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The Hindu
417 coal blocks endanger fresh water sources, documents showbased on the draft parameters for identification of inviolate forest areas. For
417 coal blocks endanger fresh water sources, documents show
The Hindu / Posted 19 minutes ago
based on the draft parameters for identification of inviolate forest areas. For applying the hydrology parameter, the Union Environment Ministry recommended excluding 250 m. on either side of a major water stream while marking the boundaries of coal... Read more
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Belleville Intelligencer
MoE reviewing condominium projectThe provincial environment ministry is reviewing site conditions of lands propo
MoE reviewing condominium project
Belleville Intelligencer / Posted 34 minutes ago
The provincial environment ministry is reviewing site conditions of lands proposed for a sprawling condo project before the property once used for industrial purposes can be cleared for residential development. The ministry has sought supporting... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Jokes Fly Over Quail Bird Farming Banamong Zimbabwean poultry producers for its relative ease in running and fast re
Jokes Fly Over Quail Bird Farming Ban
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 hours ago
among Zimbabwean poultry producers for its relative ease in running and fast returns. However, the government, through the environment ministry, struck last week, banning the raising of quail birds for commercial purposes, in the process triggering... Read more
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dna
MPs voice for hike in penalties for animal crueltythat many Parliamentarians have joined their campaign for increasing penalties
MPs voice for hike in penalties for animal cruelty
dna / Posted 11 hours ago
that many Parliamentarians have joined their campaign for increasing penalties for animal cruelty and have written to the Environment Ministry to strengthen the PCA Act. Humane Society International (HSI) India and People for Animals (PFA)... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
Jokes fly over quail bird farming banamong Zimbabwean poultry producers for its relative ease in running and fast re
Jokes fly over quail bird farming ban
New Zimbabwe / Posted 12 hours ago
among Zimbabwean poultry producers for its relative ease in running and fast returns. However, the government, through the environment ministry, struck last week, banning the raising of quail birds for commercial purposes, in the process triggering... Read more
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dna
Clean Ganga Mission: Ganga ministry approves projects worth Rs 2246 crorealong Ganga. The ESC is a nodal body that clears Ganga cleaning projects and c
Clean Ganga Mission: Ganga ministry approves projects worth Rs 2246 crore
dna / Posted 13 hours ago
along Ganga. The ESC is a nodal body that clears Ganga cleaning projects and comprises of secretaries of water ministry, environment ministry, power ministry, urban development ministry and chief secretaries of Ganga basin states. According to... Read more
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Business Standard India
Opposition criticises government's move to dilute Forest Rights Actfrom Tripura, shared copies of government documents secured through the Right t
Opposition criticises government's move to dilute Forest Rights Act
Business Standard India / Posted 18 hours ago
from Tripura, shared copies of government documents secured through the Right to Information (RTI) Act showing that the environment ministry, tribal affairs ministry and the PMO were engaged as recently as December 2015 in revising the... Read more
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Sarnia Observer
Environment ministry targeting flaring in SarniaOntario's Environment Ministry is working on a plan it says will boost Sarnia's
Environment ministry targeting flaring in Sarnia
Sarnia Observer / Posted 22 hours ago
Ontario's Environment Ministry is working on a plan it says will boost Sarnia's air quality by better tracking sulphur emissions and minimizing flares from area refineries. The Sarnia Action Plan, noted spokesperson Gary Wheeler, “is a multi-year... Read more
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The Economic Times
Nobody wants to do anything: NGT on Ganga pollutionthe UP Pollution Control Board to put on its website the list of these seriousl
Nobody wants to do anything: NGT on Ganga pollution
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
the UP Pollution Control Board to put on its website the list of these seriously polluting units and had directed the Environment Ministry to clarify the process of identifying seriously and grossly polluting industrial units in public... Read more
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The Mercury News
India opposes plan to sell refurbished iPhonesto import and sell used phones to court price-conscious consumers with a simila
India opposes plan to sell refurbished iPhones
The Mercury News / Posted yesterday
to import and sell used phones to court price-conscious consumers with a similar proposal rejected in 2015 by the environment ministry. Apple declined to comment. Apple's rivals have mounted a public campaign against the effort, arguing... Read more
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The Financial Express
Infra Tweets: Freight corridor worth Rs 24k cr, India biggest virtual exporter of waterproposals….not bcoz it loves forests but bcoz of non-receipt of data from state
