Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of All Dimasa Students Union Dima Hasao Dist. Committee Vs. State of Meghalaya & Others dated 18/01/2018 regarding 6,44,169 metric tonnes of the declared coal lying unassessed by the authorities at Semingkri and the areas in its proximity, South Garo Hills-Bagmara, State of Meghalaya.

With the current trend of land use/land cover (LULC) change taking place globally, several parts of northeast India are also showing signs of change in LULC pattern leading to forest loss. This study focusses on the expansion of monoculture rubber plantation (Hevea brasiliensis) in selected sub-watersheds in northeast India, and distributed in parts of north Tripura, Mizoram and a major portion in the Karimganj district of Assam.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of All Dimasa Students Union Dima Hasao Dist. Committee Vs. State of Meghalaya & Others dated 02/01/2018 regarding the menace of unscientific and unregulated coal mining in Meghalaya.

The rainfall pattern in North East (NE) India shows a large variation both spatially and temporally5 . Due to this, severe flood occurs frequently in the region. Therefore, it is important to study the variability of pre-monsoon and summer monsoon showers of the region in the geological past. The quantitative palaeomonsoonal record from NE India is poor.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sajay Laloo Vs State of Meghalaya & Others dated 27/11/2017 regarding establishment of STPs in the town of Jowai, Meghalaya.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Tenzing Lepcha & Others Vs Ministry of Environment and Forests & Others dated 15/11/2017 regarding Teesta-IV Hydro-Electric Project on the Teesta river near Chandey Village on left bank and near the Gyathang Village on the right bank in North district of Sikkim. The project envisages construction of a 65m high concrete gravity dam across Teesta river in downstream of confluence of Runchu with Teesta for a generation of 520 MW hydropower.

Power Ministers from the northeastern states on Wednesday called for development of power projects for the overall socio-economic development of the region.

Changes in tropical wetland, ruminant or rice emissions are thought to have played a role in recent variations in atmospheric methane (CH4) concentrations. India has the world’s largest ruminant population and produces ~ 20% of the world’s rice. Therefore, changes in these sources could have significant implications for global warming. Here, we infer India’s CH4 emissions for the period 2010–2015 using a combination of satellite, surface and aircraft data.

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Alarmed at the rising air pollution in eight towns and cities of the Northeast, including five in Assam, the Central Pollution control Board of India (CPCB) has asked all stakeholders for adopting

The government proposes to find a permanent solution to floods in the northeast and has set aside Rs 100 crore for the purpose, MoS for home Kiren Rijiju said in the Lok Sabha on Thursday .

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