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Indian beasts that existed 50,000 years ago could hold the key to evolution and extinction
India

Indian beasts that existed 50,000 years ago could hold the key to evolution and extinction

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.

Forests, land ecosystems may go from being CO2 'sinks' to the 'source' by 2050
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Forests, land ecosystems may go from being CO2 'sinks' to the 'source' by 2050

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

Pandemics tied to fragmented forests, biodiversity loss? What science says, and India's response
India

Pandemics tied to fragmented forests, biodiversity loss? What science says, and India's response

Experts warn loss of ecology will lead to more pandemics, India uses lockdown to dilute environmental laws.

Millions of uncounted trees dotting Sahara, Sahel deserts found in satellite imagery
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Millions of uncounted trees dotting Sahara, Sahel deserts found in satellite imagery

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
India

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
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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.

Forests are more than the planet's lungs – they also drive winds, argues Russian physicist
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Forests are more than the planet's lungs – they also drive winds, argues Russian physicist

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
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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.

World Environment Day 2020: Bats are not the enemy in the fight against the novel Coronavirus
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World Environment Day 2020: Bats are not the enemy in the fight against the novel Coronavirus

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
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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
India

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
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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.

What starts in the Amazon doesn’t stay there: Wildfires are melting Andes glaciers
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What starts in the Amazon doesn’t stay there: Wildfires are melting Andes glaciers

The Amazon was historically too wet to burn on a large scale, but climate change and deforestation have made it hotter and dryer.

Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer
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Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer

Some genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking

A season in hell: Australia's bushfires push threatened species closer to extinction
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A season in hell: Australia's bushfires push threatened species closer to extinction

The fires have reduced a wet forest ecosystem, rich in wildlife, to a dry scrub more flammable than the original forest.

Rainforests in 2020: Trends and happenings that could decide the fate of rainforests this decade
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Rainforests in 2020: Trends and happenings that could decide the fate of rainforests this decade

A decade of deforestation, broken commitments and murder of rainforest defenders later, the 2020s begin with a dark moment for the world’s rainforests.

Wildlife discovered in 2019: From leaf like lizards, venomous vipers to human sized leaves
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Wildlife discovered in 2019: From leaf like lizards, venomous vipers to human sized leaves

Discoveries of new species is the outcome of perseverance, years of fieldwork & long periods of looking at museum records.

Nature and forests through 2019: The year of uncontrollable rain forests fires all over the world
World

Nature and forests through 2019: The year of uncontrollable rain forests fires all over the world

2019 closed out a “lost decade” for the world’s tropical forests, with surging deforestation from Brazil to the Congo Basin.

Revisiting India's performance in managing its forest, water, plastic waste in 2019
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Revisiting India's performance in managing its forest, water, plastic waste in 2019

India's prime minister urged the nation to stop using single-use plastic but states and cities remained underprepared.

Are state forest officials being rewarded well-enough to protect India's forests?
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Are state forest officials being rewarded well-enough to protect India's forests?

Several states have raised concerns over declining forest-related revenue after the National Forest Policy was implemented.