Infra Tweets: Freight corridor worth Rs 24k cr, India biggest virtual exporter of water
The Financial Express / Posted yesterday
proposals….not bcoz it loves forests but bcoz of non-receipt of data from states. Hurdles to environment clearance The environment ministry has claimed that clearance of road projects is stuck as the state governments do not provide adequate... Read more
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The Economic Times
Adarsh scam: Plot for the building was also illegally occupiedflats in Adarsh. The HC dismissed a petition by Adarsh to challenge a January
Adarsh scam: Plot for the building was also illegally occupied
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
flats in Adarsh. The HC dismissed a petition by Adarsh to challenge a January 2011 order of demolition passed by the Union environment ministry for violating a law in not securing prior green nod for construction in coastal regulation zone (CRZ-II)... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Coal-fired plants should be reassessedin energy, yet most Asian countries including Japan are still expanding coal fa
Coal-fired plants should be reassessed
The Courier Mail / Posted yesterday
in energy, yet most Asian countries including Japan are still expanding coal faster than gas. A decision by Japan's environment ministry to abandon its opposition to building coal-fired power stations casts doubt on the industry's ability to... Read more
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dna
NGT raps green min on forest fires, sends show-cause notice to Uttarakhand, Himachalfires have blazed on for so many days. The tribunal's principal bench, headed b
NGT raps green min on forest fires, sends show-cause notice to Uttarakhand, Himachal
dna / Posted yesterday
fires have blazed on for so many days. The tribunal's principal bench, headed by justice Swatanter Kumar, first asked the environment ministry, "What have you done regarding the fires? It shocks us. Everybody is taking it so casually." The bench... Read more
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Mashable
Apple's best hope in India is to sell refurbished iPhones, and it's not looking goodpartners to refurbish the devices in India itself.Are refurbished iPhones bad?
Apple's best hope in India is to sell refurbished iPhones, and it's not looking good
Mashable / Posted yesterday
partners to refurbish the devices in India itself.Are refurbished iPhones bad? Depends on whom you ask. Last year, the environment ministry had rejected a similar proposal suggesting the plan would lead to increased e-waste in the country. The... Read more
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The Economic Times
Hazardous e-waste: Apple can't import or sell second-hand phones in Indiamonth that the views of the Department of Electronics and Information Technolog
Hazardous e-waste: Apple can't import or sell second-hand phones in India
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
month that the views of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DietY) views were communicated to the environment ministry and the Director General of Foreign Trade, that it did not support import of second-hand consumer... Read more
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Japan Today
3,000 cats neutered to protect remote island's native rabbits ‹ Japan Todayareas. “Domestic cats have a hunting instinct, and they hunt when they become
3,000 cats neutered to protect remote island's native rabbits ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted yesterday
areas. “Domestic cats have a hunting instinct, and they hunt when they become feral,” says Harutaka Watanabe at the Environment Ministry’s nature conservation office on Tokunoshima Island. “There are no carnivorous mammals on the island, so... Read more
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The Economic Times
Apple can't import or sell second-hand phones in India, govt sounds out US company to prevent dumping of hazardous e-wastemonth that the views of the Department of Electronics and Information Technolog
Apple can't import or sell second-hand phones in India, govt sounds out US company to prevent dumping of hazardous e-waste
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
month that the views of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DietY) views were communicated to the environment ministry and the Director General of Foreign Trade, that it did not support import of second-hand consumer... Read more
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Business Standard India
Apple's plan to sell refurbished iPhones rejectedimport of second-hand products. This would contribute to electronic waste being
Apple's plan to sell refurbished iPhones rejected
Business Standard India / Posted yesterday
import of second-hand products. This would contribute to electronic waste being dumped in India, the IT ministry told the environment ministry and the Director-General of Foreign Trade. "The sales of refurbished iPhones have been growing steadily... Read more
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asianage
NGT sends notices to Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradeshto both the state governments while expressing shock over “casual” handling of
NGT sends notices to Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh
asianage / Posted yesterday
to both the state governments while expressing shock over “casual” handling of the issue. The green body also asked the environment ministry about their actions to control the situation. Authorities in Himachal Pradesh, meanwhile, said that... Read more
