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Business Standard India
Prakash Javadekar to carry out aerial survey of Aravalli hills in Haryanaout real estate and mining from large part of the Aravalli forest areas. Busin
Prakash Javadekar to carry out aerial survey of Aravalli hills in Haryana
Business Standard India / Posted 2 hours ago
out real estate and mining from large part of the Aravalli forest areas. Business Standard had earlier reported that the environment ministry had revised the draft definition of forests after once preparing it in 2014 Environment ministry defines... Read more
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dna
JSW Steel gets green nod for Rs 35,000-crore Jharkhand plantSteel's proposal to install an integrated steel plant along with a captive powe
JSW Steel gets green nod for Rs 35,000-crore Jharkhand plant
dna / Posted 8 hours ago
Steel's proposal to install an integrated steel plant along with a captive power plant in Ranchi district," a senior Environment Ministry official told PTI. The green clearance has been given subject to some conditions based on the... Read more
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dna
Government flip-flops on draft forest policy, calls it 'just a study'In a flip-flop, the Environment Ministry on Saturday said it had ‘inadvertently
Government flip-flops on draft forest policy, calls it 'just a study'
dna / Posted 8 hours ago
In a flip-flop, the Environment Ministry on Saturday said it had ‘inadvertently’ uploaded a ‘study’ and ‘not issued’ any draft forest policy, days after it put up a document, titled the Draft National Forest Policy 2016, on its website and sought... Read more
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The Financial Express
JSW Steel gets green nod for Rs 35,000 crore Jharkhand plantSteel’s proposal to install an integrated steel plant along with a captive powe
JSW Steel gets green nod for Rs 35,000 crore Jharkhand plant
The Financial Express / Posted 8 hours ago
Steel’s proposal to install an integrated steel plant along with a captive power plant in Ranchi district,” a senior Environment Ministry official told PTI. The green clearance has been given subject to some conditions based on the... Read more
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The Economic Times
Animal Welfare Board budget slashed drastically over yearsto ensure the implementation of laws like the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Animal Welfare Board budget slashed drastically over years
The Economic Times / Posted 9 hours ago
to ensure the implementation of laws like the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960, the board - funded by the environment ministry - is the only central agency providing grants to such organizations. The bulk of these grants goes to... Read more
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The Economic Times
JSW Steel gets green nod for Rs 35,000 crore Jharkhand plantSteel's proposal to install an integrated steel plant along with a captive powe
JSW Steel gets green nod for Rs 35,000 crore Jharkhand plant
The Economic Times / Posted 9 hours ago
Steel's proposal to install an integrated steel plant along with a captive power plant in Ranchi district," a senior Environment Ministry official told PTI. The green clearance has been given subject to some conditions based on the... Read more
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The Hindu
Environment Ministry withdraws draft forest policyby email…by June 30, 2016,” said the official memorandum signed by A.K. Mohanty
Environment Ministry withdraws draft forest policy
The Hindu / Posted 9 hours ago
by email…by June 30, 2016,” said the official memorandum signed by A.K. Mohanty, Deputy Inspector General of Forests. The Environment Ministry had tasked the Bhopal-based Indian Institute of Forest Management, an affiliated organisation, with... Read more
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Business Standard India
JSW Steel gets green nod for Rs 35k-cr Jharkhand plantSteel's proposal to install an integrated steel plant along with a captive powe
JSW Steel gets green nod for Rs 35k-cr Jharkhand plant
Business Standard India / Posted 9 hours ago
Steel's proposal to install an integrated steel plant along with a captive power plant in Ranchi district," a senior Environment Ministry official told PTI. The green clearance has been given subject to some conditions based on the... Read more
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asianage
JSW Steel gets green nod for Rs 35,000 crore Jharkhand plantSteel's proposal to install an integrated steel plant along with a captive powe
JSW Steel gets green nod for Rs 35,000 crore Jharkhand plant
asianage / Posted 9 hours ago
Steel's proposal to install an integrated steel plant along with a captive power plant in Ranchi district," a senior Environment Ministry official told PTI. The green clearance has been given subject to some conditions based on the... Read more
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asianage
Government’s flip-flop on forest policyIn a flip-flop, the environment ministry on Saturday said it had “inadvertently
Government’s flip-flop on forest policy
asianage / Posted 18 hours ago
In a flip-flop, the environment ministry on Saturday said it had “inadvertently” uploaded a “study” and “not issued” any draft forest policy, days after it put up a document, titled the Draft National Forest Policy 2016, on its website and sought... Read more
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asianage
Government's flip-flop on forest policyIn a flip-flop, the environment ministry on Saturday said it had “inadvertently
Government's flip-flop on forest policy
asianage / Posted 18 hours ago
