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Ensure mangroves near Mumbai are not cut without court nod: Bombay HC to forest department

Ayesha Arvind, Hindustan Times, June 20 2017 Link to news article Mumbai city news: Activists alleged that mangroves had not merely been...
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Can sand mining ever be green?

Molly Lempriere, Mining Technology.com, June 19 2017 Link to news article As urbanisation increases so does the demand for sand...
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TALE OF TWO SHIVAJIS

Alka Dhupkar & Priyanka Das, Pune Mirror, June 18 2017 Link to news article As the state prepares to spend...
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Maharashtra: You are only interested in removing the mangroves, Bombay HC raps civic body in Thane

Vidya – Edited by Kritika Banerjee, India Today, June 13 2017 Link to news article The Bombay High Court had asked...
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After stay on port, Dahanu authority review sought

Priyanka Kakodkar, Times News Network, June 14 2017 Link to news article week after the Dahanu Taluka Environment Protection Authority (DTEPA) stayed...
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Bombay HC raps Mira Bhayander civic body over mangrove cutting plans

Shibu Thomas, Times News Network, June 13 2017 Link to news article The Bombay high court on Tuesday rapped the...
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Bombay HC slams MBMC, asks not to harm mangroves while cleaning nullahs

Narsi Benwal, The Free Press Journal, June 08 2017 Link to news article Observing that the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC) is obsessed...
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No permission for hacking mangroves in Mira-Bhayandar: Bombay high court

Shibu Thomas, Times News Network, June 7 2017 Link to news article The Bombay high court on Wednesday stepped in to...
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HC denies permission to remove mangroves

The Hindu, June 07 2017 Link to news article The Bombay High Court on Wednesday refused permission to the Mira...
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CPCB to send Koradi plant pollution report to centre

Manka Behl, Times News Network, June 2 2017 Link to news article The four-member team of the Central Pollution Control Board...
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CPCB team arrives to monitor Koradi Thermal Power Station air pollution over 2 days

Ashish Roy & Manka Behl, Times News Network, June 1 2017 Link to news network A four-member team of the Central...
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Trains to nowhere

Debi Goenka, The Hindu, May 28 2017 Link to the article Our commuters need a better deal. And though there...
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Mangroves outside Mumbai Metropolitan Region are not protected by state cell

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, May 28 2017 Link to news article Two years after 15,088 hectares of mangroves along the Maharashtra coastline...
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AfDB meet: Following Chinese, western “land grab” in Africa, Indian corporates seek economic space in continent

Rajiv Shah, Counterview, May 23 2017 Link to news article While there isn’t anything extraordinary for the African Development Bank...
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Govt trying to sidestep rule on cleaner emissions for Koradi plant

Times News Network, May 22 2017 Link to news article Despite the alarming pollution around Koradi Thermal Power Station(KTPS), the...
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Vadodara team to probe Koradi pollution, 5 MPCB officials shifted

Manka Behl, Times News Network, May 19 2017 Link to news article A special team from the west zone office of...
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‘Shivaji memorial threat to marine life’

Sonam Saigal, The Hindu May 18 2017 Link to news article Different types of corals found at Chhatyrapati Maharaja Memorial Site. Photo...
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74 cases of mangrove destruction on Mumbai’s private land in 4 months

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times May 16 2017 Link to news article A preliminary report on mangrove destruction on private land revealed a...
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More than 1,000 illegal structures on mangrove area in Mumbai razed

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times May 16 2017 Link to news article A massive operation is underway to remove encroachments from...
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Forest at Matheran foothills opened for recreation

Alok Deshpande, The Hindu May 12 2017 Link to news article Urban planners, research institutes question institutional zone in eco-sensitive...
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GREENS DRAW THE LINE AT DEFICIENT MAPS

Makarand Gadgil, Mumbai Mirror May 7 2017 Link to news article Environmentalists say maps of the city’s coastline without the...
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Activists fume over debris dumping on Oshiwara mangroves, blame govt

