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Thirty years of satellite images shows us how climate change is threating mangroves
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Thirty years of satellite images shows us how climate change is threating mangroves

But satellite monitoring is not enough on its own and cannot capture the detail you can get on the ground.

How the shrinking island of Mousuni in the Sundarbans underlines the region's growing concerns about rapid land loss
India

How the shrinking island of Mousuni in the Sundarbans underlines the region's growing concerns about rapid land loss

In the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, a small island lying on the border of the Sundarbans tells the tale of the ecological and economic damage sustained by the mangrove forests guarding the east coast of the country.

Gujarat is ready for CAA and will implement it as per Centre's direction, CM Vijay Rupani tells Firstpost
India

Gujarat is ready for CAA and will implement it as per Centre's direction, CM Vijay Rupani tells Firstpost

Amid widespread protests that have hit campuses across the country against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani is determined to implement the CAA in his state, in line with his determination to implement social sector initiatives through his experiments in Gujarat

Salt pans save Mumbai from the worst floods but they are, currently, being threatened
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Salt pans save Mumbai from the worst floods but they are, currently, being threatened

About 1,800 acres of Mumbai's salt pans maybe used for central govt's scheme to provide low-cost housing.

Mumbaikars fear the rising sea levels as floods become regular occurrence in the monsoons
India

Mumbaikars fear the rising sea levels as floods become regular occurrence in the monsoons

While mangroves are important, the loss of natural drainage systems such as rivers and creeks was also crucial.

Fifty-six-year-old Seema Adgaonkar guards Mumbai’s defense against climate change
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Fifty-six-year-old Seema Adgaonkar guards Mumbai’s defense against climate change

She was one of the four Range Forest Officers at the Mumbai Mangrove Conservation Unit, guarding the cities mangroves.

Last Royal Bengal tigers native to the Sunderbans may not survive climate change
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Last Royal Bengal tigers native to the Sunderbans may not survive climate change

Climate change will affect tiger habitats more dramatically than sea level rise in the Sunderbans.

International Day of Forests: From Asia's mangroves to Amazon rainforest, take this quiz to check your knowledge of world's green cover
India

International Day of Forests: From Asia's mangroves to Amazon rainforest, take this quiz to check your knowledge of world's green cover

Every year, 21 March is celebrated as International Day of Forests in order to raise awareness on the importance of all types of forests

Bengal tigers in the Sundarbans on a rapid decline, may go extinct by 2070: Study
India

Bengal tigers in the Sundarbans on a rapid decline, may go extinct by 2070: Study

Sea level rise & climate change are twin threats to Bengal tigers and their last remaining stronghold.

Some species of corals are becoming resilient to warming ocean temperatures
science

Some species of corals are becoming resilient to warming ocean temperatures

The insides of a particularly long-living genus of corals, Porites, led to the new finding.

Coastal erosion: Homes disappear, walls crumble as climate change ravages India's already battered coastline
India

Coastal erosion: Homes disappear, walls crumble as climate change ravages India's already battered coastline

In the next three decades, coastal erosion will occur 1.5 times faster than the past three decades. India’s coasts are under attack both from man-made activities — such as growing construction, damming of rivers, sand mining and destruction of mangroves — as well as natural causes linked to climate change such as rising sea levels.

Bombay High Court orders complete construction freeze on mangroves, directs Maharashtra to protect privately-owned land
India

Bombay High Court orders complete construction freeze on mangroves, directs Maharashtra to protect privately-owned land

Reinstating an interim order it passed in 2015, the Bombay High Court also prohibited any sort of commercial exploitation of the mangroves in Maharashtra.

Indian scientists develop remote sensing technique to monitor coastal landforms
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Indian scientists develop remote sensing technique to monitor coastal landforms

Coastal ecosystems that comprise of mangroves and other land-forms protect the shores from natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes etc.

Meet the citizens of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai fighting against the illegal clearing of mangroves
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Meet the citizens of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai fighting against the illegal clearing of mangroves

Mumbai and Navi Mumbai were built on land 'reclaimed' from the sea — and wetlands and mangroves were the collateral damage

Mumbai's Mangrove Warriors: Meet the citizens who're working to reclaim city's lost mangroves
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Mumbai's Mangrove Warriors: Meet the citizens who're working to reclaim city's lost mangroves

Mumbai and Navi Mumbai were built on land 'reclaimed' from the sea — and wetlands and mangroves were the collateral damage

To sack or not: Mumbai University VC Sanjay Deshmukh's expertise on mangroves has left state, governor in a bind
India

To sack or not: Mumbai University VC Sanjay Deshmukh's expertise on mangroves has left state, governor in a bind

The state machinery thinks that sacking Mumbai University vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh won't be good either for the university, the vice-chancellor's career or the mangroves that the state want Deshmukh to conserve

The destruction of reefs is bad news for humanity: How we can work to reverse the damage
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The destruction of reefs is bad news for humanity: How we can work to reverse the damage

In the millions of years of their existence, coral reefs have never faced such a combined onslaught of stressors at such a pace as they do today.

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.

Sonia Mehra Chawla’s Critical Membrane frames mangrove ecosystems as metaphor for science, art
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Sonia Mehra Chawla’s Critical Membrane frames mangrove ecosystems as metaphor for science, art

Sonia Mehra Chawla visited the Sundarbans a long time ago. The massive mangrove ecosystem that is now threatened by extinction, fascinated her, not just as an artist but as a person stoked by scientific curiosity as well.

Scientists experiment with saltwater plants in Tamil Nadu to combat rising sea levels and drought
India

Scientists experiment with saltwater plants in Tamil Nadu to combat rising sea levels and drought

On a sun-scorched wasteland near India's southern tip, an unlikely garden filled with spiky shrubs and spindly greens is growing, seemingly against all odds.