News & Updates
E.g., Wednesday, December 19, 2018
E.g., Wednesday, December 19, 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
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
'Non-compliance of emission standard for coal power plants can cause 76K premature deaths
Sterlite plant operations will cause irreparable damage to Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu govt tells NGT
The Global Burden of Disease Study 2017
With draft rules in place, Skylark Drones to deploy UAVs at Tata Steel mine
Central Empowered Committee to visit Panna tiger reserve to inspect river linking project
Kolkata needs immediate action, warn experts
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
NGT Serves Notices To Vedanta, 4 Others For Ash Pond Breach
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
Delhi pollution: 2 building contractors penalised Rs 50,000
Where black is the colour of life, and kids go grey
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
Do You Pollute the Air? Expect a Friendly Letter From the Authorities.
EPCA Was Specially Empowered to Deal With Air Pollution Crises. Is It Working?
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
Green impact report seems erroneous, says National Green Tribunal
Supreme Court to 57 power plants: Clean up act within 28 months- TOI
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
Wetlands Rules Diluted
FAC recommends 91,798 ha of forest in 70 projects
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
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
Power Generation vs Public Health: Government supporting power plants
Special Report: How the government ignored the cost of pollution and undermined its clean air rules
Forest ministry's 'new initiatives'
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
Union Environment & Forest Minister Eyeing Harvest of Forest Area Several Times the Reported Increase
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
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 Recommends 1512 ha Forest Diversion in June 2013
Dumping of Debris Along the Yamuna River to Attract Fine of Rs 5 Lakh
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
"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
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."
Recording of Reasons in an Official Order Balances the Question of Onus
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
Highway Expansion – Environment Clearance Process Diluted
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
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
National Green Tribunal directs Environmental Clearance for construction project to be kept in abeyance
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
FAC Feb 2013 Tree Enumeration statistics
Public Hearing for a Leather Complex in Andhra Pradesh Concluded, Is It?
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
Half a million trees proposed to be felled in 15 projects
Critique of EIA Report of Mithi Virdi Nuclear Power Project Proposed in Gujarat
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
Extension of the deadline for declaration of Eco-Sensitive Zones (ESZs) around National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries
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
The Goa State Biodiversity Board constituted