User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Deforestation
Last updated: May 23 2017 17:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Deforestation causing increase in malaria cases: study 23.5.2017 DNA: Health
Human-induced deforestation may be causing an increase in malaria cases, according to a new study of 67 less-developed, malaria-endemic countries.
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BBMP chief cancels leave of officers 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Following the havoc caused by pre-monsoon showers on Saturday, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad on Monday cancelled leaves of officers from joint commissioners to assistant engineers at the ward level. Prasad, along with Mayor G Padmavathi and her deputy M Anand, held an emergency meeting on Monday with senior officials on rain preparedness. The commissioner directed the officials to set right the communication network and act rapidly in the event of any exigencies. The officials were directed to identify all low-lying areas prone to water-logging and rectify the problems. Prasad directed officials to assign such locations to each engineer and make sure that they take responsibility for preventing flooding. In all, 72 control rooms, including those at head offices and eight zonal offices, will be established in the next three days. The forest cell of the BBMP will have 21 response teams, each having a vehicle, men and machines. These teams will act quickly and ...
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2025 to be a period of forest downfall? ISRO scientists predict India's green cover loss! 21.5.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Published in the Journal of Earth System Science in February, the study investigated the distribution of forest cover in India by reconstructing the previous forest cover and predicted the ever-continuing deforestation in selected parts of India with high deforestation rates.
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Spotted deer carcass at University of Hyderabad, 4th case in past few months 19.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Spotted deer carcass at University of Hyderabad, 4th case in past few months
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Assam conservationist nominated for Whitley Awards 16.5.2017 Zee News : States
The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN), a Britain-registered charity, has announced the shortlist of six finalists for the Whitley Awards 2017.
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Assam conservationist nominated for Whitley Awards 16.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Assam's Purnima Barman, known for her efforts for the conservation of the Greater Adjutant Stork and its habitat, has been nominated for the prestigious Whitley Awards 2017, also called the Green Oscar, it was announced on Tuesday.
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Andaman crisis 9.5.2017 FrontLine: Home
The book is a laudable attempt to raise awareness about the adverse impact of development on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and its indigenous people. By S. GOPIKRISHNA WARRIER
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Larger turtle eggs unearthed in Dhanushkodi 8.5.2017 TOI: Chennai
Relatively larger-sized turtle eggs found from a nest in Dhanushkodi coast on Monday kindled hopes of leatherback turtles nesting in Ramanathapuram coast. On Monday, a forest team found a turtle nest and unearthed 72 eggs and 30 smaller size eggs at Arichalmunai in Dhanushkodi.
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Uttarakhand admits debris dumps on road to Gangotri 4.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
There are debris dumps on the way to Gangotri, the Additional Advocate General (ADG) of Uttarakhand informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday.
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Rethink 'corporate-friendly' policy, Green Nobel winner Samantara to PM 3.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Prafulla Samantara, the recipient from Asia of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize and the face of a determined people's resistance against bauxite mining in an Odisha forest, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "rethink" his corporate-friendly policies.
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Maharashtra agency proposed deforestation to expand Patanjali's food park plot 2.5.2017 TOI: Mumbai
Maharashtra government had alloted 230 acres in Nagpur at 75% discount to Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd in August last year to set up a food park.
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'Special status fails to curb illegal tree loss in forests' 26.4.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Incentives for exploitation - such as illegal logging, agriculture and palm oil plantation - are outweighing the benefits of protection, researchers say.
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Mozambique battles illegal logging to save tropical forests 26.4.2017 Zee News : World
A squad of Mozambican forest rangers made their first arrest just minutes after arriving at a checkpoint near the northern port city of Pemba.  
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Shoot poachers on sight: Conservationist Jonathan Scott 26.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Noted conservationist Jonathan Scott, who presented the BBC's "Big Cat Diary" for 12 years from 1996 to 2008, has advocated shooting poachers at sight as they are one of the principal reasons for the diminishing population in the wild -- even as the world is moving towards the sixth great mass extinction of wildlife driven by man.
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Kerala’s high ranges sit on a powder keg 22.4.2017 Hindu: News
Far from the compulsions of politics, an environmental disaster has been relentlessly unfolding in the highlands of Kerala, with catastrophic consequences for the whole state.
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Dwindling green cover takes a toll on city climate: Expert 19.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Walk to be organised on beach road in connection with Earth Day
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Man versus animal 18.4.2017 Hindu: Home
The rise in man-animal conflicts can be linked to extreme conditions that cause drought and in turn a loss of vegetation, deforestation and also crop loss. Humans are also increasingly encroaching int...
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'Kadamban' review: The forest people 14.4.2017 Hindu: Home
A grand-looking but comes across as a commentary on deforestation
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How to protect Peru's rainforest? Indigenous land titles, researchers say 4.4.2017 DNA: Evolutions
By Chris Arsenault RIO DE JANEIRO, APRIL 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - P roviding formal land ownership titles to indigenous communities is one of the most effective ways to preserve endangered rainforest in Peru's Amazon, said a study published on Monday.
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How far to the next forest? A new way to measure deforestation 3.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
When the Europeans first came to North America, forests were so dense and continuous that a squirrel could have travelled from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi without ever touching the ground, some historians say. Since then, agriculture, logging, urban development and other human activities have thinned or wiped out these once-lush forests. Scientists have long tried to estimate the extent of deforestation in North America and beyond. One of the most common ways of doing so is by simply measuring the total amount of forest cover lost. But not all deforestation created is equal, said Giorgios Mountrakis, an associate professor at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, USA. In a paper published in PLoS One in February, Giorgios and Sheng Yang, a graduate student, tried slicing deforestation in a different way. Using satellite maps, they calculated the average distance to the nearest forest from any point in the continental United States in 1992 versus 2001. ...
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