Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: Trees

US plans to plant 855 million trees to create jobs and save its forests

Countries are embracing reforestation, from Pakistan paying unemployed people to plant 10 billion trees, to a Chinese mobile app funding 120 million trees.

This app plants a tree every time you make a low-carbon choice

China’s largest private sector tree-planting scheme is based on an award-winning mobile game that turns good deeds to a new tree.

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.

This search engine is planting trees every time you browse

Searches on Ecosia have increased 82% since last year, as people become increasingly aware of climate issues, aided in part by teenage activist Greta Thunberg.

Amazon’s tallest tree has suddenly grown even taller, but scientists can’t figure out how

The Guiana Shield of north-eastern Amazonia, which accounts for nearly 9 per cent of world’s remaining tropical forests, may contain lots of these gigantic trees.

Planting trees to fight climate change is no sure solution

The risk in believing that just planting trees can fight climate changes is that it might mislead people into thinking we don’t need to cut emissions.

Babur to WWII to Sonia Gandhi, all connected through the tamarind tree in India

The Arabs, who had trade relations with India as early as 600 AD, loved the tree as much as we do. They gave it the name Tamar-i-Hind.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.