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#Demystefying #EIANotification
Part III (PROCESS)
Today we consider the very 'soul' of d legal instrument called #EIANotification namely d #EIA #Report
An EIA Report is meant to be a thorough scientific document that a professional agency prepares after detailed investigations+
of d likely environmental impacts that d planned project / activity is anticipated to hv at d #site in #question.

Its (#EIA #report) quality wud depend on:
a) Competence of d agency involved
b) Independence of d agency
c) Transparency & inclusive nature of d exercise
The reality of an #EIA #report is that:

Right from #EIA1994Notification to #EIA2006 & now #DraftEIA2020 d #notification provides that it is d #ProjectProponent (PP) that shall #select & #commission the #EIAconsultant at its own cost & terms.

This provision alone+
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Our mission at the Kids Being Kids Foundation is to improve the welfare and #development of the most #vulnerablechildren through play and extra-curricular activities.
A part of this is their physical #environment, which studies have shown profoundly influences developmental outcomes including academic achievement, cognitive, social and emotional #development.
One of the #vulnerable groups we want to support are the #Children of the Wesley School for the #hearingimpaired in Surulere. Their #landscaping is in dire need of a facelift.
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Improving Air Quality Communications - Insights by @ravinarajkohli (1/17)

"There isn’t enough #money that comes into #MainstreamMedia for the #environment for it to support the cause."

@MRTB_India @a_khosla @khannaajay @ajaynagpure @AnumitaRoychowd @Brikesh @fayedsouza
Improving Air Quality Communications - Insights by @ravinarajkohli (2/17)

"The media wants sources of #revenue apart from what they are getting from #government #ads and lobbies."
Improving Air Quality Communications - Insights by @ravinarajkohli (3/17)

"They (media) have approached us time and time again, and asked if there are any available #funds and why there isn't any #philanthropic money coming for the environment?"

@RNTata2000 @NandanNilekani
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#Demystifying #EIANotification Part II
PURPOSE
Part I was abt #Evolution. This is abt #Purpose.
Purpose of #EIANotification is to properly assess in #advance d likely environmental impacts of planned developmental ‘#projects’ so that informed decisions cud be made well in time +
& then a #competent #authority (CA) could either accord or decline an EC (#EnvironmentClearance) to a project proponent (PP).
Presumption of course is that d CA is bound by its constitutional duty under Article 48A & d preamble of EPA1986 to ‘protect’ & ‘improve’ d environment.
Project
#project’ has been defined as “expansion or modernization of any activity (if pollution load is to exceed the existing one) or new project listed in Schedule I to d notification.”
#Competent #Authority (CA)
In #EIA1994Notification d CA was d Central Government +
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Thread on the main findings and implications from our @EPAIreland funded SAPPHIRE project.
1. Small towns in Ireland experience extreme #airpollution in winter due to residential burning of peat, wood and coal. Exposure to this pollution has a huge impact on #publichealth
2. We focused on measuring fine particulate pollution (PM2.5), which causes over 1100 premature deaths in Ireland each year.
Wintertime PM2.5 was measured in three towns - Killarney, Enniscorthy and Birr.
Same daily pattern observed in each town - huge evening spikes
3. Particulate pollution was the highest in Enniscorthy, where PM2.5 levels averaged 29.2 μg/m3 and a peak value of 236.6 μg/m3 was recorded.
Furthermore, the WHO 24-hour mean guideline value
of 25 μg/m3 was exceeded on 42% of the days (16
out of 38).
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#CuratedTruth

"#Homoeopathy is a branch of universal #medicine based on the ‘principle of the like’ (Similia Similibus Curentur = Like treats Like) and in #minimum doses." .. I
It means that a #substance in a massive dose generates #pathological #symptomatology; has the possibility to #cure it, if applied in the #minimum doses obtained by #dilution and intense #agitation, in other words, #homoeopathic #succussion. .. II
#Homoeopathy is derived from a #Hippocratic #concept developed by the #German #physician, Samuel Hahnemann (1755–1843), with serially #diluted #medicines (1:9, 1:99, 1:999 and others) in water-ethanol vehicle alternating #dilution with #succussion. .. III
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Plastic based #synthetic fabrics use 342 million barrels/ 5437 crore litres of #oil annually.

Some commonly used synthetic fabrics are #polyester, #nylon, #acrylic etc.

These #fabrics are made using fossil fuels and are #nonbiodegradable, hence they’re bad for our #environment.
Synthetic fabrics release #micro #plastics in the environment which can be #carcinogenic.
Let’s stay clear off them while future #shopping. But we don’t have to get rid of the ones we already own. We must take good care of our clothes, use what we already have till it wears out.
After the clothes wear off, we must either #upcycle or #recycle them.
Disposing our synthetic clothes in the bin means sending them off to the landfills & that just means a mountain of clothes for hundreds of years to come.

