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Community leadership reduces deforestation, poverty: Nepal study

Deforestation was down 37 per cent, poverty fell 4.3 per cent between 2000 and 2012

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Punjab, Haryana among the states with least forest cover; the problem runs deep

Are we ignoring the mounting ecological deficit that the country accumulates year after year?

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Aravallis: How mining wreaked havoc on the mountain range

Here’s all about how humans ravaged the 2.5 billion years old mountain range in just 40 years

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Aravallis: A mountain lost

The mountain range's role in defining the shape of the Indian subcontinent and its climate, and the fact that it triggered the explosion of …

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Haryana police encroaches upon forest land to build training centre, residential complex: RTI

At both the sites, the cops have not procured any permissions and cut thousands of fully grown trees

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Worrying dip in global biodiversity

The proportion of livestock breeds at risk of extinction is increasing and plant diversity in farmers’ fields is decreasing, says a …

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How schoolchildren are 'seed-bombing' Bihar

A unique initiative by an NGO is helping the state increase its green cover while also spreading awareness

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Peace isn't elusive

After the Pulwama terror strike, the Kashmir debate has reopened. We bring to you an older article from brighter times, which underscores the …

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Desertification: Forest cover on the planet continues to shrink

The rate of deforestation has slowed down after 2005 yet forest cover on the planet continues to shrink, says a preliminary assessment report …

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Court digest: Major environment hearings of the week (Dec 31-Jan 4)

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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Fire in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony a conspiracy, say activists

Environmentalists claim that the fire was used as a swift fix to the issue of cutting 2,702 trees for the Metro-3 car shed project

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Forests can keep our planet cool

Improving our forests and farm practices offers a low-risk path for climate mitigation, while securing the lives of traditional communities

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