India named global host of World Environment Day 2011

February 23rd, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Feb 23 (IANS) The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has named India for the first time as the global host of World Environment Day 2011 (WED) on June ... Read more...

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With 2.5 bn trees planted, India joins UN initiative

February 26th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) By planting 2.5 billion trees since 2007, India has joined the Plant for Planet: The Billion Tree Campaign of the UN, the environment and forests ministry announced ... Read more...

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Building “Great Green Wall” could thwart Sahara’s spread in Africa

December 29th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 29 (ANI): Senegalese officials are proposing to build a wall of trees that would stretch from Senegal to Djibouti as part of a plan to thwart the southward spread ... Read more...

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Unique acacia tree could nourish soils in Africa

August 25th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 25 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have said that a type of acacia tree with an unusual growth habit, which is unlike virtually all other trees, holds particular promise ... Read more...

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Trees vital part of agricultural production worldwide

August 24th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 24 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have used detailed satellite imagery to demonstrate that almost half of all farmed landscapes worldwide include significant tree cover, which implies that trees ... Read more...

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Farming does not reduce tree cover as much as thought earlier

August 24th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Satellite imagery has revealed that there is significant tree cover in nearly half the farmed landscape worldwide, contrary to a belief that agriculture leads to massive deforestation. It reveals ... Read more...

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Reforestation of exotic plants can disturb fertility of tropical soils

May 30th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Scientists have determined that the reforestation of some exotic plants can surprisingly disturb the fertility of tropical soils.With the aim of limiting land impoverishment, which is hitting ... Read more...

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