June 21, 2018 2:36 am
As per reports, open forest cover in the Aravallis has decreased in the last three decades, while scrub has increased by 5.7 per cent, making it almost barren.
October 28, 2017 3:21 am
Earlier, Devan K Khanna, Amicus Curiae had informed the court that even though not much illicit felling of trees was carried out on government land, it was rampant on private land.
December 10, 2015 12:16 pm
The university was running its regional research centre on this land for over 25 years. Apart from trees, crops were also cultivated here for research purposes.
April 16, 2015 5:22 am
April 15, 2015 6:10 pm
Vasdev told HC that the army demolished the ridge hills and forest to develop the cantonment area.
September 29, 2014 2:45 am
Quest asked students about the impact of the destruction of forests on the environment
February 26, 2014 2:53 pm
Procter & Gamble needs to stop bringing rain-forest destruction and must guarantee its customers that their products are forest-friendly,
October 16, 2009 11:44 am
UN envoy has said such developmental projects should not infringe upon the rights of the local indigenous people.
August 10, 2009 9:24 am
India has claimed that over the last two decades,it has not only managed to reverse deforestation.
June 15, 2009 11:16 pm
Forests lock up a lot of carbon. Cutting them down accounts for around 20 per cent of the worlds emissions of greenhouse gases.
January 26, 2016 12:05 pm
Gilgit Baltistan, January 26, 2016: Deforestation in Gilgit Baltistan is causing environmental changes that are threatening the lives and property of people in the region. Glaciers in the region are melting rapidly due to the depletion of forests and the collapse of the ecosystem. As a result, the threat of flood looms large in the region. Deforestation in Gilgit Baltistan is causing environmental changes that are threatening the lives and property of people in the region. Glaciers in the region are melting rapidly due to the depletion of forests and the collapse of the ecosystem. As a result, the threat of flood looms large in the region. The timber mafia, which is very active in the region, is making the situation worse. Today, people of Gilgit Baltistan are in a no win situation. Due to scarcity of economical and affordable fuel in the region, they are forced to survive on the timber available here, to warm up their homes during the harsh winters. With no proper policy in place to curb deforestation and with successive governments paying little attention to the pressing problems, the locals have to face the hazardous consequences. This in turn is causing environmental changes that are threatening the lives and properties of the locals.According to a survey, Gilgit Baltistan, has over 5,218 glaciers. There are almost 1,500 glaciers with sparkling drinking water. About 2,420 glaciers have lakes, but 52 of them have been declared dangerous, and can burst any time. A host of reasons is responsible for the worsening situation.