Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 23:23
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.
Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 00:44
A high-resolution global map of forest extent, loss and gain has been developed the help of Google Earth by a group of scientists.
Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 18:47
The Brazilian government said Thursday that deforestation of its Amazon rainforest rose by 28 percent over the period of August 2012 to July 2013.
Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 00:45
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.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 19:44
Unless new technological advances increase yields, or strategies to decrease food consumption are introduced, a switch to global reforestation remains unlikely.
Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 12:41
Scientists have claimed that species living in rainforest fragments could be far more likely to disappear than it was previously thought.
Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 00:09
Talking of the "extensive deforestation" in the Himalayas, Rajya Sabha member Karan Singh said Friday that a review of Uttarakhand`s environment policy was immediately needed.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 16:19
Researchers have sounded alarm bells over the loss of microbes helping preserve the Amazon ecosystem following its systematic deforestation.
Last Updated: Sunday, December 02, 2012, 13:32
India`s forests are not only facing threat from mining, they are also being ravaged due to illegal human encroachment.
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 16:52
The ancient Maya in this hilly and riverless region confronted long-term climatic aridification.
Last Updated: Friday, July 13, 2012, 14:31
The destruction of parts of the Brazilian Amazon has threatened scores of rare species doomed to disappear even if deforestation is halted, a new study has found.
Last Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 12:59
Twenty one forest fires are burning on a total of 3,085 hectares including 2,600 hectares in Buryatia and 485.7 hectares in Khabarovsk territory, officials said.
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