The persistence of megafauna even after the arrival of modern humans in India is linked to the long coexistence with modern humans and other human ancestors.
Ecosystems that store the most CO2 — especially tropical and boreal forests — could lose more than 45 percent of their capacity as carbon sponges by mid-century
Experts warn loss of ecology will lead to more pandemics, India uses lockdown to dilute environmental laws.
Improved imagery over the years have powered counting of trees, particularly over vast stretches of land, best done by a computer.
Invasive ornamental lantana species threatens to destroy 40 percent of India’s tiger habitats, study says
Lantana has escaped from gardens and taken over forest ecosystems, now occupying 40 percent of India’s tiger ranges.
Afforestation could result in loss of biologically valuable forests, be more harmful than beneficial says study
Afforestation is considered to be an efficient way to remove CO2 from the atmosphere but a study finds that the carbon-capture potential was maybe overrated.
If proven, the biotic pump theory could explain why the remote interiors of forested continents receive as much rain as the coasts.
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.
Oversimplification of scientific facts and misinterpretations have triggered a backlash against bats, prompting biologists to clear the air on bat-borne viruses.
World Environment Day 2020: Tigers are threatened by a nearly 24,000 kilometers network of planned roads across Asia
The explosion of new roads is driven in part by the global development strategies such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Coronavirus lockdown fails to keep people of Assam from leaving homes to kill leopards; four big cats slaughtered in April
Leopards fall under IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, listed in Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and included in Appendix I of CITES.
Older forests have a limit to how much CO2 they absorb, planting new forests could help in fight against climate change
Carbon sinks made up of older trees, might be weaker and incapable to absorb the higher levels of CO2 from the atmosphere.
The Amazon was historically too wet to burn on a large scale, but climate change and deforestation have made it hotter and dryer.
Some genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking
The fires have reduced a wet forest ecosystem, rich in wildlife, to a dry scrub more flammable than the original forest.
A decade of deforestation, broken commitments and murder of rainforest defenders later, the 2020s begin with a dark moment for the world’s rainforests.
Discoveries of new species is the outcome of perseverance, years of fieldwork & long periods of looking at museum records.
2019 closed out a “lost decade” for the world’s tropical forests, with surging deforestation from Brazil to the Congo Basin.
India's prime minister urged the nation to stop using single-use plastic but states and cities remained underprepared.
Several states have raised concerns over declining forest-related revenue after the National Forest Policy was implemented.