Deforestation serious threat to bats in India

With increasing human population and rise in agricultural land use in India's Western Ghats, a number of bat species are findings it difficult to adjust with the changed landscape brought about by deforestation, says a new study.

World Environment Day: Couple-showers or carpools? Choose your way to make a difference

They say charity begins at home. But I guess it’s high time we got a little more charitable outside of it – especially vis-à-vis our surroundings, the roads and places outside our humble abodes.

Rapid decline of trees in Amazon rainforest dramatically changing climate
Rapid decline of trees in Amazon rainforest dramatically changing climate

 A new study has revealed that one-tenth of trees have been removed by human activities from Amazon rainforest since 1960s that has led to the climate change.

Brazil slashed Amazon protection budget: NGO

President Dilma Rousseff's administration has invested three times less than her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in efforts to slow deforestation in the Amazon, the non-governmental organization InfoAmazonia said in a report.

Deforestation could shift monsoons, leaving India high and dry

Large-scale deforestation could cause monsoon rains to shift south, cutting rainfall in India by nearly a fifth, scientists say.

Monkeys spreading malaria in Malaysia!
Monkeys spreading malaria in Malaysia!

The majority of malaria hospitalisations in Malaysia are now caused by a dangerous and potentially deadly monkey-borne parasite once rarely seen in humans, according to a research by a Malaysia-based Indian scholar.

Google offers free access to satellite images
Google offers free access to satellite images

Tracking melting glaciers, deforestation or disappearing elephants has been made easier as Google has now allowed access to real time, updated satellite images through its Skybox programme.

Bihar aims at enhancing its green cover to 20%: Manjhi

Highlighting the adverse impact of deforestation, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday said his government has set a target to increase the state's green cover to 20 per cent.

Study urges 15-year plan for low-carbon growth

The world can save both financial and environmental costs by shifting toward a low-carbon economy over the next 15 years, a high-level panel said today ahead of a UN summit.

Amazon deforestation up 29% in 2013: Brazil

Deforestation in the Amazon rose 29 percent between August 2012 and July of last year to 5,891 square kilometers (2,275 square miles), Brazilian officials said Wednesday, posting an amended figure.

Brazil police arrests 'deforestation gang' in Amazon rainforest
Brazil police arrests 'deforestation gang' in Amazon rainforest

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Brazil police on Friday arrested a gang who have carried out the worst environmental crimes of performing deforestation in the Amazon region.

Indonesia now country with world`s highest deforestation rate

Indonesia has double the deforestation rate in Brazil and has become the largest destroyer of forests housing some of the world`s most endangered species.

World`s forests could hold 20% more carbon than previously thought: Study

The world`s forests could hold 20 percent more carbon than previously thought, according to a study released on Tuesday.

Brazil scientists warn on dwindling jaguar population

The jaguar could soon become extinct in Brazil`s tropical Atlantic forest, threatening the shrinking primitive forest itself, Brazilian scientists warned Monday.

UN meet agrees on measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The UN Climate Change Conference here has agreed on a set of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation of forests but negotiators from 195 nations were stuck on curbing global warming and finance for a Green Climate Fund.

Google Earth maps forest change across the globe

A high-resolution global map of forest extent, loss and gain has been developed the help of Google Earth by a group of scientists.

Deforestation of Brazil`s Amazon jumps 28 percent

The Brazilian government said Thursday that deforestation of its Amazon rainforest rose by 28 percent over the period of August 2012 to July 2013.

More than 400 new species discovered in Amazon rainforest

A monkey which purrs when contented, a vegetarian piranha, a shy lizard---these are some of the amazing new species discovered over the past four years in the Amazon rainforest.

Global reforestation unlikely in future

Unless new technological advances increase yields, or strategies to decrease food consumption are introduced, a switch to global reforestation remains unlikely.

Armageddon looming for rainforest mammals within next 25 years

Scientists have claimed that species living in rainforest fragments could be far more likely to disappear than it was previously thought.