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E.g., Sunday, February 24, 2019
E.g., Sunday, February 24, 2019
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Circumventing Environmental Regulations
CPCB suggests compensation ofup to ₹1 cr for violation of GRAP
NGT directs GCZMA to submit report on illegal activities at Kandla port
Board allows coal operations at MPT after penalising JSW, Adani
4 Supertech officials arrested for flouting NGT norms at site
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj memorial: SC declines urgent hearing on NGO's plea
NRL defying court order on wall in jumbo corridor: green activist
‘Govt Cares for Neither Tribals Nor Forests’: Lawyer Ritwick Dutta
SC orders forced eviction of more than 1 million tribals, forest-dwellers
SC notice to Centre, UP on plea against NGT order refusing to declare Surajpur as wetland
NGT seeks action plan to stop discharge of polluted water in Yamuna
India's coal power plants 'unhealthiest' in world: Study
Supreme Court Deals Double Blow to Vedanta Copper Smelter, Upbraids NGT as Well
Stubble burning not going to stop on its own, consider granting subsidy to farmers: SC
Coal going from winner to loser in India's energy future - Russell
Singrauli: NCL-NTPC MoU over filling fly ash in mine void
SC’s Sterlite ruling puts question mark on NGT
FAC is considering 1743 ha of forest for diversion
Top Court Refuses To Allow Meghalaya Miners To Transport Extracted Coal
India seeks to increase solar footprints in rural areas through KUSUM
EAC (Coal) is considering 5.21 MTPA coal capacity addition
NDA government green-lighted 65% infra projects; activists sound red alert
EAC Thermal is considering two new coal fired TPP units for ToR
Sterlite’s Thoothukudi plant to remain shut, orders Supreme Court
MoEF mulls to put robust mechanism in place to ensure norms compliance
NGT slaps Rs 100 crore fine on Tamil Nadu govt over failure to control water pollution
India's coal import rises 5% to 190 MT in Apr-Jan
Sand mining: NGT raps Baghpat DM for refusing to receive uncertified order, slaps fine of Rs 10k
Share of clean energy can go up to 45% by 2030 in India despite doubling consumption: TERI
NGT fines Rustomjee Developers Rs 1 cr for environment norms violation
India’s new ‘attack’ on air pollution
Climate change could wipe out Bengal tigers in 50 years
99.82% projects in forests got nod
Tiger returns: Gujarat only state with all three big cats
Give faster clearances to hydropower projects: parliament panel
How Modi Weakened Green Laws To Aid Real Estate Lobby
NGT forms panel to probe illegal soil extraction in rly project
Thermal power projects with investments worth over INR 2.5 lakh crore facing stress : Study
70 Pb industries threaten rivers’ aquatic biodiversity
Mopa airport: Government, GMR file reply on SC status quo
EAC recommends 12 MTPA additional Coal mining in December 2018
Sterlite plant closure: Supreme Court reserves judgment on pleas
NGT orders cleaner and greener stations
Uttar Pradesh govt to pay Rs 25 lakh fine for polluting Ganga
34 buildings of Pune Municipal Corporation get rooftop solar
Himachal Pradesh moves apex court against NGT order banning construction in Shimla
Tiger near CSTPS colony causes panic
Bullet train gets green light via flamingo haven, national park
Environment Compensation Charge can be used for funding rapid transit system
After 20 years, Assam government declares Deopahar as reserve
Centre cuts pollution control budget, draws flak from expert
Rs 5 crore fine on AAP govt for failing to take action on illegal scrap units
Over 98% thermal-power plants dont tick the pollution-control box. Lax compliance for another decade will cost INR 10 Lakh crore
Gujarat's Plan to Move Crocs to Protect Tourists Is Cosmetic and Short-Sighted
SC allows Rajaji authorities to demolish ashram built inside
Will the national government be known for its speedy clearances and neglected environmental priorities?
