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Modi meets infra secretaries to set target for current fiscal

Jul 26, 2014

Modi meets infra secretaries to set target for current fiscal

The Centre is keen to speed up infrastructure development and investment to boost economic growth which remained at sub 5 percent level during the previous two fiscals. #Economy #ThisisNext #Environment #Narendra Modi #Planning Commission #Indian Railways #Infrastructure #forest #Rural development #Sindhushree Khullar
Will the BJP government save  Jarawas from a BJP MP?

Jul 21, 2014

Will the BJP government save Jarawas from a BJP MP?

Before the polls, Andaman MP Bishnu Pada Roy spoke of mainstreaming the Jarawas and throwing their sanctuary open to settlers. Now he is all set to deliver on his promises. #ConnectTheDots #Andaman Trunk Road #Jarawa reserve forest #Bishnu Pada Roy #Theva Neethi Dhas
National Green Tribunal asserts independence, is Environment Minister listening?

Jul 19, 2014

National Green Tribunal asserts independence, is Environment Minister listening?

In a significant judgement, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asserted its powers to enforce environmental rights, clarifying that it has "the complete trappings of a civil court" and that its power of judicial review is "implicit and essential for expeditious and effective disposal of the cases". #India #ConnectTheDots #National Green Tribunal #Prakash Javadekar #Ministry of Environment and Forest #environmental rights
Fans mark 5th anniversary of 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson's death

Jun 26, 2014

Fans mark 5th anniversary of 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson's death

Dozens of Michael Jackson fans on Wednesday laid heaps of flowers at the mausoleum where the pop icon is interred, to mark the 5th anniversary of his death. #BuzzPatrol #US #Michael Jackson #This is It #Los Angeles #Propofol #Entertainment #King of Pop #Jackson death #5th anniversary #Forest Lawn cemetery
Forest fires trigger over 24 landmine blasts along LoC in Poonch

Jun 11, 2014

Forest fires trigger over 24 landmine blasts along LoC in Poonch

Raging forest fires have triggered over two dozen landmines along the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #Blast #explosion #Line of Control #Poonch #LoC #Landmines #forest fire

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The growth vs green debate: Not in the name of the poor

Feb 04, 2013

The growth vs green debate: Not in the name of the poor

The poor custodians of natural resources on the ground have become dispensable pawns in the games the growth and the green lobbies play. #Development #InMyOpinion #MINING #forests #tribals #natural resources
Why relocating badly behaved wild elephants doesn't work

Mar 04, 2012

Why relocating badly behaved wild elephants doesn't work

Ultimately, elephants and humans both pay the price when development projects pay no heed to animal occupancy. #HowThisWorks #Elephants #Karnataka Forest Department #Hassan District #Human-Elephant Conflict

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Why relocating badly behaved wild elephants doesn't work

Jul 29, 2014

Harlem lot may finally get new construction

A prime Harlem lot has become a forest over the past five years, even as robust development has sprouted around it -- this probably isn’t what they mean when they talk about the greening of New York...
Why relocating badly behaved wild elephants doesn't work

Jul 28, 2014

Strike Hits Gaza park, Killing At Least 10

Updated: July 28, 1 p.m. ET MoreWatch: Paramedics in Gaza Face Incoming Fire to Save LivesWhat a Muslim American Learned from ZionistsU.S. to Accuse Russia of Breaking Nuclear Treaty NBC NewsFouled Out: Donald Sterling Loses in Court, Clips Sale Move... #NBC News #National Basketball Association #Donald Sterling
Why relocating badly behaved wild elephants doesn't work

Jul 24, 2014

Seeking to fend off rising sea, Cuba moves to save mangrove forests hurt by neglect, logging

Many people in this tiny hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out... #Cuba #Havana
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