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Assam Floods Getting Increasingly Devastating Because Of Climate Change, Poor Planning: Experts

Assam Floods Getting Increasingly Devastating Because Of Climate Change, Poor Planning: Experts

Experts say Assam floods are worsened by faulty planning, population pressure, shrinkage of water-bodies, and unregulated construction.

03 July 2022
New Colombian President Pledges to Protect Rainforest

New Colombian President Pledges to Protect Rainforest

Destruction of the forest has been on the rise since 2016. The task of stopping deforestation seems more challenging than ever. Gustavo Petro, Colombia's...

26 June 2022

A Fight To Save Goa's Greatest Assets From The Clutches Of Mining And A Lesson For Other States Rich With Minerals

Goa did not come into existence just like that. It is nothing less than a great work of art, created over centuries by an amazing community of ordinary...

Cheap Fix For Climate Change? Bring Tourists To Check Smuggling Of Forest Trees In J&K

Cheap Fix For Climate Change? Bring Tourists To Check Smuggling Of Forest Trees In J&K

Hanifa Begam, a sarpanch from the Gurrwatt area says a large number of forest trees were cut over the years. But after the road was constructed through the...

18 May 2022

Chhattisgarh Tribals Protest Against Coal Mines In Hasdeo Arand Region

The areas cleared for mining are thickly forested and provide livelihood to Gonds and other tribes, besides sustaining huge biodiversity.

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06 May 2022
Mumbai: Actor Sayaji Shinde Opposes Plan To Cut 158 Trees In Sion Hospital To Build Hostel

Mumbai: Actor Sayaji Shinde Opposes Plan To Cut 158 Trees In Sion Hospital To Build Hostel

The world of birds and animals on these trees will be destroyed," he said, and asked if there was no other way for the hostel to be built.


04 February 2022
Over 3 Lakh Hectare Of Reserved Forest Land Under Encroachment: Govt

Over 3 Lakh Hectare Of Reserved Forest Land Under Encroachment: Govt

With more than 54,000 hectares of its reserved forest area (RFA) under encroachment, Madhya Pradesh has the highest illegal occupancy of forests in India.


19 November 2021
Brazil's Amazon Deforestation Surges To Worst In 15 Years

Brazil's Amazon Deforestation Surges To Worst In 15 Years

Before Jair Bolsonaro's term began as President in January 2019, the Brazilian Amazon hadn't recorded a single year with more than 10,000 square kilometers of...


19 November 2021
Brazil's Amazon Deforestation Surges To Worst In 15 Years

Brazil's Amazon Deforestation Surges To Worst In 15 Years

Before Jair Bolsonaro's term began as President in January 2019, the Brazilian Amazon hadn't recorded a single year with more than 10,000 square kilometers of...


02 November 2021
COP26: World Leaders Back Deal To End Deforestation By 2030

COP26: World Leaders Back Deal To End Deforestation By 2030

More than 100 world leaders, including Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro, are supporting the agreement at the COP26 climate summit. Activists say it greenlights 'another...


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02 November 2021
Leaders Representing More Than 85% World's Forests Have Committed To End Deforestation: UK

Leaders Representing More Than 85% World's Forests Have Committed To End Deforestation: UK

United Kingdom said that it has garnered support from more than 100 world leaders representing over 85 per cent of the world's forest cover to put an end to...


09 July 2021
Politics Of Turning Ancestral Lands Of Indigenous Tribes Into Forest Reserved In Manipur

Politics Of Turning Ancestral Lands Of Indigenous Tribes Into Forest Reserved In Manipur

Till today, there is no formal agreement between the Kukis and the government after the British left India, with regards to their ancestral land.


08 July 2021
Virbhadra's Legacy: How He Saved Himachal's Forests

Virbhadra's Legacy: How He Saved Himachal's Forests

Virbhadra Singh made a pioneering bid to ban green felling of the forests in Himachal Pradesh for making wooden apple cartons.


29 June 2021
Brazil To Redeploy Troops To Amazon To Fight Deforestation

Brazil To Redeploy Troops To Amazon To Fight Deforestation

The decree published in the country's official gazette said soldiers would go to the states of Para, Amazonas, Mato Grosso and Rondonia through the end of...


05 June 2021
Reimagining The Role Of Indigenous Tribals In Restoring Local Ecosystems

Reimagining The Role Of Indigenous Tribals In Restoring Local Ecosystems

The unsystematic practice of Jhum with complete disregard for traditional ethics poses a grave threat to restoring the ecosystem of the land.


15 July 2021
India’s Revenant Forests

India’s Revenant Forests

The country’s programme for restoration of lost green cover makes no sense. Neither on paper nor on the ground.


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04 May 2021
HC Stays Permission On Tree Felling In Shimla

HC Stays Permission On Tree Felling In Shimla

The order was passed by a division bench of Chief Justice L. Narayana Swamy and Justice Anoop Chitkara while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL).


24 April 2021
HC Tells 16 Forest Officials To Pay Rs 34 Lakh, Cost Of 412 Felled Trees In Himachal

HC Tells 16 Forest Officials To Pay Rs 34 Lakh, Cost Of 412 Felled Trees In Himachal

The bench said the officials, who were responsible for this loss of 100-year-old trees, have to be put to task and be made accountable.


19 March 2021
A Shortcut To Hydro Bombs

A Shortcut To Hydro Bombs

Himachal walks the tightrope to power its development with wider roads and hydel electricity at the cost of millions of trees and a reshaped topography. Are...


05 June 2020
World Environment Day: Centre Launches Programme To Increase Forest Cover In Urban Areas

World Environment Day: Centre Launches Programme To Increase Forest Cover In Urban Areas

Prakash Javadekar launched the Nagar Van or Urban Forests with 200 corporations and cities across India while urging people to actively participate and...


04 June 2020
Sundari Trees In Sundarban Delta Are Dying A Slow Death. Is Anyone Listening?

Sundari Trees In Sundarban Delta Are Dying A Slow Death. Is Anyone Listening?

Sundari trees, after which the mangrove forest is named, are on the brink of extinction in West Bengal due to excessive logging in the past for its high value...


04 September 2019
Cauvery Calling: A Daring Venture That Must Be Allowed To Succeed

Cauvery Calling: A Daring Venture That Must Be Allowed To Succeed

Cauvery Calling, an initiative taken by the Isha foundation, is a powerful reminder of how it can be used to improve peoples’ lives.


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