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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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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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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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‘World must share responsibility for Amazon fires’

The number of fires in Brazil this year have jumped 83% over last year

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Weak governance escalating deforestation in Tanzania: FAO report

Of the total land area (88.3 mn hectares) in the African country, 55% is under forest cover. According to 2017 estimates, deforestation …

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Survival of rarest birds found in eastern Himalayas at risk

Deforestation, shifting cultivation and conversion of forests for plantations have led to massive loss of forests

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Road expansion, deforestation shrinking wildlife in Congo Basin: Study

Accelerating deforestation could also leak carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, contributing to the greenhouse effect

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