Vijay V Singh, Times News Network Apr 29 2017 Link to news article Activists are fuming as trucks are dumping debris...
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Tungareshwar forest on city’s edge has only 5 leopards

Rizwan Mithawala, Times News Network Apr 25 2017 Link to news article Devotional chants blaring from loudspeakers reverberate acr-oss the Tungareshwarlandscape...
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Koradi power plant clarification reveals SO2 levels

Manka Behl, Times News Network Apr 22 2017 Link to news article NAGPUR: The sulphur dioxide (SO2) levels of the three...
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Neutral agency, not MPCB, should probe KTPS issue

Ashish Roy & Manka Behl, Times News Network Apr 20 2017 Link to news article How can the agency which...
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Are Koradi units that PM to open flouting green norms?

Nagpur Today, Apr 4 2017 Link to news article At a time when concerns are raised over the environment hazard...
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ENVIRONMENTALISTS RAISE CONCERN AS MCZMA OPENS SENSITIVE COASTLINE AREAS FOR REAL ESTATE

Makarand Gadgil, Mumbai Mirror Apr 9 2017 Link to news article Several plots have been moved from CRZ-I and CRZ-III...
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VASAI RESIDENTS PROTEST AGAINST METROPOLITAN REGION DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY’S DRAFT REGIONAL PLAN

Around 2000 residents of Vasai went on a day-long hunger strike on Monday in protest against the Mumbai Metropolitan Region...
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KAMARAJAR PORT & CHENNAI PORT TRUST SHOULD TAKE ONUS FOR CHENNAI OIL SPILL: BJP

BJP Spokesperson Sanju Verma speaking on THE NEWSHOUR, on Chenai’s toxic oil spill, massive clean-up operation off Kamarajar Port, and...
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CHENNAI OIL SPILL: AS CLEANING PROCEEDS WITHOUT PLAN, CONCERNS RAISED ON REMOVAL OF SHIPS, OPERATIONAL COSTS

The collision of two ships MT BW Maple and MT Kancheepuram on 28 January near the Kamarajar Port in Ennore,...
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Natural coastal habitats protect communities more effectively against coastal storms than seawalls, says report

Reporting by Carolyn Cohn, editing by Louise Heavens, Reuters, June 13 2017 Link to article Natural coastal habitats protect communities...
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Trees chopped for Metro projects dumped at Mumbai mangroves, says NGO

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, June 05 2017 Link to news article The logs found among the mangroves.(HT) Trees cut for various...
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India to get new tiger hubs, rise in big cat population expected

Maneesh Pandey – Sonalee Borgohain, India Today, June 4 2017 Link to news article Tiger numbers will get a boost in Buxa...
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MMRDA to hold hearing on regional plan suggestions

The Asian Age, June 5 2017 Link to news article  Various regional development plans through the years.   Mumbai: The...
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Relocation of village in Melghat tiger reserve gains momentum

DNA, June 3 2017 Link to news article Nearly 600 families living in Rohinkhidki village in Akot wildlife division in Melghat Tiger...
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Forest dept keeps mining proposals at bay

Dhaval Kulkarni, June 03 2017, DNA Link to news article To protect the eco-sensitive Western Ghats and the link between...
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Green authority says Vadhavan port project cannot proceed without its nod

Priyanka Kakodkar, Times News Network, June 3 2017 Link to news article Even as the state government is trying to fast-track...
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BUILDER-FRIENDLY BMC KILLING MANGROVE PATCH: RESIDENTS

Linah Baliga, Mumbai Mirror, June 3 2017 Link to news article Say two nullahs built on Andheri plot are blocking...
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Time has come to look at Mumbai’s Sanjay Gandhi National Park too

Shailesh Gaikwad, Hindustan Times, May 29 2017 Link to news article Citizens protesting against the proposed Metro 3 depot at Aarey...
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MMRDA GETS 47 HECTARES MANGROVE LAND FOR TRANS HARBOUR LINK