In a flip-flop, the environment ministry on Saturday said it had “inadvertently” uploaded a “study” and “not issued” any draft forest policy, days after it put up a document, titled the Draft National Forest Policy 2016, on its website and sought... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Govt makes a U-turn on move to amend national forest policyTen days after issuing an office memorandum (OM) inviting comments on the Draft
Govt makes a U-turn on move to amend national forest policy
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 20 hours ago
Ten days after issuing an office memorandum (OM) inviting comments on the Draft National Forest Policy, 2016, the Union environment ministry has backtracked on its decision, saying what it had “inadvertently” uploaded on its website as the draft... Read more
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Business Standard India
Centre disowns its own forest policy draftThe environment ministry has distanced itself from the recently released draft
Centre disowns its own forest policy draft
Business Standard India / Posted 20 hours ago
The environment ministry has distanced itself from the recently released draft National Forest Policy and claimed it was not meant to be put in the public domain. It said the draft was merely a study report from a government institute. A press... Read more
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New Kerala
Draft of national forest policy not finalised: Environment Ministry - newkerala.com #81850New Delhi, June 25 : The Environment Ministry said on Saturday that it has not
Draft of national forest policy not finalised: Environment Ministry - newkerala.com #81850
New Kerala / Posted 23 hours ago
New Delhi, June 25 : The Environment Ministry said on Saturday that it has not finalised the draft of a new National Forest Policy (NFP) and what was put out earlier in the public domain was a study done by the Indian Institute of Forest Management... Read more
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Business Standard India
Government disowns its controversial draft National Forest Policyproposed dilution of tribal rights. Previous order asked for public comments in
Government disowns its controversial draft National Forest Policy
Business Standard India / Posted yesterday
proposed dilution of tribal rights. Previous order asked for public comments in merely 15 days to finalise it The environment ministry distanced itself from the recently released draft National Forest Policy and claimed it was neither... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Govt tweaks green rules to let in private playersThe Union environment ministry has scrapped a rule that prevented the governmen
Govt tweaks green rules to let in private players
Hindustantimes.com / Posted yesterday
The Union environment ministry has scrapped a rule that prevented the government from allowing industrial plantation in naturally forested areas, a move that will allow private players to enter forest management. The change reflects in the new draft... Read more
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The Hindu
Trekkers must take back trash from forestsIndia, National Tiger Conservation Authority, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and
Trekkers must take back trash from forests
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
India, National Tiger Conservation Authority, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and other agencies associated with the wildlife wing of the Environment Ministry took part in the campaign organised as part of Swachh Bharat Pakhwada (Clean India fortnigh... Read more
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The Economic Times
Animal Welfare Board gives Prakash Javadekar dos & don’ts list on cullingscientifically, rationally, and without arbitrariness". AWBI is a statutory ad
Animal Welfare Board gives Prakash Javadekar dos & don’ts list on culling
The Economic Times / Posted 2 days ago
scientifically, rationally, and without arbitrariness". AWBI is a statutory advisory body on animal welfare under the environment ministry and had taken a strong stand against the ministry on permitting the bull taming sport Jallikattu in... Read more
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The Financial Express
Taj Mahal, Vaishno Devi among 10 iconic places to be cleanedwill require participation of corporate houses, both private and public, and pe
Taj Mahal, Vaishno Devi among 10 iconic places to be cleaned
The Financial Express / Posted 2 days ago
will require participation of corporate houses, both private and public, and people to succeed. Jha said that the Environment Ministry is working on SOPs to take forward cleanliness around national park/sanctuaries/ tiger reserves “a step... Read more
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The Financial Express
Centre launches pilot to run two wheelers on CNGin the country, and for this purpose, there will be a jump from Euro-IV type fu
Centre launches pilot to run two wheelers on CNG
The Financial Express / Posted 2 days ago
in the country, and for this purpose, there will be a jump from Euro-IV type fuel to Euro-VI by 2020. He said that Environment Ministry will fully support the endeavours to promote clean fuel, including gas. BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi who was... Read more
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dna
Taj Mahal, Vaishno Devi among 10 iconic places to undergo cleaning on par with international standardswill require participation of corporate houses, both private and public, and pe
Taj Mahal, Vaishno Devi among 10 iconic places to undergo cleaning on par with international standards
dna / Posted 2 days ago
will require participation of corporate houses, both private and public, and people to succeed. Jha said that the Environment Ministry is working on SOPs to take forward cleanliness around national park/sanctuaries/ tiger reserves "a step... Read more
