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Friday, May 24, 2013
Loss of microbes in deforestation harming Amazon
Researchers have sounded alarm bells over the loss of microbes helping preserve the Amazon ecosystem...
`Forests face threat from illegal encroachment`
India`s forests are not only facing threat from mining, they are also being ravaged due to illegal h...
Climate change, deforestation behind collapse of ancient Maya
The ancient Maya in this hilly and riverless region confronted long-term climatic aridification.
Amazon deforestation hurtling doomed species to ``brink of extinction``
The destruction of parts of the Brazilian Amazon has threatened scores of rare species doomed to dis...
Forest fire burning 3085 hectares in Russia
Twenty one forest fires are burning on a total of 3,085 hectares including 2,600 hectares in Buryati...
Natural teak forests declining worldwide: UN
Asia holds over 90 percent of the world`s teak resources, and India alone manages 38 percent of the ...
Loss of predators tied with deforestation
The unbridled growth of moose, deer and other herbivore populations is contributing to deforestation...
Deforestation threatens endangered bird in Nagaland
The Blyth`s tragopan is listed in Schedule-I of Wildlife (Protection) Act and classified as vulnerab...
Alaskan ice reveals human impact on global carbon cycle
Glacial ice has provided scientists new clues as to how the Earth’s remote ecosystems have been infl...
Giant trees face dire future
The world`s biggest and most magnificent trees face a dire future - thanks to logging, deforestation...
Amazon forest loss at lowest in 23 years: Brazil
Deforestation in Brazil`s Amazon region fell to its lowest in 23 years in the year through July, the...
Amazon deforestation on the rise again in Brazil
Deforestation in Brazil`s Amazon accelerated in June, with more than 300 square kilometers destroyed...
Global warming: Cities, too, are carbon `sinks`
Cities can be of surprising help in soaking up carbon dioxide (CO2), the principal greenhouse gas.
Much of world`s tropical forests managed poorly
Large swaths of the world`s tropical forests have been officially shielded from deforestation, but a...
Rainforest basin nations agree to tackle deforestation
Congo, Amazon and Borneo-Mekong Basin represent 80% of the world`s rainforests.
Destruction of Brazil`s Atlantic Forest falls 55%
The rate of deforestation of Brazil`s Atlantic Forest fell by some 55% between 2008 and 2010.
Species extinction rate `overestimated`: Study
Earth`s biodiversity continues to dwindle due to deforestation, climate change and over-exploitation...
Amazon deforestation increases six-fold
A sharp increase in forest destruction has led Brazil to announce creation of an emergency task forc...
Kilimanjaro’s ice cap vanishing due to deforestation
Researchers say that deforestation on mount Kilimanjaro can be blamde for its vanishing ice cap.
Rich countries pledge USD 4 billion to stop deforestation
Developed nations pledged more than USD 4 billion to help poor countries protect their forests.
China has added over 3 mn hectares of new forests since 2000
A new report indicates that in the last ten years, China has displayed an incredible feat of environ...
Global pace of deforestation slows: FAO
The worldwide pace of deforestation has slowed down for the first time on record, the UN Food and Ag...
Land pressures `turning a quarter of India to desert`
Nearly a quarter of India`s land mass is desert or is turning into desert, according to a study publ...
Amazon deforestation sees biggest drop in 20 yrs
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon dropped nearly 46% from Aug 2008 to July 2009 — the biggest an...
Deforestation sped demise of Nasca in Peru: Study
The mysterious people who etched the "Nasca Lines" across deserts in Peru hastened their own demise.
Nasca demise in Peru
The mysterious Nasca people hastened their own demise by clearing forests.
Brazil`s `electronic markers` to fight Amazon deforestation
The Brazilian govt will use "electronic markers" to detect illegal felling of trees in the Amazon fo...
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