NBWL asked to reconsider Melghat rail line decision
NGT OKs order on Graphite shutdown
Pollution in Bandi river: NGT slaps Rs 20 cr fine on Rajasthan govt for inaction
Waste-to-Energy plants that use solid waste as feedstock pose threat to environment
Compensatory afforestation, an eyewash, says FBV
Draft CRZ notification published despite 68% objections from public
States Asked To Furnish Rs. 10 Crore Each As Yamuna Cleaning Guarantee
Use high-quality coal in power plants: Environment ministry on CO2 release
Identify and develop 36 stations as ‘eco-smart stations': NGT
India’s new National Wildlife Action Plan: lacking action and plan
Gujarat: Keeping tourists safety in mind crocodiles near Statue of Unity to be relocated, 12 caught so far
New record with renewable energy installations 40 times higher than thermal
Submit status report on solid waste management: Green panel to states, UTs
Lawyer should be ready on legal issue, not act as mere post office: NGT
FAC recommends diversion of 2060 ha of forest in December 2018
All buildings in Bengaluru are illegal, as per NGT order
First bullet train project gets nod for forest trespass
India would miss the 2022 deadline for 175 GW of solar capacity says CSE director
After Tadoba, PWD road widening threatens Bor tiger reserve
Consider Expanding Scope of Volkswagen Case to Other Car Makers: SC to NGT
52 coal mines opened in 5 years to fuel power drive
Air pollution may be making people unhappy: Study
PIL petition seeks closure of Sterlite
EAC (Coal) to consider 2.49 MTPA Coal Capacity Increase
Dadri plant generates power from agricultural waste
Rajaji jumbo corridor was awarded thrice to same firm
SC orders status quo on Mopa airport construction works
MoUs worth Rs 1 lakh crore inked in renewable energy
Modi govt promised to end coal imports by 2016, but it’s been on the rise since then
Indian Railways drawing 4 GW solar project bid for powering locos
In a U-turn, state tells SC committee no broad gauge line through Melghat
EAC Thermal to consider 10 proposals on 23 January 2019
No Extension, Top Court Hauls Up Meghalaya Government For Illegal Mining
Green Panel Slaps Fine Of Rs. 171-Crore On Volkswagen For Air Pollution
NGT directs CPCB to launch prosecution against builder in Gurgaon for flouting norms
GPCB closure notice: VECL fails to get any Gujarat High Court relief
FAC is Considering 1166 ha for Diversion Tomorrow
Centre launches National Clean Air Programme to combat pollution in 102 cities
After NGT rap, state forms panel to suggest wildlife mitigation plan
Hubballi-Ankola rail line faces eco-revolt
NGT orders reappraisal of Lakhwar project in Uttarakhand
SC nod to construction of ongoing projects under Chardham development plan
NCAP released by MoEFCC.
BRD Medical College fined Rs 5 crore
NGT imposes Rs 100 cr fine on Meghalaya govt for failing to curb illegal mining
Forest land the size of Kolkata diverted for projects over past three years
Why is Indian Govt’s Air Pollution Data Clouded in Thick Smog?
Tamil Nadu moves SC against order to reopen Sterlite plant
Govt Plans to Increase Height of Solar Panels so Farming Can Continue Below
Rly minister red signals Hubballi-Ankola line
Tamil Nadu sees highest new wind-generation capacity addition in FY19
Uttarakhand HC tells Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy: Share benefit with indigenous people
HC Orders Status Quo, Restrains Sterlite From Reopening Copper Plant
NGT bans mining close to Sariska reserve
The lawyer who fights for "green justice"
NGT Slaps Rs 4-Crore Penalty On Odisha Discom For Elephant Deaths
Hydel project in Arunachal threatening a 'Dalai Lama'
Govt told to explain if Basai could be notified as wetland
Wildlife institute all for hydel projects in Arunachal tiger zone
Irrigation projects fast-tracked
FAC is considering 2907 ha for diversion on 19 December 2018
India has lost nearly 500 elephants to unnatural factors since 2013
CPCB: Delhi's air bad, but better than last year’s
Workshop on 'Wildlife Law Enforcement'
Study on pollution source gets tangled in red tape
Pollution control agency not proactive on Kolkata air quality: Activists
CPCB slaps 1 crore fine on three oil companies for failing to install anti-pollution devices
NGT asks MoEF to form action plan on industrial pollution
NGT Stays Environment Ministry’s Notifications Permitting District Committees To Grant Environmental Clearances For Mineral Mining.
