Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Rameshwar & Others Vs State of Haryana & Others dated 12/03/2018 regarding land acquisition of 912 acres from three villages namely, Manesar, Lakhnoula and Naurangpur, Tehsil and District Gurgaon for setting up Chaudhari Devi Lal Industrial Township, to be planned as an Integrated Complex for residential, recreational and other public purposes.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Mather Nagar Residents Association Vs The District Collector, Ernakulam & Others dated 05/03/2018 regarding construction of a multi storied building on wetland area of Thrikkakkara North Village, Kalamassery, Ernakulam District, Kerala. Supreme Court sets aside the Order passed by the Kerala High Court which allowed the builder to continue construction and remanded the matter for a fresh decision after taking into account the detailed report submitted by the Sub-Collector, Fortkochi, Ernakulam District, Kerala.

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JAIPUR: A study by researchers at the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, has shown how land use change too is contributing to climate change.

The introduction of the first generation of biofuels made from food crops has been controversial largely due to concerns over competition for land with food crops, thus raising global crop prices and generating induced land-use change (ILUC).

One of the most important anthropogenic influences on climate is land use change (LUC). In particular, the Amazon (AMZ) basin is a highly vulnerable area to climate change due to substantial modifications of the hydroclimatology of the region expected as a result of LUC. However, both the magnitude of these changes and the physical process underlying this scenario are still uncertain. This work aims to analyze the simulated Amazon deforestation and its impacts on local mean climate.

With the current trend of land use/land cover (LULC) change taking place globally, several parts of northeast India are also showing signs of change in LULC pattern leading to forest loss. This study focusses on the expansion of monoculture rubber plantation (Hevea brasiliensis) in selected sub-watersheds in northeast India, and distributed in parts of north Tripura, Mizoram and a major portion in the Karimganj district of Assam.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of People United for Better Living in Calcutta (Public) & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 09/01/2018 regarding dumping of fly ash and filling up parts of Dankuni Wetland at Mollarber Mouza of Serampore Uttarpara Block, Dankuni, West Bengal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Tanajai Balasaheb Gambhire Vs Principal Secretary, Environment, Government of Maharashtra & Others dated 08/01/2018 regarding demolition of structures constructed at Pimpri Waghere, Taluka Haveli, District Pune, falling within limits of Pune Chinchwand Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and restoration of the said area having regard to environmental damage caused by the said development.

Carbon stocks in vegetation have a key role in the climate system. However, the magnitude, patterns and uncertainties of carbon stocks and the effect of land use on the stocks remain poorly quantified. Here we show, using state-of-the-art datasets, that vegetation currently stores around 450 petagrams of carbon. In the hypothetical absence of land use, potential vegetation would store around 916 petagrams of carbon, under current climate conditions. This difference highlights the massive effect of land use on biomass stocks.