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Judgement in PIL 87 of 2006 dated 17 September 2018

On 17th September 2018, the Divisional Bench of Justices Abhay Oka and Riyaz Chagla of the High Court of Bombay issued directions...
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State set to sacrifice forest land for multimodal corridor

Yogesh Naik, Mumbai Mirror, 23 September 2018 Link to the news article The ambitious corridor, which is said to halve...
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Meat quality or mischief to blame for two leopard deaths

Vijay Singh, Times News Network, 20 September 2018 Link to the news article Alarmed by two leopard deaths within six days...
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Ganpati Visarjan 2018: Thousands of dead fish wash ashore after 7th-day Ganesha immersion

Linah Baliga, Mumbai Mirror, 22 September 2018 Link to the news article Heaps of dead fish, turtles and snakes on...
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Bombay HC order on mangrove protection cheers citizens

Sonali Telang, The Asian Age, 19 September 2018 Link to the news article The court said that the state was duty-bound...
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Bombay HC directs Maharashtra govt to protect mangroves on private land

Vidya, India Today, 18 September 2018 Link to the news article Photo for representation: (Source- Reuters) The Bombay High Court...
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Destruction Of Mangroves Offends Fundamental Rights Of Citizens Under A. 21; Bombay HC Passes Landmark Directions For Protection Of Mangroves

Nitish Kashyap, 18 September 2018 Link to the news article In an 83-page judgment, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday...
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Implementing order properly will be vital, says activists

Vijay Singh, Times News Network, 18 September 2018 Link to the news article Welcoming the final high court order on stringent...
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Declare all mangrove lands in state as reserved forests: Bombay HC

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, 18 September 2018  Link to the news article The court was responding to multiple pleas filed by...
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Bombay high court orders protection of mangroves

Shibu Thomas, Times News Network, 18 September 2018 Link to the news article The Bombay High Court on Monday ordered...
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Bombay High Court orders complete construction freeze on mangroves, directs Maharashtra to protect privately-owned land

First Post, 18 September 2018 Link to the news article Taking the encroachment of protected environmental zones seriously, the Bombay High...
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HC prohibits construction on or exploitation of Maha mangroves

Press Trust of India, 17 September 2018 Link to the news article The Bombay High Court Monday prohibited any construction on or commercial...
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Bombay High Court prohibits destruction of Mangroves, holds state responsible for its protection and preservation

Mustafa Plumber, DNA, 18 September 2018 Link to the news article In a significant order, the Bombay High Court on...
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Damage to mangroves violates fundamental right: Bombay High Court

Narsi Benwal, Free Press Journal, 18 September 2018 Link to the news article   Observing that citizens have the right...
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Bombay HC: Mangroves are a fundamental right, government must save them

K. A. Y. Dodhiya, Hindustan Times, 18 September 2018 Link to the news article The Bombay high court on Monday said...
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HC orders total freeze on destruction of mangroves

The Hindu, 18 September 2018 Link to the news article Workers trim mangroves at the Sewri mudflats for the Sewri-Nhava...
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Bombay High Court orders total freeze on mangrove destruction

Sailee Dhayalkar, Indian Express, 18 September 2018 Link to the news article The court said that a 50m buffer zone...
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75 hectares of forest land to make way for ‘missing link’ on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Yogesh Naik, Mumbai Mirror, 4 September  2018 Link to the news article Rs 5,000-crore project to connect Khopoli to Kusgaon...
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From Mangoes to Mangroves

TEDx talk by our Executive Trustee, Mr. Debi Goenka
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Panje – The Last Wetland

Video by Aishwarya Sridhar Link to the video on YouTube
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Latest dolphin deaths caused by  respiratory problems

Vijay Singh, Times News Network, 30 August 2018 Link to the news article Days after the carcasses of two dolphins...
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350-foot tall statue on eroded site not feasible

The Asian Age, 21 Aug 2018 Link to the news article Devendra Fadnavis announced that the Centre would give its nod...
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Encroachments are leading to man-animal conflict: Experts

Vijay Singh, Times News Network, July 30 2018 Link to the news article The at Rahul Nagar, Mulund (West), is...
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Unchecked growth in Bhiwandi and Thane raises questions of flood risk

Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar, Times News Network, July 25 2018 Link to the news article People wade through a waterlogged road during heavy...
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Greens challenge panel findings on zudpi jungles

Vijay Pinjarkar, Times News Network, July 20 2018 Link to the news article Greens and environmentalists have challenged the state-level committee...
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Wetland reclamation behind flooding

Sonali Telang, The Asian Age, July 13 2018 Link to the news article Vasai, Virar and Thane have been losing...
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Maharashtra Plastic Ban: Grocery stores can use plastic bags for 3 months, others cry foul

Mirror Now Digital, June 28 2018 Link to the news article  Grocery and retail stores across Maharashtra can use plastic bags...
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Bullet train hearing a farce:Thane residents

Megha Pol, Hindustan Times, May 29 2018  Link to the news article Residents claimed that the hearing was a farce as the...
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Mumbai to lose its salt pans to Modi’s affordable housing scheme

Kanchan Srivastava, Asian Times, May 30 2018 Link to the news article A view of Mumbai’s iconic salt pans in Maharashtra...
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OTHER NEWS

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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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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