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Mumbai: No green assessment for Metro Bhavan; experts seek scrutiny

Mumbai, April 12 -- Despite being located within an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ), the Metro Bhavan high-rise in Aarey Colony proposed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will n... Read More


5,300 hectares of forest area in Maharashtra affected by fires in 2021: Data

Mumbai, April 11 -- At least 5,318 hectares of notified forest land in Maharashtra have been affected by wildfires between January and March this year, according to forest department data obtained by ... Read More


'Transfer forest land for BKC, Dharavi stations for Metro-3'

Mumbai, April 9 -- The Maharashtra government recently directed that two patches of mangrove forest in Dharavi and Bandra-Kurla Complex - measuring 0.34hectares and 0.91hectares, respectively - be han... Read More


'Less than 1% Maha e-waste recycled last year'

Mumbai, April 9 -- Of the total quantum of electronic waste generated in Maharashtra last year, less than 1% was recycled, suggests data with the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board. This was revealed... Read More


Maharashtra notifies 269 sq. km. Kanhargaon Wildlife Sanctuary, state's 50th

Mumbai, April 7 -- The Maharashtra revenue and forest department on Monday notified the Kanhargaon Wildlife Sanctuary, which will be spread over 269 square kilometres in Chandrapur district. This take... Read More


Mumbai Metro-5 gets CRZ clearance

Mumbai, April 5 -- The Maharashta State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) has granted coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) clearance to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority's (M... Read More


Illegal felling of trees: BMC probes claims

Mumbai, April 3 -- The tree authority of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is currently investigating allegations of large-scale tree-felling by a private developer in Marol, in response to... Read More


Third leatherback turtle sighting reported in Maharashtra in 35 years

Mumbai, April 2 -- Fishermen in Palghar district inadvertently caught and released an endangered leatherback turtle (dermochelys coriacea) into the ocean on March 12 this year, about 70 to 80 nautical... Read More


Coastal road: 'Translocated from Haji Ali, corals surviving in Navy Nagar'

Mumbai, April 1 -- A total of 329 coral colonies -- belonging to the species 'pseudosiderastrea tayamai' -- are surviving in relatively undisturbed conditions at their new habitat in Navy Nagar, Colab... Read More


NGO challenges MoEFCC's move

Mumbai, March 31 -- Vanashakti, a city-based, non-profit environment group, has filed a petition in the Bombay High Court challenging the validity of an administrative circular issued by the union env... Read More