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Originally posted on LAW RESOURCE INDIA:
NITIN SETHI IN THE TIMES OF INDIA NEW DELHI: A panel set up to review norms for no-go areas that will protect certain areas from commercial activity is likely to recommend mining should be disallowed in all national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in the country. Sources in the government…

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Mining hits ecology of Aravallis

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Aravali Ridge Protection Movement in Delhi

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Copenhagen: seize the chance

COURTESY THE HINDU DECEMBER 07 2009 Today 56 newspapers in 45 countries take the unprecedented step of speaking with one voice through a common editorial. We do so because humanity faces a profound emergency. Unless we combine to take decisive action, climate change will ravage our planet, and with it our prosperity and security. The …

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Stopping climate change

Rich and poor countries have to give ground to get a deal in Copenhagen; then they must focus on setting a carbon price THE ECONOMIST DECEMBER 4,2009 AT A time when they are not short of pressing problems to deal with, the presence of 100-odd world leaders at the two-week meeting that starts in Copenhagen …

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SC ALLOWS MINING IN FARIDABAD UNDER STRICT MONITORING

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION MINOR MINERALS AND CONSTRUCTION MATTERS IN HARYANA MINING: I.A Nos.839, 840, 850, 853-854, 855-856, 866-868, 869-870, 871-872, 873-874, 875-876, 877-878, 879-880, 881-882, 891-892, 900, 905, 1276-1277, 1590, 1612-1613, 1700-1703, 2007-2008, 1488, 2138-2139 in 891-892, 2205, 2445, 2567, 2574 in 875-876, 2536,2636 in 879- 880,265802659 in 828, …

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RAPE OF BELLARY

READ A ON THE IMPACT OF MINING ON BELLARY Rape of Bellary The Week – ‎Sep 18, 2009‎ In a writ petition before the Karnataka High Court, Narayana Reddy had alleged encroachment of his area by OMC. In April, the court directed the regional …

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When the rains fail

IN THE ECONOMIST RAINFALL last month encouraged Haniya, a middle-aged member of the Lambada tribe of southern Andhra Pradesh (AP), to inspect his one-acre (0.4-hectare) field. Some speckles of green, to show the red earth had held enough water for weeds to shoot, would have tempted him to sow cotton. But, towards the end of …

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A walk in the clouds

PUBLISHED IN THE FRONTLINE ON AUGUST 2009 http://www.frontline.in/stories/20090814261606400.htm TEXT & PHOTOGRAPHS BY A.J.T. JOHNSINGH A memorable trek across a rough but scenic terrain – from Bangitapal to Sairandhiri in the Western Ghats. THE KUNTHIPUZHA VALLEY enveloped in mist. Ten of us wildlifers were on a trekking expedition from Bangitapal (2,281 m) in the Mukurthi National …

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Plant deodars, save Shimla

Shimla owes its beauty to the deodar trees planted 140 years ago. The pace of development has reduced the forest cover and resulted in changes in the soil strata and water regime. We need to plant deodar trees on a large scale to preserve the pristine glory of the queen of hills, writes Harsh Mitter …

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