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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Udhagamandalam: A draft policy on natural resource management was submitted to the United Planters' Association of Southern India (UPASI) during their 124th annual conference in Coonoor on Wednesda

Scrap tires have been on environmentalists' blacklist for decades. They pile up in landfills, have fed enormous toxic fires, harbor pests and get burned for fuel.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Mahaganga Printpack Industries & Ors. Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh & Ors. dated 22/06/2015 regarding air pollution by burning tyres in the open and emanating black carbon by industries leading to severe damage of the health of the residents

Soldiers and forest officials began felling rubber trees in illegal plantations covering 1,200 rai in Phitsanulok province on Monday.

In this present work experimental test have been conducted to evaluate the performance and emission characteristics of a diesel engine using the rubber seed oil diesel

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Residents Welfare Association Vs. U.O.I & Ors. dated 24/02/2015 regarding burning of tyres and plastics at Gokalpur scrap market, Delhi.
NGT directed the "the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to find out the possibility of recycling or using the waste tyre materials which are being discarded by the shop owners, either for similar material or for energy production, on the next date of hearing."

In a warming world, species distribution models have become a useful tool for predicting plausible shifts of a species occurrence enforced by climate change. Using maximum entropy (Mexent) model, we analysed present and future distribution patterns of rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) in two distinct bio-greographical regions of India: the Western Ghats having a good distribution of rubber plantations at present and the Brahmaputra Valley, where rubber trees are recently being cultivated.

The increasing demand for agricultural products and the uncertainty of international food markets has recently drawn the attention of governments and agribusiness firms toward investments in productive agricultural land, mostly in the developing world. The targeted countries are typically located in regions that have remained only marginally utilized because of lack of modern technology. It is expected that in the long run large scale land acquisitions (LSLAs) for commercial farming will bring the technology required to close the existing crops yield gaps.

The Congress-Government Coordination Committee that will meet here on Tuesday is expected to work out a strategy to tackle the possible fallout of the K. Kasturirangan report on the conservation of Western Ghats that has identified 123 villages in the State as ecologically sensitive areas (ESAs).

Senior party leaders are expecting some sort of action from the Union government, at least to the extent of accepting the Oommen V. Oommen panel report that had recommended exemption from the ESA provisions for an area over 3,000 sq miles, including populated areas and rubber plantations.