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Environment
India  /  Published 12.08.20

Kerala CM objects to green draft

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday broke his silence on the draft environment impact assessment 2020 notification and cautioned that if implemented in the current form it would lead to ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 10.08.20

CPI nudge to Pinarayi govt

A senior CPI leader has openly urged the Left government in Kerala to file its objections to the draft environment impact assessment notification before the last date on Tuesday. Rajya Sabha member B...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 10.08.20

Changes in environment rule disastrous: Congress

The Congress on Monday joined a chorus of opposition to the Centre’s moves to modify existing rules relating to the environmental impact assessment process that governs development projects, des...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 09.08.20

A flawed vision: Unmasking India’s tiger counts

For some reason, reports on India’s ‘tiger numbers’ get a lot of people excited. This was the case on July 28, 2020 when a report on the country’s tiger numbers from 2018 was r...
By K. Ullas Karanth in

North East  /  Published 06.08.20

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 05.08.20

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 03.08.20

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 31.07.20

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 31.07.20

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


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