User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Deforestation
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WIDER IMAGE-Brazil's agents of the Amazon fighting loggers, fires to stop deforestation 19.8.2017 DNA: Evolutions
The small town of Apui sits at the new frontline of Brazil's fight against advancing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, where vast forest fires belch jet black smoke visible for miles and loggers denude the jungle.
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Wild mushrooms vanish from adivasi kitchens 18.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Dwindling availability of wild food is telling on the general health of tribal people
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Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees 17.8.2017 Zee News : World
It will take two years to clear the tens of thousands of trees smashed by the weekend storms that devastated Poland`s forests, the country`s forest service said on Wednesday.
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Flashbay Partners With the WILD Foundation and Kayapo Project to Promote Paperless Working 17.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
LONDON, August 17, 2017 : Flashbay, industry leader in promotional technology products, is joining forces with the WILD Foundation and Kayapo Project to support the conservation efforts of the Kayapo territory.
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Shirui villagers resolve 12.8.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
Shirui villagers resolve
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Conserve nature : CCF Lokho Puni 10.8.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
Conserve nature : CCF Lokho Puni
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Open conflict triggers concern Poland might leave EU next 5.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Since British voters endorsed leaving the European Union, politicians and pundits have ruminated on which of the blocs remaining 27 nations could be next. "Grexit" and "Frexit," for Greece and France, were two subjects of speculation. Now, months of open conflict between Polands conservative nationalist government and the rest of the EU has some Poles wondering if their leaders are putting the country on a path that could take it out of the union. "There is a question mark over Polands European future today," European Council President Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister who is a critic of the ruling Law and Justice party, said Thursday. The EU is widely popular in Poland, so the idea of the country abandoning the bloc strikes many people here as farfetched. Several surveys have shown public support for the EU standing at over 70 per cent, approval stemming from the economic boom and freedom of travel that came with membership in 2004. But members of the opposition in Poland increasingly are ...
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Green crusaders walk into Goa, sow seeds of environmentalism 4.8.2017 TOI: Goa
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Green foot soldiers sow seeds of ecology in Goa 4.8.2017 TOI: Goa
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Logging in ancient forest would affect rule-of-law process against Poland- EU 2.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
POLAND-LOGGING/EU (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV):UPDATE 1-Logging in ancient forest would affect rule-of-law process against Poland- EU
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A cheap fix for climate change 31.7.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The tropical forests in western Uganda, home to a dwindling population of endangered chimpanzees, are disappearing at some of the fastest rates on Earth as local people chop down trees for charcoal and to clear space for subsistence farming. Now, a team of researchers has shown that there is a surprisingly cheap and easy way to slow the pace of deforestation in Uganda: Just pay landowners small sums not to cut down their trees. Their study, published in the journal Science in July, demonstrated this by conducting something all too rare in environmental policy — a controlled experiment. The idea of paying people in poorer countries to protect their forests has long attracted interest from those concerned about climate change. The United Nations set up a programme, known as REDD Plus (for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation), to channel $10 billion from wealthy donors like Norway and Japan to poorer nations to slow deforestation trends responsible for about 10% of man-made ...
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Artificial intelligence can help fight deforestation in Congo - researchers 28.7.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Umberto Bacchi LONDON, July 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new technique using artificial intelligence to predict where deforestation is most likely to occur could help the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) preserve its shrinking rainforest and cut carbon emissions, researchers have said.
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Farmers in Garo Hills switch to banana cultivation 28.7.2017 New Kerala: Business India
Shillong (Meghalaya), July 28 : Meghalaya with its favorable climate for various crops cultivation switched from widespread jhum cultivation to banana cultivation.
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With increasing urbanisation, invasive ants take over sacred groves 22.7.2017 Hindu: Home
There was a significant variation between ant populations in the rural and urban groves
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'Paying people to conserve trees could cut carbon emissions' 21.7.2017 deccanherald.com
Paying people to conserve their trees could be a highly cost-effective way to reduce deforestation and carbon emission and should be a key part of the global strategy to fight climate change, scientists say. The study, led by Seema Jayachandran, associate professor at Northwestern University in the US, sought to evaluate how effective "Payments for Ecosystems" (PES) is at reducing deforestation. PES is a programme in which people are given financial rewards for pro-environment behaviours. In the study, people who owned forest in 60 villages in western Uganda were given cash rewards if they kept their forest intact and refrained from deforesting it. Forest owners in another 61 villages in western Uganda received no monetary incentives. "We found that the programme had very large impacts on forest cover. In the villages without the programme, 9 per cent of the tree cover that was in place at the start of the study was gone by the end of it, two years later," said Jayachandran. "In the villages with the PES ...
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Flash floods: ASDMA report reveals underlying factors 17.7.2017 The Assam Tribune
Flash floods: ASDMA report reveals underlying factors
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Manipur undertakes extensive plantation programme 10.7.2017 The Assam Tribune
Manipur undertakes extensive plantation programme
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Green loss is highway project's gain 9.7.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
While the proposed 701-km Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway is expected to boost the state's economy, the draft environmental impact assessment report (EIA) prepared by the executing agency, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), states that 5,309 trees will have to be felled for the construction of the Expressway on the 155-km stretch between Jalna district in Marathwada to Aurangabad. The number of trees expected to be felled does not even amount to half of the total proposed construction of the Expressway. The EIA report also states that 26.8 hectares of forest land will have to be diverted to make way for the Expressway's construction. However, MSRDC said the afforestation effort will surpass the loss caused by deforestation. "For every tree axed, three tree will be planted in its place," said an MSRDC official. The draft EIA report for the 155-km stretch between Jalna and Aurangabad, which has been accessed by DNA, also states, "The key negative, permanent and ...
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Manipur budget session 7.7.2017 The Assam Tribune
Manipur budget session
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House session 5.7.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
House session
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