Women living near natural vegetation live longer: Study

The findings were published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

Apr 16, 2016, 15:54 PM IST
Grow plants if you want to curb urban heat: NASA

Grow plants if you want to curb urban heat: NASA

The presence of vegetation in urban areas - along the roads, in the parks and in your neighbourhood - can limit city heat effect to a great extent, says a NASA study.

Aug 27, 2015, 10:43 AM IST

China's plantations project reverses global forest loss

In heartening news for environmentalists, the total amount of vegetation globally has increased by almost four billion tonnes of carbon since 2003, according to an analysis of 20 years of satellite data. And this is despite ongoing large-scale deforestation in the tropics.

Mar 31, 2015, 18:02 PM IST
Growing seasons changing across the globe

Growing seasons changing across the globe

A new study using satellite data has found that the growing seasons have changed everywhere around the world during the last couple of decades.

Mar 08, 2015, 12:56 PM IST

Far East`s rainforests shaped by humans for the last 11,000 years

Researchers have shown that the tropical forests of South East Asia have been shaped by humans for the last 11,000 years.

Jan 25, 2014, 10:36 AM IST

US airport to use goats, other animals to clear vegetation

Chicago Department of Aviation chief Rosemarie Andolino said Tuesday that the initiative will allow the airport, one of the country`s busiest, to contribute ecologically with a sustainable and efficient operation.

Aug 14, 2013, 23:38 PM IST

Amplified greenhouse effect turning Earth`s northern latitudes greener

A NASA-funded study has found that temperature and vegetation growth at Earth`s northern latitudes now increasingly resembles those lusher latitudes to the south.

Mar 11, 2013, 10:20 AM IST

`Antarctica was warm enough to support vegetation`

A new study has found that climate in ancient Antarctica was much warmer and wetter that previously thought.

Jun 18, 2012, 11:25 AM IST

Climate change ups risk of ozone damage

The increased risk of ozone damage to vegetation is mainly due to rising ozone concentrations and higher temperatures in the future.

Jul 01, 2011, 16:09 PM IST

`Huge parts of world drying up due to land evapotranspiration`

Evapotranspiration could lead to increased drought stress on vegetation and less overall productivity.

Oct 11, 2010, 13:46 PM IST