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NGT report lists ‘devastating impact’ of Baghjan blowout on bio-diversity

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 6, 2020

A National Green Tribunal (NGT) panel report on the Baghjan blowout has thrown light on the “devastating impact on the environment and bio-diversity of the affected landscape”. The report...

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1,000 shifted amid Assam OIL well blowout

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 1, 2020

Around 1,000 people have been evacuated from the vicinity of an Oil India Limited (OIL)-operated well at Baghjan in Assam’s Tinsukia as natural gas and condensate matter continued to leak from it for the fourth day on Saturday following a blowout on Wednesday even as...

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Key environment panels defer decisions on Dibang valley hydropower and Mumbai marina projects

By : Sustainability ..., May 13, 2020

Key expert panels of environment ministry have deferred decisions on certain projects, including 3,097 MW of Etalin Hydropower Project in Arunachal Pradesh’s Dibang valley and Mumbai Port Trust’s marina project, due to emerging ecological concerns, questions on viability and...

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Another scientist writes to govt, warns about climate change impact in Dibang Valley over hydro projects

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 29, 2020

Another scientist studying rivers in Arunachal Pradesh’s Dibang Valley has warned the government about climate change-induced natural hazards that hydropower dams may not be able to withstand. Chintan Sheth’s letter to the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the Union ministry...

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Solar, wind and hydro projects are threatening key wildlife habitats in Southeast Asia, India

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 1, 2020

Renewable energy is crucial in the fight against global warming, but the development of wind, solar and hydropower projects in important conservation areas could spell disaster for birds, great apes and other wildlife. For the first time, researchers have done a comprehensive...

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Demand for freshwater poses a threat to Chambal river

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 1, 2019

Once known for harbouring dacoits, the Chambal badlands in central India, have another, and not so notorious, reason for their fame – the river Chambal and its wildlife. The region is home to the critically endangered gharial and endangered species like dolphins. Several...

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UN calls for urgent rethink as resource use skyrockets

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 13, 2019

Rapid growth in extraction of materials is the chief culprit in climate change and biodiversity loss – a challenge that will only worsen unless the world urgently undertakes a systemic reform of...

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