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WINDFALL FOR REALTY AS ECO SAFEGUARDS EASED

Makarand Gadgil, Mumbai Mirror, May 20 2018 Link to the news article Final notification sparing projects of upto 50,000 sqm...
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Mumbaikars Choose Mangroves Over Sewage Plant, Join Hands To Save Them!

Surekha Kadapa-Bose, The Better India, May 14 2018 Link to the article In March 2018, Mumbai newspapers carried a report saying that the...
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Mumbai: A move to dash glass facades?

Amit Srivastava, DNA, May 14 2018 Link to the news article  Glass Facade Image for representation Glass facades, generally seen on Mumbai’s...
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Mumbai’s favourite flamingo watching site at Sewri to be closed for at least 7 years

Badri Chatterjee and Anshuman Poyrekar, Hindustan Times, May 12 2018 Link to the news article Mangroves cut at Sewri Creek for the upcoming...
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Fears of flooding as Mumbai plans to open salt pans for social housing

Rina Chandran, Reuters, May 11 2018 Link to the news article BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A plan by Mumbai...
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Mixed response to Mumbai housing plan

The Telegraph, April 30 2018  Link to the news article Mumbai: The Maharashtra government’s decision to unlock more land for housing...
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Realty check: Mumbai Development Plan evokes mixed reaction

Murtuza Merchant, India Today, April 29 2018 Link to the news article  The Maharashtra governments decision to unlock more land...
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Development on saltpan land: Activists write to ministry

Badri Chatterjee and Yesha Kotak, Hindustan Times, April 26 2018 Link to the news article The city has 130 hectares of saltpan...
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Norms dilution may expose eco-sensitive areas in city

Sonali Telang, The Asian Age, April 20 2018 Link to the news article The draft mentions that construction of sewage...
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New draft CRZ rules protect builders’ interest, not coastal environment, say activists

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, April 20 2018 Link to the news article Some of the significant changes as per the draft are...
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Draft CRZ notification: Diluted norms benefitting builders, say environmentalists

Benita Chacko, The Indian Express, April 20 2018 Link to the news article Areas with population density of less than...
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Proposed coastal rules seek to safeguard open spaces

Times News Network, April 19 2018 Link to the news article Environmentalists have slammed the latest coastal regulation zone draft which...
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Aim for natural regeneration of forests, NGOs tell government

Vijay Pinjarkar, Times News Network, Apr 13 2018 Link to the news article With two days left for submitting objections and...
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Citizens, NGOs fighting to save mangroves, wetlands across Mumbai

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, April 12 2018 Link to the news article According to non-profit Mangrove Society of India (MSI), intertidal regions are...
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New survey could open up Mumbai’s salt pan land for development

Nauzer K Bharucha, Times News Network, April 9 2018 Link to the news article There is no single salt pan plot...
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Activists: Open spaces need to be retained

The Asian Age, April 9 2018 Link to the news article The CRZ 1 area is the ecological sensitive area that...
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New building at CJ’s residence lands in CRZ clearance row

Times News Network, April 4 2018  Link to the news article The BMC has refused to grant an occupation certificate to...
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Mangrove Cell Finds Wall Being Built Inside Mithi River

Laxman Singh, MidDay, March 28 2018 Link to the news article In January, the Mangrove Cell team had visited the site...
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Forest rights and wrongs

Wrong implementation of Forest Rights Act has led to encroachment of forestland — it’s a lost opportunity for climate change...
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‘Mangroves on Goregaon land destroyed by debris dumping’

Nauzer Bharucha, Times News Network, March 26 2018 Link to the news article   File Photo Environmentalists say the conclusion reached...
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Greens contest panel’s Goregaon mangrove report

Nauzer Bharucha, Times News Network, March 26 2018 Link to the news article A 500-acre sprawl of privately-held land in Goregaon (W)...
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Greens raise doubt over NH7 wildlife underpass height

Vijay Pinjarkar, Times News Network March 23 2018 Link to the news article Justice Bhushan Gavai at the Nagpur Bench...
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HC to finalize orders for protection of mangrove

Shibu Thomas, Times News Network, March 23 2018 Link to the news article MUMBAI: Twelve years after its interim protective orders to...
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Ministry eases coastal rules, makes it easier to regularise illegal structures in Mumbai

Environmentalists have raised alarm over the amendment, say it will shift focus from demolition to regularisation of illegal constructions Badri...
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Chawla flags concerns about 5G mobile technology, writes to CM

India Today [PTI Feed], February 25 2018 Link to the news article Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla, a radiation awareness campaigner,...
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Shivaji memorial in Mumbai: HC seeks Centre, state response to pleas challenging eco clearance

Hindustan Times, February 22 2018 Link to the news article Shivaji memorial in Mumbai: HC seeks Centre, state response to pleas...
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HC NOTICES TO CENTRE, STATE OVER CLEARANCES TO SHIVAJI MEMORIAL

Mumbai Mirror, February 23 2018 Link to the news article The main feature of the Shivaji Memorial will be a 192-metre-tall...
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Shivaji memorial: Bombay High Court notices to state, Centre and coastal authorities

Express News Service, February 23 2018 Link to the news article The petitions have opposed the construction of the statue, citing...
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State forest cover down by 17 sq km

Vijay Pinjarkar, Times News Network, February 15 2018 Link to the news article Amid efforts to increase forest cover to the mandatory...
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Activists concerned over destruction of mangroves in non-forest land

