OUR RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE IS LIMITED BY OUR CULTURAL CONDITIONING
SUUHAS TENDDULKAR There seems to be conclusive scientific evidence that for the first time in evolutionary history, humankind may be the causative factor in the sixth round of extinction, now underway. It is quite clear that there is a great need for concerted action by society and the individuals. However, the capacity of societies and individuals to act in concert…READ more..
GOA: GOA HOSTS ‘BHIRMUT’- DRAGONFLY PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
By Our Chief Reporter PANAJI (GOA): A unique and first of its kind photography competition titled “Bhirmut: Dragonfly Photography Competition” highlighting the lesser known insect Odonates, that include dragonflies and damselflies was organized by Goa based organization Foundation for Environment Research and Conservation in association with Voluntary Health Association of Goa, WWF- India (Goa office)and supported by Go Green Foundation, Pune….READ more..
GOA: FEEL LESS SAD! MORE MICROPLASTIC IN MAH AND KAR COMPARED TO GOA
By Our Chief Reporter Panaji (Goa) The microplastics, which are one of the carrier of the pollution to the marine environment, are found more on the beaches of Karnataka and Maharashtra compared to that of Goa, the ocean researchers have revealed. The paper detailing the research on microplastics on the coast of Maharashtra, Karnataka and…READ more..
GOA: NO SHARING OF MHADEI WATER WITH K’TAKA: EX AND PRESENT MLAS SPEAK IN ONE VOICE
Panaji (Goa): Amidst controversy over the distribution of Mhadei river water, the past and present legislators have come together demanding that Goa government should not bend down to Karnataka’s “request to utilise 7.56TMC of water from the Mhadei for drinking purposes in the drought-prone areas of north Karnataka.” President of Mahadayi Bachao Abhiyan and ex-minister Nirmala Sawant has opposed sharing…READ more..
GOA: SWPL ASKED TO SUSPEND COAL HANDLING AT MPT IMMEDIATELY
Panaji (Goa): Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) today suspended the coal handling facilities of M/s. South West Port Ltd (SWPL) at Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) with immediate effect. The Board in its meeting held today revoked revoked the Consent to Operate granted to SWPL for being involved in excess coal handling. SWPL has however been granted 15 days period…READ more..
GOA: NO ISSUE OF BERTH EXPANSION; COAL EXPANSION WILL NOT BE ALLOWED- PARRIKAR
Panaji (Goa): In a kind of support to the proposed berth terminal expansion plan by South west port ltd (SWPL) at Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that government opposition is to coal expansion and not to the berth enhancement. “The plan is of berth expansion. It is cargo handling expansion plan. We are opposing coal…READ more..
GOA: VILLAGERS DEMAND CLOSURE OF GOA CARBON LIMITED
Panaji (Goa) The villagers of San Jose de Areal has called on State government demanding immediate closure of Goa Carbon Limited (GCL) unit that has led to major environmental and health hazard in their village. Social Justice Forum (SJF) in a press statement issued today has said that the manufacture of calcined petroleum coke at the Goa Carbon Limited’s factory…READ more..
GOA: AIR POLLUTION STUDY OF MPTs MOORING DOLPHINE TO BE CONDUCTED
Panaji (Goa) Goa State Pollution Control Board is set to appoint a Institutes of Center of Excellence to conduct air pollution modelling to ascertain likelihood· impact of dusty-cargo at the mooring dolphin, the MPTs offshore cargo handling facility operational without Consent since 2003. The facility is one of the major contributor for high level pollution in Vasco city. MPT…READ more..
GOA: PARRIKAR RUBBISHES NEWS ABOUT HIS MEETING WITH KARNATAKA CM
Panaji (Goa): Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s office has refuted the news that he would be meeting his Karnataka counterpart on January 5 over Mahadeyi water dispute. News in section of media had claimed that Parrikar would be meeting Karnataka cm Siddharamaih on Jan 5. Goa CMO today issued the statement refuting the news .READ more..
GOA: TIRACOL GOLF COURSE PROJECT ONCE AGAIN REACHES NGT DOOR
Panaji (Goa): The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notice to the Union Ministry for Environment and Forest (MOEF) in an appeal challenging environmental clearance (EC) issued to the Tiracol Golf Course project by Leading Hotels Pvt Ltd. The notice is been issued on an appeal filed by Agnelo Godinho, Anthony Mendees, Juze Godinho, all villagers and tenants of Tiracol…READ more..