EAC recommended 1.4 mtpa additional coal mining in October 2018
Mining devours Saranda, the largest sal forest in Asia
Kolkata’s polluted air
Noida: Construction norms violation at housing site lands seven in Jail
Green court pushes government for action on groundwater regulation
Vacancies at LIFE
NGT ask CPCB to frame guidelines to stop lake pollution
Centre mulls banning of burnt-clay bricks
EAC (Coal) considering addition of about 10 mtpa coal capacity
Vital to save Western Ghats
Stone mining in Meghalaya destroying lives in Assam
'Non-compliance of emission standard for coal power plants can cause 76K premature deaths
2% of Yamuna stretch accounts for 76% of pollution
Nation wide protests against Adani Coal Mine in Australia
Air pollution: 18 arrested in Greater Noida for flouting NGT orders
Sterlite plant operations will cause irreparable damage to Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu govt tells NGT
The Global Burden of Disease Study 2017
Central Empowered Committee to visit Panna tiger reserve to inspect river linking project
With draft rules in place, Skylark Drones to deploy UAVs at Tata Steel mine
Kolkata needs immediate action, warn experts
NGT Serves Notices To Vedanta, 4 Others For Ash Pond Breach
Black Necked Crane Land in Tawang
Average spot power price plunges 40% to Rs 3.59 per unit in November; here is the reason
India's installed renewable capacity reaches 73.35 GW
One in 8 deaths in India due to air pollution, life expectancy down by 1.7 years: Report
Air pollution: NGT slaps Rs 25 crore fine on Delhi govt
Where black is the colour of life, and kids go grey
Delhi pollution: 2 building contractors penalised Rs 50,000
FAC Recommends Diversion of 154 ha
FAC rejects 8 land diversion proposal
FAC declines 8 infra proposals of Andhra Capital Region involving 3306 ha of forest land
HC stays Centre's notifications exempting building projects
EAC for Thermal Power Plants in meeting of 30 November 2018 would consider addition of 1588 MW capacity
The World Needs to Quit Coal. Why Is It So Hard?
Green light to thermal power plants only after ‘human risk’ evaluation
Kolkata's air quality index worse than Delhi: How did it become the most polluted city in India?
NGT directs Volkswagen's India unit to deposit Rs 1 bn in emission case
NGT imposes Rs 50 crore fine on Punjab over river pollution
FAC is considering 3461 ha for diversion on 15 November 2018
Pollution linked to 3.2 million new cases of diabetes in one year
Modi's Waterway Project in Varanasi May Only Do More Damage to the Ganga
EPCA Was Specially Empowered to Deal With Air Pollution Crises. Is It Working?
Do You Pollute the Air? Expect a Friendly Letter From the Authorities.
