Wood_Timber Mart

New CITES trade rules for Dalbergia Species

The inclusion of the genus Dalbergia in CITES Appendix II has been proposed in the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Johannesburg, South Africa in 2016. The proposed inclusion has been done to ensure that the legal trade does30

Environmental Justice Atlas

How Did Environmental Jurisprudence Evolve…

In 1982, in Warren County, North Carolina, USA, a landfill was created to bury 60,000 tons of PCB-contaminated soil. PCB (Polychlorinated biphenyl) is a highly toxic and a persistent organic pollutant, which was widely used in dielectric and coolants. This PCB Landfill was situated near30

US finally moves to Cleaner options under Obama

The US government which has a history of being non-committal on clean energy issues (US did not adopt the Kyoto Protocol) and did not adopt any binding GHG emission cuts in the past under the guise of unknown harms to its industry has finally bitten30

The conifer forest

Forest (Conservation) Amendment Rules, 2014

The MoEF (Ministry of Environment and Forests) has brought out a notification detailing the amendments to the Forest Conservation rules of 2003. The new rules link together sustainable development; hereafter mining in forest areas has been regulated with detailed observation required from all parties while30

Car parking

Odisha unveils Urban Parking Policy

Parking hassles are not uncommon in metro cities of India where a large number of cars are towed away every day for parking violations. Sometimes people living near shopping malls and popular market centres can’t even move their own car out of their own parking30