Environment ministry issues guidelines on holding public consultations for infrastructure projects

The Union environment ministry has issued guidelines on holding public consultations for various large infrastructure projects like mining or industry

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California Fires to Problematic Ecotourism policies in India – The Weekly Wrap

Let Me Breathe partnered with the UN Environment Programme and Climate & Clean Air Coalition to bring you stories of #CleanAirBharat. The events included City Session Chapter 8: Agra with the aim of finding clean air solutions in Agra, A Town Hall discussion for collective action to clear up Chennai’s air, a conversation on clean […]

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Green It: Planting trees to reduce air pollution

“Faced with such problems, of intense noise and toxic air, it is imperative to ask what can be done. One can seek stricter laws against such issues, to slow down the pace of ‘development’, which, courtesy the pandemic has proved its worth."

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Weekly Wrap: First-ever international Clean Air Day, cleanest Delhi air and rapid growth of glacial lakes

From the first-ever international clean air day to Maharashtra declaring a part of Aarey-Mumbai’s famous green lung, as a reserve forest, here’s Let Me Breathe weekly wrap.

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Delhi HC seeks Centre’s stand on plea for 60 days extension to respond to translated draft EIA 2020

The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre’s response on a plea seeking 60-day extension for receiving public comments on the translated versions of the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification of 2020 after they are uploaded on the websites of the respective State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs). A bench of Chief Justice D N […]

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Maharashtra to declare 600 acres of Aarey as reserve forest

In a significant decision, the Maharashtra government on September 2 decided to declare approximately 600 acres of Aarey forest as reserve forest

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Satyagraha to Clear Skies- The LMB Weekly Wrap

From Satyagraha against EIA 2020 to air pollution, here's the environment news of the week you might have missed

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#SatyagrahaAgainstEIA2020: Citizens from across India Perform Environmental Satyagraha

Borrowing a page from Mahatma Gandhi are the youth of India who have pledged to work towards environmental conservation. The union environment ministry has received nearly 17 lakh comments and suggestions to the draft environment impact assessment (EIA) notification 2020. To continue this movement, climate activists are trying different ways to raise their voices against […]

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Weekly Wrap: Indore is the cleanest & stubble burning is around the corner

The environment has had some highs and lows this week. Here is the news you may have missed: 1. Good news for Indore! It has been announced as the cleanest city in India for the fourth year in a row in the central government’s cleanliness survey. The second and third positions went to Surat in […]

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‘Satyagraha’ Against Draft EIA Notification 2020

Following the path shown by Mahatma Gandhi, we will be launching #SatyagrahaAgainstEIA2020 on 25th August 2020 to create mass mobilization against Draft EIA 2020

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Weekly Wrap: Uprooting Cannabis in Himachal & Mauritius’ environmental emergency

The environment landscape has been a bit grim, but here’s an ecological solution tailored to the people fighting the pandemic. With a small initiative for an ecological solution, a club in Kolkata is handing plants, masks and sanitisers in exchange of plastic. From EIA to Mauritius declaring “state of environmental emergency”, here’s the news of […]

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SC stays contempt plea in HC against Centre to publish EIA notification in 22 languages

The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal filed by environment ministry against a Delhi High Court judgment which directed the ministry to translate the EIA notification in at least 22 languages

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17 lakh comments received on draft EIA notification 2020: Environment Ministry

The union environment ministry has received nearly 17 lakh comments and suggestions to the draft environment impact assessment (EIA) notification 2020. 11 August 2020 was the last date for submitting objections and suggestions to the draft. National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), which is controlled by the Centre, will compile and streamline the suggestions. Following this, […]

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#DraftEIA2020: The Conundrum of Economy vs Environment

When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money – Alanis Obomsawin I came across this quote many years ago but I didn’t understand the essence of these […]

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Draft EIA 2020 not yet finalized; aims to bring violators under regulatory regime: Javadekar to Ramesh

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has called out Congress leader Jairam Ramesh’s claims that the government was rushing through the process of notifying the Environment Impact Assessment guidelines. In a letter to Ramesh who also heads the Parliamentary standing committee on science and technology, environment, forest and climate change, Javadekar wrote, “It has not been finalised […]

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Delhi govt to release plan to set up 200 EV public charging stations

Cricketers and Volunteers all for Clean Air for Blue Skies

Agriculture and Pandemics: the Correlation