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The Economic Times
Government not in favour of Apple selling used phones heremonth that the views of the Department of Electronics and Information Technolog
Government not in favour of Apple selling used phones here
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
month that the views of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DietY) views were communicated to the environment ministry and the Director General of Foreign Trade, that it did not support import of second-hand consumer... Read more
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The Economic Times
Apple can't import or sell second-hand phones in India, government sounds out US company to prevent dumping of hazardous e-wastemonth that the views of the Department of Electronics and Information Technolog
Apple can't import or sell second-hand phones in India, government sounds out US company to prevent dumping of hazardous e-waste
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
month that the views of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DietY) views were communicated to the environment ministry and the Director General of Foreign Trade, that it did not support import of second-hand consumer... Read more
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CNET
Apple's request to sell used iPhones in India gets deniedministry official. Apple ran into the same roadblock last year when a similar r
Apple's request to sell used iPhones in India gets denied
CNET / Posted yesterday
ministry official. Apple ran into the same roadblock last year when a similar request was turned down by India's environment ministry, Bloomberg added. This time, Apple's competition may have helped sway the Indian government. Apple... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Raw sewage flowing into Mediterranean poisons Gaza Strip beachfrontmiles north of Gaza, was shut in January and February "because of the quality o
Raw sewage flowing into Mediterranean poisons Gaza Strip beachfront
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
miles north of Gaza, was shut in January and February "because of the quality of the raw water." In a statement, Israel's Environment Ministry said it closely monitors the Gaza sewage situation. Most of the waste is consumed by algae but a buildup... Read more
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The Economic Times
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik objects to river regulation zone notificationsSuch a notification will prevent progress of developmental activities in the st
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik objects to river regulation zone notifications
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
Such a notification will prevent progress of developmental activities in the state," Patnaik said, urging the PM to ask the environment ministry to first hold detailed discussions with all states. "Essential developmental activities like... Read more
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MacDailyNews
India rejects Apple’s plan to import and sell refurbished iPhones – MacDailyNewsto import and sell used phones to court price-conscious consumers with a simila
India rejects Apple’s plan to import and sell refurbished iPhones – MacDailyNews
MacDailyNews / Posted yesterday
to import and sell used phones to court price-conscious consumers with a similar proposal rejected in 2015 by the environment ministry.” “The decision is a setback for Apple, which has just 2 percent of Indian phone shipments but needs to... Read more
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The Medina County Gazette
Gaza sewage poisons coastline, threatens Israel — The Medina County Gazettemiles) north of Gaza, was shut in January and February “because of the quality
Gaza sewage poisons coastline, threatens Israel — The Medina County Gazette
The Medina County Gazette / Posted yesterday
miles) north of Gaza, was shut in January and February “because of the quality of the raw water.” In a statement, Israel’s Environment Ministry said it closely monitors the Gaza sewage situation. Most of the waste is consumed by algae but a buildup... Read more
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The Chronicle-Telegram
Gaza sewage poisons coastline, threatens Israelmiles) north of Gaza, was shut in January and February “because of the quality
Gaza sewage poisons coastline, threatens Israel
The Chronicle-Telegram / Posted 2 days ago
miles) north of Gaza, was shut in January and February “because of the quality of the raw water.” In a statement, Israel’s Environment Ministry said it closely monitors the Gaza sewage situation. Most of the waste is consumed by algae but a buildup... Read more
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dna
Uttarakhand forest fire: A burning problemUttarakhand districts, has the issue received the attention it deserved. Accord
Uttarakhand forest fire: A burning problem
dna / Posted 2 days ago
Uttarakhand districts, has the issue received the attention it deserved. According to conservative estimates put out by the environment ministry, at least 1,900 hectares of forest have been lost to the 1,233 incidents of forest fires in April. There... Read more
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dna
10,000 men engaged in dousing Uttarakhand fires, as Himachal records 519 cases since April 20four-member central team of experts was constituted on Monday to monitor the in
10,000 men engaged in dousing Uttarakhand fires, as Himachal records 519 cases since April 20
dna / Posted 2 days ago
