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Environment
North East  /  Published 05.08.20

Students lead green policy digital protest

A student-led two-hour online protest against the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2020, sparked a storm on Twitter, becoming the second-most trending subject in the country on ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 04.08.20

Breathless: India's worsening air quality

The mandatory wearing of masks in India may now be serving more than the purpose of just warding off the coronavirus infection. This would be a reasonable inference to make in the light of recent data...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 02.08.20

Hollow cheer: Who's saving the tiger?

The Union environment minister, Prakash Javadekar, said recently that tigers are India’s soft power as the country has 70 per cent of the global population of the big cats. The statement would h...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 30.07.20

Doomsday is here: Eco-calamities ravaging India

In May, styrene, a gas which affects the central nervous system and can even cause cancer, leaked from a factory in Visakhapatnam. Eleven people died while hundreds had to be evacuated in the wee hour...
By Tiasa Adhya in

North East  /  Published 30.07.20

Baghjan residents join green protest

Residents of Baghjan in Upper Assam, affected by the May 27 gas well blowout, have joined the chorus against the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2020, saying the proposed chang...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 29.07.20

Protest brews on new environment policy

The draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2020, is beginning to emerge as a new flashpoint between the Centre and the Northeast. EIA is a process under the Environment (Protection) ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.07.20

Fancy a rakhi made of grass? Head to Biponi's

A rakhi made of grass? Try it on for size this year and celebrate Raksha Bandhan, leave a fruitful impact on the environment, and support those employed in making recyclable, biodegradable rakhis, the...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur

Calcutta  /  Published 09.07.20

Emission, road dust to blame for air pollution

The final report of the air pollution source apportionment study by the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has found that roadside dust and vehicular emission form the major...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.07.20

'Lady Tarzan' to swing across Kolhan

Jamshedpur green crusader and Padma Shri recipient Jamuna Tudu will undertake an extensive tour of West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan to expand the base of Van Suraksha Samity (VSS), a group she h...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

World  /  Published 06.07.20

China: Bullying on in Bhutan

China has opened a new territorial dispute, this time with Bhutan by staking claim to tracts in eastern Bhutan that include the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary adjoining Arunachal Pradesh. Bhutan had prot...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi


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