No Cases, Only Advisories On Air Pollution: Panel Chief Explains Why
NGT on VRS in Delhi - NCR fuel pumps
Huge Economic Impacts of Pollution
GDP should factor in environment for true assessment
EPCA Press Note
Ninety % Children Breathe Toxic Air
SC Summons Maha CS for Illegal Mining near WLS
NGT okays Pragati Maidan redevelopment despite lacking statutory clearances
NGT imposes Rs 5 crore fine on BBMP for illegal dumping of waste
FAC is considering 1329 ha for diversion
EAC (Coal) Meets on 26 October 2018
Proposed Khurja coal power plant overpriced, threat to Delhi's air quality: Report
FAC Recommends 912 ha in September 2018
India Home to Ten Most Polluted Cities
Supreme Court stays NGT order clearing Chardham project in Uttarakhand
Delhi govt fined Rs 50 crore for inaction against polluting industries
Coal Fired Thermal Power Plant Closed Forever in Delhi
Amelia Coal Block Recommended in Inviolate Forest in Singrauli, MP
Crop Residue Burning Starts in Punjab and Haryana : Pollution Looms Large
India’s Remarkable Solar Power Addition
EAC Coal Minutes Summary Analysis
Air pollution linked to greater risk of mouth cancer, finds study
Science of 1.5C Global Warming
Green forum pledges to slay pollution demon
Include air pollution in Swachhta Abhiyan: Saryu Roy
EAC (Thermal) in Sept’18 meeting recommends all proposals
Turtles lose to coastal projects in Gujarat and Odisha
NGT raps NHAI for not maintaining mandatory green cover along highways
MPT under fire for proposing restrictions at public hearing
EAC Thermal considers 6 projects in recently concluded meeting
FAC recommends diversion of1151 ha of forest in August 2018 meeting
Threats from fast tracked Wildlife Clearances
Concern on Pipeline in Ennore Creek
Cabinet nod likely to creation of authority to conduct environmental impact assessment
Bombay High Court orders total freeze on mangrove destruction
Supreme Court to 57 power plants: Clean up act within 28 months- TOI
Green impact report seems erroneous, says National Green Tribunal
LIFE supports HP forest department in training of forest officials
Last mile connectivity for power consumers can be better achieved by establishing more wind and solar plants
Interactive Meeting between SEIAA and SEAC and LIFE
Taking the air pollution fight to the hinterlands
Set up panel for biodiversity in local bodies: NGT
“PARIVESH” – environmental single window hub launched
NITI Aayog has come out with an Action Plan for Combating Air Pollution.
Thoothukudis will happen as long as Delhi-NCR remains the focus of environmental violations in India
Draft national clean air programme meaningless: Experts
Clean air plan lacks sectoral targets
Activists fume as govt dilutes green norms for realty projects
Draft clean air plan a paper tiger
Experts seek Centre’s intervention to counter air pollution impact on health
Environmental activists submit recommendations on NCAP draft
Draft national clean air programme meaningless: Experts
Greens oppose move to ease eco norms for builders
Greens oppose move to ease eco norms for builders
Adani Group's Jharkhand Power Plant Would Not Help Bangladesh but Prop Up its Australia Coal Project, Claims Sydney NGO
SC breather for green tribunals
Green tussle on housing
Coal issue burns red hot across Goa
Coal Burying Goa: What the toxic train leaves in its wake
The Experts on FAC Should be the Voice of Forests and Wildlife: Pushp Jain
Govt not interested in enforcing wetland rules
India allows 16 new thermal power plants that violate stricter air pollution standards to come up
FAC recommends 91,798 ha of forest in 70 projects
Wetlands Rules Diluted
FAC considering 2374 ha for diversion
CBI books Jayanthi Natarajan in forest land clearance case
PIL in SC to restrain resumption of mining in Goa
Power Generation vs Public Health: Government supporting power plants
NGT asks Assam to track jumbo movement around Deepor Beel
NGT: Nod only if thermal plants meet '15 norms
Goa increases coal handling capacity of Mormugao Port, a protected natural harbour
Special Report: How the government ignored the cost of pollution and undermined its clean air rules
Forest ministry's 'new initiatives'
Union Environment & Forest Minister Eyeing Harvest of Forest Area Several Times the Reported Increase
National Green Tribunal tells Posco not to cut trees until forest clearance
No new mining proposals to be considered from Saranda – FAC
Guidelines for diversion of forest for laying transmission lines through forest areas
Strong opposition to Iron Ore Mine of JSW ISPAT at Gadchiroli Distt in Maharashtra
MoEF Constitutes a Committee to Enquire about Impacts of Illegal Sand Mining
All 12 Gram Sabhas Oppose Niyamgiri Bauxite Mining
Amendment of EIA Notification 2006 – Dilution of Process for Highway Expansion
Guidelines for Roads in Protected Areas
Appoint National Environment Regulator – Supreme Court
"Since 2008, more than half of all forest diversions being made for hydel projects in Uttarakhand occurred in Chamoli District alone."
