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Villagers opposing MP coal project met with threats, alleges Greenpeace

Aug 26, 2014

Villagers opposing MP coal project met with threats, alleges Greenpeace

Villagers in Madhya Pradesh's Mahan forest are being intimidated ahead of a crucial vote that could determine the future of a $3.2 billion coal project proposed by two of the country's largest mining firms, Greenpeace India said on Monday. #coal #MINING #Madhya Pradesh #Greenpeace #Power Projects #Aditya Birla #Greenpeace India #Mahan forest #Mahan Coal Ltd #Essar Energy Plc #Hindalco Industries Ltd #Amelia #hydropower plants
No forest clearances granted unless compensation plan in place Govt

Aug 06, 2014

No forest clearances granted unless compensation plan in place Govt

Allaying apprehensions that green nod is being speeded up at the cost of environment, government today asserted that no forest clearance is given unless there is a plan in place to compensate the forest cover. #India #Environment #climate change #MoEF #Prakash Javadekar #Forest Conservation Act
Institute to launch drones to monitor poaching, track wildlife

Aug 06, 2014

Institute to launch drones to monitor poaching, track wildlife

Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones will soon fly over India's forests to monitor poaching, track wildlife and even count the population of tigers. #India #ThisisNext #Environment #Tigers #forest #Drones #Poaching #Wildlife #WWF #Wildlife Institute of India #NTCA
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

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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

Aug 27, 2014

Military F15 jet crashes in western Virginia

A military jet crashed in a forest in western Virginia Wednesday morning, authorities said...
Why relocating badly behaved wild elephants doesn't work

Aug 26, 2014

New Jersey student disappears in Israeli forest

Aaron Sofer went missing Friday after he went for a hike through the Jerusalem Forest. The 23-year-old grew up in Lakewood, but has lived in Israel for a year, where he's studying at a rabbinical school... #Israel #Jerusalem #New Jersey
Why relocating badly behaved wild elephants doesn't work

Aug 26, 2014

Jerusalem police search for missing New Jersey religious student as hometown holds vigil

Israeli police said Tuesday they are searching for a U.S. religious student who disappeared while on a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week... #New Jersey #Jerusalem