'Project benefits minimal, but harm to eco-sensitive zones substantial'

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of D.V. Girish Kalleshwara Estate Kaimara P.O.,Chikmagalur Karnataka Vs. The Secretary to Government (Environment and Ecology) Department of Forest Environment and Ecology dated 09/04/2015 regarding encroachment and illegal constructions being made in Bababudangiri and Mullayanagiri hill areas in the State of Karnataka.

Latin America has the planet's largest land reserves for agriculture and had the most rapid agricultural expansion during the twenty-first century. A large portion of the expansion replaced forests, as shown by many local and regional studies. However, expansion varied regionally and also replaced other land covers. Further, it is important to distinguish between changes in cropland and pastureland as they produce food at different levels of efficiency and intensity.

Birds in the city no longer live on trees or in nests made of twigs and leaves.

A research team from SNM College, Maliankara, has reported the discovery of three new plant species from the Pooyamkutty-Edamalayar region, highlighting the rich biodiversity of the Western Ghats.

This study focuses on pastoralism's current and future potential for securing sustainable managment and green economy outcomes from the world's rangelands.

Ecosystems across the globe are in danger--from coral reefs to prairie grasslands. In fact, these ecosystems are susceptible to sudden collapse due to seemingly minor events.

The variation and control of soil organic carbon (SOC) and other nutrients in permafrost regions are critical for studying the carbon cycle and its potential feedbacks to climate change; however, they are poorly understood. Soil nutrients samples at depths of 0–10, 10–20, 20–30, and 30–40 cm, were sampled eight times in 2009 in alpine swamp meadow, alpine meadow and alpine steppe in permafrost regions of the central Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Leo F. Saldhana, Bangalore Vs The Union of India and others dated 27/08/2014 regarding allotment of ecologically sensitive Amrit Mahal Kaval lands in Chitradurga district, Karnataka to Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) for the construction of a weaponised drone testing and manufacture project,

Ganga River Basin (GRB) is the second most populous river basin in the world, which has been undergoing rapid land-use change during the last few decades. Here, the researchers analyse the landscape dynamics in Indian GRB (IGRB) using three indices, i.e. class area, mean patch size and number of patches for 14 land use and land cover classes using multi-temporal Landsat satellite datasets of 1975 and 2010.