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Why PM Modi's Rs 6,300 cr 'Namami Ganga' budget plan is misguided

Jul 12, 2014

Why PM Modi's Rs 6,300 cr 'Namami Ganga' budget plan is misguided

The plans are grand, all running into several hundred crores of rupees in estimated costs, and nobody will be able to accuse this government of a lack of ambition in rejuvenating the Ganga. Problem is, the plans focus on taxing the river further. #Environment #Narendra Modi #CriticalPoint #Uma Bharti #sewage #River Ganga #Sabarmati #BD Tripathi #National Ganga Basin Authority #Ganga Action Plan
Climate change raises risk of kidney stones, says new study

Jul 11, 2014

Climate change raises risk of kidney stones, says new study

A warming planet is likely to bring more hot days, more sweaty people and more dehydration -- a key risk factor for a surge in kidney stones, researchers said today. #Environment #climate change #NewsTracker #Health #kidney stones #lifestyle
Pope calls exploitation of nature a sin of our time

Jul 05, 2014

Pope calls exploitation of nature a sin of our time

CAMPOBASSO Italy (Reuters) - Pope Francis called for more respect for nature on Saturday, branding the destruction of South America's rain forests and other forms of environmental exploitation a sin of modern times. In an address at the university of Molise, an agricultural and industrial region in southern Italy, Francis said the Earth should be allowed to give her fruits without being exploited. #facebook #United States #India #Business #Environment #Technology #Russia #Italy #Earth
MCZMA approves proposal to pull real estate project out of CRZ zone

Jul 04, 2014

MCZMA approves proposal to pull real estate project out of CRZ zone

The report said the builder submitted his proposal along with a report from the Institute of Remote Sensing that showed his 5.3-acre plot just outside the 100-metre zone from the coastline. #India #Environment #NewsTracker #Ashok Chavan #Prithviraj Chavan #Hubtown #CRZ #Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority #Hindoostan Mills
Caribbean coral reefs may disappear within the next 20 years

Jul 03, 2014

Caribbean coral reefs may disappear within the next 20 years

In 20 years' time, most of the Caribbean coral reefs may disappear, since what is left of them currently does not exceed one-sixth of the original coral cover, according to a report. #Environment #Coral reefs #Caribbean #ScienceBuzz #Coral reefs in Caribbean

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India's latest conservation fix: dehorn rhinos, deport leopards

Mar 10, 2014

India's latest conservation fix: dehorn rhinos, deport leopards

Assam minister mulls cutting off rhino horns to save them from poachers. Maharashtra lawmakers seek removal of all leopards from Mumbai's Aarey colony to resolve conflict. #India #Environment #NewsTracker #Assam #Conservation #ULFA #Wildlife #Aarey Colony
Green clearance: PMO can always step in but not to mess it up further

Mar 02, 2014

Green clearance: PMO can always step in but not to mess it up further

Our weak and complicated green clearance norms help neither development nor environment. But instead of making the process simple and robust, the UPA has been busy undercutting it. #Manmohan Singh #Environment #POSCO #Veerappa Moily #Wildlife Trust of India #Lok Sabha polls #Green clearance

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Green clearance: PMO can always step in but not to mess it up further

Jul 11, 2014

Two former employees at a Queens McDonald’s say their boss was racist who groped them: suit

Vanessa Harris and Kimberly Mealer filed a Brooklyn Federal Court lawsuit alleging McDonald’s failed to protect them from a hostile work environment created by their supervisor, Michael Lauria...
Green clearance: PMO can always step in but not to mess it up further

Jul 09, 2014

Don't condemn the whole lot: Opposing vew

The business environment is not in disrepair...
Green clearance: PMO can always step in but not to mess it up further

Jul 06, 2014

Change it up: How 7 new coaches are shaping tone

Change it up: How new NFL coaches are shaping their team's environmen...