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Big dams worldwide causing extinction of species: Study

Big dams worldwide causing extinction of species: Study

 Despite being hailed as conservation sanctuaries that protect species from hunting and deforestation, reservoir islands created by large dams across the world undergo sustained loss of species every year, new research has found.

'Transformed' Chambal dacoits join fight against deforestation

'Transformed' Chambal dacoits join fight against deforestation

Turning over a new leaf, former Chambal dacoits have come ahead in full support in the fight against deforestation and contribute in efforts towards saving the environment.

Cambodia to use helicopter gunships in logging crackdown

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday said he had authorised the use of helicopter gunships to crack down on rampant illegal logging in an effort to curb deforestation.

Bizarre! Man puts venomous snakes in mouth to protest deforestation - Watch

Bizarre! Man puts venomous snakes in mouth to protest deforestation - Watch

Duarte, an anti-deforestation activist, has previously performed other dangerous stunts including wrapping a venomous snake around a poison toad and holding both creatures in his mouth.

Fires in Africa causing high ozone layers in Guam : Study

A new study has found that fires burning in Africa and Asia are the main cause for the high levels of ozone in the tropical Pacific region.

Ensure no further forest area encroachment: HC to Delhi govt

The court was hearing a PIL initiated by it on its own on the issue of increasing air pollution in Delhi. 

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.