Yogesh Naik, Mumbai Mirror, May 29 2017 Link to news article According to the project plan, most of the affected...
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Coastal Road project: Mumbai to lose mangrove cover equivalent to 4 Oval Maidans

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, May 29 2017 Link to news article State government officials said that 33.17 hectares (ha) — almost...
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Tigers in trouble: Environment ministry panel clears Ken-Betwa river-linking project

Mayank Aggarwal, Mint, May 26 2017 Link to news article A tigress at the Panna National Park. Environmentalists say the...
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Environment ministry planning to ease coastal regulation norms

Mayank Aggarwal, Mint, May 26 2017 Link to news article Environmentalists say the coastal development norms under the draft Marine...
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Ken-Betwa interlinking gets forest clearance

Nitin Sethi, Business Standard, May 26 2017 Link to news article The environment ministry’s Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) has recommended the...
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Relaxed norms for real estate and tourism proposed in draft coastal rules

Nikhil Ghanekar, DNA, May 26 2017 Link to news article The new MCRZ notification, which is yet to be finalised,...
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BUILDING PERMIT FOR MANGROVE PLOT EARNS BMC FLAK

Linah Baliga, Mumbai Mirror, May 25, 2017 Link to news article Suburban collector writes to civic body, asking why it...
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Forest officials visit mangroves burning site

Times News Network, May 24 2017 Link to news article A team of state forest officials from the mangroves cell...
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95 OPEN SPACES PENDING ACQUISITION; MUMBAI CHOKES

Linah Baliga, Mumbai Mirror, May 24 2017 Link to news article Pending for 20 years, proposals have been going back...
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Tiger safari in lion land by 2018

Himanshu Kaushik, Times News Network, May 24 2017 Link to news article Tigers, in 1998 reported extinct in Gujarat, will again...
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Environment ministry allows MMRC to cut 1,000 mangrove trees at BKC, Dharavi for Metro 3

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, May 24 2017 Link to news article The Union environment ministry on Monday allowed the Mumbai Metro Rail...
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MTHL may be delayed, thanks to 2,300 queries

Shruti Ganapatye, The Asian Age, May 24 2017 Link to news article   The Maharashtra government’s much-delayed project Mumbai Trans...
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Proposal to replace tiger authority on table

Vivek Deshpande, Indian Express, May 23 2017 Link to news article The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is...
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Mumbai civic body gets two more months to pass the Development Plan 2034

Tanushree Venkatraman, Hindustan Times, May 23 2017 Link to news article Despite municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta’s reservations on extending the deadline...
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Koradi Power Plant Scam : Chimneys worth thousands of crores sold in scrap

Nagpur Today, May 23 2017 Link to news article A major scam has been unearthed at Koradi Thermal Power Plant...
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MoEF fails to submit Coastal Zone Management Plan before NGT

Indian Express, May 22 2017 Link to news article The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Ministry of Environment and...
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STOP CONCRETISING RIVERS: CITIZENS

Alka Dhupkar, Mumbai Mirror, May 19 2017 Link to news article BMC defends work, citizens might approach green tribunal. A...
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Mumbai: Forest department fines RE Infra Rs 10 crore dumping of construction waste in mangroves

Sagar Pillai, The Free Press Journal  May 18 2017 Link to news article One of the 32 contractors, RE Infra, blacklisted in...
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India’s Ken-Betwa river-link project opposed by environmentalists

Karen Graham, Digital Journal May 18 2017 In another clash over India’s dwindling water resources, environmental activists have decried the Forest...
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SGNP animal census indicates increase in leopard prey base

Times News Network, May 17 2017 Link to news article MUMBAI: At 6.35pm, a coming of age chital rubs the velvet...
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NGT raps MoEF for delay in Coastal Zone Management Plan

Daily News Analysis, May 16 2017 Link to the news article The National Green Tribunal has lashed out at the...
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