Monday, 5 December, 2022

Topic: deforestation

‘No public consultation’, razed forests: Manipur landslide raises questions on rail project

Rs 14,000 crore Imphal-Jiribam railway project was hit by deadly landslide in Noney district last week. Experts and residents believe it may have contributed to tragedy.

Mussoorie’s deforestation was shocking. Officials tried to hide it on Indira Gandhi’s visit

‘From the Heart of Nature', by conservationist Pamela Gale Malhotra is a fascinating personal narrative about our relationship with the environment.

Amazon habitats are shrinking due to increasing forest fires & deforestation, study says

For the study, scientists use satellite data to find that up to 85 per cent of threatened species in the Amazon could have lost their habitat due to forest fires, since 2001.

Amazon rainforest is now actually making planet warmer, finds first study of its kind

The study analyses existing data about rainforests and climate change, and attributes natural as well as human factors to increased emissions from the rainforest.

Cassava can be the gateway crop that helps farmers bring unproductive land back to life

New research suggests that cassava, the root crop, has an ability to bring depleted soil back to life and can enable farmers to grow other crops, such as soy.

Cocoons for baby trees could help regrow forests in even the harshest climates

Ecosystem degradation affects the well-being of 3.2 billion people and costs the world about 10 per cent of its annual gross product.

Bolsonaro plans 4-month ban on Amazon fires in response to investor backlash

The move came after China imposed the National Security Law in Hong Kong that punishes dissent, criminalises sedition and curbs protests with life imprisonment.

Insects are declining at alarming levels. This is bad news for human beings

The fate of insects is entwined with that of people and other vertebrates. Scientists warn that their decline is undermining ecosystems on which many lives depend.

Congress leaders Sanjay Nirupam, Milind Deora condemn Aarey tree felling

The opposition leaders came out against Mumbai Metro move to fell trees in Aarey Colony, calling it 'stabbing yourself in the lungs'.

Planting saplings not enough to cut carbon footprint, we need forests: Former IFS officer

At 14th UNCCD COP 14 meeting, experts say ecological restoration is the only way to combat desertification of lands and significantly reduce carbon footprint.

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.