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October rainfall in Northeast ‘normal’ but not flash floods

According to environmentalists, the floods that crippled the region last month have been caused due to a number of anthropogenic reasons

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Deforestation, agriculture triggered soil erosion 4,000 years ago: Study

Increased sediment deposits and changes in land use showed the degradation of soil during the last four millenia

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'Amazon region under threat from oil drilling, mining'

Sacred Headwaters of the Amazon, considered to be the most biodiverse terrestrial ecosystem on Earth, is witnessing expansion of new fossil …

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What Aarey case means for forest land classification

The question of classification of the land as forest or revenue isn’t relevant in the matter due to the SC order in the TN Godavarman …

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Desertification in India: Soiled Dhule land is shallow, unfit for plantation

This Maharashtra district, one of India’s land degradation hotspots, struggles with soil erosion coupled with low forest cover, illegal …

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In Brazil’s rainforests, the worst fires are likely still to come

Bolsonaro inherited weakened environment laws that he seems to be bent on weakening further

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Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (September 3, 2019)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal    &…

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Holistic approach could be key to curb climate change: Experts

Different aspect of climate change should not be taken in isolation rather the time has come to find solutions holistically

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Goa’s private forests, a last defence against global warming

The government needs to work on incentives for people to hold on to private forests rather than sell them

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Deforestation, urbanisation, illegal mining, waste dumping leave Cauvery battered and bruised

Decades of degradation has led to an unprecedented crisis for the 15 million who live on the banks of the river. Down To Earth travels along …

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Trees likely to absorb CO2 only till 2100: Study

Continued dependence on fossil fuels and rapid deforestation have limited their level absorption 

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ICFRE-ICIMOD’s REDD+ Himalayan programme extended till 2020

Launched in January 2016 in Mizoram, the project addressed the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in India's Himalayan states …

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