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New green norms to aid builders

New green norms to aid builders

The recent notification issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change allowing local bodies to stipulate environmental conditions while granting building permission will improve the launch pipeline and at the same time, help save time and cost for developers.As per the notification, municipalities, development authorities and district panchayats …

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Make elephant corridors eco-sensitive zones: NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to consider declaring all elephant corridors in India as eco-sensitive zones. Following a plea that sought legal recognition for elephant reserves and corridors in the State of Assam, a Bench headed by NGT Chairperson …

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Make elephant corridors eco-sensitive zones: NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to consider declaring all elephant corridors in India as eco-sensitive zones. Following a plea that sought legal recognition for elephant reserves and corridors in the State of Assam, a Bench headed by NGT Chairperson …

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Ganga waterway project cleared

The IWAI contended that clearance was not necessary, as the proposed terminal at Varanasi was not a “port” and that only “maintenance dredging” was required. This activity was required to make an existing channel suitable, and was not a greenfield, dredging effort. Therefore, as per the provisions of the Environment …

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Microplastics – a scourge stalks the sea

Sometime in 2009, Bindu Sulochanan, a marine ecologist at Mangalore’s Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), was dissecting sardines in her laboratory. Scientists at the CMFRI have been doing this for decades, to study the feeding behaviour of various ocean-dwelling fish. As Dr. Sulochanan peered at the contents of the …

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