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Plantation drives not enough to fight air pollution

A sapling cannot do what a mature tree can as it takes it decades to be able to support environmental needs

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Catchment areas in India used to be climate change proof, but not anymore

An IIT-Indore study says human activities like deforestation, urbanization and conservation measures are taking away the resilience of natural …

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Why reducing emissions from deforestation, forest degradation remains a challenge

Fund constraints and lack of clarity on implementation derails the progress of REDD+

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Tribals voice protest against power project in West Bengal’s Ayodhya Hills

Villagers claim that the power project will destroy their forests and elephant habitats

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Why increase in global tree cover does not call for celebration

Much of it could be due to the increase in planted forests, which are more vulnerable to extreme climatic events

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Kodagu landslides not a natural disaster

Here’s an account of the situation in disaster-hit Kodagu in Karnataka by a geologist who volunteered for the relief work

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Kerala floods: Government was warned long back, but it chose to ignore

Ignoring experts’ recommendations on protecting fragile ecology of Western Ghats, Kerala had chosen development over environment

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Northeast losing canopy cover at alarming rate: study

The degree of deforestation was greater in Assam compared to Arunachal Pradesh, say researchers from the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, …

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Northeast losing canopy cover at alarming rate: study

The degree of deforestation was greater in Assam compared to Arunachal Pradesh, say researchers from the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, …

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The goat gamble

It has been a slow and steady shift over decades. Forced by declining returns from farming in ecologically fragile areas, small farmers have …

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Deforestation rate slowed down: FAO

The pace of loss of forests has slowed in recent years even though the world’s forest area decreased from 31% to 30% between 1990 and …

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Forest conservation: indigenous peoples invest less than other agencies, but achieve equal outcome

According to a recent study, indigenous people and local communities are able to conserve forests by investing only 16–23 per cent of …

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