Mandakini river faces threat of extinction from climate change and unchecked discharge of waste

Brown, mucky, and shrivelled to a thread-like state – that is the pitiful story of most rivers unfortunate enough to be situated in the northern plains of India. While the revered Ganga races to the top in the list of rivers on the verge of extinction, unchecked pollution and unsustainable human consumption of our limited resources are fast ensuring that its tributaries are reduced to the same fate. One of the lesser-known victims of this ceaseless human exploitation is the Mandakini river of UP’s Chitrakoot district. Read more

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The murderous attack on green activists in Meghalaya is an assault on our collective future

According to ‘Defenders of the Earth‘, a report released by international NGO, Global Witness, in 2017, being an environmental activist in India is a dangerous occupation. While Brazil tops the 2017 list with 49 deaths, India is ranked at fourth with 16 deaths. India got a special mention in the 2017 report as one of the countries where the situation is getting progressively worse, along with Colombia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more

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Gadchiroli villages to move SC against Maharashtra forest body

The 22 villages in the Brahmapuri Forest Division of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra are planning to take their judicial battle against the Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra Ltd (FDCM) a level higher. The villagers have decided to present a Civil Appeal in the Supreme Court under Section 22 of the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 (NGT), against the orders of Tribunal’s Principal Bench of July 24 this year. Read more

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Opinion | When will India’s war on air pollution finally begin?

A recent study discovered that 35% of its residents want to migrate from Delhi

Earlier this year, when French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Beijing, he
looked at the clear blue skies above and exclaimed: “I’ve never seen Beijing like
this!” Macron was not off the mark. Ten years ago, the city’s air was so polluted
that the sun appeared to be a fading dot in the sky. Read more

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Air pollution harms a newborn more than an adult. Do you know how?

The deteriorating air quality in Delhi isn’t unknown to us. Air quality in the city continues to be “severe” and the smoggy mornings and evenings that we are exposed to is proof. People are battling the harmful effects of air pollution on their health on a daily basis, from facing irritation in the eyes to breathing problems. More than the adults, it is children, especially babies, who become prone to greater health problems due to pollution. Read more

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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