Citizens’ report urges halt on coal mining in Meghalaya

Shillong: A group of social activists on Sunday released two volumes of a citizens’ report urging the Supreme Court that coal mining in Meghalaya be stopped completely and other forms of energy, which are climate-friendly but need investment, be promoted.The...

The Asbestos lobby in Ukraine

The processing [and use of] asbestos in Ukraine is a primary hazard to the health of its citizens.Without going into details, we note that the most common types of this mineral encountered – the amphiboles crocidolite and amosite, and chrysotile [an asbestiform...

Nagaland Bans Illegal Coal Mining

KOHIMA: The Nagaland Cabinet on Monday decided to ban illegal coal mining in the state and also impose a provisional mining ban on all firms/companies which have been issued with mining licenses. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister...