User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Biodiversity :: Biodiversity Threats
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India is ‘planting forests’ to forestall the impending water crisis. It is a fool's errand 17.12.2018 Scroll.in
Instead, for a start, we should allow forests to regrow naturally. Planting trees creates a plantation, not a forest.
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Global meet on climate change under way at AAU, Jorhat 15.12.2018 The Assam Tribune
Global meet on climate change under way at AAU, Jorhat
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ADE expresses displeasure over GHADC decision on tree felling 14.12.2018 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, Dec 14: The Association for Democracy and Empowerment (ADE) has expressed its displeasure over the decision of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) to fell mature timber trees from within its reserves in an effort to make shore up its finances.
“The decision for auctioning several hundreds of mature trees of Damalgre Range, Naguapara Range, Phulbari Range and Samanda Range forest areas by the GHADC is extremely disturbing,” said the NGO in a release issued on Friday.
“In these distressful times while we face hazards of climate change and environmental catastrophes, the GHADC instead of strengthening efforts to fight such problems is doing exactly the opposite. The cutting down of these trees is going to lead to negative impacts on the ecosystem and the environment as a whole,” they added.

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Climate change is making forests grow upwards towards mountaintops– but Sikkim has bucked the trend 13.12.2018 Scroll.in
Upward forest expansion is expected to shrink the extent of the alpine ecosystems and possibly result in species loss and ecosystem degradation.
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Foreign experts to take part in AAU’s conference 13.12.2018 The Assam Tribune
Foreign experts to take part in AAU’s conference
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Community-led projects in Meghalaya are helping the rare mahseer thrive 11.12.2018 Scroll.in
The fish sanctuaries of the state show that conservation works best when it comes from the people.
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Climate change creates mutant fugu, a deadly Japanese delicacy 10.12.2018 Reuters: World News
The road, hemmed in on one side by empty warehouses and the other by a concrete seawall, ends abruptly in a desolate parking lot. Men step out of their cars and into the darkness, then slip behind the sliding doors of a warehouse. Inside, they huddle under floodlights and wait. A clock on the wall ticks to ten past three in the ...
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Five orchids on the verge of extinction 8.12.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Five orchids on the verge of extinction
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Iron ore mining is devouring Jharkhand’s sal-rich Saranda forest, hurting its Adivasi residents 6.12.2018 Scroll.in
Studies have recorded a drop in biodiversity in the forest over the years.
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Poland meet 6.12.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Poland meet
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Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon reaches decade high 24.11.2018 Reuters: World News
The destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest reached its highest level in a decade this year, government data released on Friday showed, driven by illegal logging and the encroachment of agriculture on the jungle.
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Master Plan Approved To Develop Gulmarg As Ace Tourist Destination 23.11.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Bed capacity of Gulmarg has been increased by extra accommodation.
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China halts bridge construction after 6,000 rare fish die - media 23.11.2018 Reuters: World News
China has halted construction of a bridge in the province of Hubei after it was said to have caused the death of around 6,000 critically endangered Chinese sturgeon, the China Daily said, citing the agriculture ministry.
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China Bridge Construction Kills 6,000 Rare Fish, Work Stopped: Report 23.11.2018 NDTV News - Latest
China has halted construction of a bridge in the province of Hubei after it was said to have caused the death of around 6,000 critically endangered Chinese sturgeon, the China Daily said, citing the...
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Cup of elephant-friendly tea: Assam’s tea growers are making their plantations safer for pachyderms 21.11.2018 Scroll.in
Tea plantations are generally used as ‘stepping stones’ or ‘rest stops’ by elephants as they move through a human-dominated landscape.
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Heat Waves Caused By Climate Change Could Impair Male Fertility: Report 16.11.2018 NDTV News - Latest
One way that heat kills is by increasing pressure in the skull, constricting blood flow to the brain. Damaged tissue can also enter the bloodstream and cause kidney failure. At a certain point, an...
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Warming Of Indian Ocean Reportedly Threatening India's Fisheries 9.11.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Warming of the Indian Ocean at a fast pace owing to climate change poses a threat to the multi-million dollar blue economy of India, scientists said in Kolkata on Thursday.
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Ray of hope as ozone layer recovery on track, world safer than in 1980s 7.11.2018 Sify Finance
"The world is falling apart. The future of humanity is hanging on a cliff, on the edge of catastrophe. But there still is hope and a window of opportunity to take action." That sounds like a stereotypical UN moralising rhetoric on climate change or loss of biodiversity.
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Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Plea Over Implementing 2-Child Norm 6.11.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea seeking implementation of the two child policy in the country to curb "monstrous" population explosion which is "seriously" polluting environment and...
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In Gujarat’s Kutch, a horticulture boom is decimating the biodiversity hotspot’s bird population 4.11.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
Among the avian species at risk, mainly due to increasing use of pesticides, is the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard.
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