Sirsa afforestation project gets CDM certification eight remote villages of Haryana have entered the global carbon market. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (unfccc) registered an afforestation project on the degraded land of these villages as the world

Carbon emissions harm marine organisms studies linking an increase in the levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide to the acidification of oceans are widely reported and accepted. The effects of acidification on marine life are not well understood. A team showed a direct link between ocean acidification and decrease in the weights of calcareous shells of microplanktons. Scientists from the

Fish can do it by producing and excreting carbonates THE marine carbon cycle is undergoing rapid changes. An excess of unregulated carbon will eventually acidify the oceans. A new study demonstrates that fish have the potential to save the marine carbon cycle. Until now scientists believed that the calcium carbonate (CaCO3), which makes seawater alkaline, came from the external

Men in uniform roll up sleeves to restore lake on february 1, the army was out in full strength in Bhopal. They were not out to tackle riots or terrorists but in response to the city administration

CORAL reefs are a major part of the coastal economy. Fishermen harvest corals for ornamental trade. But, reefs are at risk and there is very little data on what factors put them in the high-risk category. Listing some of the possibilities, Naveen Namboodiri, post-doctoral fellow at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment in Bangalore, said,

Standing forests are the most important territorial reservoirs to CO2. Reforestry and afforestry CDM projects are the means to sequester carbon. Himachal Pradesh and Haryana are the examples.

In India, both Himachal Pradesh and Haryana are in nascent stage of a reforestation and afforestation project under CDM. The projects entrust people with the task of growing and protecting

Nature cannot offer services without payment anymore The dejected eyes of Kartar Chand Rana, 52, panned the breached checkdam in his village, Kuhan. As head of the gram vikas samiti he ordered the breaking of the embankment of the very dam that fed his half hectare land until last year. It was the best thing to do under the circumstances. The dam had silted over and the only way to clear

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Maharashtra village places demands under forest rights act Managing forest resources comes easy to people of Mendha Lekha. The people of this forest village in Maharashtra

Residents of Panihari village are now a happy lot. They are celebrating freedom from floods for the first time in living memory. Agricultural wages have incresed across the district in the past one year. They say their lives have improved because of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA).