deforestation

Brazilian court suspends massive Amazon dam construction


August 15th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) A Brazilian court has ordered to suspend the construction of the world's third largest dam until affected indigenous communities get a hearing in Congress.The ... Read more...

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Experts look at positives of Rio Earth Summit


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Though the Rio Earth Summit held last month did not come up with any major outcomes, but it did provide a wide canvas of concepts ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Visually-challenged students plant saplings in Kolkata


June 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jun 5 (IANS) To protect the greenery, a group of visually-challenged students observed the World Environment Day by planting medicinal trees here Tuesday.The 50 students, who took out a ... Read more...

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I’m very religious: Mugdha Godse


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Mugdha Godse reveals that she is a very religious person and believes in universal power."I'm a very religious person," said Mugdha who was ... Read more...

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I’m very religious: Mugdha Godse


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Mugdha Godse reveals that she is a very religious person and believes in universal power."I'm a very religious person," said Mugdha who was ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Natural teak forests declining: UN


March 27th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 27 (IANS) Natural teak forests are declining worldwide and the quality of natural grown teak wood is deteriorating, said the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations ... Read more...

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Abrupt thaw in permafrost heightens climatic threat


December 4th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) The warming Arctic will release greenhouse gases from thawing permafrost faster and at significantly higher levels than previous estimates, reveals a study. According to researchers, thawing ... Read more...

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Spend more on fighting deforestation: Greenpeace tells Mexico


October 20th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 20 (IANS/EFE) Greenpeace called on Mexican lawmakers to allocate more funds to combating deforestation, saying nearly a half-million hectares were being lost annually.Of the 6.81 billion pesos ... Read more...

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Forests remove 2.4 bn tonnes of carbon from air


August 11th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 11 (IANS) Forests worldwide absorb as much as 2.4 billion tonnes of carbon per year from the air, equivalent to a third of the annual fossil fuel emissions.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Forests can store more carbon emissions than earlier thought


July 15th, 2011 - 7:27 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, July 15 (IANS) Forests can store more carbon dioxide (CO2) than previously thought, a study has found.From 1990 to 2007, 8.8 billion tonnes of CO2 were released in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lost Amazon tribe found in Brazil


June 24th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) A 200-member lost tribe has been spotted in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, a media report said Friday.Their existence was verified after airplane expeditions in April gathered more ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India should deregulate diesel price: Planning Commission


May 31st, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Planning Commission has recommended that the government deregulate the price of diesel, thus allowing the oil marketing companies to decide the market rates, a ... Read more...

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Tree plantation may not fight global warming


May 26th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) One helpful action anyone can take to counter global warming is to plant trees and preserve forests. Trees and plants capture carbon dioxide during photosynthesis, thereby ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Brazilian Amazon activists shot dead as new Forest Code bill advances


May 25th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by BNO News
BRASILIA, BRAZIL (BNO NEWS) -- A Brazilian Amazon activist and his wife were killed in the northern region of the country, as Brazil's House of Deputies approved a new Forest Code, local ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Jairam Ramesh launches village-level Green India Mission


March 26th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 26(ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh, on Saturday launched the Green India Mission, which targets five million hectares of new forest cover and ... Read more...

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Collapse of Mayan civilization was due to environmental damage


March 17th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Mexico, March 17 (ANI): A U.S. archaeologist has said that the collapse of the Mayan civilization was due to environmental damage caused by deforestation and damage to the agricultural system."It was a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mayan civilisation collapse blamed on environmental damage


March 16th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 16 (IANS/EFE) The collapse of the Mayan civilization was due to environmental damage caused by deforestation and damage to the agricultural system, said a leading US archaeologist."It ... Read more...

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Cocaine production speeding up destruction of Colombia’s rainforests


February 10th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have found that cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's "hotspots" of plant and animal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Liz Hurley criticised for bikini wax ad


February 8th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): TV viewers have lashed out at Elizabeth Hurley for mocking environmental issues in a new commercial.The glamorous British actress appears in a multi-million pound ad campaign for ... Read more...

