Seven years after the 2004 tsunami, with the coastal communities in Tamil Nadu yet to reconcile with its after-effects, another disaster is gradually unfolding. A massive relief and rehabilitation campaign, largely driven by private aid with the state playing a mere regulatory role, has opened up the coast for investment, making it a most attractive zone for a new kind of disaster capitalism with ultra mega industrial projects of ports, thermal power plants and petrochemical industries. An investment-led growth regime

Dubai's artificial islands are affecting marine ecosystems.

The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to depute a three member committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary K. Jayakumar to study the farmers’ suicides in Wayanad district.

Maharashtra fishermen will approach the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) against the proposed coastal road from Madh to Nariman point in Mumbai.

Sri Lanka's Coast Conservation Department has announced that it is to take measures to fine on a daily basis the owners of illegal buildings on the island's coasts till they remove those buildings.

Many eyebrows were raised on Thursday evening as Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani paid a surprise visit to the headquarters of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) on Wednesday organised mock tsunami drills at cyclone shelters of six coastal districts.

This document published by the GTZ has been produced in the context of an ongoing project in which the GTZ and the Ministry of Environment and Forests are working together to devise ways of dealing with the inevitable impacts of climate change, which aims to strengthen the capacities of rural communities in India to live with climate variability

Several UN entities have issued a Blueprint for Ocean and Coastal Sustainability, which highlights the role of oceans in sustainable development and offers recommendations ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

Calcutta, Sept.

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