The Union environment ministry has notified the reconstitution of the standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL).

In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a toothless National Board for Wildlife without the mandatory non-government members.

Mahan Coal Ltd has downloaded from the internet an Intelligence Bureau (IB) report on environmental non-government organisations (NGOs), purportedly secret, and given it to the National Green Tribu

Country's forest cover has increased by only about 2,000 sq km over 2010-2012 (a 0.29% increase) and not by 5,871 sq km, as the recently released "Indian State of Forest Report 2013" claims

Tells the Green Funds should be used to buy out IPRs of clean technologies to distribute to poor countries

Move is in stark contrast to India's stated position on the matter; such a pact would allow Japan to outsource its emission reduction efforts to India

Obama's big domestic move too little to impact climate talks

The new environment, forests and climate change minister, Prakash Javadekar, has been advised by the bureaucracy at Paryavaran Bhawan against continuing with the ban on mining in forests and morato

On paper, much done to restore traditional tribal rights but govt prerogative & industry interests are a formidable barrier

Even as the UPA generously handed an unprecedented 702,000 hectares of forest land to industry, a litany of pending approvals awaits the new govt