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Trees saving 850 human lives a year in US: Study

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 15:03

Trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing almost 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms, says an estimate of air pollution removal by trees in the US by the US Forest Service scientists and collaborators.

Himachal streamlines timber distribution policy

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 11:49

A new policy by the Himachal Pradesh government to allot trees, instead of timber or wood, at subsidized rates for constructing or repairing houses has streamlined the process in the state, an official said.

Villagers pay tribute to fallen trees to mark Environment Day

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 21:46

As a mark of respect and tribute to the environment, villagers in Ambikapur came up with a an unique gesture. To mark World Environment Day ,villagers in Ambikapur district of Chhattisgarh held condolence meet to mourn cutting of trees in the region.

Chhattisgarh HC stays felling of green trees for road widening in Bilaspur

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 19:43

Chhattisgarh High Court has stayed the felling of green trees for widening of Link Road in Bilaspur district.

Soon, trees to deliver high-power storage devices

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 23:06

In a major breakthrough, scientists have found a novel way to make high-tech energy storage devices from your neighbourhood tree.

Future cities that `glow` in the dark

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 16:23

What about an evening stroll on a street with glowing trees and illuminated pathways? Or finding your favourite vegetable grown on the side of a skyscraper?

`Live fast, die young` strategy could be behind Amazon`s high tree diversity

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 15:09

Scientists suggest that a "live fast, die young" life history strategy could have been a key factor behind today`s high tree diversity in the Amazon.

`Climate-influencing` pine forest particles appear out of thin air

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 16:52

A new study has found that coniferous trees emit pine-scented vapors that form particles, apparently out of nowhere, and reflect sunlight or promote cloud formation.

Humans drove orangutans to leave trees for ground

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 14:05

Our male ancestors inspired orangutans to get down from the trees and spend more time on the ground to help them cope better with the forest degradation challenges, finds a study.

These crocodiles rest on trees!

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 20:59

A study has found that the reptiles can climb trees as far as the crowns.

Crocodiles are capable of climbing trees

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 13:45

Researchers have found that crocodiles, who in most people`s opinion just waddle on the ground or wade in water, can climb trees as far as the crowns.

SC allows cutting down 38 trees in Taj Trapezium Zone

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 18:14

The Supreme Court allowed the Agra Municipal Corporation to cut down 38 trees in the protected area of Taj Mahal under the Taj Trapezium Zone but directed it to plant thrice the number of trees in the compound or nearby areas.