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Environment Ministry

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asianage
NGT directive to all states, union territoriesunion territories to submit their action plans for utilisation of fly ash gener
asianage / Posted 3 hours ago
union territories to submit their action plans for utilisation of fly ash generated by thermal power plants, to the Union environment ministry immediately. The order came after the tribunal noted that despite its January 3 order, none of the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Newly Appointed Cabinet Secretaries Take Up Officesfor their careers. They include former Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 hours ago
for their careers. They include former Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko who will be taking over the Environment Ministry from Judy Wakhungu who was nominated as the Ambassador to France. Former Public Service Commission... Read more
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dna
Environment Ministry notifies draft rules of Compensatory Afforestation ActThe Environment Ministry has notified the draft rules of the Compensatory Affor
dna / Posted yesterday
The Environment Ministry has notified the draft rules of the Compensatory Afforestation Act. The act seeks to ensure expeditious utilisation of amounts realised in lieu of forest land diverted for non-forest purpose. Elaborating on the manner of the... Read more
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The Hindu
The story of how the chiru was saved from the brink of extinctiongift to the beast to keep it warm at those unyielding heights. The proposition
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
gift to the beast to keep it warm at those unyielding heights. The proposition is as impractical today as it was then: the environment ministry last month turned down another parliamentary panel recommendation to captive breed the animal. Later,... Read more
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Gulf News
Kenya’s ‘Erin Brockovich’ defies harassmentcomplained of unusually high numbers of miscarriages and respiratory disease.Af
Gulf News / Posted 3 days ago
complained of unusually high numbers of miscarriages and respiratory disease.After the factory refused to relocate and the environment ministry ignored her warnings, Omido organised demonstrations by thousands of residents, who blocked the main... Read more
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Chatham This Week
LETTERS: Ministry has lost the public's confidencewhat they devour. Peter J. Hensel Dover Centre Ministry using old science fo
Chatham This Week / Posted 3 days ago
what they devour. Peter J. Hensel Dover Centre Ministry using old science for a new problem I read that the provincial environment ministry states that the turbine construction has not had a negative affect on water wells. This is despite the... Read more
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Gulf News
How Daesh left a toxic footprint in Iraqimpact of the 1991 Kuwait oil fires are expected to last until 2020.Saif Al Bad
Gulf News / Posted 3 days ago
impact of the 1991 Kuwait oil fires are expected to last until 2020.Saif Al Badr, a spokesman for Iraq’s Health and Environment Ministry, said the government is aware of the matter but is overwhelmed by the magnitude of the post-Daesh... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Authorities Apprehend 21kg of IvoryCriminal Investigation Service (SIC) in August and October 2017. According to
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Criminal Investigation Service (SIC) in August and October 2017. According to a press note from the press office of the Environment Ministry, which reached ANGOP on Wednesday, from the said operation also resulted in the detention of an Angolan... Read more
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asianage
Finally, Maharashtra gets its own wetland authoritygovernments to form a state wetland authority. The Maharashtra wetland authorit
asianage / Posted 5 days ago
governments to form a state wetland authority. The Maharashtra wetland authority is constituted by officials from the state environment ministry, forest department, fisheries department, state pollution control board and independent experts and... Read more
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Civil Georgia
Georgia: Time to Take Environmental Protection Seriouslyenvironmental protection, you will be disappointed: according to the official c
Civil Georgia / Posted 5 days ago
environmental protection, you will be disappointed: according to the official commentary to the law abolishing the Environment Ministry, its purpose is to “ensure fast development of the country,” and to “make the country’s economic... Read more
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Eye Witness News
China expects to see heavy air pollution during Lunar New YearChina, including the capital city of Beijing, is expected to see heavy pollutio
Eye Witness News / Posted 5 days ago
China, including the capital city of Beijing, is expected to see heavy pollution from Thursday through Saturday, said the environment ministry. Severe air pollution is also likely in Heilongjiang and Liaoning province in the northeastern China,... Read more
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EuroNews
China expects to see heavy air pollution during Lunar New YearChina, including the capital city of Beijing, is expected to see heavy pollutio
EuroNews / Posted 5 days ago
China, including the capital city of Beijing, is expected to see heavy pollution from Thursday through Saturday, said the environment ministry. Severe air pollution is also likely in Heilongjiang and Liaoning province in the northeastern China,... Read more
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Swissinfo
China expects to see heavy air pollution during Lunar New YearChina, including the capital city of Beijing, is expected to see heavy pollutio
Swissinfo / Posted 5 days ago