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The Hindu
Swachh Bharat Mission: Taj, Vaishno Devo among 10 places to be cleanedwill require participation of corporate houses, both private and public, and pe
Swachh Bharat Mission: Taj, Vaishno Devo among 10 places to be cleaned
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
will require participation of corporate houses, both private and public, and people to succeed. Mr. Jha said that the Environment Ministry is working on SOPs to take forward cleanliness around national park/sanctuaries/ tiger reserves “a step... Read more
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CTV News
Ont. cabinet ministers to meet with Grassy Narrows leaders over mercury poisoningpit in 1972. "No more fancy talk. No more studies," Fobister said Tuesday. "We
Ont. cabinet ministers to meet with Grassy Narrows leaders over mercury poisoning
CTV News / Posted 3 days ago
pit in 1972. "No more fancy talk. No more studies," Fobister said Tuesday. "We just want it cleaned up." Murray said the environment ministry took some samples from the area June 6 in response to the claim about the barrels of mercury -- the... Read more
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New Kerala
Home Ministry to discuss Maoists with states - newkerala.com #80636statement. The meeting will have representation of the Department of Telecom,
Home Ministry to discuss Maoists with states - newkerala.com #80636
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
statement. The meeting will have representation of the Department of Telecom, Road Transport and Highway Ministry, Environment Ministry, Forest Ministry and Health Ministry among others. The statement said the home ministry had adopted a... Read more
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asianage
Ban on big diesel cars not 'right way' to curb pollution: Prakash JavadekarUnion Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar (Photo: PTI) In the environment m
Ban on big diesel cars not 'right way' to curb pollution: Prakash Javadekar
asianage / Posted 3 days ago
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar (Photo: PTI) In the environment ministry we have made emission norms more stringent practically for all industries. Pune: Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said the ban on diesel... Read more
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asianage
Ban on big diesel cars not 'right way' to curb pollution Prakash JavadekarUnion Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar (Photo: PTI) In the environment m
Ban on big diesel cars not 'right way' to curb pollution Prakash Javadekar
asianage / Posted 3 days ago
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar (Photo: PTI) In the environment ministry we have made emission norms more stringent practically for all industries. Pune: Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said the ban on diesel... Read more
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Business Standard India
Linking Ken, Betwa to hurt ecosystem, says govt reportThe study by the environment ministry valued the benefits of the project at Rs
Linking Ken, Betwa to hurt ecosystem, says govt report
Business Standard India / Posted 3 days ago
The study by the environment ministry valued the benefits of the project at Rs 3000 crore anually A study commissioned by the Union environment, forests and climate change ministry has concluded... Read more
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Business Standard India
Environment ministry report critical of Ken-Betwa Interlinking projectJust the few studied benefits from Ken river add up to nearly Rs 3,000 crore va
Environment ministry report critical of Ken-Betwa Interlinking project
Business Standard India / Posted 4 days ago
Just the few studied benefits from Ken river add up to nearly Rs 3,000 crore value annually, the report states A study commissioned by the Union environment, forests and climate... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
Wynne vows to ‘get to the bottom’ of mercury dumping reportemailed report, which reached the government in November, was largely ignored.
Wynne vows to ‘get to the bottom’ of mercury dumping report
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 4 days ago
emailed report, which reached the government in November, was largely ignored. He was essentially told by the environment ministry there was nothing to be concerned about. The ministry recently jumped into high gear after the Star... Read more
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Business Standard India
Ban on big diesel cars, SUVs not the right way: Prakash Javadekargovernment has taken steps like migration to Euro VI to fight pollution," the m
Ban on big diesel cars, SUVs not the right way: Prakash Javadekar
Business Standard India / Posted 4 days ago
government has taken steps like migration to Euro VI to fight pollution," the minister informed. He further said, "In the environment ministry we have made emission norms more stringent practically for all industries and that's the right direction... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
Some issues missed in the mediathan is available from other government agencies. So, will the government incre
Some issues missed in the media
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
than is available from other government agencies. So, will the government increase access to those other agencies (i.e. the environment ministry) to the mining ministry’s standard? The fires in B.C.’s Peace River area got short shifted because the... Read more
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Business Wire
Japanese buyers fueling illegal logging in Romania’s last ancient forestsmills. This Ukrainian timber is destined in large part for the Japanese market.
