Today more than two thirds of Japan's land area is under forests as a result of a state sponsored afforestation drive which actively involved the farmers

During the 1980s the rate of destruction of natural forests was reduced as compared to the 1970s. Most of the deforestation took place in the forests of the dry deciduous zone

In mid-1984, the National Remote Sensing Agency had published two sets of forest cover data, one for the period 1972-75 and another for the period 1980-82. This data shocked the nation because it

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) had sent this analysis based on the data provided by the Forest Survey of India and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, to

Protected areas are languishing under pressure from wildlife poachers, timber smugglers and commercial interests

Once dedsion makers have access to the right data they can pinpoint the regions in peril and take remedial action

Source: FAO Forestry Paper 112 & Forest Resources of Tropical Asia, 1981

Source: The State of Forest Report 1993

It was the most polluted city in the US, and now, it is the recipient of the UN Best Practices Award. Chattanoogans have spearheaded this turnaround; they have even chalked out the blueprint for the first ever zero emissions industrial park

Researchers from the US have recently declared that it may be possible to reduce the degree of mercury pollution in the soil by simply growing plants in it