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Troubled Waters - A report by Mining Watch Canada and Earthworks

A recent report by MiningWatch Canada and US-based Earthworks on how the mining waste disposal into water bodies is creating havoc. A review by CSE.
 
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EIA analysis of an expansion project in Raigarh - Korba West Power Co. Ltd.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) carried out a technical analysis of the EIA report of the expansion project of thermal power plant of M/s Korba West Power Company Limited. The analysis was carried out on the request of Raghuvir Pradhan of Ekta Parishad. The public hearing for the project was scheduled on February 9, 2012.

Anil Agarwal Dialogue on Green Clearances

Press Release

  • Two-day Anil Agarwal Dialogue on Green Clearances kicks off in Delhi with 150 participants from NGOs across India

  • Dialogue organised by CSE to discuss clearance processes, whether these processes are working, and what they aim to achieve 

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Date:  February 24-25, 2012

Why excreta matters

Water is life and sewage tells its life story. This is the subject of the Citizens’ Seventh Report on the State of India’s Environment, Excreta Matters: How urban India is soaking up water, polluting rivers and drowning in its own excreta. It has a seemingly simple plot: it only asks where Indian cities get their water from and where does their waste go. But this is not just a question or answer about water, pollution and waste. It is about the way Indian cities (and perhaps other parts of the world that are similarly placed) will develop.

What’s critical at Durban: removing the firewall between developing and developed countries

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Durban, December 6: Remove the firewall at all costs: this sums up what the rich countries are doing in the climate negotiations at Durban to remove the differentiation between past polluters – responsible for climate change impacts currently occurring – and the future polluters, who need ecological space to grow. 

This is the core of the politics at the Durban conference on climate change. The rich countries are doing all they can, in different ways, to remove this distinction, for until the distinction remains, they will have to take action first to reduce and create carbon space for the poorer countries to increase their emissions.

Factsheet: Will the developed world meet their Kyoto Protocol target?

A report by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency says the developed world will meet their Kyoto Protocol target and blames India and China for the increase in global CO2 emissions in 2010. But that is not true. Read the analysis  that brings out the bias in the report

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Anil Agarwal Dialogue on Green Clearances: February 24- 25, 2012

New Delhi

The Anil Agarwal Dialogue was aimed to bring together NGOs, experts, policy makers and media from  all across the country to discuss the issue of green clearance, their recommendations were collated into a charter of demands at the end of the two day brain-storming.

This workshop is co supported by Jamsetji Tata Trust

 

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Date: February 24- 25, 2012

CSE slams petrol price hikes, calls for similar hikes on diesel prices

CSE slams hike in petrol prices. Says it should not be done without narrowing the price gap with diesel. Calls it “mindless”

It is leading to gross misuse of the poor persons’ fuel by rich car owners, massive revenue losses for the government, and serious damage to public health

Government should ban use of diesel in cars, increase price of diesel and tax on diesel cars

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CSE slams hike in petrol prices. Says it should not be done without narrowing the price gap with diesel. Calls it “mindless”

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