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CPCB too finds Koradi pollution monitoring flawed

Ashish Roy, Times News Network, August 8 2017 Link to the news article Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has corroborated the...
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New wetlands committee to address complaints in 48 hours

Times News Network, August 6 2017  Link to the news article Navi Mumbai: Members of the newly formed Wetland Grievance...
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Tribals oppose cluster of 4 iron ore mines in Zendepar

Vijay Pinjarkar, Times News Network, August 4 2017 After conservationists opposing limestone mines between Tadoba-Andhari and Kawal reserves in tiger corridor...
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Mumbai: BMC sneaked another central park into DP at last minute

Laxman Singh, Mid Day, August 04 2017 Link to the news article Local fishermen are still protesting against the BMC’s...
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Maharashtra government directs Mumbai civic body to act against 30 Versova bungalows for violations

Surendra P Gangan, Hindustan Times, July 26 2017 Link to the news article In a written reply in the assembly, chief minister Devendra...
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MILL LAND DEVELOPMENT: AFTER LOSING 340 ACRES OF LAND, STATE RETURNS TO ’91

Makarand Gadgil, Mumbai Mirror, 26 July 2017 Link to the news article State government wants to go back to the...
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Studies nail forest dept’s lie on mining proposals in Tadoba-Kawal corridor

Vijay Pinjarkar, Times News Network, 22 July 2017 Link to the news article The state forest department’s move to recommend diversion...
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State forest department says yes to yet another mine in Tadoba-Kawal corridor

Vijay Pinjarkar, Times News Network, 20 July 2017 Link to the news article Representative image It seems the Maharashtra forest department is on a mining...
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Mangrove ruin: State panel, set up 20 years too late, fails to submit its report on time

Nauzer K Bharucha & Richa Pinto, Times of India, July 16 2017 Link to the news article Two decades after complaints...
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Clearance to mine in Tadoba-Kawal corridor held back

Vijay Pinjarkar, Times News Network, July 14 2017 Link to the news article The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the ministry of...
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In 4 years, 94,000 mangrove saplings died in Mumbai

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, July 12 2017 Link to news article Mumbai city news:The state planted mangrove saplings on 300...
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Good news Mumbaiites, Centre relaxes building rules, housing projects will be fast-tracked

Naresh Kamath, Hindustan Times, July 09 2017 Link to news article The earlier rule aimed at ensuring that the builder adhered...
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Civic staff booked for hacking mangroves

Sandhya Nair, Times News Network, June 27 2017 Link to news article Three Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation ( MBMC) officers, including...
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Mumbai: MBMC deputy chief booked for destroying mangroves

Suresh Golani, Free Press Journal, June 28 2017 Link to news article Mira Bhayandar: The gradual growth of slums compounded...
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MUM-NAGPUR HIGHWAY WILL CUT RIGHT THROUGH TANSA LAKE SANCTUARY

Yogesh Naik, Mumbai Mirror, June 23 2017 Link to news article CM’s pet project will eat up 475 hectares of...
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Mangroves: Court slams Mira-Bhayander Corporation

Sharika Dhar, Moneylife, June 22 2017 Link to news article A bench of Justices VM Kanade and A M Badar...
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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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OTHER NEWS

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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Navi Mumbai airport to be ready by 2019, but trans-harbour link to take you there needs a year more

Manasi Phadke, Hindustan Times, August 03 2017 Link to the news article Work on the actual airport is scheduled to start next...
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‘Mumbai makeover’: Rs80,000 crore to be spent on Metro, not a rupee on BEST buses

Kailash Korde, Hindustan Times, August 03 2017 Link to the news article In the past decade, resources were focussed on better...
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FISHERMEN THREATEN PROTEST AGAINST ‘CENTRAL PARK’ PLAN

Tanvi Deshpande, Mumbai Mirror, August 3 2017 Link to the news article NET LOSS: Fishing community says its livelihood will...
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BMC clears Mumbai Development Plan for 2014-34

Press Trust of India, August 2 2017 Link to the news article The long-pending draft Development Plan (DP) for 2014-34,...
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Fishermen, environmentalists move NGT against Versova-Bandra Sea Link in Mumbai

Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, August 03 2017 Link to the news article The road, an extension to the existing 5.6-km Bandra-Worli...
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BMC likely to pass Mumbai’s development plan today, 3 years past its deadline

Tanushree Venkatraman, Hindustan Times, July 31 2017 Link to the news article The plan is likely to be passed with close to...
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Mangroves, our natural coast guards

Baheerathan M, Research Matters Link to the article Photo : Dennis C J / Research Matters If you are taking...
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‘We need NGOs, citizens & students to save mangroves’

Freny Fernandes, Times News Network, July 26 2017 Link to the news article While the forest department has been taking numerous measures to...
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Ecological underdogs vital to defense of coastlines

Brad Ack, Huffington Post, July 26 2017  Link to the article © MICHEL ROGGO / WWF Despite their important roles in...
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Rise in Global Sea Levels

Business Standard, July 24 2017 Link to the news article According to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of Inter-governmental Panel...
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Maharashtra wants to work on trans-harbour link at night, during flamingo season

Manasi Phadke, Hindustan Times, 17 July 2017 Link to the news article Mumbai city news: The Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority...
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MoEF fined for failing to explain expense on wetlands

DNA Correspondent, 14 July 2017 Link to news article Wetlands serve as a rich habitat for birds and aquatic life...
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Conservation of wetlands: SC imposes Rs 50K as costs on MoEF

Outlook, 13 July 2017 Link to the news article It had said that the court was compelled to issue the...
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Mumbai fishermen object to BMC’s reclamation plan in Cuffe Parade, say it will effect their livelihood

Tanushree Venkatraman, Hindustan Times, July 13 2017 Link to the news article Mumbai city news: The BMC has proposed a...
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Maharashtra may allot tribal land at Palghar to Taiwanese firm Foxconn

Mumbai city news: The land is part of 2,766 hectares acquired in the mid-1960s as part of an ambitious plan...
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Mumbai: Metro-III debris to be used to build 300-acre ‘Central Park’ at Nariman Point

Chetna Yerunkar, Mid Day, July 08 2017 Link to the news article 5.4 million cubic metres of muck generated from...
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Maha State Biodiversity Board wants your views

Virat Singh, DNA, July 5 2017 Link to news article This exercise, which environmentalists are calling a wonderful opportunity to help...
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Country’s longest sea link awaits security nod

Mehul Thakkar, DNA, July 3 2017 Link to news article While the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) aims to...
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Tigers from MP’s Panna park are growing in population, but challenges lie ahead

Rahul Noronha, Posted by Shreya Goswami, India Today, July 2 2017 Link to news article About a month ago, wildlife managers in...
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Climate change impact: Sunderbans steadily losing its famed mangroves

Shiv Sahay Singh, The Hindu, July 01 2017 Link to news article A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Sunderbans is the largest...
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Thane: Forest department sees pink over flamingo deaths

Ranjeet Jadhav, Mid Day, June 28 2017 Link to news article Lesser flamingoes fly at Airoli Creek where 1,690 hectares...
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Hope you took your swimming lessons this summer because Mumbai is already drowning

Vritti Issar, Times Now, 28 June 2017 Link to news article The monsoons are finally here to give our parched city...
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MMRDA gives in to demand for local-level hearings

Renni Abraham, The Hindu, June 27 2017 Link to news article Picture Palghar, Thane, Raigad residents can now be heard at...
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