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Amazon deforestation in Brazil rises by 22% in a year; a look at what caused deterioration in 15 years
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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'
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
India

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
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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.

Increasing agricultural demands by rich countries increases deforestation in tropics
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Increasing agricultural demands by rich countries increases deforestation in tropics

Each person in G7 nations accounts for, on average, the loss of four trees somewhere else in the world per year.

Remembering Sugathakumari, the Malayalam poet who became the face of environmental activism in Kerala
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Remembering Sugathakumari, the Malayalam poet who became the face of environmental activism in Kerala

Till Sugathakumari died, the poet-activist remained a guardian angel of Kerala’s forests, rivers, mountains, coastal regions, wildlife, and precious natural resources.

Bolsonaro's policies lead to 12 year high of deforestation rates in the Amazon rainforest
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Bolsonaro's policies lead to 12 year high of deforestation rates in the Amazon rainforest

11,088 sq km of the forest was destroyed in Brazil in 12 months, according to PRODES monitoring program, which analyzes satellite images to track deforestation.

In Bangladesh, abuse of Madhupur's indigenous people persists amidst government's 'social forestry' programmes
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In Bangladesh, abuse of Madhupur's indigenous people persists amidst government's 'social forestry' programmes

The Garos of Madhupur Sal forest have been struggling for the right to access the forest since 1962, when the Madhupur forest was declared a national park by the Pakistan government, which then administered the land.

In Sebastiao Salgado's photography, a piercing reflection on the pathos of climate change, migration
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In Sebastiao Salgado's photography, a piercing reflection on the pathos of climate change, migration

Intensely political yet captivating, Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado’s body of work examines the beauty and brutality of the human condition. More recently, his photographs serve as an ode to the planet — an optimistic view of what we must save and celebrate.

Pandemics could occur more frequently, be less manageable due to environmental degradation
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Pandemics could occur more frequently, be less manageable due to environmental degradation

Researchers conclude that maintaining fully functioning ecosystems can have environmental and health benefits which is key to preventing new pandemics.

World Environment Day: Data shows the world has lost a Switzerland-size area of primary rainforest in 2019
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World Environment Day: Data shows the world has lost a Switzerland-size area of primary rainforest in 2019

In order to stop deforestation, researchers say emphasis must be placed on changing the incentives driving forest loss on a domestic, local level.