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TRINet Newsletter July 2015 +  

 Mining on coastal sand dunes poses environmental hazard

TRINet Newsletter June 2015 +  


Vizhinjam port: draft of pact published

As a prelude to the all-party meeting convened on June 3, the government on Tuesday published the draft concession agreement to be inked with the port operator and other documents related to the Vizhinjam International Deepwater Multi-Purpose project.

TRINet Newsletter May 2015 +  


TRINet Newsletter April 2015 +  


TRINet Newsletter March 2015 +  


Protection of Coastal Areas from Rising Sea Level

Recently released Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggests that global mean sea level has risen by 190 mm over the period 1901-2010.


TRINet Newsletter February 2015 +  

Scientist alleges illegal export of Rs.1 lakh crore beach minerals from TN

An accomplished ocean scientist, who explored the entire coast of the country for sea minerals at the Centre's behest, has filed a PIL in the Madras high court saying rare beach sand minerals worth at least 1 lakh crore had been illegally exported from Tamil Nadu with the connivance of central and state agencies and officers.


TRINet Newsletter January 2015 +  

 10 yrs after tsunami, India still needs to fill in disaster management gaps

"We never knew the ocean could leap towards us in such a way," says Chettiar, the well-known face of Swept, a documentary film on the tsunami. Ten years later, India looks better prepared although some serious gaps remain.

Moving Forward +  

Memorial services, reminiscences and analyses marked the tenth anniversary of the 2004 tsunami disaster. The focus of many of the articles in the media has been on the improved early warning systems and better preparedness. 

TRINet Newsletter December 2014 +  

TRINet Newsletter November 2014 +