The ecological cost of highway to my village
How construction of a road led to economical, cultural shift in my village in Jaunpur
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (February 13, 2020)
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal
Simply Put: 40,000 trees cut for coal mine
After Talabira, tree-felling attempt in neighbouring Patrapalli village
According to a resident, the police attempted to chop trees in the village on December 11, but were thwarted by locals
भोपाल की हरियाली को खतरा, विधायक आवास के लिए काटे जा रहे हैं 1000 पेड़
बीआरटीएस के नाम पर हाल ही में 2400 पेड़ काटे गए थे, अब 1000 पेड़ काटे जाने की योजना है। एक शोध के मुताबिक, ...
पेड़ों की कटाई से कम उद्योगों से अधिक होता है कार्बन उत्सर्जन, नए अध्ययन में दावा
एक नए अध्ययन में पिछले अध्ययनों को गलत बताते हुए कहा गया है कि पेड़ों की कटाई से 27 फीसदी नहीं, बल्कि केवल 7 ...
6,944,608 trees cut across India in last three years: MoEF&CC
6.2 crore trees were planted in their place as compensatory afforestation
Bombay High Court dismisses Aarey petitions
The pleas filed by activists were dismissed on the principle of commonality, not on merits, the court ruled
A wildfire recovery guide for California
Many good-intentioned people take wrong steps after a fire because of ignorance. The California Native Plant Society has released a guide for …
Trees likely to absorb CO2 only till 2100: Study
Continued dependence on fossil fuels and rapid deforestation have limited their level absorption
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (August 14, 2019)
Native tree species are climate resilient, maintain ecological balance
Introducing exotic species and promoting monoculture plantations in forest areas, village common lands have caused disastrous impacts on the …
Bihar bans tree-felling
Government cites increasing pollution and heatwave in the state as reason for the ban
‘Our injunction won’t lead to the depletion of ground water’
Down To Earth speaks to KR Jaithran, chairman of the Kodungallur municipality, about its new injunction to plant two fruiting trees in the …
‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’ a welcome move, but will it work?
Given the state government’s past record, one can’t but help feel skeptical
Why has no Indian political party come out with a road map on afforestation?
If political parties choose to ignore addressing this important concern, NOTA may remain the only option for people like me
The logic of mass tree plantations
Such plantations can succeed in India only if farmers are given proper incentive and protection to grow them
Leonardo da Vinci revisited: Was he an environmentalist ahead of his time?
Leonardo’s notebooks are filled with illustrations of nature, their interactions with humans and in local ecosystems
Eastern Ghats: A biota under serious threat
An effective strategy for eco-development, involving locals can save the flora, fauna and natural resources of the region
Desertification: Planet’s tree-covered areas fell by 35,204 sq km in 15 years
Countries party to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification meet to review the first global land degradation assessment
'Central European trees more prone to frost damage due to global warming'
Study says late spring frosts affect growth and reproduction of plants, and result in economic losses
Aarey's Chipko moment
The plan to clear Mumbai's last green cover is facing stiff resistance from citizens and non-profits
What India should look like in 2100
A new anthology touches upon most facets of Indian society, but leaves the reader feeling like the proverbial blind man who describes an elephant …
Is bamboo a tree or a grass?
Heritage Trees of Delhi
Monuments built by the numerous rulers of Delhi have also become home to some of the city’s old, indigenous trees. These were termed as “…