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Mining in India equals selling the family gold -Rahul Basu

-The Hindu Treating mineral sale proceeds as revenue or income hides the real transaction — the sale of inherited wealth The principle that the economy must be “sustainable” — we cannot compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs — is beyond question. Climate Change and high levels of consumption already threaten to rob future generations of a planet that is liveable. The principle of Intergenerational Equity would make it...

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Climate Change needs to be addressed or else be ready to pay the price

A recent report by Christian Aid -- an international NGO based out of London -- says that the world was not just hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, it actually faced massive loss of lives and livelihoods owing to the intensification of the ongoing climate crisis. Climate-related disasters varied from fires in Australia and the United States, floods in China, India and Japan to storms in Europe and the...

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Bird flu deaths on the rise, environment ministry issues guidelines -Ishan Kukreti

-Down to Earth As many as 250 crows in Rajasthan, 1,700 migratory birds in Himachal Pradesh have died since December 2020 The Union Ministry of Environment, Science and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has ordered a strict vigil on the wintering habitats of migratory birds for any sign of a flu outbreak in the backdrop of rising deaths of birds. The ministry issued a set of guidelines January 3, 2021 in view of Himachal Pradesh...

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Modi Govt Tweaks Green Law to Allow Coal Extraction Sans Final Forest Clearance -Ayaskant Das

-Newsclick.in The move is aimed at helping corporate biggies that have recently forayed into the commercial coal mining sector. New Delhi: In yet another attempt to help corporate biggies that have recently forayed into commercial coal mining, the Narendra Modi government has tweaked an environmental law to allow extraction of combustible mineral even before obtaining final forest clearance. The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change...

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India bore maximum brunt of extreme weather events in 2020: Report -Jayanta Basu

-Down to Earth As many as 2,067 lives lost to floods in India through the year, the highest in the world due to Climate Change-induced events Floods and Cyclone Amphan in India accounted for maximum loss of lives globally due to Climate Change-triggered events in 2020. The cyclone, which ravaged Sunderbans in the southern fringe of West Bengal and hinterland including Kolkata in May 2020, led to “the biggest displacement” in world...

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