Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest increases 14% in March compared to previous year
Brazil officially measures annual deforestation from August to July, to limit the influence of cloud cover obscuring destruction satellite images during the rainy months. For the first eight months of that period, August 2022 to March 2023, deforestation is up 39 per cent year on year
Davos 2023: How World Economic Forum-like summits can be used to make the world more sustainable
According to the World Economic Forum, Davos 2023 is calling for ‘bold collective action’ to address intersecting crises ranging from climate change and energy shortages to food insecurity and forced migration
Human population is 8 billion strong: Where does it leave space and resources for animals and other species?
Nearly 20 plant and animal species are becoming extinct every hour according to a National Wildlife Federation report from the US
Climate woes, farm distress and agriculture future in Meghalaya
Forest edibles including herbs, vegetables, tubers, etc. and have been important part of the Meghalayan diet
Scandals, COVID-19, deforestation: The defining moments of Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro's presidency
Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, dubbed the 'Trump of the Tropics,' has been accused of letting COVID-19 rage out of control and allowing the Amazon to burn during his controversial first four years at the helm
Crucial illegal road threatens Amazon rainforest as development increases
Environmentalists have been warning about just this kind of development in the rainforest for decades. Roads are significant because most deforestation occurs alongside them, where access is easier and land value higher
North Korea mobilises white-collar workers to help fight against drought, says state media
North Korea is highly vulnerable to natural disasters including flood and drought due to chronic lack of infrastructure, deforestation and decades of state mismanagement
Amazon deforestation in Brazil rises by 22% in a year; a look at what caused deterioration in 15 years
The National Institute for Space Research's Prodes monitoring system showed the Brazilian Amazon lost 13,235 square kilometers of rainforest in the 12-month reference period from 2020 August to July 2021
World leaders at COP26 will pledge multibillion-dollars to end world's deforestation by 2030
The signatories include Brazil and Russia, which have been singled out for accelerating deforestation in their territories, as well as the United States, China, Australia and France.
Art for a cause: Brazilian artist paints mural from ashes collected from Amazon fires
Mundano has created a black and white masterpiece on a building in the heart of the city of Sao Paulo to raise awareness of the impact of global warming and denounce the inaction of politicians
World Nature Conservation Day 2021: COVID-19 pandemic an urgent reminder for India to implement One Health concept
Despite encouraging data suggesting increasing forest cover, India needs to work harder to balance economic development with environmental consciousness
Climate change, deforestation turned Amazon forest into major CO2 emitter
If Amazonia — with 450 billion tonnes of CO2 locked in its trees and soil — were to become a consistent source, tackling the crisis would be more challenging.
World Rainforest Day 2021: Ways to protect rainforests and contribute to conservation organisations
Among the many concerns, deforestation has been increasing since the 1980s, owing to human demand for food, fibre, and fuel
Sherni director Amit Masurkar deconstructs the Vidya Balan film: 'We are used to seeing the jungle with a colonial lens'
"The forest is often shown as a dark, dangerous, and mysterious place. It was our conscious effort to look at the jungle with a native eye — as Mother Nature — accepting, open, warm, nurturing," says Amit Masurkar, director of Vidya Balan-starrer Sherni.
Riddled with environmental concerns, India's palm oil supply chain needs to look at sustainable options
Over 90 percent of the palm oil imported by India comes from Malaysia and Indonesia where environmental concerns associated with the production are routinely highlighted. Indian companies are making efforts towards a sustainable supply chain of palm oil.
Five satellite images that show how fast and drastically the Earth is changing
Satellite data is useful to provide global observations of key components of the climate system and biosphere that are essential for our understanding of how the planet is changing.
On the India-Bhutan border, an indigenous group faces extinction due to mining pollution
The entire population of one of the world’s smallest indigenous groups, the Toto, live in a village on the India-Bhutan border. They are threatened by mining, water scarcity and a blood disorder.
Brazil's Amazon forest released more CO2 than it absorbed over the last decade: Study
If the region were to become a source of CO2 rather than a "sink", tackling the climate crisis will be that much harder.
In Assam, locals struggle to find Bihu special greens owing to unplanned urbanisation, climate change
For Rongali Bihu, the Assamese new year, a special dish is traditionally prepared — a concoction of ‘ekho-ek bidh xaak’, or 101 varieties of local leafy greens and herbs, that is believed to be beneficial to health.
Tropics lost 12.2 million hectares of tree cover in 2020, largely due to agriculture
Plants and soil are carbon sinks, sucking up roughly a third of all the carbon pollution humans produce annually.