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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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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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OTHER NEWS

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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Star power: Industries in Maharashtra to now get ratings based on emissions

Michael Greenstone, Rohini Pande, Nicholas Ryan, and Anant Sudarshan, IndiaSpend.org, June 26 2017 Link to article The Maharashtra Pollution Control...
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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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