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Ministry says the PSU did not have green clearance for expansion.

The sea below 200 meters depth accounts for 95% of the volume of the ocean, making it the largest habitat for life on Earth. Though it is perpetually cold, generally dark, and subject to extreme pressures, the deep sea contains a wealth of unique and unusual species, habitats and ecosystems.

Rajendra Kerkar calls for government action to protect the disappearing patches of biological importance

Kharar MLA Kanwar Sandhu has demanded “militancy-style nakas”, manned by armed guards, at various check points on main roads and dirt tracks to stop illegal mining in the state.

Mr Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has urged the newly inaugurated board members of the Forest Plantation Development Fund to be united and steer the affairs of the fund.

A new website and a Facebook page were launched on Tuesday in a bid to assist former mineworkers and their dependents who may be entitled to compensation under the provisions of a Trust Fund set up

Neither the law nor the accounting standards governing company disclosures ensure that mining companies are transparent about financial provision set aside to rehabilitate environmental damage.

A long-standing dispute over sand mining spawned violent clashes Monday in Gambia, with two people killed and others — including police officers — critically injured.

Gambian police on Monday killed two young men during a village protest against sand excavation they claim is damaging their rice fields, official sources said.

Of the common adjectives used to describe Earth’s southern polar region, ‘pristine’ is among the most inappropriate. The ocean around Antarctica bobs with pieces of microplastic pollution, and for decades, whales and other marine life have been stripped from the sea. The ozone hole gapes above. To find any of the advertised unspoiled wilderness, a visitor has to trek inshore and away from the direct influence of the rest of the world. Because there is another misapplied label: remote.

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