China, including the capital city of Beijing, is expected to see heavy pollution from Thursday through Saturday, said the environment ministry. Severe air pollution is also likely in Heilongjiang and Liaoning province in the northeastern China,... Read more
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dna
How green was the valley?progress in infrastructure, reckless exploitation of natural resources has now
dna / Posted 5 days ago
progress in infrastructure, reckless exploitation of natural resources has now become easy. The Forest Survey of India and Environment Ministry felt shifting cultivation to be one of the major causes for loss in green cover. It is an integral part... Read more
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Fortune
The PyeongChang Winter Olympics Are Testing 5G—to Ward Off Wild Boarsworry. Nationwide, three people were killed and 21 injured by wild boars betwee
Fortune / Posted 6 days ago
worry. Nationwide, three people were killed and 21 injured by wild boars between 2012 and 2016, according to South Korea’s environment ministry. “World’s first or not, 5G means nothing if it doesn’t help us do better farming,” said Kim Hyun-ji, a... Read more
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dna
Northeast loses forest cover the size of Mumbaikm since the beginning of the decade, the State of Forest reports between 2011
dna / Posted 6 days ago
km since the beginning of the decade, the State of Forest reports between 2011 and now show. The Forest Survey of India and Environment Ministry said during the report's release on Monday that shifting cultivations, developmental activities and... Read more
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Aljazeera
Is Kavous Emami's suicide in Iran a cover-up'?Kalantari, Iran's environment minister, holding a meeting with Michael Klor-Ber
Aljazeera / Posted 7 days ago
Kalantari, Iran's environment minister, holding a meeting with Michael Klor-Berchtold, Germany's ambassador to Iran, at the environment ministry offices in Tehran. Meanwhile, Ghaemi, of the Center for Human Rights in Iran, has urged the Canadian... Read more
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Business Standard India
China approves no-development zones in 15 provinces and regionsand regions to draw up “red lines” that will put large swathes of its territory
Business Standard India / Posted 7 days ago
and regions to draw up “red lines” that will put large swathes of its territory off-limits to economic development, the environment ministry said on Monday. The “ecological protection red line” scheme was first devised in 2011 amid fears that... Read more
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dna
India's forest, tree cover up by 1% in two years: Centrearea of the country. Forest and tree cover combined is 8,02,088 sq km or 24.39
dna / Posted 7 days ago
area of the country. Forest and tree cover combined is 8,02,088 sq km or 24.39 % of the total geographical area. The environment ministry said in the latest assessment that very dense forest in India has also increased by 1.36 % as compared... Read more
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The Hindu
India’s forest, tree cover up by 1% in 2 years: Centrearea of the country. Forest and tree cover combined is 8,02,088 sq. km or 24.39
The Hindu / Posted 7 days ago
area of the country. Forest and tree cover combined is 8,02,088 sq. km or 24.39% of the total geographical area. The Environment Ministry said in the latest assessment that very dense forest in India has also increased by 1.36% as compared to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
GGGI Eyes Expanding Role in Triggering Pro-Poor Green Growthregarding the broad factors related to climate change. This year it signed a c
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
regarding the broad factors related to climate change. This year it signed a contribution agreement with Italy's Environment Ministry to help Rwanda implement the carbon strategy pledged during the Paris climate agreement. GGGI will use... Read more
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The Hindu
Murky mining: on SC canceling mining leases in Goaas in Sattari taluk, underscored the need for strict environmental controls. It
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
as in Sattari taluk, underscored the need for strict environmental controls. It is relevant to point out that the Union Environment Ministry’s Expert Appraisal Committee found in 2013 that many of the past leases had been issued without the... Read more
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Chatham Daily News
Ministry using old science for a new problemI read in Monday's Chatham Daily News online that the provincial environment mi
Chatham Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
I read in Monday's Chatham Daily News online that the provincial environment ministry states that the turbine construction has not had a negative affect on water wells. This is despite the fact that residents were encouraged to have baseline water... Read more
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Business Standard India
How Goa has hastily pushed through second renewal of mining licencesa great deal of attention to the process by which the leases were renewed and h
Business Standard India / Posted 11 days ago
a great deal of attention to the process by which the leases were renewed and has questioned the state government and the environment ministry’s actions. Its conclusion? The “undue haste” in which the state government acted gives the impression... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Orangutan shot 130 times in Indonesia, in second killing reported this yearjust over 2,900 individuals, more than 60 percent of which inhabit the Kutai Na
Asian Correspondent / Posted 11 days ago
just over 2,900 individuals, more than 60 percent of which inhabit the Kutai National Park, according data from the environment ministry. The use of air guns, which can be purchased without having to obtain a license and which fire pellets... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nema to Wait for State Rules Over Planned Plastic Bottles BanIt is after that that we will be able to say exactly when the ban on plastic bo
