#BengaluruMoving: Meet the Mobility Champions

The rapid development in Benagluru, influx of many vehicles from different parts of the country has resulted in heavy traffic in the city. Bengaluru’s vehicle population crossed the 80 lakh mark last year. Young Leaders for Active Citizenship (YLAC) in partnership with Let Me Breathe and WRI India, has joined hands with the #BengaluruMoving campaign […]

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Let Me Breathe partners with YLAC & WRI India for #BengaluruMoving campaign

Bengaluru experiences the worst traffic jams in the world. According to a report by TomTom, the Netherlands-based global provider of navigation, traffic, and map products, Bengaluru became the most traffic-congested city in the globe in 2019.  The rapid development in the city, influx of many vehicles from different parts of the country has resulted in […]

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Students unite against Draft EIA Notification 2020

On 23rd of March, the ‘Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change of India’ (MoEFCC) released the Environmental Impact Assessment Notification 2020 as a replacement to the EIA Notification 2006.  This proposal aims to bring in, continue, and strengthen controversial amendments such as a post-facto grant of approval for the EIA for proposed projects, exemption […]

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Commercial Mining: A Plan to Kill Hopes for a Sustainable Economy

On June 18, the government initiated the auction of 41 coal blocks that can produce 225 million tonnes of coal per year. Allowing 100% foreign direct investment, global companies can also participate in the auctions. This is expected to generate employment, reduce the import bill, and make India self-reliant. Interestingly enough, only a week after […]

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Coronavirus Impact on the Energy Sector

With the rapid spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the globe, the energy sector is suffering from the impending losses both in employment and revenue. Unfortunately, our transition to a 100 percent clean future powered by renewable energy seems diminishing at this moment.  This article assesses the impacts of coronavirus on the energy sector (both renewable […]

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Decision-makers and state-level governments write to environment minister to stop coal block auction

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched the auction process of coal blocks for commercial mining via video conference with an aim to achieve self-sufficiency in meeting energy needs and boost industrial development. “We are not just launching the auction for commercial coal-mining today, but bringing the coal sector out of decades of lockdown,” PM said. But, […]

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कोयले की नीलामी का पर्यावरण पर क्या होगा असर?

कोयला कॉर्पोरेट मुनाफे की एक वस्तु नहीं, बहुमूल्य राष्ट्रीय सम्पदा है जिससे सैंकड़ों लोगों का जीवन और आने वाली पीढ़ियों का भविष्य जुड़ा है | कल 18 जून को प्रधान मंत्री मोदी ने व्यावसायिक उपयोग के लिए खदानों की प्रक्रिया शुरुआत की | अपने भाषण में उन्होने कहा कि कोयला संसाधनों का आर्थिक लाभ के […]

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India launches commercial coal mine auction: What are the worries?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched the auction process of coal blocks for commercial mining via video conference with an aim to achieve self-sufficiency in meeting energy needs and boost industrial development. “We are not just launching the auction for commercial coal-mining today, but bringing the coal sector out of decades of lockdown,” PM said. But, […]

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PM Modi launches auction of commercial mining

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the auction process of coal blocks for commercial mining via video conference with an aim to achieve self-sufficiency in meeting energy needs and boost industrial development. The process is open for domestic as well as global firms under the 100 percent FDI (foreign direct investment) route. But, at the same […]

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Crude Cruelty: How Fossil Fuels are slaying our green lungs

Remember Fossil Fuels? The topic which fetched us full marks in Class 6th EVS Exams? Well! that’s exactly what today I am talking about.  Fossil Fuels are an immense quandary for the woods in many ways. As per what we have learned in our NCERT Books, it’s disadvantageous to humans because it contributes to Global […]

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Coal Mining temporarily suspended near Assam wildlife sanctuary

The North-Eastern Coalfields (NEC), a unit of Coal India Limited in Assam, has temporarily halted its operations following protests over its impact on a subtropical rainforest nearby. According to reports, an official order signed by NEC’s general manager based in eastern Assam’s Margherita said all mining operations have been suspended with effect from June 3. The […]

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Commercial mining of coal allowed to end government monopoly: Nirmala Sitharaman

Commercial mining of coal will be allowed to end government monopoly in the sector, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in the fourth set of announcements on a Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus. “Coal is a government monopoly. That government monopoly is being removed,” Ms. Sitharaman said. In the coal sector, she said the government will […]

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Try the #MinerFilter and express your support for Coal Miners

Let Me Breathe has launched a new AR filter on Coal Miners Day! https://www.instagram.com/a/r/?effect_id=779499499251694 Some of us can work from home but every thought about miners and how they must be doing in such a pandemic? Coal mine workers in India are fighting poverty, racism, malnutrition, toxic air, and on top of that COVID19. The […]

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Coal Miners Day 2020: Saluting the coal miners

Coal mining continues to be one of the most hazardous professions in our society. Even today, coal miners continue to face a work environment that is inherently toxic and unhealthy. Coal miners walk away with significant health impairments and shorter life expectancies than others. Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel on Earth and Coal mining is the process […]

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Why you should get a Home Energy Audit now?

Wise men always insist on “CHANGE” to be taken up from oneself and his home to the world, be it Mahatma Gandhiji who said “Be the change you want to see in the world” or Ronald Reagan who said “All the great change begins at the dinner table”.  So to celebrate the 50th anniversary of […]

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How does the draft EIA 2020 affect the environment and us?

Why I Celebrated Rakshabandhan with Trees

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