What is worrying about the Central Vista Redevelopment project

The government has had ambitious plans to redevelop New Delhi’s central vista for some time now. The area which envisages a common central secretariat, a new triangular Parliament building as well as revamping of the Rajpath, from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, has been a dream in the pipeline. The project picked up controversy as […]

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Citizens protest against translocation of corals from Mumbai coastal area

Concerns grow in Mumbai as the BMC seeks approval to translocate the coral reefs for further reclamation of sea for the Coastal road project. What is the project all about? The Coastal Road project in Mumbai is an under construction 8-lane, 29.2-km long freeway that would run along Mumbai’s western coastline connecting Marine Lines in […]

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Unnecessary felling of trees for electric lines work

While forest and vast ecology gets destroyed every moment of the day, there are also certain small green spots that might not be as attractive and appealing as those but certainly play a role in purifying are most polluting cities. These are the most threatened and there is no activity or movement or campaign to […]

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Why Saving the Thano Forest Matters

Does development come at the cost of the environment? The age-old debate has spared in Uttarakhand’s capital with the proposed expansion of Dehradun’s Jollygrant Airport. Protests erupted outside the Dehradun Airport to demonstrate against the proposed felling of more than 10,000 trees.  According to reports, up to 10,000 trees could be chopped down for the […]

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Save Thano Forest: 10,000 trees to be chopped down for the expansion of Uttarakhand’s airport

An article about Why we need to Save Thano Forest?

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Transfer of 243-acre forest land for expansion of jolly grant airport

The move to transfer forest land for airport development comes soon after the Doon Valley is on the verge of losing 2.5K British-era sal trees to facilitate a 4-km stretch of the Delhi-Dehradun expressway.

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‘Ecology destruction from tree transplantation’: Environmentalists share concerns over Delhi’s new tree policy

'The Delhi Government has notified its tree transplantation policy which will basically act as a license to cut thousands of trees under the garb of transplantation' - Environmentalists

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Delhi Cabinet approves tree transplantation policy; proposal for smog tower installation

The Delhi Cabinet has approved a tree transplantation policy to prevent the felling of trees due to development works in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said. Under the tree transplantation policy, agencies concerned will have to transplant 80 per cent of the trees affected by their projects to a new location, he said. […]

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Save Dehradun’s 10000 trees from being cut for an airport expansion

Up to 10,000 trees could be chopped down for the expansion of Uttarakhand’s main airport in Dehradun. The Uttarakhand government has sought the National Wildlife Board’s approval to transfer 243 acres of forest land to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for expanding the Jolly Grant Airport. “The proposal for transferring 243 acres of forest […]

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Save Dumna: A self-sustaining ecosystem

The Dumna Nature Reserve (DNR) of Jabalpur Municipal Corporation is spread over nearly 1800 acres of forested land on a plateau, about 40 meters above Jabalpur town. It was transferred to the Municipal Committee of Jubbalpore by the provincial government to act as the catchment area for the Khandari lake. The construction of Khandari Dam […]

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Depleting mangroves of Visakhapatnam

Frequent cyclones and devastative beach erosion in the city points out clearly the absence of the city barrier i.e. Visakhapatnam mangroves which once protected the city from these catastrophes. These Mangroves plantation was once found in abundance near the Naval Dockyard extending up to Meghadrigedda reservoir on the rear-side of the airport. According to a […]

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Draft EIA 2020: A Weapon of Environmental Degradation

The human race is the dominant species of the planet, they are at the top of the food chain and have taken this hierarchical power way too seriously than required.  The human population has reached a whopping 7.8 billion (that is roughly 3.5 times more than the ideal population in order to live a decent […]

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Tree Transplantation in Visakhapatnam

Urban areas are seeing deforestation on large scale destroying homes of birds and animals and also removing the purifiers of polluted city air. Over the last 30 years, forests nearly two-thirds the size of Haryana have been lost to encroachments (15,000 sq km) and 23,716 industrial projects (14,000 sq km), according to government data (2016), and […]

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Speaking at the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity

The United Nations Summit on Biodiversity was convened by the President of the General Assembly on 30 September 2020, at the level of Heads of State and Government under the theme of “Urgent action on biodiversity for sustainable development” It provided an opportunity for Heads of State and Government and other leaders to raise ambition […]

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‘Ayusas Nature Ka Superhero’: Join the Movement to Save the Native Trees of India

Native trees are a result of millions of years of evolution. To talk about them, a discussion was held on 26th September 2020 by Lokmat and Sapat Ayusas - The Ayurveda of Breathing under their “Vocal for Local Trees” initiative.

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How not to be a mindless tourist: An eco-friendly travel guide

Winter is at the peak, so is the pollution

‘It took an entire pandemic to make us realize the importance of clean air’