Tag: Mining

The Impacts of Unsustainable Iron Ore Mining on Redi, The Last...

While mining has brought with it economic prosperity, it has negatively impacted the health of Redi’s residents, and the ecology of this biodiverse region.

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?

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....

How ‘Development’ in Jharkhand Contributed to a Water Crisis

As the Prime Minister declared a 21-day nationwide lockdown on the eve of 24th March, following WHO’s guidelines, the Ministry of Health and Family...

Understanding Illegal Sand Mining In India

Research by Koushik Reddy Presented & Edited by Sumit Krishna Yadav Almost every year, there are reports of illegal sand mining activities taking place...

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...

Brazilian Gold has an Environmentally Hazardous Supply Chain, and India is...

Pico da Neblina, or the “Mist Peak”, is Brazil’s highest mountain peak. For the Yanomami—South America’s largest “relatively isolated tribe” who live within the...

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...

In Her Opinion: Dr. Bhanumathi Kalluri on Mining in Adivasi Areas...

There is no dearth of evidence to prove that large-scale developmental projects in India have impacted the lives of those living the closest to...