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From Bhopal to Vizag: The Need to Bolster Environmental and Labor Safety Regulations

The Bhopal gas tragedy of December 1984 claimed thousands of lives, injured lakhs of people and risked the future of the local communities forever.  Indian authorities failed to bring America’s Warren Anderson back to Indian soil for legal proceedings. The responsible company – Union Carbide – ended up paying inadequate compensation of $ 470 million,…Continue readingFrom Bhopal to Vizag: The Need to Bolster Environmental and Labor Safety Regulations

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Cyclone Amphan Updates: Preventive Measures, Affected Regions, and More

The ‘super cyclone’ Amphan hit the coast of Bengal starting around 2:30 pm Wednesday and has started moving on its predicted path.  In Kolkata, a teenage girl has been critically injured after being hit with a tin shed. The wind speed of the cyclone’s eye is more than 165 km/s, according to data provided by…Continue readingCyclone Amphan Updates: Preventive Measures, Affected Regions, and More