The weekly digest of important reports, research, policy documents, regulations, studies, court cases, protests,conflicts, initiatives, photos, data, statistics, infographics, presentations on the India Environment Portal, 22 - 28 February 2014.

The Maharashtra government has given its approval for a first-of-its-kind bamboo processing unit to be set up in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli district at an estimated cost of Rs 19.40 crore.

The state Cabinet last week gave two major approvals that could pave way for liberating bamboo from the strict control of forest department.

The 2013 Revised Supplementary Methods and Good Practice Guidance Arising from the Kyoto Protocol (KP Supplement) provides supplementary methods andgood practice guidance for estimating anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks resulting from land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) activities under Article 3

The decision to reduce penalties under Rajasthan Forest (amendment) Act, 2012 by the cabinet on Thursday has opened backdoor entry for mine mafias to grab depleting forest land.

Coffee planters in Karnataka's Kodagu district are an apprehensive lot.

KORAPUT: The Koraput Forest Development Agency (KFDA) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dabur India Limited to procure minor forest produces (MFP) from tribals for 2013-14.

Nepal’s diverse landscape is presenting various forest management challenges, and the country has experienced significant forest lost over the years. Therefore, achieving sustainable forest management in the country is a major need to be addressed if national level REDD processes are to yield any benefits for Nepal.

Proposed FDT has provision to collect 15% of sale value of minerals produced from forest area.

The government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that a ‘super’ environment regulator may not be required if an equally effective regulatory system, adhering to the court's guiding principles in

The objective of this study was to demonstrate a new, cost-effective method to define the sustainable amounts of harvested wood products in Southeast Asian countries case studies, while avoiding degradation (net loss) of total wood carbon stocks. Satellite remote sensing from the MODIS sensor was used in the CASA (Carnegie Ames Stanford Approach) carbon cycle model to map forest production for the Southeast Asia region from 2000 to 2010.

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