India plans to fell ancient forest to create 40 new coalfields

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: August 8

Year of Publication: 2020

Publication City: London, UK

Publisher: Guardian News & Media Limited

Author(s): Hannah Ellis-Petersen

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Over the past decade, Umeshwar Singh Amra has witnessed his homeland descend into a battleground. The war being waged in Hasdeo Arand, a rich and biodiverse Indian forest, has pitted indigenous people, ancient trees, elephants and sloth bears against the might of bulldozers, trucks and hydraulic jacks, fighting with a single purpose: the extraction of coal.

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