Bangladesh declares its rivers ‘legal persons’

Bangladesh’s High Court has granted the country’s rivers the rights and status of living entities.This will protect the rivers from pollution and encroachment. The court has appointed the country’s River Conservation Commission as the legal guardian of all waterways and directed other state agencies to fully assist it. The Court has empowered the commission to… Continue reading Bangladesh declares its rivers ‘legal persons’

Mining polluted two major rivers in Goa, hit ecology: Study

According to a study conducted by the Marine Science Department of Goa University,iron ore mining in Goa has adversely impacted the sediments of major rivers in the state. Researchers have carried out detailed assessments of the impact of mining on the sediment cores of the three rivers- Bicholim,Mandovi and Terekhol. The study revealed that the… Continue reading Mining polluted two major rivers in Goa, hit ecology: Study