Trees' felling; SC asks UP to seek Centre's nod for smart city project

The Supreme Court has asked Uttar Pradesh government to seek permission from the Centre for its dream smart city project near Lucknow after it was told that around 15 hectares, out of total project area of 992 acres, is forest land.

NGT pulls up authorities over "unscientific deconcretisation"

 The National Green Tribunal has rapped authorities for damaging trees while carrying out "unscientific deconcretisation" in the capital.

GPS-based Census of Raj Bhavan trees from Friday

An IT-based Census of trees in the Raj Bhavan premises is commencing here on Friday to collect details like canopy diameter, carbon sequestration potential and spatial location.

NGT stays concretisation of trees in Gurgaon

The National Green Tribunal has directed authorities in Gurgaon not to concretise trees after noting that the process was carried out in the most "unscientific manner".

Forests can empower communities and reverse climate change: Experts
Forests can empower communities and reverse climate change: Experts

It is well known that forests play a major role in mitigating the challenges of climate change, and Madhya Pradesh, which has the largest area under forests in the country, is keen to utilise this resource not only for addressing climate change issues but also for boosting the forest-based livelihoods of local communities.

NGT issues notice to HP govt over illegal felling of trees

 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday took suo moto notice of alleged illegal felling of over 450 trees at Tara Devi temple complex, 10-Km from here and issued notice to the Himachal Pradesh government, officials said.

NGT notice to Himachal over illicit felling of trees

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has taken suo moto cognisance of the illicit felling of over 450 trees on the outskirts of Shimla, an official said Friday.

'Protect trees for ecological balance& environmental security'

Welfare and Tourism Minister P Rajavelu today stressed the need to protect trees so that there could be ecological balance and environmental security.

Complete deconcretisation within one week: NGT to authorities

Observing that trees are the lungs a city, the National Green Tribunal has directed authorities to complete deconcretisation work in four Delhi colonies within a week.

Killer fungus that grows on trees

A teenaged girl has helped scientists discover that a deadly fungus that generally attacks HIV/AIDS patients grows on trees.

`Protect trees for ecological balance& environmental security`

Welfare and Tourism Minister P Rajavelu today stressed the need to protect trees so that there could be ecological balance and environmental security.

How bats track their targets in cluttered scenes revealed

A study has provided a new insight into how bats focus on their targets such as bugs through the trees in the dark of night.

Trees saving 850 human lives a year in US: Study

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

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.

Soon, trees to deliver high-power storage devices

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

Humans drove orangutans to leave trees for ground

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.

Crocodiles are capable of climbing trees

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

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.

Trees cut in Megamalai hill, admits Conservator of forests

The Conservator of Forests of Madurai Circle has admitted in Madras High Court Bench here that trees had been felled in the Megamalai hill area for conversion of coffee plantation into tea planation.

Large, older trees grow faster and store more carbon than younger ones

A new study has revealed that the growth of most trees accelerates as they age, which suggests that large, old trees may play an unexpectedly dynamic role in removing carbon from the atmosphere.