Land Degradation

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Chennai: How a restored wetland brought relief to residents in city's drought-prone area
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Chennai: How a restored wetland brought relief to residents in city's drought-prone area

Illegal encroachments, untreated sewage inlets, garbage dumping, land reclamation, infrastructure and development projects have degraded more than 85% of these water bodies in Chennai over the last three decades.

Following the UNCCD COP 14, steps now need to be taken to implement insights
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Following the UNCCD COP 14, steps now need to be taken to implement insights

Following the discussions at the UNCCD COP14 last month in New Delhi, steps now need to be taken urgently to implement those insights on land degradation, drought management, and sustainable agriculture.

Three iconic species endemic to India gone extinct due to desertification: Researchers
India

Three iconic species endemic to India gone extinct due to desertification: Researchers

It was discussed at the convention, which started earlier this week, that soil aridity was a problem the world is battling.

No land will be left, if India does not achieve land degradation neutrality by 2030, says experts
India

No land will be left, if India does not achieve land degradation neutrality by 2030, says experts

India is hosting the COP 14 where they will come up with a 'Delhi Declaration' to combat desertification.

Brick by brick: Kilns add to Jammu and Kashmir’s air and land pollution woes
India

Brick by brick: Kilns add to Jammu and Kashmir’s air and land pollution woes

Pollution & land degradation due to brick kilns causes higher morbidity due to respiratory/other illnesses.

Land clearing, farming contribute a third of the world’s greenhouse gases: UN Report
science

Land clearing, farming contribute a third of the world’s greenhouse gases: UN Report

The report finds that there's no way to stay within 2℃ warming without a significant drop in land-based emissions

Thirty percent of India's land is degraded says Director of Env Ministry
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Thirty percent of India's land is degraded says Director of Env Ministry

An analysis by TERI suggested that land degradation in India will cause an economic loss of 2.5 percent of GDP.

India, China have made the world a greener place than it was 20 years ago: NASA
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India, China have made the world a greener place than it was 20 years ago: NASA

India and India together account for one-third of the greening of Earth, says NASA.

India lost 2.5% of GDP in 2014-15 to land degradation; area affected equivalent to Rajasthan, MP, Maharashtra put together
India

India lost 2.5% of GDP in 2014-15 to land degradation; area affected equivalent to Rajasthan, MP, Maharashtra put together

The annual economic loss due to land degradation and change in land use in India was valued at Rs 3.17 lakh crore in 2014-15 — 2.5 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014-15.

India will achieve land degradation neutrality by 2030, promises environment minister Harsh Vardhan
India

India will achieve land degradation neutrality by 2030, promises environment minister Harsh Vardhan

Environment minister Harsh Vardhan said that the Narendra Modi government "is committed to achieve land degradation neutrality by the year 2030"