Environment Reports with cooked data

Environment reports have ‘cooked data,’ says tribunal

PRISCILLA JEBARAJ

The National Green Tribunal is the latest to point out that consultants are including “cooked data” in the key environment impact assessment (EIA) reports which determine green clearances for industrial projects. The Tribunal has told the government to come up with a mechanism to ensure authentic data.

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Contemporary Political situation in Malidives

On 7th February the BBC reported that the Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has resigned after weeks of demonstrations and a mutiny by some police officers.

Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed resigns amid unrest

Here are some links to understand the contemporary political situation in Maldives

Politics of Maldives

Maldives: islanders suffer the effects of brutal police repression

Maldives Cabinet expanded; Nasheed remains defiant

Uneasy calm in Maldives