Earth's skin is stretched across 510 million km2, 361 million km2 is water, about 15 million km2 is covered by ice with 134 million km2 is ice-free land.
If the region were to become a source of CO2 rather than a "sink", tackling the climate crisis will be that much harder.
The rainfall and hailstorm helped in fully containing the fire at the Pithabata range, the state government said on Wednesday
Researchers said there were 63 percent fewer trees in hard-hit regions compared to areas untouched by fires.
World Environment Day: Bonn Challenge — Restored forests are often poor replacements for natural habitats
Scientists estimate that restored forests could sequester upto 16 percent of the carbon needed to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
From flowers, fruits, yam and honey, Odisha's forest-dwelling tribal communities survive on nature as many struggle for one meal during COVID-19 lockdown
While middle-class people living in the city had to deal with a similar situation, it was worse with wage earners and poor people living in rural Odisha.
The Assam forest department has slapped a penalty of Rs 43.25 crore on PSU major Coal India Ltd for carrying out "illegal mining" inside a reserve forest for 16 years from 2003, officials said on Wednesday
The Forest Survey of India has been assessing the forest and tree resources of the country on a biennial basis since 1987.
Since forests are carbon sinks, cutting down a tree is equal to emitting greenhouse gases.
'Trees have been cut for rallies of previous prime ministers too': Prakash Javadekar defends cutting trees for Narendra Modi’s 17 October rally in Pune
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday defended cutting of trees for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's poll rally, saying such a thing was done earlier too, but more trees were also planted
Nature Conservation Day 2019: Forest Rights Act attempt to right historical wrongs, recognise role of traditional forest dwellers in conservation'
The Forest Rights Act is an example of the benefits of and value in community-based forest governance.
Fire in Karnataka's Bandipur reserve that destroyed acres of forestland has been contained, say activists
Six days and more than 30,000 litres of water later, the wildfire in Karnataka’s Bandipur Tiger Reserve is still not completely out.
Defying global trends, India increases forest cover by 8,021 sq km in two years: State of the Forest Report
The forest and tree cover of the country has increased by 8,021 square kilometres over the last two years, a latest government assessment said on Monday.
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How a few determined local residents demanded accountability and challenged decisions taken by a government department. When threatened by the lumbering bureaucratic attitude of Goa’s forest officials, local residents took steps such as filing the RTI and mobilising a public call-to-action based on video proof with scientifically-backed research.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh announced that a developed forest zone in Durg district will be named after the late minister Anil Madhav Dave
The sate of Maharashtra lost 58.81 square kilometres (14,532 acres) of green cover in the seven years from 2005-06 to 2011-12, a first-of-its-kind satellite mapping of the state has revealed.
Natural resources in forests should not be exploited at the cost of tribals living there, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said, favouring stringent action against those who "snatch" away their land and rights.
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