… Continue Reading →

NGT notice to Centre, Odisha over Posco green nod

Gives three weeks for response regarding extension of environmental clearance for Posco’s steel plant BS Reporter  |  <news:geo_locations>Bhubaneshwar  May 20, 2014 Last Updated at 20:20 IST RELATED NEWS Green tribunal seeks reply from Centre, Odisha over Posco clearance Steel ministry pursuing Posco’s… Continue Reading →

Earth – Game Over

    We’re in the middle of a sixth mass extinction, and this will be the first one—and possibly the last—we will witness as human beings.   By John Feffer, April 23, 2014       Video games usually provide you with… Continue Reading →

Why India must protect the Western Ghats from getting lost

HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times   February 02, 2014 The Kasturirangan report on the Western Ghats present a unique opportunity for the government to find and enforce an approach that strikes a balance between development and environment protection. Sadly, the union government… Continue Reading →

The SC directive on an environmental regulator is not quite a green signal

Hindustan Times New Delhi, January 09, 2014 In the last year-and-a-half, India’s growth story, to say the least, has been on a downward spiral. Coming as it did after years of strong growth, analysts have been busy giving out various… Continue Reading →

#India – It is a myth that development and ecology cannot go together

‘Locals must decide on Western Ghats‘ By Express News Service – CHENNAI 13th August 2013 Madhav Gadgil receiving the MS Swaminathan award in the city recently | Express Photo Ecologist Madhav Gadgil brushed aside the allegations that the Western Ghats Ecology… Continue Reading →

160 sorties failed but BMC to go for #cloudseeding again

      Linah Baliga, TNN Aug 1, 2012, MUMBAI: Having failed to make artificial rains despite 160 attempts in 2009, the civic body will resort to the same technique this year to make for the shortfall. On Thursday, the Brihanmumbai… Continue Reading →

Groundwater contaminated, Punjab battles uranium curse

  Chandigarh, July 13, 2012 Groundwater contaminated, Punjab battles uranium curse IANS The Hindu Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has confirmed the presence of uranium and other heavy metals in groundwater in the state, particularly the Malwa region, and… Continue Reading →

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