SURAT: Owners of a water park were penalized for cutting down 70 trees in Damka village of Choryasi taluka, about 24 km from Surat city.

As many as 681 trees have been axed to widen National Highway no. 7 near Fazilka.

Going back to being the city of banyan trees might help Vadodara counter the rising air pollution levels in the city.

Activated carbon was prepared from Behda (BEAC), Anjan (AAC), Chinch (CAC), and Bakam Neem (BNAC) leaves. The effects of various parameters such as initial metal concentration, particle size, pH and contact time for the adsorption of Cu (II) on BEAC, AAC, CAC and BNAC were investigated. The amount of adsorbent increased the percentage of metal removal increased accordingly. The optimum pH for the Cu (II) absorption was 7.0 except BEAC. The equilibrium data fit well with both Langmuir and Freundlich models of adsorption.

Surkhet, July 28: Around 12,000 saplings of different species have been planted at Deutibajyai Community Forest at Latikoili VDC in Surkhet district.

Concerned over rising temperature in the city, the environment wing of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will change in its approach to plantation.

Instead of planting decorative and fast-growing trees, the BMC will gor for shady trees from the coming monsoon to create a green canopy on city roads, official sources said. The BMC has selected two species of trees for the plantation drive. About 1,500 such trees would be planted on the vacant patches in different wards as well as medians.

To eradicate dengue, a multi-pronged campaign was launched on Tuesday across six Indian cities with public-private partnership.

As part of the two-month long campaign ‘U & Me Against Dengue’, fumigation drive, neem plantation and cleanliness drive would be kicked off in phases across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune and Ahmedabad to combat the spread of the mosquito-borne viral infection.

With monsoon expected to arrive on time, the arrangements to start annual plantation exercise for the year 2013-14 have been put in place by forest department.

Carbon credit system paying rich dividends to farmers too

In a silent afforestation campaign, a private company has successfully raised more than a million trees on private lands in five districts in the State and recorded a survival rate of 90 per cent. Giving details to The Hindu about the successful planting of saplings and raising them to trees, A. Joseph Rexon, Director, TIST Tree Planting India programme, said it was started in Kancheepuram district with six farmers in 2003.

BHOPAL: Urban Administration and Development minister, Babulal Gaur has said that Bhopal's Shahpura hillock will be developed as beautiful city forest.