We believe #upcycling is the most #sustainablefashion.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/14/2020-2

greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/06/14/dai…

Americapox: The Missing Plague - YouTube



#America #Europe #epidemic
Mutation Allows Coronavirus to Infect More Cells, Study Finds. Scientists Urge Caution. - The New York Times

nytimes.com/2020/06/12/sci…

#mutation #coronavirus
The American Press Is Destroying Itself - Reporting by Matt Taibbi

taibbi.substack.com/p/the-news-med…

#press #decline
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#WorldEnvironmentDay2020 we bring you the story of #Mumbai's only #botanicalgarden, one of its most important environmental assets. Read the thread to know more about the founding of this important #green lung which was established together with #BDLMuseum in late 19th century
The Veermata Jijabai Bhonsale Udyan, formerly known as Victoria Gardens, was established with the #BDLMuseum as it's sister institution, enabling each other as "a Hall of Wonder and a Garden of Delight".
#WorldEnvironmentDay2020 @mybmc #botanicalgarden
A group of #Mumbai's eminent citizens- Dr. Bhau Daji Lad, #DavidSassoon, #JamsetjeeJeejeebhoy, and Sir #GeorgeBirdwood, later curator of the #BDLMuseum, decided to establish a botanical garden and a museum to study the #flora, #fauna and #culture of the Bombay Presidency. 
@mybmc
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Sir, it was in Palakkad not Mallapuram.
And why the Indian culture remarks? #Kerala #keralaelephant
Let's not forget Mr Javadekar had defended the culling of animals like nilgai, wild boar. Supported by farmers-
Javadekar, who held the post of Minister for Environment defended animal culling, insisting it is done on the request of states to protect crops
oneindia.com/india/nilgai-m…
End of the day we have a huge problem between farmers and animals that destroy their crop. Needs a solution so farmers don't resort to firecrackers & tragic #elephant deaths like in Kerala. Mr Javadekar had supported culling of nilgai etc because of this
telegraphindia.com/states/bihar/m…
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Empowering to hear @nikhilmkss talk about 'new deal' needed to cater to inc. demand for jobs through #MGNREGA and idea of "MGNREGA +" which will include features of MGNREGA and Disaster Mgmt Employment Guarantee Pgm aimed at employment generation & post disaster rehabilitation.
Very thoughtful idea by @nikhilmkss of expanding #MGNREGA into services and how #Panchayats can leverage #labour force during disasters for last mile delivery such as the mass health services requirements we are currently facing during #Covid_19 crisis.
@mkssindia
@loktantrashala
Nikhil Dey: The most under-researched aspect of #MGNREGA is that of nurturing the #environment. MGNREGA is a "natural" women's program and environmental program.

If you missed this insightful session by @nikhilmkss from @mkssindia, please watch it here: cli.re/qNnpv8
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(1/7) A @ncaor_goa study: Glacier research is so treacherous at the “3rd Pole-the largest mass of ice & glaciers outside the #polar region”. Scientists in the Indian Himalayas [6Kft -17Kft] live on low oxygen, zip lines & paths blocked by giant boulder. bit.ly/3dfgsGC Image
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1/3 of the glaciers of the Hindu Kush #Himalayas [2175 mile long] are in danger. “We haven’t even scratched the surface in understanding how fast the glaciers are melting & what happens next” says Sharma, a glaciologist with @ncaor_goa bit.ly/3dfgsGC Image
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The mass balance of six glaciers of the many in the Hindu Kush #Himalayas range has alarmingly squeezed in the last decade to 86.9 sq. miles in 2019 from 115.8 sq. miles in 2009 & there are thousands like these.
#GlobalWarming @ncaor_goa
bit.ly/3dfgsGC Image
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#JudyMikovits on #COVID19
"This is Project X"
XMRVs triggered by Sars-Cov2 & #5G both attacking red blood cells creating a severe immune overload response that the body can't handle.
It’s not sars cov 2 alone, there are other viruses involved incl' XMRVs
2/
It’s sars-cov2+XMRVs
The mouse cancer causing viruses which can affect every cell of the body through phosphate transporters XPR1
If you’ve got both of those then you’re dead
The trigger is if you get shot with sars cov 2 or ...
3/ ...radiation like #5G when 60MHZ separates the iron from the hemoglobin or glyphosate.
There are other things from the #environment that can cripple the #immune system. Your immune system has a latency period and we have shortened the latency period.
PROJECT X.
EngineeredCombo
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#Hizbollah,the army that defeated & humiliated Israel & forced them to leave Lebanon.
Germany's decision to ban Hizbollah is a pure example of obedience to US-Israel Mafia.
Hizbollah has been banned by Germany to protect the Zoinist-Wahabi State in Iraq & Syria (ZSIS)
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& to keep Takfiri thugs safe & secure in M.E.
Germany shud hang their heads in Shame,it has gassed Iran,aided terrorism in Syria & facilitated genocide in an impoverished nation, #Yemen while as, Hezbollah is an advocate of justice & truth,a guarantor of Lebanese. @ShaykhAzhar
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Hezbollah is the voice of #humanity, hope of Syrian people, shield of Lebanese nation.