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
It is after that that we will be able to say exactly when the ban on plastic bottle will be effected." Data from the Environment ministry indicates that approximately 50 million bottles are used annually across the country. They are disposed... Read more
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The Hindu
Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh to be part of India’s tiger census“This time we hope it will be a simultaneous exercise and tigers aren’t double-
The Hindu / Posted 13 days ago
“This time we hope it will be a simultaneous exercise and tigers aren’t double-counted.” Since 2006, the WII — a Union Environment Ministry-funded body — has been tasked with coordinating the tiger estimation exercise. The once-in-four-years... Read more
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DW
German scientists find antiobiotic-resistant germs in lakes, streams |is often used to fatten animals and can escape into the environment via manure,
DW / Posted 13 days ago
is often used to fatten animals and can escape into the environment via manure, insects, rats, dogs and birds. Germany's Environment Ministry told NDR there was a need for greater research into the spread of resistant bacteria. "There is a need... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
Sabah Parks, UM sign MoUMalaya (UM) will bear positive impact on various fields of research, said Perma
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 13 days ago
Malaya (UM) will bear positive impact on various fields of research, said Permanent Secretary to the Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry, Datu Rosmadi Datu Sulai. He said the cooperation which was sealed through a memorandum of... Read more
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Belleville Intelligencer
Final phase ready to roll outspanned several years and will cost the city roughly $35 million. A change in
Belleville Intelligencer / Posted 14 days ago
spanned several years and will cost the city roughly $35 million. A change in the scope of the work, land acquisition and environment ministry clearances stalled sod turning on the $12 million Mineral Road and Maitland Drive reconstruction and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Environment Min. Meets Italian Amb. in Cairocooperation between the two countries in the fields of solid waste, electricity
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
cooperation between the two countries in the fields of solid waste, electricity, water desalination and biodiversity, the Environment Ministry said in a statement. Fahmi talked about Egypt's preparations for the Conference of the Parties to the... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Sabah Parks, UM ink MoU for joint benefits in researchyesterday between Sabah Parks and Universiti Malaya (UM) for joint benefits in
The Borneo Post / Posted 14 days ago
yesterday between Sabah Parks and Universiti Malaya (UM) for joint benefits in the field of research. Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry permanent secretary Datu Rosmadi Datu Sulai said that the MoU will enable various research activities to... Read more
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Sarnia Observer
Acquittals stand in workplace blastif there would be an appeal. The possibility of an appeal was revealed during
Sarnia Observer / Posted 14 days ago
if there would be an appeal. The possibility of an appeal was revealed during a recent appearance by Veolia officials on environment ministry charges in relation to the same blast. The matter dealing with the government charges was adjourned... Read more
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Gulf News
Lebanon’s garbage mountains continue to growgroup said 150 of them burn rubbish out in the open every week.Government offic
Gulf News / Posted 14 days ago
group said 150 of them burn rubbish out in the open every week.Government officials have repeatedly banned open burning.The environment ministry could not be reached for comment after repeated requests.The ministry has crafted an outline for a waste... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Islamic State leaves a toxic farewell of environmental sabotage, chronic diseaseimpact of the 1991 Kuwait oil fires are expected to last until 2020. Saif al-B
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
impact of the 1991 Kuwait oil fires are expected to last until 2020. Saif al-Badr, a spokesman for Iraq's Health and Environment Ministry, said the government is aware of the matter but is overwhelmed by the magnitude of the post-Islamic... Read more
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asianage
Budget non-populous, special scheme without substance: Green bodyPeople (SANDRP) said the budget had a "lacklustre" approach towards the crucial
asianage / Posted 15 days ago
People (SANDRP) said the budget had a "lacklustre" approach towards the crucial sector. The budgetary allocation for the environment ministry for 2018-19 stood at Rs 2,675.42 crore, identical to last budget's allocation. The ministry had got an... Read more
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Woodstock Sentinel-Review
Working to get schoolkids walkingresearchers have started a two-year study on how to turn the trend around with
Woodstock Sentinel-Review / Posted 16 days ago
researchers have started a two-year study on how to turn the trend around with the help of a $197,550 grant from Ontario’s Environment Ministry. Jason Gilliland and Andrew Clark, will be running the Active and Safe Routes to School program through... Read more
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The Hindu
Dust mitigation plan must for firmsThe Environment Ministry has made it mandatory for companies seeking environmen
The Hindu / Posted 17 days ago
