The ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEFCC) has come up with draft rules to implement the Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Act 2016.

The Supreme Court on 2 Aug 2017, imposed a 100% penalty on illegal mining on account of lack of forest and environment clearances, mining outside lease/permitted area and for encroachment beyond the mining area in Odisha. The 100% penalty will be levied on the miners’ total value of illegal extracts over the years. Read full text of this 114-page verdict

The country’s much awaited Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) report was launched this week with participants calls for Government to amend the 1981 Minerals and Mining Act.

The MoEF also informed that the EIA notification should be amended to include inland waterways and jetties under the activities that need a prior EC.

One of the world's biggest cigarette companies, British American Tobacco, has taken Kenya's government to court over its move to make anti-smoking laws stricter.

Tafanana Zhou who is Zanu PF Mberengwa North legislator, said the committee noted that there were a number of issues that needed to be ironed out.

Keri: Laterite stone quarrying in Latambarcem carried out in a haphazard manner without obtaining requisite permissions from government authorities has been badly affecting the Amthane dam of Bicho

Environmental lawyers on Tuesday raised a range of concerns over dilution of rules for the appointment, selection, term of office, removal and other aspects of the functioning of the National Green

Tanzanian lawmakers approved two laws that enable the government to renegotiate contracts with mining and energy companies as the state seeks a greater share of revenue from its natural resources.

The countdown is on until Kenya's national ban on plastic bags takes effect, with retailers across the country instructed to be ready to comply with the new law when it goes into force on 28 August