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Is the downfall of deforestation near? Aussie engineer has it all planned with this drone! - This is how

Is the downfall of deforestation near? Aussie engineer has it all planned with this drone! - This is how

More than 15 billion trees are lost to the world every year as civilisation continues to expand.

Human ancestors stayed in trees for longer than thought: Study

Human ancestors stayed in trees for longer than thought: Study

The findings lend new weight to the theory that our early ancestors continued to exploit the forest canopy for resources even as they evolved to walk on two legs, researchers said.

More than 60,000 species of trees call Earth their home, says study

More than 60,000 species of trees call Earth their home, says study

An important factor of the study is the geo-referencing of the tree species, which allow conservationists to locate individual species.

Saving the environment: Researchers use Google Street View to map ecosystem

Saving the environment: Researchers use Google Street View to map ecosystem

A team of researchers, using nearly 100,000 images extracted from Google Street View, has developed a method to map and quantify how street trees regulate ecosystem services.

Maharashtra to appoint 1 crore 'tree ambassadors' to conserve forests

Maharashtra to appoint 1 crore 'tree ambassadors' to conserve forests

Lauding the dedicated efforts of forest officials and the staff in making the earlier tree plantation drive in July a great success, Mungntiwar assured them all cooperation in their endeavour for forest and wildlife conservation.

Secret clocks in tree rings could exactly date ancient events

Scholars believe that intense solar storms caused major bursts of radiation to strike the Earth in 775 and 994AD, which resulted in distinct spikes in the concentration of radiocarbon in trees growing at that time. 

India set to paint its national highways green

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Mathura violence: You won't believe how many trees were destroyed, charred due to clashes

Mathura violence: You won't believe how many trees were destroyed, charred due to clashes

Thousands of trees were destroyed, many charred, in the violence that erupted last week following exchange of fire between police and squatters at Jawahar Bagh in Mathura.

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.

Bhutan welcomes newborn Prince by planting over 1 lakh trees

Bhutan welcomes newborn Prince by planting over 1 lakh trees

King Khesar and Queen Pema of Bhutan announced the birth of their first child on February 5, 2016.

17,000 trees cut during Jat stir in Haryana

17,000 trees cut during Jat stir in Haryana

About 17,000 trees were cut during Jat agitation which were used to put blockades.

Earthworms not always beneficial, may threaten plant diversity

Earthworms not always beneficial, may threaten plant diversity

New study suggests a correlation between the number of earthworms and the abundance and diversity of certain understory species.

Citizens' climate march in Kolkata to demand better policies

KolkataConcerned citizens of the eastern metropolis will walk together on Sunday, a day ahead of the global climate summit in Paris, to demand policy measures aligning agriculture, corporate, energy and other sectors to protect the environment.

Trees on RTR Marg: NGT member to inspect area for compliance

Anguished over the way in which its order to transplant trees to widen a South Delhi road was being implemented, the National Green Tribunal today held officials of the Public Works Department and other agencies responsible and warned of deducting their salaries.

Delhi government to appoint agency for tree census

Delhi government to appoint an independent agency to conduct an "impartial" census of trees in the national capital.

'Cutting down of trees must be compensated with plantation'

The state's development was possible only through economic growth and by preserving quality of the environment.

Trees get identity cards in Kolkata suburb

Just like humans, trees too now have identity cards in a Kolkata suburb. As part of a project by Konnagar Municipality to evaluate the crucial role trees play in combating climate change, the authorities have issued identity cards for 28 varieties of trees.

Deconcretisation of trees: NGT slams DDA over delay in report

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday rapped the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for not submitting report on deconcretisation of trees in the capital, even when five panels were formed to monitor the matter over a year ago.

CPI-M plants trees in Tripura to mark party leader's centenary

In a unique move, leaders and members of the ruling CPI-M planted over 163,000 saplings across Tripura to mark the birth centenary of former chief minister Dasaratha Deb, a party official said on Thursday.

Govt to convert 90,000 kms NH into green corridors

The government will convert 90,000 kms of country's national highways into green corridors, for which it is planning to create at least 1,000 contractors responsible for planting trees.