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‘Unrealistic and Ecologically Unsound’: Can the Forest Rights Act Overrun Forest Land?

Rishika Pardikar, News 18, 12 March 2019 Link to the news article Experts believe that given the demographic reality of...
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South Mumbai residents protest against coastal road project

Yogesh Naik, Mumbai Mirror, 11 March 2019 Link to the news article Residents of several South Mumbai localities spent their...
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Tree Transplantation: Turn Over a New Leaf

Debi Goenka, India Legal, 10 March 2019 Link to the article For the first time, a policy has suggested simple...
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State has failed in providing Mumbai with quality bus service

Somit Sen, Times News Network, 2 March 2019 Link to the news article  
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Don’t hide under forest cover

Debi Goenka, 1 March 2019, Economic Times Link to the article The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of...
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NH 7 mitigation steps ineffective as wild animals continue to suffer

Vijay Pinjarkar, Times News Network, 19 Feb 2019 Link to the news article  
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NGT seeks report on road works near TATR

Vijay Pinjarkar, Times News Network, 11 February 2019 Link to the news article Even as the principal bench of National Green...
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Even as FDCM covers up T1 shooting case, government says awaiting reply from state panel

Vijay Pinjarkar, Times News Network, 8 February 2019 Link to the news article    Even as the Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra...
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A recipe for disaster

Debi Goenka in Mumbai Mirror, 6 February 2019 Link to the news article
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Coastal Regulation Zone rule tweak may get Sahara Rs 40k crore windfall

Nauzer Bharucha, Times News Network, 21 January 2019 Link to the news article The larger portion of around 400 acres...
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Work on longest sea link in Mumbai has had little impact on flamingos, say officials

Manasi Phadke, The Print, 17 January 2019 Link to the article Flamingos in Sewri mudflats | Commons 9 months after construction...
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Maharashtra to urge SC to vacate stay on Shivaji memorial

Times News Network, 17 January 2019 Link to the news article A day after work on the ambitious Shivaji memorial was...
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Construction Of Shivaji Memorial In Arabian Sea Halted After Supreme Court Order

Bobins Abraham, 17 January 2019 Link to the news article The Maharashtra Public Works Department (PWD) has asked the contractor to immediately...
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Maharashtra government stops Shivaji memorial construction

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, 16 January 2019 Link to the news article A letter issued by the PWD highlighted a recent Supreme...
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After SC notice, PWD asks contractor to stop work on Shivaji memorial

Vishwas Waghmode, The Indian Express, 16 January 2019 Link to the news article Sources said the contractor has now been asked...
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Our oceans broke heat records in 2018 and the consequences are catastrophic

John Abraham, The Guardian, 16 January 2019 Link to the article Rising temperatures can be charted back to the late 1950s,...
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Setback for CM Fadnavis! Construction work at Shivaji statue stopped after SC notice

Times Now, 16 January 2019 Link to the article The construction work on the 212-metres Chhatrapati Shivaji Memorial statue in...
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DNA EXCLUSIVE: New CRZ rules to boost realty sector in Mumbai

Sanjay Jog, DNA, 30 December 2018 Link to the news article  developers Image for representation , Thinkstock The implementation of Coastal...
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No sign of 24 acres of mangroves in DP 2034

Linah Baliga, Mumbai Mirror, 15 December 2018 Link to the news article
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Environment ministry rejects Maharashtra government’s plan to cut Matheran eco-sensitive zone

Swapnil Rawal, Hindustan Times, 14 December 2018 Link to the news article The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (MMRDA) planned to...
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Mumbai gets nod to build 10-foot walls to protect mangroves

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, 14 December 2018 Link to the news article State cell clears final hurdle for constructing protective walls with...
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Earth Heroes, 2018: Meet the Path-Breaking Indians Saving Our Planet

Lekshmi Priya S, The Better India, 14 December 2018 Link to the article They are not the heroes we deserve, but...
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State’s move on zudpi land challenged, HC issues notices

Vijay Pinjarkar, Times News Network, 7 December 2018 Link to the news article The state government’s move to denotify over 86,409...
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90% Indians Are Aware Of Air Pollution, But Don’t Know Causes And Hazards, Finds Study

India Times, 18 Nov 2018 Link to the news article A public perception study designed to see the level of awareness...
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Mangrove razing in Maharashtra: Action must be taken in 48 hours

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, 13 Nov 2018  Link to the news article As per state mangrove cell, around 2,000 hectares is likely...
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89% of people in Delhi feel sick due to bad air quality, pollution: Study

Press Trust of India, 13 Nov 2018 Link to the news article The survey also showed that the age group...
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Residents, activists anguished over post-Diwali air pollution

Press Trust of India, Press Trust of India, 8 Nov 2018 Link to the news article The ceaseless bursting of firecrackers...
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High risk of ‘bird hit’ at site for Navi Mumbai airport, warns study

Neha Kulkarni, The Indian Express, 7 Nov 2018 Link to the news article “Navi Mumbai harbours a very high bird diversity,...
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Activists to go NGT way to put Mumbai’s mangroves on the map

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Time, 23 Oct 2018 Link to the news article Activists say most wetlands left without protection against development;...
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Mumbai Air Quality Worsens As Construction Activities Rise

Purva Chitnis, NDTV, 13 October 13 2018 Link to the new article A recent report by the World Health Organisation ranked...
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OTHER NEWS

Holding back the tides: Sydney’s battle against coastal erosion

The Guardian, 16 January 2019 Link to the article As Australian beaches succumb to destructive coastal surges due to climate...
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Depleting ‘natural capital’

Kiran Pandey, Millenium Post, 11 October 2018 Link to the article Growth doesn’t always come at a price. But it did...
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Gates at Panje wetland worries eco-activists

Sonali Telang, The Asian Age, 4 October 2018 Link to the news article It may prevent tidal water to reach...
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THE ENGINEERS OF ECOSYSTEMS AS MANGROVES FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

Nash Konston, The Bobr Times, 2 October 2018 Link to the article Scientists propose to restore aquatic ecosystems through aggressive varieties....
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Heat: the next big inequality issue

The Guardian, Aug 13 2018, Amy Fleming with Ruth Michaelson and Adham Youssef in Cairo, Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem, Carmela Fonbuena in Manila and Holly...
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SC asks TN to seal 11 resorts on Nilgiris elephant corridor within 48 hrs

The Hindu, Aug 09 2018 Link to the news article File photo of Karamalai Tea estate in the Valparai Plateau....
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Here’s Why Mumbai Floods Year After Year

Hussain Indorewala and Shweta Wagh, The Wire, July 20 2018 Link to the news article Our cities can be made less...
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Extensive erosion of mudflats changes shoreline in Gulf of Khambhat

Ravi Mishra, July 18 2018 Link to the article Erosion in high tidal mudflats. Tidal mudflats of Gulf of Khambhat...
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Cost cutting: For Shivaji memorial, Maharashtra makes sculpture shorter, sword taller

Indian Express, Vishwas Waghmode, July 16 2018  Link to the news article The project, a flagship programme of the BJP-led government...
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Mangroves and their deforestation may emit more methane than we thought

Morgan Erickson-Davis, 13 July 2018 Link to the article A recently published study finds mangroves release more methane than previously...
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As Mumbai Crumbles Under Rain Again, BMC Boss Says Too Many People Crowding the City

Chaiti Narula, News18.com, 13 July 2018 Link to the news article Every year, the country’s financial capital is paralysed as roads and...
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How climate change can erode Indian coastline more intensely than ever

The Indian Express, July 4, 2018 Link to the news article Rising sea levels, accompanied by stronger waves and currents,...
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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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