Friday, 12 August, 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.

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The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.


Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.