Japanese buyers fueling illegal logging in Romania’s last ancient forests
Business Wire / Posted 4 days ago
mills. This Ukrainian timber is destined in large part for the Japanese market. A 2015 investigation by the Romanian Environment Ministry found documentation of more than 100,000 cubic meters of illegal timber in just one of Schweighofer’s... Read more
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The Hindu
Centre’s draft forest policy moots green cessThe Environment Ministry has proposed a new policy for the management of forest
Centre’s draft forest policy moots green cess
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
The Environment Ministry has proposed a new policy for the management of forests that among other things proposes a green cess to promote “ecologically responsible behaviour” and called on the government to promote the sustainable use of wood. “Wood... Read more
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Calcutta News
Three lion cubs, 10 python snakelets born in Tripura zootwo elephant reserves in Tripura for the protection of wild elephants and a Rs
Three lion cubs, 10 python snakelets born in Tripura zoo
Calcutta News / Posted 5 days ago
two elephant reserves in Tripura for the protection of wild elephants and a Rs 10 crore project was sent to the Forest and Environment Ministry to sanction funds. Gupta said, according to a census in 2013, there are 58 wild elephants in Tripura,... Read more
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The Economic Times
Environment ministry comes out with draft forest policy, brace for green taxNEW DELHI: The environment ministry has come out with a draft National Forest P
Environment ministry comes out with draft forest policy, brace for green tax
The Economic Times / Posted 5 days ago
NEW DELHI: The environment ministry has come out with a draft National Forest Policy (NFP), proposing levy of a green tax while calling for safeguarding forest land by exercising strict restraint on diversion for non-forestry purposes like mining and... Read more
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New Kerala
Three lion cubs, 10 python snakelets born in Tripura zoo - newkerala.com #79525two elephant reserves in Tripura for the protection of wild elephants and a Rs
Three lion cubs, 10 python snakelets born in Tripura zoo - newkerala.com #79525
New Kerala / Posted 5 days ago
two elephant reserves in Tripura for the protection of wild elephants and a Rs 10 crore project was sent to the Forest and Environment Ministry to sanction funds. Gupta said, according to a census in 2013, there are 58 wild elephants in Tripura,... Read more
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asianage
‘Coastal areas turning toxic’Nearly 16 months after it was submitted to the Union environment ministry, an e
‘Coastal areas turning toxic’
asianage / Posted 5 days ago
Nearly 16 months after it was submitted to the Union environment ministry, an expert committee report recommending complete revamping of coastal regulation system came in the public domain Monday after a Chief Information Commission order. Apart... Read more
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asianage
�Coastal areas turning toxic'Nearly 16 months after it was submitted to the Union environment ministry, an e
�Coastal areas turning toxic'
asianage / Posted 5 days ago
Nearly 16 months after it was submitted to the Union environment ministry, an expert committee report recommending complete revamping of coastal regulation system came in the public domain Monday after a Chief Information Commission order. Apart... Read more
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The Economic Times
GEAC defers decision on commercial cultivation of GM mustardante against commercialisation of GM mustard, the genetic Engineering Appraisal
GEAC defers decision on commercial cultivation of GM mustard
The Economic Times / Posted 5 days ago
ante against commercialisation of GM mustard, the genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), functioning under the Environment Ministry, in its meeting chaired by an Additional Secretary, asked the risk assessment group to submit within 60... Read more
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Macworld
Apple may finally get clearance for stores in Indiain favor of the company’s plans for the import of the refurbished phones. The p
Apple may finally get clearance for stores in India
Macworld / Posted 6 days ago
in favor of the company’s plans for the import of the refurbished phones. The proposal had earlier been criticized by the Environment Ministry, which was worried that the phones would be close to their end of life and pose a recycling... Read more
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Business Standard India
Nayak Committee recommends dilution of coastal safety regulationsto real estate, construction, ports sector as well as tourism sector in the coa
Nayak Committee recommends dilution of coastal safety regulations
Business Standard India / Posted 6 days ago
to real estate, construction, ports sector as well as tourism sector in the coastal states, the Shailesh Nayak Committee of environment ministry has proposed several relaxations in the coastal zone regulations. If implemented, the changes could... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Why India’s tiger count may not paint the true picture of big cat numberstaxes on coal, lignite and peat. This additional income is from the Clean Energ
