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Maharashtra govt to use GPS, satellite mapping to monitor forest cover in the state

Jul 04, 2016

Maharashtra govt to use GPS, satellite mapping to monitor forest cover in the state

Maharashtra government will use Global Positioning System (GPS) and satellite mapping technology to monitor the forest cover in the state. #India #NewsTracker #Maharashtra #GPS #forests #satellite mapping technology
Overcoming depression now a 30-minute walk in the park

Jun 24, 2016

Overcoming depression now a 30-minute walk in the park

Visits to outdoor green spaces of 30 minutes or more during the course of a week could reduce the prevalence of depression by up to seven percent #forests #depression #University of Queensland #parks #BodyAndSoul #outdoors #Richard Fuller #Nature Scientific Reports
Jumbo healthcare: Kerala launches ambulance service to transport sick elephants

Nov 06, 2015

Jumbo healthcare: Kerala launches ambulance service to transport sick elephants

In a first of its kind, the Kerala forest department has launched an ambulance service to transport sick and injured elephants. #Kerala #NewsTracker #forests #Elephant #Wildlife #man animal conflict #Wayanad #Shareworthy
Meteorite that killed dinosaurs helped forests bloom, says study

Sep 17, 2014

Meteorite that killed dinosaurs helped forests bloom, says study

A giant meteorite that wiped out dinosaurs along with evergreen flowering plants 66 million years ago gave rise to deciduous plants. #science #forests #Dinosaurs #Meteorite #ScienceBuzz #Deciduous plants #Evergreen forests
Arms seized after heavy fire exchanged between Odisha police, Maoists

Sep 11, 2014

Arms seized after heavy fire exchanged between Odisha police, Maoists

Bhubaneswar: Police seized arms and ammunition from a forested area of Gajapati district after a brief gun battle with Maoists, an official said on Thursday. #India #Maoists #Crime #Police #Odisha #forests #Ammunition #guns #Gun battle #Gajapati district
Cutting off UPA legacy: Govt amends green laws for quicker project approvals

Aug 07, 2014

Cutting off UPA legacy: Govt amends green laws for quicker project approvals

The new government has decided to delink environmental and forest clearances for linear projects like highways. The delinking of these approvals would allow execution of projects on non-forest land without waiting for forest clearance. #India #coal #Environment #Narendra Modi #MINING #forests #Green #tribal #Prakash Javdekar #Gram Sabha #prospecting
Forest based carbon credits may be increased after new findings

Mar 12, 2014

Forest based carbon credits may be increased after new findings

If correct, that extra 125 billion tonnes of carbon could lead to an increase in the number of forest-based carbon credits set to be offered in carbon markets around the world. #World #Environment #NewsTracker #Carbon dioxide #forests #Pollution #Green #Carbon credits #deforestation
 Centre okays Rs 13K cr to enhance forest cover in 13th Plan

Feb 20, 2014

Centre okays Rs 13K cr to enhance forest cover in 13th Plan

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today approved the proposal of the Ministry of Environment and Forests. #India #Manmohan Singh #Environment #NewsTracker #CCEA #forests #13th Plan #Forest cover
Appoint national regulator to oversee forest policy, SC tells Centre

Jan 06, 2014

Appoint national regulator to oversee forest policy, SC tells Centre

A three-judge forest bench headed by Justice AK Patnaik also ordered the Centre to file an affidavit on compliance of its order by 31 March, 2014. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Centre #Ministry of Environment and Forests #forests #affidavit
With 47.3 percent land forested, Sikkim is India's greenest state

Aug 19, 2013

With 47.3 percent land forested, Sikkim is India's greenest state

With a forest cover of 47.3 percent of its total geographical area -- more than double the national average of 21 percent -- Sikkim is India's greenest state, official data shows. #India #Environment #Sikkim #MoEF #Pawan Chamling #forests #Sikkim Green Mission #Smriti Vans