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The Forest Rights Act needs to go Tribals aren't part of a tiger reserve

Sep 12, 2014

The Forest Rights Act needs to go Tribals aren't part of a tiger reserve

The Forest Rights Act is a needless piece of misguided legislation intended to protect tribals, but it actually retards development and investment in the states that need them the most #Development #InMyOpinion #Vedanta #Forest Rights Act #Land acquisition #Modi government #Forest Rights act (2006) #Tribal Right #ST population
Arms seized after heavy fire exchanged between Odisha police, Maoists

Sep 11, 2014

Arms seized after heavy fire exchanged between Odisha police, Maoists

Bhubaneswar: Police seized arms and ammunition from a forested area of Gajapati district after a brief gun battle with Maoists, an official said on Thursday. #India #Maoists #Crime #Police #Odisha #forests #Ammunition #guns #Gun battle #Gajapati district
NASA laser probe to map Earth's forests in 3D

Sep 10, 2014

NASA laser probe to map Earth's forests in 3D

NASA is developing a laser-based probe for the International Space Station that will study the Earth's forests in 3D #NewsTracker #Nasa #3D #space study #earth's forest cover
Full U-turn Modi govt may scrap required tribal nod to use forest land

Sep 09, 2014

Full U-turn Modi govt may scrap required tribal nod to use forest land

Various ministries are debating means to ensure that the approval for the use forest land for industrial purposes be cleared directly by the Centre. #India #Business #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Industrial Growth #Environmental clearance #Tribal Affairs Ministry #Forest Rights act (2006)
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

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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

Sep 13, 2014

Evacuation ordered for 30 homes near Southern California wildfire; but no immediate risk posed

Officials ordered people in about 30 homes to evacuate Friday evening as a wildfire roared through a canyon in Southern California's Cleveland National Forest... #California #Cleveland National Forest
Why relocating badly behaved wild elephants doesn't work

Sep 10, 2014

Resolute Forest Products Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average

In trading on Wednesday, shares of Resolute Forest Products Inc (Toronto: RFP) crossed below their 200 day moving average of $18.79, changing hands as low as $18.74 per share. Resolute Forest Products Inc shares are currently trading down about 2.1% ... #California #Cleveland National Forest
Why relocating badly behaved wild elephants doesn't work

Sep 14, 2014

Sweden Shifts to Left in Parliamentary Election

(STOCKHOLM) — Sweden’s Social Democrats were poised to return to power as the leaders of a left-leaning bloc that defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday, but without an absolute majority. MoreFeminism Comes to the For... #California #Cleveland National Forest