Tag: Coal

One Act, Three Proposed Amendments, and an Overhaul of India’s Coal...

How do amendments to the Coal Bearing Areas Act affect the forest-dependent communities whose lands and forests would be acquired for mining in India?

Leaving Carbon Footprints Abroad, and Getting Away With It

While over 100 countries have pledged to reach "net zero emissions" by 2050, they continue to finance carbon-intensive projects and supply chains abroad.

Fifth Amendment to Fly Ash Notification Does Little To Address the...

Recent amendments to the 1999 fly ash notification by the MoEFCC do not sufficiently address the ecological consequences of thermal energy.

How Can Citizens Use Courts to Save Mollem?

The judicial system is an effective outlet for the citizens of Goa to use, as they up the ante in their fight to save Mollem. How can the courts be used in their battle?

2020: Like Never Before, a Year of Despair and Hope

2020 has seen an interregnum never before experienced by humanity—it has been a year in which despair and hope, and callousness and caring have...

An Often Overlooked Contributor to Climate Change: Banks

When it comes to climate change’s enemies, there are the usual suspects: large carbon-intensive corporations, negligent governments, and of course, the climate change deniers....

Is Goa Losing its Forests for Coal?

In 2011, ecologist Madhav Gadgil chaired the  Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) which submitted a report wherein all of the Western Ghats was...

Behind the Trail of Chhattisgarh’s Coal Rush

Savitha Rath is telling me a story, as she stands at a T-junction which is one of the few places with good phone connectivity....

Privatizing Coal: Things To Know

In the hopes of infusing new life into the Indian economy, the Government of India has opened up coal production in the country to...

In Her Opinion: Dolly Kikon on Resource Extraction in Northeast India

Coal and oil mining in Northeast India have come to light now and then, whether it’s the recent news of illegal coal mining in...