environmental damage

Development of tribal areas top priority: Dhumal


September 9th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) The development of tribal areas in Himachal Pradesh is one of the top priorities of the government, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Sunday."The government ... Read more...

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Don’t touch policy-making power, Chhattisgarh tells SC


August 1st, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Wednesday said in the Supreme Court that the government should continue to have the freedom to frame policies for the "alienation, transfer and allocation ... Read more...

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Remove debris from Hindon river bed: Tribunal


July 29th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 29 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) and the irrigation department of Uttar Pradesh to clear the debris dumped on Hindon river ... Read more...

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WTO establishes panel to settle rare earths dispute


July 24th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 24 (IANS) The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has established a panel to consider China's exports of rare earths on the complaints of the US, the European Union (EU) ... Read more...

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Central government to blame for illegal mining: Parrikar (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 23 (IANS) Goa's Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday blamed the Congress-led central government for illegal mining in Goa, saying it gave environmental clearances without ... Read more...

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Himachal court dismisses cement firm’s petitions


July 6th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 6 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday dismissed a cement company's review petitions, which was fined Rs.100 crore for environmental damage and told to dismantle a captive ... Read more...

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Firm fined Rs.100 crore in Himachal, files review petition


June 1st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 1 (IANS) Just about a month after the Himachal Pradesh High Court directed a private firm to dismantle a thermal power plant in Solan district over green concerns, ... Read more...

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Blame game over Himachal power plant ordered to be razed


May 20th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 20 (IANS) A Himachal Pradesh High Court direction to dismantle a private firm's thermal power plant in Solan district over green concerns appears to have given political ... Read more...

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Chemical spill forces Brazilian port’s closure


May 7th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, May 7 (IANS/EFE) A spill of chemicals used to make cleaning products prompted an evacuation and the closing of the port in the Brazilian city of Salvador for ... Read more...

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Don’t dump debris on Hindon river bed: Tribunal


April 22nd, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, April 22 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal has banned the dumping of debris and waste material on the Hindon river bed resulting in hindrance to the natural flow of ... Read more...

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Failure to tackle green issues could hurt growth: Ecologists


April 17th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The Indian government's failure to formulate effective policies to address environmental issues would risk causing economic growth to lag, warn environmentalists. The world over, problems like ... Read more...

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Kyrgyz activists demand closure of US airbase


March 16th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek, March 15 (IANS) Social activists in Kyrgyzstan plan to block the entrance to a US airbase next week in a bid to demand its early closure, a media report ... Read more...

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Parrikar fires first salvo at mining industry


March 12th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 12 (IANS) Within days of becoming chief minister, Manohar Parrikar Monday fired his first salvo at the powerful mining lobby in Goa.Speaking to reporters at the Secretariat Monday ... Read more...

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Mexico steps up effort to protect biodiversity


March 7th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 7 (IANS/EFE) Mexico has signed the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Protocol, which sets the rules for protecting biodiversity, as well as for the responsible and safe use of biotechnology, ... Read more...

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Brazilian navy refloats tanker in Antarctica


March 5th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, March 5 (IANS/EFE) A tanker that had sunk in Antarctica has been refloated and docked, the Brazilian navy said Sunday.The tanker, carrying about 10,000 liters of fuel, had sunk ... Read more...

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Pollution costing China dearly: Report


February 4th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 4 (IANS) The cost of environmental damage soared to almost 1.4 trillion yuan ($222 billion) in 2009 in China, up 9.2 percent compared to the previous year, a ... Read more...

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Highlighting Bhopal’s cause through art (With Images)


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 2 (IANS) The year he was born saw the world's worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas leak. Some 27 years down the line, he is now trying to ... Read more...

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Brazil approves controversial forestry bill


December 8th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Dec 8 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's Senate has approved a controversial forestry bill that environmentalists say will deal a "mortal blow" to the already threatened Amazon region and open the door ... Read more...

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`Chevron out of Brazil if it fails to comply with agreement’


December 5th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Dec 5 (IANS/EFE) US-based Chevron Corp. will have to leave Brazil if it fails to comply with the agreement it reached to deal with the damage caused by an ... Read more...

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Brazil to impose more fines on Chevron for oil spill


November 30th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Nov 30 (IANS) Brazil's environment protection agency Ibama said Tuesday that US oil giant Chevron may be fined an additional 60 million reais ($32.6 million) for the ... Read more...

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Brazil fines Chevron for oil spill


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Nov 22 (IANS) Brazilian authorities said Monday that US oil giant Chevron would pay a maximum environmental damage fine of $27.78 million for a large spill off ... Read more...

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Like Spock’s Tricorder, sensor to identify contaminants


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 3 (IANS) The human eye recognises only three bands of light - red, green, and blue. Now new technology, like Spock's Tricorder in "Star Trek" is using ... Read more...

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Supreme Court stops all mining work in Bellary


July 29th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday ordered the suspension of all mining operations in Karnataka's Bellary region."Mining (is) suspended with immediate effect till further orders," said a ... Read more...

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Court issues notices on plea against Essar Terminal’s jetty


June 22nd, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 21 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Tuesday issued notices to the central and the state governments on a petition challenging environmental clearance to Essar Bulk Terminal Ltd. for ... Read more...

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UN chief to mark 25th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster


April 26th, 2011 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 26 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will mark the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster Tuesday, said a UN spokesman Monday after he visited the site of ... Read more...

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Gulf of Mexico oil spill toll was huge, says study


March 30th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 30 (IANS) The whale and dolphin deaths due to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill may have been gravely underestimated. The ecological damage may be 50 times higher ... Read more...

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Collapse of Mayan civilization was due to environmental damage


March 17th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Mexico, March 17 (ANI): A U.S. archaeologist has said that the collapse of the Mayan civilization was due to environmental damage caused by deforestation and damage to the agricultural system."It was a ... Read more...

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Mayan civilisation collapse blamed on environmental damage


March 16th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 16 (IANS/EFE) The collapse of the Mayan civilization was due to environmental damage caused by deforestation and damage to the agricultural system, said a leading US archaeologist."It ... Read more...

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Increasing pollution threatens economic growth: Chinese Environment Minister


March 1st, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.1 (ANI): China's Environment Minister Zhou Shengxian has warned that increasing pollution and demand for resources will threaten the country's economic growth.Zhou said environment protection should be a key plank ... Read more...

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German law allows kids their right to make noise


February 17th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new legislation draft has been approved by the Germany cabinet to allow children to freely make noise.Some Germans are against the noise that children make. The ... Read more...

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Lavasa can’t build, has caused green damage: Environment ministry (Lead)


January 18th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Lavasa city project near Pune has violated green laws and caused environmental degradation, and no further construction activity can be carried out, the environment ministry Tuesday ... Read more...

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Alaska Pipeline Leak Puts Focus On BP


January 11th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Alaska, Jan 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The pipeline leak in Alaska has resulted in anxiety that oil prices may soar further upwards and BP shares may end up bearing the brunt. ... Read more...

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China leaves West dismayed by move to cut vital mineral exports in 2011


December 30th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London/Beijing, Dec. 30 (ANI): In a sign of its growing industrial and political clout, China has cut its export quotas for rare earth elements (REEs) by 35 per cent for the first ... Read more...

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Himachal villagers to boycott panchayat polls


December 20th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 20 (IANS) People in four villages of Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district have decided to boycott the panchayat elections to protest an upcoming hydropower project. They are opposing ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh to drum up support for Narmada project


December 5th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 5 (IANS) To avoid further hurdles, the Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA) has decided to mobilise public support for the mega project, an official said Sunday.An arm of the Madhya ... Read more...

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