Benita Chacko, The Indian Express, February 14 2018 Link to the news article The FSI report revealed that Maharashtra witnessed the...
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Less than 1% of India’s mangrove cover deforested in 15 years: Global study

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, May 13, 2018 Link to the news article Says US study; India also among top 10...
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Carbon stock loss in mangrove forests: India ranks 8th

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, May 13 2018 Link to the news article (HT Photo) Carbon stock refers to the amount of...
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New study finds mangroves may store way more carbon than we thought

Morgan Erickson-Davis, May 2 2018 Link to the article A new study finds mangrove soil held around 6.4 billion metric...
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Maharashtra’s road agency wants portion of Arabian Sea to be deemed as govt land

Sandeep A Ashar, The Indian Express, April 24 2018 Link to the news article The sea bridge, which is part of...
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Coastal regulation zone draft rules cut buffer, boost builders

Times News Network, April 19 2018 Link to the news article A draft on coastal development rules issued by the Centre on Wednesday...
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Surya Dam protest: A rural-urban water conflict brews on outskirts of Mumbai

Kavitha Iyer, The Indian Express, March 23 2018 Link to the news article Farmers, including tribals, hold hunger strike against MMRDA’s...
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Devendra Fadnavis approves Rs 12,156.95 crore MMRDA budget; metro corridors, trans harbour link to get boost

Firstpost, March 22 2018 Link to the news article With a focus on speedy implementation of various infrastructure projects in...
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India lost 40% of its mangroves in the last century. And it’s putting communities at risk

Soumya Sarkar, The Hindu, March 09 2018 Link to the news article Mangroves isolate carbon at two to four times the rate...
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Matheran on the losing track

Gajanan Khergamker,  Governance Now, January 23 2018 Link to the article The toy train in Matheran, once a proposed UNESCO...
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Global warming: NASA tool predicts which city will flood first; Mangalore, Mumbai at risk

Malavika Vyawahare, Hindustan Times, November 16 2017 Link to the news article In this August 27, 2017 photo, people look at...
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Not Rs1,800 crore, Goregaon-Mulund link road will cost Rs3,800 crore

Sanjana Bhalerao, Hindustan Times, October 06 2017  Link to the news article Mumbai transport experts said they were unamused by how...
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Study highlights potentials of mangroves as major carbon sink

Philippines News Agency, September 27 2017 Link to the article A mangrove scientist here has underscored the need to protect and...
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Mercury: What it does to humans and what humans need to do about it

Sumeep Bath, IISD, September 23 2017 Link to the article This week, the international community is meeting in Geneva for...
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Air scare: Birds, wild animals hit two planes every day in India

Jeevan Prakash Sharma, Hindustan Times, September 25 2017    Link to the news article More than 4,000 aircraft suffered wildlife strikes...
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Wake up, smell the climate change

Smruti Koppikar, Hindustan Times, September 23 2017 Link to the news article Data shows Mumbai has witnessed a greater number of...
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NGT raps Environment and Forests Ministry over emission standards for thermal power plants

Press Trust of India, September 24 2017 Link to the news article As per the notification, coal thermal power plants installed...
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State asks IIT-B to conduct a third- party audit for Shivaji statue project

Dhaval Kulkarni, DNA, September 21 2017 Link to the news article A senior public works department (PWD) official said the IIT-B...
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Height of Shivaji Memorial increased: MoEF panel seeks more information from state govt, clearance likely to get delayed

Vishwas Waghmode, The Indian Express, September 19 2017 Link to the news article The project is one of the flagship programmes...
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MOEF seeks clarification from MSRDC on Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway section

 Clara Lewis, Times News Network, September 13 2017  Link to news article           [Representative image]   In...
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Mangrove cell makes first arrest for 2017: School principal from Trombay

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, September 8 2017 Link to the news article Debris at the site where the school had built...
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Satellite photos reveal how Mumbai killed its rivers and mangrove forests to risk epic floods

Devjyot Ghoshal, Quartz India, August 30 2017 Link to the article [Please view the article on the above link for large...
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Mumbai rains: when real estate takes precedence over nature

Sanjeev Singh, Times of India, August 30 2017 Link to the news article Getting stranded due to heavy rains has become a...
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Mumbai’s flooding problems are often man-made; this can be changed

Sanjiv Shankaran, Times of India, August 29 2017 Link to the news article Mumbai once again almost came to a...
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Maharashtra govt may tweak tender, speed up Shivaji statue

Times News Network, August 9 2017 Link to the news article    The state government is likely to change the...
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NGT suggests use of technology to reduce wild animal deaths on highways

India Legal Bureau, August 9 2017 Link to the news article A number of wild animal deaths have been reported resulting...
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India’s new coastal law threatens Mumbai’s ancient fishing villages

Rina Chandran, Thomsan Reuters, August 9 2017 Link to the news article At the end of the monsoon rains every...
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Mangroves: A Star Player In The Coastal Protection Game

Mark Tercek, The Nature Conservancy, August 08 2017 Link to the article An extensive blue-water mangrove is lined by red...
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Diesel has to die – there is no reverse gear on this

Anup Bandivadekar, The Guardian, August 7 2017 Link to the news article Daimler says diesel is worth fighting for but there...
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Commuters suffer as projects overlap, alignments change

The Asian Age, August 7 2017 Link to the news article Plans again clashed between State’s Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet train and...
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Millions may face protein deficiency as a result of human-caused carbon dioxide emissions

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Link to the article Key Takeaways: Human-caused carbon dioxide emissions lower the nutritional...
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