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DEFORESTATION NEWS

New study reveals fashion brands linked to Amazon rainforest destruction

December 01, 2021 1:33 pm

Brands like Nike, Zara, Marks & Spencer are at high risk of using deforestation leather, one of the largest contributors of destruction to the rainforest

After India's 5-point agenda, countries pledge to cut methane, deforestation

November 03, 2021 7:10 am

India not part of pledges, but Summit off to promising start.

Over 100 global leaders pledge to end deforestation by 2030

November 02, 2021 1:04 pm

The world lost 258,000 square kilometers of forest in 2020, according to Global Forest Watch.

Indigenous leaders push new target to protect Amazon from deforestation

September 06, 2021 4:07 pm

If deforestation reaches 20%-25%, it could tip the Amazon into a death spiral in which it dries out and becomes savanna, according to Brazilian earth system scientist Carlos Nobre.

Parts of the Amazon go from absorbing carbon dioxide to emitting it

July 15, 2021 11:15 am

The most affected regions have warmed by 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit during the dry season in the last 40 years, comparable to the changes seen in the rapidly warming Arctic.

SC sets up panel to recommend norms to cut trees for development projects

March 26, 2021 12:23 am

The order came in a matter pertaining to the felling of trees of ages up to 150 years for Road Over Bridges and road-widening projects in West Bengal.

NHRC notice to Rajasthan, Haryana on deforestation in Aravallis

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.

Begin radio frequency tagging of trees in Shimla: Himachal Pradesh HC

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.

3,500 trees face axe for AIIMS in Bathinda

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.

DEFORESTATION VIDEOS

Gilgit Baltistan Faces Ecological Imbalances

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.

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