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FLOUTING RULES, BMC WORKERS BURNING WASTE ON MARINE DRIVE

Linah Baliga, Mumbai Mirror, November 21 2017 Link to the news article   The waste thrown on tetrapods and (Left)...
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Environmentalists ask for stricter regulations on stone quarrying

Sonali Telang, The Asian Age, November 18 2017 Link to the news article Excessive stone quarrying in the Parsik Range...
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State moves to protect hills

Sonali Telang, The Asian Age, November 18 2017 Link to the news article Issues ban on any kind of construction within 100...
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CBI, CAG probe demanded into zudpi jungle ‘disappearance’

Vijay Pinjarkar, Times News Network, November 10 2017 Link to the news article The Bombay Environment Action Group (BEAG), which fought...
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‘If govt can spend Rs 5,000 crore on statue, why can’t it pay NPV on zudpi land?’

Vijay Pinjarkar, Times News Network, November 7 2017 Link to the news article Controversy has erupted over state forest department’s interpretation...
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High ash coal supplied, no plaint by Mahagenco

Ashish Roy, Times of News Network, October 21 2017 Link to the news article In spite of being pulled up by...
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Metro 3 construction: MMRC levels areas of Mithi riverbed, green activists raise red flag

 Benita Chacko, The Indian Express, October 13 2017 Link to the news article The MMRC has levelled some areas of the Mithi...
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BLAZE ON BUTCHER ISLAND: URAN WITNESSES ‘BLACK RAIN’, LOW FISH COUNT

Gargi Verma, Mumbai Mirror, October 10 2017 Link to the news article Oil Industry Safety Directorate begins probe. Despite thick...
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SGNP CLOSED FOR TOURISTS, AGAIN

Yogesh Naik, Mumbai Mirror, September 21 2017 Link to the news article Dahisar river water enters park office as Tulsi...
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SC lens on forest buffer zone, Mumbai builders wary

Nauzer Bharucha, Times News Network, September 20 2017  Link to the news article A Supreme Court order questioning the environment ministry’s decision to...
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500-acre Goregaon plot to get ‘natural area’ tag

Nauzer K Bharucha and Vijay V Singh, Times News Network, September 15 2017 Link to the news article A 500-acre...
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The sinking city: Waterlogged streets bring to the fore flaws in Mumbai city’s planning

Dhaval Kulkarni, DNA, September 9 2017 Link to the article Mumbai’s waterlogged streets have become an annual monsoon feature, bringing...
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Mumbai floods prompt calls for crackdown on India’s urban sprawl

Eco-Business, September 7 2017 Link to all news article Nearly all cities are at risk of floods because of unchecked urbanisation...
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Agenda for Mumbai: 9 steps for which we can’t wait

Times News Network, August 31 2017 Link to the news article TOI lists the agenda for the city after yet...
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Mumbai floods prompt calls for crackdown on India’s urban sprawl

Rina Chandra, Thomson Reuters Foundation, August 31 2017 Link for the article MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As Mumbai mops...
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Protect mangroves to prevent flood, say environmentalists

Benita Chacko, The Indian Express, August 31 2017 Link to the news article “Mumbai would be the only smart city in...
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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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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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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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