Recording of Reasons in an Official Order Balances the Question of Onus
FAC in July 2013 recommends 900 ha Forest Diversion
MoEF Committee finds Rampant, Unscientific and Illegal Sand Mining
Sixteen Mining Leases within Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary (Goa)
EAC (River Valley & Hydro Electric Project) Reconstituted
Latest Office Memorandum on High Level Working Group (HLWG) on Western Ghats
FAC meeting on 11-12 July 2013 - 300 sq km forest area proposed to be considered for diversion
Petition seeking protection of ecology of Western Ghats is maintainable
NGT Orders No Sand Mining without Environment Clearance
Regional MoEF Offices should Upload Forest Clearances and SAG Agenda and Minutes within 7 days
National Green Tribunal directs Environmental Clearance for Port Expansion Project to be kept in Abeyance and directs for reappraisal of the Project
Dismal Compensatory Afforestation Track Record
Environmental Clearance Process – Sub-categorisation of B Category Proposals
FAC Recommends 1512 ha Forest Diversion in June 2013
Dumping of Debris Along the Yamuna River to Attract Fine of Rs 5 Lakh
Moratorium in Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri Extended till 31 August 2013
Liberty to File a Fresh Application
NGT takes a Serious View of Impacts of Development on Dadri Wetland
Eco-Sensitive Zones around all the six PAs in Goa
Gare Back for Environmental Clearance
"Since 2008, more than half of all forest diversions being made for hydel projects in Uttarakhand occurred in Chamoli District alone."
Non-Compliance of National Green Tribunal Order in a Mining Case – A Principal Secretary of Goa May be Arrested
NGT Fines a Jindal Group Company Rs 10 Million
Highway Expansion – Environment Clearance Process Diluted
FAC Recommends Diversion of 3316 ha Forest in its February 2013 Meeting
FAC Recommends Diversion of About 5000 ha of Forest Land for Non-Forestry Use
Concerns Regarding Expansion of Nasik TPP
Stay Order on Leather Park Complex in Agra District of Uttar Pradesh in India
Orientation on National Green Tribunal (NGT) at Coimbatore
Felling of One Million Trees under Consideration
‘Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs (REFiTs)’ in the Context of Africa
Protection of Flood Plains of the Yamuna and Hindon Rivers
Renewal of Mining Lease in India Would Not Require Environment Clearance in Case It has been Previously Obtained
Orientation on National Green Tribunal at Kochi
Asiatic Lion has a Chance
FAC Meets on 9-10 May to Consider 2183 ha Forest Diversion
Polluting Industry Operating in Residential Area
EAC Coal Takes a Serious Note of Representation by ERC
37 per cent of the Western Ghats Identified as Ecologically Sensitive
FAC meeting on 9 -10 May 2013 –Issue of Compensatory Afforestation Track Records
FAC Meets on 10-11 June 2013 - 4690 ha Proposed for Diversion
Many Hands and Faces are Blacken with Murky Coal Dealings
Forest Clearance for Gola River Bed Mining in Uttarakhand
Exemption of Existing Coal Mines from Public Hearing Process in Case of Expansion
NGT does not modify its Kaziranga Judgment in a Review Application
Extension of the deadline for declaration of Eco-Sensitive Zones (ESZs) around National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries
SWGM meets in Goa Again - Commemorates 25 year and chart the Road Ahead
Supreme Court Asks IITs to Help in Saving the Yamuna River
Action Plan for Control of Noise Pollution
NGT Forms a Committee to Review Pollution Status in NOIDA, UP, India
National Green Tribunal directs Environmental Clearance for construction project to be kept in abeyance
NGT – Review of Kaziranga Judgement Dismissed
CEC Files a Damning Interim Report in the SC on Goa Mining
NHAI wants to be Allowed to Bypass Green Clearance Processes
FAC Feb 2013 Tree Enumeration statistics
Public Hearing for a Leather Complex in Andhra Pradesh Concluded, Is It?
Rupsiabagar- Khasiyabara HEP in Uttarakhand Declined Approval
Restoration of Agriculture Land impacted by Dumping of Mining Waste
NGT Judgment on Noise Pollution - Ministry to Set Standards for Sirens
Half a million trees proposed to be felled in 15 projects
Critique of EIA Report of Mithi Virdi Nuclear Power Project Proposed in Gujarat
The Goa State Biodiversity Board constituted