Why India’s tiger count may not paint the true picture of big cat numbers
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 6 days ago
taxes on coal, lignite and peat. This additional income is from the Clean Energy Cess, which goes towards funding the environment ministry, the Modi government’s pet Namami Ganga project as well as Project Tiger. In the second Budget of the... Read more
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The Hindu
Supreme Court refuses to stay Centre’s notification declaring nilgais, monkeys and wild boars as verminto intervene as the Centre, according to a report by PTI, did not have the powe
Supreme Court refuses to stay Centre’s notification declaring nilgais, monkeys and wild boars as vermin
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
to intervene as the Centre, according to a report by PTI, did not have the power to take such decisions. Since 2015, the Environment Ministry had acceded to requests from Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Bihar to declare wild boar, rhesus... Read more
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The Hindu
Supreme Court refuses to stay Centre’s notification declaring nilgais, monkeys and wild boars as verminto intervene as the Centre, according to a report by PTI, didn't have power to
Supreme Court refuses to stay Centre’s notification declaring nilgais, monkeys and wild boars as vermin
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
to intervene as the Centre, according to a report by PTI, didn't have power to take such decisions. Since 2015, the Union Environment Ministry has acceded to requests from Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Bihar to declare wild boar, rhesus... Read more
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New Kerala
SC refuses to quash notification declaring nilgai,monkeys,wild boars vermin - newkerala.com #79058that the vermin tag deprived animals of the protection provided under the law.
SC refuses to quash notification declaring nilgai,monkeys,wild boars vermin - newkerala.com #79058
New Kerala / Posted 6 days ago
that the vermin tag deprived animals of the protection provided under the law. Union Minister Maneka Gandhi also spoke out against indiscriminate killing of animals and was engaged in a spat with her environment ministry colleague Prakash Javade... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
SC refuses to stay Centre’s notice declaring monkeys, nilgai, wild boars vermina notification. He said people were being hired for mass killing of the animals
SC refuses to stay Centre’s notice declaring monkeys, nilgai, wild boars vermin
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 6 days ago
a notification. He said people were being hired for mass killing of the animals declared vermin. Starting December 1, the environment ministry issued three notifications. The most recent was on May 24 for some districts of Himachal Pradesh. The... Read more
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Perth Now
Finance news you need to know todaywarning that leaving the EU would be the “big mistake” putting Britain’s prospe
Finance news you need to know today
Perth Now / Posted 6 days ago
warning that leaving the EU would be the “big mistake” putting Britain’s prosperity at risk. 4. SAO PAULO — Brazil’s Environment Ministry has fined mining company Samarco 142 million reais ($A56.29 million) for damages to three protected... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Finance news you need to know todaywarning that leaving the EU would be the “big mistake” putting Britain’s prospe
Finance news you need to know today
The Courier Mail / Posted 6 days ago
warning that leaving the EU would be the “big mistake” putting Britain’s prosperity at risk. 4. SAO PAULO — Brazil’s Environment Ministry has fined mining company Samarco 142 million reais ($A56.29 million) for damages to three protected... Read more
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Daily News
Resolving the Human -Elephant conflictthrough a holistic approach. The minister, in the meantime said that a nationa
Resolving the Human -Elephant conflict
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
through a holistic approach. The minister, in the meantime said that a national committee comprised of officials from the Environment Ministry, the Forest Conservation Department, the Wildlife Conservation Department, the Survey Department, the... Read more
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The Borneo Post
‘BN’s big win in state polls proof of Adenan the political strategist’proven its ability to retain Santubong as a BN stronghold,” said Wan Junaidi wh
‘BN’s big win in state polls proof of Adenan the political strategist’
The Borneo Post / Posted 6 days ago
proven its ability to retain Santubong as a BN stronghold,” said Wan Junaidi when officiating at the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry breaking of fast event at Pullman Hotel here on Saturday night. The event was also attended by PBB... Read more
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