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Child labourers in Afghanistan exposed to health hazards
May 28, 2009 Unhealthy working conditions inside Afghanistan’s coal mines are making child coal miners prone to varied health risks like injuries, respiratory and eye infections. A report highlights how illegal mines are using primitive methods, where health and environmental concerns are barely considered.
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Mining Bill gets it right
Aug 12, 2011 Environmentalist Sunita Narain justifies the need for mining companies to make financial contributions to local communities. A long-time campaigner for benefit sharing, she reveals how India's draft mining bill concludes a slow and frustrating process that started in the 90's.
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How power can be cleaned
Mar 19, 2015 India has to address access to energy as much as the environmental problems of unclean power, writes Sunita Narain.
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The dark secret of Meghalaya's coal mines
Jul 01, 2010 Unknown to the dangers of the coal mines in the Jaintia hills, children mostly minors from neighboring places came to the mossy, wet deep coal pits to earn a living. However there was lot more that they expected- snakes, falling rock and hostile pits.
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Shale gas more harmful than coal, indicates research
Apr 13, 2011 US climate change researchers have found that shale gas produces twice as much CO2 as burning conventional gas. The study cautions against surging popularity of the gas as an alternative source of energy.
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India: Chhattisgarh govt scraps elephant reserve plan for coal mining
Feb 01, 2011 Documents show that the Chhattisgarh government first shrank a proposed elephant reserve then delayed notifying it and slyly aborted it to give way to coal mining. Scrapping the reserve will not only betray the original purpose of reducing man-elephant conflicts but will also destroy the irreplaceable virgin forests in the area.
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India: Children trafficked to work in Meghalaya's mines
Mar 28, 2011 A recent study reveals that coal mines in Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya employed 70,000 child miners who were abducted from Nepal and Bangladesh and sold to Meghalaya's mining mafia. These children are forced to work into deep pits exposing them to fatal health hazards.
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Indian activists' anti-coal campaign at World Bank
Sep 21, 2011 At an annual meeting, an Indian delegation of activists urged World Bank and IMF to slash funding for coal mining and burning projects worldwide to save the environment.
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India ministry eases restrictions on coal mining in forested areas
Sep 22, 2011 The ‘go, no-go’ policy for coal mining approval by the Ministry of Environment and Forests under former head Jairam Ramesh will be scrapped. This will allow greater exploitation of coal reserves in forested areas.
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Indian mining reform to reinforce tribal rights
Sep 30, 2011 The Government of India will shortly approve new legislation which aims to shift the balance of power between mining companies and tribals living near mineral deposits by enforcing a system of royalties on profits and requiring tribal approval for new projects.
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Scrap coal blocks awarded to Hindalco: Greenpeace
Oct 15, 2013 Greenpeace call for cancellation of coal blocks comes after CBI files case against company on charges of cheating and conspiracy.
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