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Disclaimer TNT does not necessarily share the views expressed, or vouch for the accuracy of facts represented, in these news reports and articles. Home | Reports | Related Articles | Resources | Gallery | Feedback | Contact | About How to approach environmentalism | Jan 31, 2011 2010 was a loud year for the environment. From Vedanta to Posco and Navi Mumbai airport to Lavasa, high- profile projects hit the headlines for non-compliance with environmental regulations. The question is, what is the cacophony adding up to?... Read more Polavaram dam in Andhra runs into green hurdle | Jan 30, 2011 Despite a conditional environmental clearance from Jairam Ramesh, the Polavaram dam in Andhra Pradesh could hit a hurdle. The ministry’s Forest Advisory Committee said the state had not furnished mandatory certificates from village councils whose forests would be submerged or cut… Read more States using law meant for tribals to gift forest land to the landless | Jan 3, 2011 A joint committee set up by the environment and tribal affairs ministries found several state governments guilty of using the Forest Rights Act to gift forest land to the landless who are otherwise ineligible under the Act… Read more Thumbs down to Saxena report | January 3, 2011 The N C Saxena Committee report on review of Forest Rights Act is a mixed affair. Ten out of 20 members chose to differ and recommended stronger action in a separate section of the report while two members from the forest services gave separate dissenting notes... Read more New green regulator won’t save our forests | Jan 1, 2011 The environment ministry is handing over environmental approval of projects and monitoring to the new National Environment Assessment and Monitoring Authority.  But this regulator is linked to ministry for jurisdiction, mandate, funding and reporting and MoEF will grant the final clearances… Read more In the News : 2011