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PM Modi calls for protection of environment on 'Mann Ki Baat'

PM Modi calls for protection of environment on 'Mann Ki Baat'

PM Modi called for protection of the environment and said that conservation of water and forests are people's responsibility.

PM Narendra Modi urges people to conserve forests

PM Narendra Modi urges people to conserve forests

Meanwhile at a function in Delhi, Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar said that every individual should plant at least 10 to 15 trees during their lifetime.

Researchers create 'cyberforests' to predict climate change

Researchers create 'cyberforests' to predict climate change

Researchers at Washington State University Vancouver created the first computer simulation that grows realistic forests down to the branches, leaves and roots of individual trees.

Birds of 11 rare species found in Jharkhand

 Birds of 11 rare species thought to be extinct have been found during a survey of the water bodies in Jharkhand, a state forest department official said.

Protected forest cover key to improving biodiversity: Study

 Biodiversity in the forests may be recovering as a result of repeated efforts of environmental conservationists in protecting the forest areas, reveals a new study.

"Bio-diversity hit by ignorance, low income of forest people"

Ignorance coupled with dwindling income level of people living in the fringe areas of forests, has put enormous pressure on the balance of biodiversity, deputy director of Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Abhijit Roychowdhury, said here today.

India to achieve more than its committed INDC target: Javadekar

In the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions announced recently, India had set a target of creating an additional 2.5 to 3 billion (250 crore) tonnes of CO2 equivalent carbon sink.

Havens, menaces or challenges: Forests in literary imagination

From Snow White to Tarzan, Robin Hood to Alice, Lord Rama to the Pandavas, Ali Baba to Winnie the Pooh, Dorothy (of Oz) to Harry Potter, from works of Shakespeare to Henry David Thoreau, Rudyard Kipling to Bill Bryson and Enid Blyton to Cheryl Strayed, there is one common thread, wholly or partly

Is Ashwathama of Mahabharata still alive?

A character of the Indian epic Mahabharata, Ashwatthama was the son of guru Drona and he is the grandson of the Brahmin sage Bharadwaja.

Chinese villagers turn pine moths into delicacy

A novel way to deal with troublesome pine moths, a common pest which causes serious damage to forests, has proved effective as villagers in China collect the pupas and process them into a delicacy, media reported on Saturday.

HC on protective measures for Shola forests

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court today said government should ensure that any exotic variety of trees or plants that endangered the local 'shola forests' in Kodaikanal hills were systematically removed to protect the forests.

States on board on green construction norms in urban areas

States have broadly agreed to ensure compliance with the proposed environmental guidelines for construction projects in urban areas stating that the stipulations are feasible for implementation.

India losing green cover faster than ever, warns study

India losing green cover faster than ever, warns study

The world's forests have shrunk by three percent since 1990 - an area equivalent to the size of South Africa - and India is among the countries who are losing their forest cover faster than others, researchers have warned.

Javadekar asks forest officers to focus on innovation

Union Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday asked forest and wildlife officers to focus on innovation and initiative to maintain and improve the quality of forests in the country.

New data reveals tropical forests 'on the edge'

 New satellite data reveals a rapid loss of tropical forests in Cambodia, parts of west Africa and Madagascar, and the Gran Chaco region of South America, analysts said Wednesday.

Wildlife in India is screaming for help: Valmik Thapar

Wildlife in India is screaming for help: Valmik Thapar

Sustained effort is required to protect wildlife in India which is presently screaming for help and attention says author and wildlife expert Valmik Thapar in his new book.

12,314 birds of various species found during summer bird count

12,314 birds of various species found during summer bird count

As many as 12,314 birds of various species were found during the day-long summer bird count exercise at Pong Dam, to monitor the number of birds present in the Wildlife Sanctuary.

Himachal forms 4.80 percent of India's forests

Himachal forms 4.80 percent of India's forests

 Himachal Pradesh constitutes 4.80 percent of India's total forests and the state's cover has swelled by over 2,900 sq km in 24 years due to plantation programmes, an official said on Monday.

Here's how forest foods can help solve global hunger crisis

Here's how forest foods can help solve global hunger crisis

 A new study has suggested that forests could be the trump card in efforts to end global hunger.

Forests trump card in efforts to end global hunger

 The world's forests have great potential to improve the nutrition and ensure livelihoods of the people across the world, said researchers, including one of Indian-origin.