Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manoj Misra & Others Vs Art of Living International Center & Others dated 07/12/2017 regarding World Culture Festival Celebration on Yamuna flood plain. This has led to illegal and unauthorized dumping and construction in the active flood plains of river Yamuna in the NCT of Delhi which was taking place over some 25 hectares upstream of DND Flyway. The flood plains which were excellent natural wetlands as recently as September 2015 have been cleared and levelled by the Art of Living International Center.

The GSIDC’s Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) has finally admitted that the construction of third Mandovi bridge will destroy mangroves “to certain extent” and also impact the marine ecology.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Aabhijeet Sharma Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/10/2017 regarding the proposed Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project (SLHEP) located at the Assam Arunachal border with a 116 m high dam to generate 2000 mw of power has given rise to an ominous situation that threatens the ecology of lower Subansiri river along with the likelihood of disruption of the lifestyle and lives of riparian people.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sarang Yadwadkar & Others Vs Pune Municipal Corporation & Others dated 13/10/2017 regarding executing the project of Metro Rail on prohibited zone inside Blue Line in the river bed of Mula Mutha. The Applicants have stated that the construction of Metro Rail proposed in the Draft Development Plan of City of Pune falls within the Blue Line along the banks of River Mutha and even in the river bed i.e.

A simulation experiment was used to understand the importance of riparian vegetation density, channel orientation and flow velocity for stream energy budgets and river temperature dynamics. Water temperature and meteorological observations were obtained in addition to hemispherical photographs along a ∼1 km reach of the Girnock Burn, a tributary of the Aberdeenshire Dee, Scotland. Data from nine hemispherical images (representing different uniform canopy density scenarios) were used to parameterise a deterministic net radiation model and simulate radiative fluxes.

Increased energy demand has led to plans for building many new dams in the western Amazon, mostly in the Andean region. Historical data and mechanistic scenarios are used to examine potential impacts above and below six of the largest dams planned for the region, including reductions in downstream sediment and nutrient supplies, changes in downstream flood pulse, changes in upstream and downstream fish yields, reservoir siltation, greenhouse gas emissions and mercury contamination.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pramod Kumar Tyagi Vs. Art of Living International Center & Others dated 21/07/2017 regarding damage to Yamuna flood plains during the holding of the three day Art of Living event in Delhi.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manoj Mishra Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 25/11/2016. This application has been moved to pass directions to permit the NHAI for carrying out the necessary construction of the bridge adjacent to existing bridge including their approaches from 0.001km (near Nizamuddin bridge, Ring road) to 3.320 km (Akshardham flyover).

The report has recommended that the PMC consider alternative route options for this stretch.

Appealing to all Opposition political parties to join hands in protesting the nationalisation of rivers in the State, Goa Forward on Wednesday termed the move by the Union Government as the “worst

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