Permit to Pollute: Report Investigates the Status of Implementation of Emission Norms for TTPs

A report by Healthy Energy Initiative – India reveals that two Thermal Power Plants (TPPs) in the Ennore thermal cluster in Tamilnadu was found violating the MOEFCC prescribed norms upto 53% of the total operational time in two years, between 2019-2020. In March 2021, just as the second wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic was surging […]

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20 ways to help save the planet

Our planet will never be the same. The 51st Earth Day is a stark reminder of how drastically our environment changed over the years. It’s also a reminder for us to be thankful and embrace our environment by taking further steps to protect its integrity!  Now comes the question: “What can I do? How much […]

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World Health Day 2021: How to keep your health in check

India has completed one year of the Coronavirus pandemic this March. We have been through the longest lockdown, economic slump, loss of jobs, migrant crisis, gradual reopening of the economy, and repeated cycles of rising in covid numbers whenever there has been a festival season. COVID vaccination drive started in January and gave great hope […]

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How toilets have been effective in India

For Anita Devi who lives in Punjab, toilets completely changed her life. “It was really difficult earlier, I used to go to a neighbouring agricultural field to relieve myself. Fields were muddy and infested with insects. This toilet has completely changed our lives.” Access to poor sanitation is not just unpleasant, it is dangerous. When […]

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India lost 118.3 billion work hours in 2019 due to extreme heat: Lancet Report

The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change released its fifth annual report on health and climate change and not all is well. The report tracks more than 40 indicators on links between health and climate change, and this year’s report presents the most worrying outlook to date, as key trends worsen. The 2020 report […]

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Yatra to create awareness on threats faced by Goa from dirty coal

We will be holding a month-long yatra in the State to create awareness of the authorities’ “diabolic” plan to convert Goa into a coal hub through the double-tracking of the railway line.

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Delay in Implementation of Emissions Standards from Coal Plants is Hurting the Health of Our Children – Doctors and Citizen Groups

A latest video released by leading doctors and citizen groups from all over India, showcases that missed deadline of the implementation of the emission standards of coal power plants every year causes irreparable damage to the health of the children. According to the video, missed deadline each year causes an estimated 88,000 cases of childhood […]

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Sample letter on the delay in implementation of the new norms of the air emissions for TPPs

To Hon’ble Chief Minister Hon’ble Minister of HealthHon’ble Minister of Environment & Forest Subject: Concerns about deferment of emission norms of Thermal Power plants Dear Sir,We are a group of concerned citizens with serious concerns on the delay inimplementation of the new norms of the air emissions for Thermal Power Plants (TPP) and its implications […]

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The Burning Mental Health of Farmers

This article delves into the topic of the effects of climate change on agriculture and the impact this has on the mental health of farmers

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From EIA to Air Pollution- The Weekly Wrap Vol. 2

Here is the top environment news of the week: 1. Activists from Himalayan region write to Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) against the Draft EIA 2020 More than 50 environmental organisations, eminent ideologues and activists from across the Himalayan region issued a joint statement opposing Environment Impact Assessment Notification 2020 (EIA) by […]

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How Climate Change Impacts Our Water resources?

“Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.” We’ve all heard the phrase before but do you know we’re literally running out of freshwater? According to the IPCC fifth assessment report, the availability of freshwater is expected to become even more scarce in the future because of climate change. Freshwater is a necessity for human […]

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76 Major Coal Ash Accidents occurred in the last decade in India: Report

At least 76 major coal ash pond accidents occurred across the country between 2010 and June 2020, according to a new report by Healthy Energy Initiative India and Community Environmental Monitoring. The report titled “Coal Ash in India – A compendium of Disasters, Environmental and Health Risks” states that these accidents have caused deaths and […]

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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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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: The need to tackle menstrual waste in India

World Menstrual Hygiene Day is observed on May 28 every year. The main idea behind marking this day is to change the social stigma associated with menstruation. The date May 28 was chosen to observe the day because on average the menstrual cycle for most women is 28 days and the menstruation period for most […]

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2 dead after explosion at biofuel plant in Telangana

Two persons were killed and one was injured in a gas reactor explosion that took place at a biofuel plant in Zaheerabad town, Sangareddy district on May 13 at around 11:30 am. The incident took place at Khanda Biofuels, a biodiesel plant in Arjun Naik Thankda of Zaheerabad block in the district when the workers […]

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Displaced communities, a result of climate change

Over 870,000 trees planted in Maharashtra to expand and protect tiger habitat

5 easy green swaps to start your sustainable journey