four-member central team of experts was constituted on Monday to monitor the incidents. The team, comprising officials from environment ministry, National Institute of Disaster Management, Centre for Fire Explosives, and Fire Services, Delhi, has... Read more
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CBC.ca
Gas station on Kawacatoose First Nation leads to $100K finepay a fine of $100,000 after pleading guilty last fall in provincial court. Th
Gas station on Kawacatoose First Nation leads to $100K fine
CBC.ca / Posted 2 days ago
pay a fine of $100,000 after pleading guilty last fall in provincial court. The fine is the minimum allowed by the federal environment ministry, when it comes to a failure to abide by an environmental protection compliance order issued in Oct.,... Read more
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The Hindu
Tinderbox in the Himalayaslarge rural communities in preparing for the future. Some of the studies report
Tinderbox in the Himalayas
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
large rural communities in preparing for the future. Some of the studies reported by organisations affiliated to the Union Environment Ministry point to the effective intervention of community-led ‘van panchayats’ (forest councils) in preventing... Read more
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The Hindu
Tinderbox in in the Himalayaslarge rural communities in preparing for the future. Some of the studies report
Tinderbox in in the Himalayas
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
large rural communities in preparing for the future. Some of the studies reported by organisations affiliated to the Union Environment Ministry point to the effective intervention of community-led ‘van panchayats’ (forest councils) in preventing... Read more
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dna
Over 20,000 forest fire cases witnessed in last 4 monthsof India. In 2014, 19,054 forest fire incidents were reported, while 18,451 fo
Over 20,000 forest fire cases witnessed in last 4 months
dna / Posted 2 days ago
of India. In 2014, 19,054 forest fire incidents were reported, while 18,451 forest fire incidents took place in 2013. "Environment Ministry has formulated a contingency plan for dealing with forest fires which details the mechanism for... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Sunrise Propane hit with $5.3M in fines for 2008 blastorders. The company was cleared, however, of one count of failing to comply wi
Sunrise Propane hit with $5.3M in fines for 2008 blast
Calgary Sun / Posted 3 days ago
orders. The company was cleared, however, of one count of failing to comply with a directive which involved notifying the Environment Ministry if it couldn't or was unable to clean up after the blast. The trial heard that, according to the... Read more
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The Star
British firm’s Korean unit apologises over poison deathsto those who have suffered”. The company had earlier donated a similar amount
British firm’s Korean unit apologises over poison deaths
The Star / Posted 3 days ago
to those who have suffered”. The company had earlier donated a similar amount to a fund set up by the South Korean Environment Ministry. The company has been sharply criticised in South Korea for taking too long to apologise or accept any... Read more
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CBC.ca
'Third World conditions' at trailer park under 2-year water advisory, residents complainbecause this guy does have a track record of this." In April 2014, Ye was fine
'Third World conditions' at trailer park under 2-year water advisory, residents complain
CBC.ca / Posted 3 days ago
because this guy does have a track record of this." In April 2014, Ye was fined $12,000 for failing to comply with an environment ministry order related to the regular testing of drinking water systems at a trailer park he owns in Madoc,... Read more
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The Economic Times
Uttarakhand fire: Centre rushes help to stop political damagepast month, fires have broken out in more than 1,200 places and more than 1,900
Uttarakhand fire: Centre rushes help to stop political damage
The Economic Times / Posted 3 days ago
past month, fires have broken out in more than 1,200 places and more than 1,900 hectares of forest have been affected, the environment ministry said in the statement. On Sunday, 6,000 labourers were deployed for firefighting. The ministry said... Read more
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The Hindu
Number of forest fires in Uttarakhand coming downfires, said P.K. Joshi, a satellite imagery specialist and professor at the Jaw
Number of forest fires in Uttarakhand coming down
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
fires, said P.K. Joshi, a satellite imagery specialist and professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Meanwhile, the Environment Ministry said that last month alone, fire ravaged nearly 1900 hectares of forest in about 1200 locations. In... Read more
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The Financial Express
Indian Railways to plant 5 crore saplings on rail land before monsoonsaid it would be ensured that branches of the trees do not block the tracks. I
Indian Railways to plant 5 crore saplings on rail land before monsoon
The Financial Express / Posted 4 days ago
said it would be ensured that branches of the trees do not block the tracks. Indian Railways will be joined by Environment Ministry and state governments in the massive drive. We will sign an MoU with the Environment Ministry to carry... Read more
