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Public hearing for expansion of UCIL's Bhatin mines violates EIA notification

The public hearing for the expansion of Bhatin mines of Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) was held on May 26, 2011. The public hearing was a clear violation the EIA notification and did not allow stakeholders to participate in the process. CSE representative was there to cover the public hearing but was not allowed inside. Read on to know what ensued:

Uranium Corporation Of India Ltd (UCIL)|uranium mining|Community Support|Story
CSE welcomes Supreme Court ban on endosulfan

Calls it a 'resounding defeat' for pesticide industry which has been promoting this deadly toxin

Deadly toxin|Endosulfan|Stockholm Convention|Endosulfan|Press Release
Nirma Cement Plant should be relocated: Recommendation of the Expert Committee of MoEF

The Expert Committee (EC) set up by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on order from the Supreme Court to assess the matter of the Nirma Cement plant submitted its report to the court on May 10, 2011. The EC set up under the chairmanship of Prof. CR Babu had visited the site on April 18.

Bhavnagar (D)|Cement|Ministry Of Environment And Forests (MOEF)|Community Support|Story
Workshop on Air Quality and Environmentally Sustainable Transport in Colombo: April 28, 2011

The Clean Air and sustainable mobility programme of the Centre for Science and Environment organised the Sri Lanka Country Workshop on Air Quality and Environmentally Sustainable Transport along with the Air Resource Management Centre (Air MAC), Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Transport in Colombo.

Air Pollution|CNG Buses|CNG Safety|Colombo|Delhi|Natural Gas|South Asia|Story|Urban Air Quality|Vehicle Technology and Fuel|Vehicle Technology and Fuel|Story
Training Programme on Urban Rainwater Harvesting, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 27-29 April 2011

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage (MWS&D), Sri Lanka and Colombo based NGO, Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum (LRWHF) organised a three day training programme in Colombo on ‘Urban Rainwater Harvesting’ for Srilankan government officials between 27th and 29th April, 2011.

Colombo|CSE|rainwater harvesting|South Asia|Sustainable Urban Water Management|Rainwater Harvesting|Story
On 27th April, Maharashtra will rewrite history. You are invited to stand witness
  • On that day, bamboo, a hugely contested product of India’s forests, will attain its liberation.  
Bamboo|Forest Act 1988|Media Resource Centre|Story
Second Country Media Briefing on challenge of urban air quality and mobility management

CSE organised its Second Country Media Briefing on “challenge of urban air quality and mobility management” in Colombo on April 27,2011, as a part of the South Asian Workshops series.

Colombo|Media Briefing Workshop|Sri Lanka|Media Briefing Workshops|Story
CSE demands public consultation on fuel economy standards for cars to guard against weak standards pushed by the car industry
  • Car industry is trying to maintain a near status quo until 2015 and then improve marginally in 2020. Any laxity can seriously jeopardize energy security and climate mitigation plans

Car Industry|Climate Mitigation Plans|Fuel Economy Labelling|Fuel Efficiency|Oils|Vehicle Technology and Fuel|Press Release|Air Pollution
Back to Square One: Climate talks remain deadlocked at Bangkok

Cancun euphoria fails to yield, power struggle stalls progress, US snub UNFCCC and its efforts to work out a legally binding emissions treaty

Delhi, April 8: US has staged a major U-Turn in the UNFCCC climate change meeting currently underway at Bangkok, leading to a virtual stalemate in the negations which even the euphoria and collective frenzy over Cancun Agreements last year could not resurrect.

Bangkok|Climate Change|Story|Climate Change
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