Calls the decision “timely” and “significant” for protecting water bodies Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) issues notification stopping work on cement factory being built in Bhavnagar. Factory was being built over a water body used by farmers for irrigating their fields.
Finds the industry growing unsustainably in West Bengal and other parts of India Says over 40 per cent of sponge iron factories in West Bengal violate environmental norms
Critiques industry’s reported reticence in sharing its profits with project-affected people. • New Delhi-based NGO Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) says the provision of benefit-sharing envisioned in the proposed Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 2010 is the “first step towards repairing and repaying the damages done to poor communities living on mineral-rich lands”
A note on CSE’s latest report, Challenge of the New Balance
CSE releases the results of its latest assessment of pre-Commonwealth air quality and air pollution control measures
2009 warmest year ever recorded for India Globally, 11 out of 12 years (from 1995 to 2006) rank among the 12 warmest years on record since 1850
An analysis done by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Says Budget does not offer much relief to green causes, except that of energy
Semi-urban and mid-rung schools are India’s ‘greenest’.
New Delhi, October 15, 2009: The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said today that the government should not clear any genetically modified food crop till the time we have strict provisions for labelling. Bt brinjal will be one of the few crops which are used for human consumption directly and not processed into bread or used in other processed foods. “Clearance of such a crop requires the authorities to practice extreme caution.