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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.

Reports reveal higher number of trees in the world than previous estimates

Reports reveal higher number of trees in the world than previous estimates

According to the most comprehensive census yet of global forestation, there are slightly more than three trillion trees in the world, a figure that overshadows previous estimates.

Andhra Pradesh targets to plant 5 crore trees in next five years

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Friday said the government targets to plant five crore trees in the next five years through various plantation programmes.

'Nakshatra Vatikas' to be developed in Madhya Pradesh schools

Keen to educate students about constellations and properties of trees, the Madhya Pradesh government will develop 'Nakshatra Vatikas' in government schools.

NGT directs GDA to pay Rs 5 lakh for felling 12 trees

The National Green Tribunal has imposed a cost of Rs 5 lakh on Ghaziabad Development Authority for cutting 12 trees for construction of 17.6 km-long cycle track.

NGT orders ban on cutting trees near Taj Mahal

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that no unauthorised construction activities are permitted and no trees cut in the eco-sensitive zone near the Taj Mahal.

HC raps govt for no details of trees supplied to crematoriums

The Delhi High Court today rapped the city government for the failure of its forest department to give details of the amount of wood consumed in crematoriums in the national capital and the number of trees that have been cut which were then supplied to them.

UP denies tree felling in Taj eco zone, NGT directs enquiry

The National Green Tribunal has directed an inquiry into the alleged illegal felling and sale of 4,000 trees in the eco-sensitive zone near the Taj Mahal.