THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
15 December 2017
Environment
ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS
Major problems of our time are all interconnected

Recently Darryl D’Monte interviewed the famous physicist Fritjof Capra at the annual meet of Greenaccord international environmental journalists in Italy. Here he reports on Capra’s separate remarks about the environment, along with quotes from his books and blogs.

Economy Society

DELHI POLLUTION
Forget politics, focus on smog science It’s not the crop burning, stupid. It’s vehicles that create smog and the media should educate the public. Anup Kumar explains.
Urban Media
MINING IN ODISHA
More money for more dust Harapriya Nayak and Santosh Dora share their experience of working with the tribals of a small village in Odisha, who were suffering because of heavy mining happening in their area and how they brought about a change.
Mining GUJARAT
HIGH SPEED TRAIN
Will biting the Bullet Train leave us with no teeth? Darryl D'Monte analyses why the proposed Bullet Train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is not the need of the hour, nor worth the cost.
Transport OP-ED
BOOK REVIEW
Indira Gandhi’s elite environmentalism : a paler shade of green Darryl D’Monte reviews Indira Gandhi – A Life in Nature , a new book focussing on Indira Gandhi as a naturalist.
Reviews
LARGE HYDROPOWER PROJECTS
Throwing good money after bad Shripad Dharmadhikary critically examines the proposed push for hydro power projects in the recently released Draft National Energy Policy for public comments by NITI Aayog.
Government
MUMBAI FLOODS
Mumbai after the 2005 deluge July 26, 2017 marked the 12th anniversary of Mumbai’s mega flood in 2005. Darryl D’Monte looks into the causes and effects of the deluge.
Cities OP-ED
MUNICIPAL WASTE
Holding a municipality accountable Hasmukh Dhumadiya describes the ordeal of residents of Bakshipunch Society in Dwarka, Gujarat, and their efforts in overcoming it.
Human Rights Right To Info
COAL HANDLING
Residents using rule of law to secure justice Hasmukh Dhumadia narrates his experience of helping the local residents of a village in Gujarat in their fight for environmental justice.
GUJARAT
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
The need to reform environment clearance process Debadityo Sinha discusses how a coal power plant managed to receive environmental clearance by giving false information, which the National Green Tribunal finally overturned.
Environmental Law and Regulation
CRITICALLY POLLUTED AREAS
Crying out for strong environmental regulator Himanshu Upadhyaya takes a close look at the Critically Polluted Areas mentioned in a recent CAG audit report on the environmental clearances and post clearance monitoring process of Ministry of Environment.
Environmental Law and Regulation
ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVALS
Environment Ministry to bend over backwards to whitelist illicit projects A new notification from the ministry lays out a process by which illegal units can be granted clearance and “brought into compliance” within the next six months. Manju Menon and Kanchi Kohli report.
Government
WORLD BANK
Funding the coal boom Darryl D’Monte looks into why World Bank through its affiliates continues to fund coal power stations in India despite its claims to contrary.
Madhya Pradesh
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Amitabha Basu
  • Retired Scientist
  • National Physical
  • Laboratory
  • India Together reader
FROM THE ARCHIVES
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