Alien plants are threatening animals in one of the Kenya's major wildlife reserves, a study has shown.

Scientists could soon tell actual agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in sub-Saharan Africa by testing different animal feeds.

A study on the physiology of root parasitism in sandal (Santalum album L.) was conducted by comparing a six-year-old sandal grown alone and along with a host (Casuarina equisetifolia). Although maximum haustorial connections were observed when grown along with the host, sandal formed haustorial connections with plants including grass up to a distance of 3 m. Anatomical studies on haustoria indicated a vascular connectivity between the host and sandal.

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International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) underlined the need for maintaining the variety of forage seeds to keep up the well being of biodiversity and mainly the life of animals.

To tackle the issue of increasing carbon dioxide in the air and maintain an ecological balance, the forest department of Madhya Pradesh is planning to grow grass on open forest land.

Grass plants, such as maize, dramatically alter their root structure in order to preserve water in the soil column during droughts, say researchers

PANJIM: Continuing its fight over the amendment to the Tree Act classifying the coconut tree as a palm, Green Brigade Group protested at Goa-Velha and Taleigao on Monday.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Kallpavalli Vrishka Pempakamdarula & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 25/08/2015 regarding the adverse effects both long term and short term of the windmills project, Kallpavalli area, Ananthapur District of Andhra Pradesh.

An analysis of the climate impact of various forms of beef production is carried out, with a particular eye to the comparison between systems relying primarily on grasses grown in pasture ('grass-fed' or 'pastured' beef) and systems involving substantial use of manufactured feed requiring significant external inputs in the form of synthetic fertilizer and mechanized agriculture ('feedlot' beef). The climate impact is evaluated without employing metrics such as ${\mathrm{CO}}_{2}{\rm{e}}$ or global warming potentials. The analysis evaluates the impact at all time scales out to 1000 years.

One of the questions raised was whether Government has received any proposal to declare Bamboo a grass or to amend the Indian Forest Act, 1927 for changing Bamboo from tree to grass and notifying it as non-timber forest produce, if so, the details thereof.

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