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PhysOrg
Indonesia takes aim at palm oil after forest firesdetails of the proposed moratorium are still being discussed, and it is not yet
Indonesia takes aim at palm oil after forest fires
PhysOrg / Posted 4 days ago
details of the proposed moratorium are still being discussed, and it is not yet clear when it will be adopted, the environment ministry said. Kiki Taufik, Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner, also warned of implementation problems as... Read more
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The Economic Times
Government provides clarity on green nod validityto provide clarity on the applicability of revised norms introduced in April 20
Government provides clarity on green nod validity
The Economic Times / Posted 4 days ago
to provide clarity on the applicability of revised norms introduced in April 2015. On April 29 last year, the Union Environment Ministry had issued a notification extending the validity of EC from five years to seven years. That apart, the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Indonesia moves to ban new palm oil plantationsdetails of the proposed moratorium are still being discussed, and it is not yet
Indonesia moves to ban new palm oil plantations
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 days ago
details of the proposed moratorium are still being discussed, and it is not yet clear when it will be adopted, the environment ministry said. Kiki Taufik, Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner, also warned of implementation problems as... Read more
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dna
Railways to plant 5 crore saplings on rail land before monsoonthe official. He said it would be ensured that branches of the trees do not bl
Railways to plant 5 crore saplings on rail land before monsoon
dna / Posted 4 days ago
the official. He said it would be ensured that branches of the trees do not block the tracks. Railways will be joined by Environment Ministry and state governments in the massive drive. We will sign an MoU with the Environment Ministry to carry... Read more
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The Economic Times
Railways to plant 5 crore saplings on rail land before monsoonofficial. He said it would be ensured that branches of the trees do not block
Railways to plant 5 crore saplings on rail land before monsoon
The Economic Times / Posted 4 days ago
official. He said it would be ensured that branches of the trees do not block the tracks. We will sign an MoU with the Environment Ministry to carry out the plantation exercise, he said. Besides, railways will also rope in NGOs in the... Read more
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Rappler
Indonesia pushes for ban on palm oil operations after forest firesdetails of the proposed moratorium are still being discussed, and it is not yet
Indonesia pushes for ban on palm oil operations after forest fires
Rappler / Posted 4 days ago
details of the proposed moratorium are still being discussed, and it is not yet clear when it will be adopted, the environment ministry said. Kiki Taufik, Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner, also warned of implementation problems as... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Indonesia takes aim at palm oil after forest firesdetails of the proposed moratorium are still being discussed, and it is not yet
Indonesia takes aim at palm oil after forest fires
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
details of the proposed moratorium are still being discussed, and it is not yet clear when it will be adopted, the environment ministry said. Kiki Taufik, Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner, also warned of implementation problems as... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Indonesia takes aim at palm oil after forest firesdetails of the proposed moratorium are still being discussed, and it is not yet
Indonesia takes aim at palm oil after forest fires
Manila Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
details of the proposed moratorium are still being discussed, and it is not yet clear when it will be adopted, the environment ministry said. Kiki Taufik, Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner, also warned of implementation problems as... Read more
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Central Chronicle
Bombay HC orders demolition of Adarsh buildingorders demolition of Adarsh buildingMumbai, Apr 29 (UNI) In a landmark order, t
Bombay HC orders demolition of Adarsh building
Central Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
orders demolition of Adarsh buildingMumbai, Apr 29 (UNI) In a landmark order, the Bombay High Court today ordered the Union Environment Ministry to demolish 31-storey Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society here. The HC stayed its own order to enable the... Read more
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asianage
Demolish Adarsh highrise: Bombay High CourtSociety building complex located at Colaba in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI) The Bombay
Demolish Adarsh highrise: Bombay High Court
asianage / Posted 5 days ago
Society building complex located at Colaba in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI) The Bombay high court on Friday directed the Union environment ministry to demolish the 31-storey scam-tainted Adarsh housing society building in the heart of Mumbai, close to... Read more
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