The Environment Ministry has made it mandatory for companies seeking environment clearance to ensure that they put in place a dust mitigation plan. The requirements, specified in a gazette notification on January 25, say that roads leading to or at... Read more
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Swissinfo
Oil from sunken Iranian tanker may have reached Japan shores: Coast Guardof condensate - an ultra-light, highly flammable crude oil - sank after several
Swissinfo / Posted 17 days ago
of condensate - an ultra-light, highly flammable crude oil - sank after several explosions weakened the hull. Japan's environment ministry had said last month it saw little chance that the spill would reach Japanese shores. (Reporting by... Read more
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Timmins Times
City looks at redesign of Hollinger ParkWheeler contract in the fall of 2016 when council put out an RFP for the remedi
Timmins Times / Posted 18 days ago
Wheeler contract in the fall of 2016 when council put out an RFP for the remediation of Hollinger Park. This came after environment ministry reports revealed there were heavy metal contaminants in the soil, with above normal occurrences of lead,... Read more
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Eye Witness News
China puts finishing touches to 2-year smog crackdown planin Beijing. Picture: AFP. BEIJING – China is drawing up plans for tougher curb
Eye Witness News / Posted 19 days ago
in Beijing. Picture: AFP. BEIJING – China is drawing up plans for tougher curbs on smog during the two years to 2020, an environment ministry official said on Wednesday, after a five-year crackdown on pollution helped it attain air quality... Read more
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Swissinfo
China puts finishing touches to two-year smog crackdown planBEIJING (Reuters) - China is drawing up plans for tougher curbs on smog during
Swissinfo / Posted 19 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China is drawing up plans for tougher curbs on smog during the two years to 2020, an environment ministry official said on Wednesday, after a five-year crackdown on pollution helped it attain air quality targets last month. "A... Read more
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Swissinfo
China drawing up new 2018-2020 crackdown on smog - officialBEIJING (Reuters) - China is drawing up plans to extend curbs on smog over the
Swissinfo / Posted 19 days ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China is drawing up plans to extend curbs on smog over the 2018-2020 period, an environment ministry official said on Wednesday, after a five-year crackdown on pollution helped it meet its air quality targets last month. Liu... Read more
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Swissinfo
China drawing up new 2018-2020 "battle plan" against smog - official(Reuters) - China is currently drawing up details of a new "battle plan" to cur
Swissinfo / Posted 19 days ago
(Reuters) - China is currently drawing up details of a new "battle plan" to curb pollution over the 2018-2020 period, an environment ministry official said on Wednesday. Liu Youbin, a spokesman at the Ministry of Environmental Protection, told a... Read more
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The Hindu
China drawing up new 2018-2020 “battle plan” against smogChina is currently drawing up details of a new “battle plan” to curb pollution
The Hindu / Posted 19 days ago
China is currently drawing up details of a new “battle plan” to curb pollution over the 2018-2020 period, an environment ministry official said on Wednesday. Liu Youbin, a spokesman at the Ministry of Environmental Protection, told a press briefing... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Paris on flooding high alert as swollen River Seine set to rise furtherthe risk for more rain next week. "If it rains again from the middle of next w
Daily Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
the risk for more rain next week. "If it rains again from the middle of next week, something I'm not sure of at this point, we're not necessarily done with this yet," said Marc Mortureux, risk prevention director at the French environment mini... Read more
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Gulf News
Hunting law falls prey to old habits in Lebanonthat have been reported to him through the Coalition’s network.An amateur sleut
Gulf News / Posted 24 days ago
that have been reported to him through the Coalition’s network.An amateur sleuth, he has reported more than 70 cases to the Environment Ministry, including data on alleged violators. He said he was pleased to hear some have been fined, while others... Read more
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FOX News
New hunting law falls prey to old habits in Lebanonhave been reported to him through the Coalition's network. An amateur sleuth,
FOX News / Posted 24 days ago
have been reported to him through the Coalition's network. An amateur sleuth, he has reported more than 70 cases to the Environment Ministry, including data on alleged violators. He said he was pleased to hear some have been fined, while others... Read more
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FOX News
New hunting law falls prey to old habits in Lebanonhave been reported to him through the Coalition's network. An amateur sleuth,
FOX News / Posted 24 days ago
have been reported to him through the Coalition's network. An amateur sleuth, he has reported more than 70 cases to the Environment Ministry, including data on alleged violators. He said he was pleased to hear some have been fined, while others... Read more
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The Hindu
India ranks 177 out of 180 in Environmental Performance Indexdegrade the air quality for millions of Indians,” the report said. There was n
The Hindu / Posted 26 days ago
degrade the air quality for millions of Indians,” the report said. There was no immediate reaction available from India’s Environment Ministry. The 10th EPI report ranks 180 countries on 24 performance indicators across 10 categories covering... Read more
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