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Goa miners seek abolition of export duty on iron ore

Mar 03, 2015

Goa miners seek abolition of export duty on iron ore

Goa miners on Tuesday demanded complete withdrawal of export duty on iron ore produced in the state saying its low-grade variant has few takers in the country and outward shipments are also not profitable given the current subdued global prices. #China #Environment #NewsTracker #Arun Jaitley #Goa #MINING #Narendra Singh Tomar
Govt challenges claims on flawed methodology in tiger census

Mar 01, 2015

Govt challenges claims on flawed methodology in tiger census

The government today challenged claims by sections of wildlife experts that it had used a flawed methodology for its latest tiger census and instead asserted that their study was a "theoretical iteration" on old data whose precision is "questionable". #India #Environment #NewsTracker #tiger census #NTCA #Arjun Gopalaswamy
With massive pollution levels, China appoints new environment protection minister

Feb 28, 2015

With massive pollution levels, China appoints new environment protection minister

China has appointed Chen Jining, a scientist in ecological studies, as its new environmental protection minister, replacing Zhou Shengxian. #World #United States #China #Environment #NewsTracker #CO2 emissions
Mumbai: Carshed of Metro 3 to be built at Aarey Colony, says CM Fadnavis

Feb 25, 2015

Mumbai: Carshed of Metro 3 to be built at Aarey Colony, says CM Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said the carshed of phase 3 of Mumbai Metro will come up in the Aarey Colony in north Mumbai, an area known for its green-cover. #Environment #NewsTracker #Mumbai #Devendra Fadnavis #Aarey Colony

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Now, accidents rival poaching as key threat to leopards in India

Aug 02, 2014

Now, accidents rival poaching as key threat to leopards in India

Figures from Karnataka show that for every three leopards poached, two come under vehicular traffic. And few of these killer roads pass through sanctuaries or national parks. #India #Environment #Animal welfare #Wildlife #Leopards
200 crore roadside trees  How Nitin Gadkari's math is flawed

Jun 22, 2014

200 crore roadside trees How Nitin Gadkari's math is flawed

Not just highways, every road in India will have to be lined with trees to achieve Nitin Gadkaris target. Will his government then turn to claim natural forests in the name of development? #HowThisWorks #BJP #Nitin Gadkari #MNREGA #Ministry of Environment and Forests #Trees #200 crore trees #Rural development ministry
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