Shifting cultivation is a dominant land use system in humid tropical high lands where steep slopes is a potential barrier for rain water harvesting for agriculture. It is the main stay of the economy of the hill people. As per Ministry of Rural Development, Govt.

Of the two zones which constitute Earth, land is extremely vulnerable to misuse, distortion, and depredations. Although seas/oceans the other constituent is not free from encroachment and defilement, it is comparatively in much better health. Hence green infrastructure has land-use at the core of discussion. It is presumed that there is crisis regarding land-use.

Each year, on 23 March, the World Meteorological Organization, its 188 members and the worldwide meteorological community celebrate World Meteorological Day around a chosen theme. This day commemorates the entry into force, on that date in 1950, of the WMO Convention creating the Organization. Subsequently, in 1951, WMO was designated a specialized agency of the United Nations System.

Methane is considered as a potent green house gas causing global warming due to photochemical reaction in the atmosphere. Methane emission from the livestock of Maharashtra has been estimated based on number of animal population reported in the live stock census 2003.

This may be the first case in the country linked with Internet wildlife trade. Officials said members of the gang used the Orkut networking site for meeting new customers as well as to close deals with existing clients in the Middle East and Europe.

Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) is situated in the Sheopur district of Madhya Pradesh. In around 1993-1994, the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, after a thorough study found this forest to be a suitable habitat for the relocation of the Asiatic lion, now confined to the range of about 1800 sq kms of the Gir forest, its only current habitat in the world.

The sulphur content of diesel in India is 350 particles per million, twenty times that of the United States. Diesel exhaust is far more hazardous than petrol exhaust. Yet, diesel cars in Indian cities are rising with the association of automobile manufacturers pushing hard for it.

The Earth's climate is changing because the composition of our atmosphere is being altered, primarily as a consequence of human activity. We are now also experiencing a non-cyclical rise in the global temperature caused by the accumulation of the so-called "greenhouse gases"--carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and others.

If India as a country stands accused of failure to protect the national animal, the state of Uttar Pradesh is now on the verge of being indicted in the same manner for threatening the very existence of the state bird, the Sarus Crane, in the districts of Etawah and Mainpuri where it has been apparently flourishing. The U.P. Govt formed a Sarus Protection Society and earmarked Rs. 10 crores for the purpose, but it is lying in cold storage. (May 2008)

Looking into the problem of NPS (Non-point sources) water pollution generated from agricultural activities, pollution prevention and pollution reduction initiatives, known as management measures are important. Use of the watershed approach is necessary to address water quality problems caused by NPS pollution. The watershed approach looks not only at a water body but also the entire area that drains into it.