Hezbollah has not bombed/gassed any nation, but yes, it has destroyed the petro-dollar mercenaries of west, annihilated the bloody morons-anti-human terrorist gangs.
@mehdirhasan @IlhanMN
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I'm exhausted, but then the study must go on. Here's month four of the state of #OpEds in @IndianExpress @htTweets & @the_hindu.

April has been rougher than March.

It's actually been really really awful. In general, and for #OpEds too.

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Again, excluded Sundays since they're reserved for the usual columnists.

The quality of #writing has remained the same as the same writers have been writing here since time immemorial.

@IndianExpress had 130 #OpEds, @htTweets 78 & @the_hindu 122. #BringInMoreWomen
Of the 130 in @IndianExpress, women got only 18 bylines. This includes four joint bylines.

Their 'The Editorial Page', gave top billing to women ONLY ONCE. Wow. Aruna Sundararajan wrote on the lockdown dilemma.
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The Empirization of China

The #Chinese want to be an #Empire and that too in a hurry. But many perished in this quest. #GreatBritain is no more a empire. #USA is also facing heat in #multipolar world in #PostColdWar era.
@narendramodi @MEAIndia
1. With cunning and ruthlessness #China was well on track. It might have become a #GlobalEmpire within another 20 to 30 years. But its own shrowdy , anti democratic and #AntiHuman policies leading to its own #disaster.
2.However in their desperation and over eagerness, China it seems has overplayed its hand on many fronts. Now, by triggering, concealing and manipulating a #CoronaPandemic, China has not only made its dream of empire untenable, it will probably destroy China.
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THIS IS YOUR FUTURE
Since I've not been paid or replied to, I am declassifying. One of the biggest hurdles in building high speed rail is paying for the project. The solution is built in from the beginning. Its not just that you build it, its how you build it.
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Right after hurricane Harvey Texas was flooded and I was talking about how the maglev would still be running because it was elevated. All you need to do is make it to the terminal. Thats when Trump declared National emergency and classified my work under nuclear preparedness.
Imagine a bridge, that instead of crossing the highway, runs lengthwise. It's elevated so it doesn't get in the way of animals or humans. It never stops, it never slows. Because it is elevated, accidents are almost unheard of. Making emergency evacuation safe and quick.
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Healthy #soil sequesters #carbon, promotes the growth of nutrient-dense crops, holds more #water, and fights disease. What #farming practices can get you there? A thread:
Cover crops 🌿 When fields are bare, they're vulnerable to #erosion and #nutrient loss. Planting cover crops protects against this, while also smothering weeds, controlling pests, retaining #water, and enhancing #biodiversity.
Crop rotation 🔄 By refusing to plant the same #crop over and over, #farmers can return nutrients to the #soil without synthetic inputs. Crop rotation also wards off pests and disease, which have a harder time adapting with constantly-changing crops.
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This is your future.
Since I've not been paid or replied to, I'm declassifying it. One of the biggest hurdles in building high speed rail is paying for the project. The solution is built in from the beginning. Its not just that you build it, its how you build it.
READ THREAD.
Right after hurricane Harvey Texas was flooded and I was talking about how the maglev would still be running because it was elevated. All you need to do is make it to the terminal. Thats when Trump declared National emergency and classified my work under nuclear preparedness.
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Time to test your environmental knowledge - It's the weekly #GoodNews Quiz! 🤓✨ Which of the below do you know?
Question No 1: Madagascar are celebrating their 60th Independence Day by doing what? ⭐️ #GoodNews #Environment
Are you ready for question two? 👀 How many tonnes of used clothes has H&M collected in the past year? 👕✨ #GoodNews #Sustainability
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Brasil publica Revisão do Protocolo de Kyoto de 1999 e cria Comitê Técnico da Indústria de Baixo Carbono (Siga o fio!)

Bolsonaro publicou hoje o texto da Revisão do Protocolo de Kyoto, que levou 10 anos para ser aprovado pelo Congresso: (continua)

planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/_Ato…
O governo criou ainda o Comitê Técnico da Indústria de Baixo Carbono, que tem a função de servir como órgão consultivo e promover a articulação entre os setores público e privado na transição para uma economia de baixo carbono na indústria brasileira. (continua)
São funções do Comitê: orientar a implementação das políticas para uma economia de baixo carbono; subsidiar a posição brasileira nas negociações multilaterais; contribuir para a promoção dos ODS; propor ações para redução das emissões de gases efeito-estufa; propor estudos.(cont)
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Revealing & important article in today’s @expresso on political interference in the approval of Montijo airport:
“Montijo airport was approved despite thumbs down from technical staff”

Thread to translate the main points 1/11

leitor.expresso.pt/semanario/sema…
Technical staff at #ICNF (Institute for Conservation of Nature & Forests, part of @govpt) told bosses to reject the application, early in the evaluation.

“The project will have significant, permanent & irreversible negative impacts on the avifauna of the estuary.” 2/11
Internal doc signed by techs and directors highlights that “affecting 20% of #birds’ feeding area risks the integrity of the whole SPA”

It concluded, considering #BirdsDirective of @EU_ENV, that their verdict “must be negative”, on pain of “possible future community litigation”
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