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Uncontacted Amazon tribe discovered


February 1st, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Brasilia, Feb 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Inhabitants of a disconnected tribe in the Amazon rainforest have been captured on camera by BBC.The pictures were taken during the filming of the program, Human Planet. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Pacific colonisation more recent and rapid than previously thought


December 28th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 28 (ANI): A new research has suggested that East Polynesia was colonised by humans more recently, and faster, than previously thought.The study indicates the region was settled in two ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Students campaign to save tigers in Coimbatore


December 17th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Dec. 17 (ANI): Over 2000 students took part in a campaign to save the tiger here on Thursday.They dressed themselves up in tiger skin outfits, carried placards, banners and ... Read more...

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Shortage of LPG in Shimla results in deforestation


December 4th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Hemant ChauhanShimla, Dec.4 (ANI): Shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) has compelled villagers in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district to use the traditional methods of cooking, which is resulting in deforestation across ... Read more...

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37 die in Mexico mudslides


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 2 (IANS/EFE) Thirty-seven people have died in mudslides in southern Mexico, authorities said Friday.The southern mountainous states of Oaxaca and Chiapas have been hit by massive mudslides, triggered by ... Read more...

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Kilimanjaro’s vanishing ice due to ‘deforestation’


September 26th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 26 (ANI): Deforestation on mount Kilimanjaro could be partly to blame for its vanishing ice cap, say researchers.The ice on Kilimanjaro's peak has shrunk to just 15 per cent of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Involve people to conserve Himalayas, stop big dams: Environmentalists


September 13th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Condemning the massive dams being built across the length and breadth of the Himalayas, prominent environmentalists say involving the mountain people in development efforts, large-scale ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Brazil pledges $113 mn to fight climate change


August 20th, 2010 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 20 (IANS/EFE) Brazil will allocate $113 million next year to fight climate change, an official said. Branca Americano, environment ministry's secretary for climate change, Thursday said a part of the money ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New Species Of Titi Monkeys Found In Colombian Jungle


August 16th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Arlington, Virginia, Aug 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new species of the titi monkey has been discovered by scientists in the Colombian jungle. The species of titi monkeys which is known ... Read more...

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Army launches afforestation operation to re-green border areas of Jammu and Kashmir


August 5th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by ANI
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir), Aug 5 (ANI): In view of the widespread deforestation, the Indian Army has launched an operation to re-green vast areas of barren land in border areas of Jammu ... Read more...

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Amazon losing 1,500 sq km each year


July 23rd, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Lima, July 23 (IANS/EFE) Around 1,500 sq km (579 sq miles) of the Amazon forest is lost each year due to deforestation and environmental degradation in Peru. Peru has 68 million hectares (262,550 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Countdown begins for ISRO’s PSLV-C15


July 10th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, July 10 (ANI): The over 51-hour long count down for the 17th flight launch of Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-Continuation-15 or PSLV-C15 began on Saturday at ... Read more...

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Wild bear causes panic among Maharashtra villagers in Chandrapur


July 6th, 2010 - 11:53 pm ICT by ANI
Chandrapur (Maharashtra), July 6 (ANI): Villagers living on the periphery of Tadoba National Park in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district have turned a troubled lot after a wild bear entered their village on Saturday.Villagers ... Read more...

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Lily Allen often thinks her life is ‘pointless’


July 6th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 6 (ANI): Lily Allen often thinks that her life doesn't have enough substance.The singer recently spent time in the Brazilian rainforest learning about deforestation because she worries her life doesn't ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Landslide kills seven in Indonesia


June 17th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 17 (DPA) A landslide triggered by hours of heavy downpours buried a family of seven alive in the eastern Indonesian province of Maluku, state media said Thursday. A torrent of mud ... Read more...

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Tripura marks World Environment Day


June 5th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Agartala (Tripura), June 5 (ANI): To stimulate awareness of the environment and enhance political attention and public action for environmental conservation an awareness rally started from the Umakanta Academy here this morning ... Read more...

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