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World Environment Day: Bonn Challenge — Restored forests are often poor replacements for natural habitats
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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
India

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.

Assam forest dept slapped Rs 43.25 cr fine on Coal India for carrying out 'illegal mining'
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Assam forest dept slapped Rs 43.25 cr fine on Coal India for carrying out 'illegal mining'

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

India's forest cover increasing but lower than forest policy target of 33 percent: MoEFCC
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India's forest cover increasing but lower than forest policy target of 33 percent: MoEFCC

The Forest Survey of India has been assessing the forest and tree resources of the country on a biennial basis since 1987.

New study shows paying countries for their forests deters them from cutting trees
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New study shows paying countries for their forests deters them from cutting trees

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
India

'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

Fire in Karnataka's Bandipur reserve that destroyed acres of forestland has been contained, say activists
India

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
India

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.

What The App: The best time management apps for Android smartphones
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What The App: The best time management apps for Android smartphones

Listed below are four best time management apps we think can help you to become productive this year.

Video Volunteers:  How Goa's Canacona forest reserve was saved from an 'afforestation' project
Video Volunteers

Video Volunteers: How Goa's Canacona forest reserve was saved from an 'afforestation' project

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 names forest zone after late Anil Madhav Dave
India

Chhattisgarh names forest zone after late Anil Madhav Dave

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh announced that a developed forest zone in Durg district will be named after the late minister Anil Madhav Dave

Maharasthra lost forests 660 times iconic Oval Maidan of Mumbai in seven years
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Maharasthra lost forests 660 times iconic Oval Maidan of Mumbai in seven years

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.

PM Narendra Modi warns of action against those who 'snatch' tribal rights
India

PM Narendra Modi warns of action against those who 'snatch' tribal rights

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.

A train simulator, a new launcher and an exercise in endurance; here are the best apps of the week
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A train simulator, a new launcher and an exercise in endurance; here are the best apps of the week

App stores are chock full of apps and they’re everywhere, and they’re not all very good. How does one sift through all the junk and find the gems? This weekly series should sort that out for you.

Seven-year-old boy missing in Japan forest found alive
World

Seven-year-old boy missing in Japan forest found alive

A seven-year-old boy missing since his parents abandoned him in a bear-inhabited forest in northern Japan as a punishment nearly a week ago was found alive on Friday, officials said.

Belgian police gun down man linked to Paris attacks
World

Belgian police gun down man linked to Paris attacks

Belgian and French police have launched a vast manhunt for more possible suspects after a rifle-wielding assailant was killed and four officers were wounded

Watch: Elephant goes on rampage in West Bengal's Siliguri, destroys 100 homes
India

Watch: Elephant goes on rampage in West Bengal's Siliguri, destroys 100 homes

A rampaging elephant on Wednesday strayed from Baikunthapur forest area and entered Siliguri town damaging buildings there, police said.

Turning Tarzan: Meet macaws and turkeys as you zip wire your way through Costa Rica's forest
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Turning Tarzan: Meet macaws and turkeys as you zip wire your way through Costa Rica's forest

Part of the revenues from tourists are poured back into reforestation programmes and around a quarter of the land in Costa Rica is now protected.