Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Nanik Rupani & Anr. Vs Secretary MoEF & Ors dated 28/02/2017 regarding devastation due to hill-cutting and tree felling in Lonavala, Pune, Maharashtra.

NGT restrains M/s Vikas Developers from hill cutting in the project area of Survey No.44+45/2 of Khandala, Taluka Maval, District Pune and also pay Rs. 40 Lakhs for restitution of the devastated area to Lonavala Municipal Council within a month.

The trace element selenium is essential for human health and is required in a narrow dietary concentration range. Insufficient selenium intake has been estimated to affect up to 1 billion people worldwide. Dietary selenium availability is controlled by soil–plant interactions, but the mechanisms governing its broad-scale soil distributions are largely unknown. Using data-mining techniques, we modeled recent (1980–1999) distributions and identified climate–soil interactions as main controlling factors.

The CIAT-led project ‘Climate-smart soil protection and rehabilitation in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, India and Kenya’, supports the BMZ-GIZ Soil program, and intends to widen the scope of soil protection and rehabilitation for food security by aligning with the goals of CSA.

From Wordsworth’s gardens to the south’s white cliffs and salmon rivers in Wales, climate change is wrecking historic sites, finds report.

HOWRAH: Irrigation minister Rajib Banerjee and Howrah's mayor Rathin Chakraborty visited ward number one at Badhaghat Chara area under Howrah Municipal Corporation following reports that river Hoog

Collective action has led to increased agricultural investments, and provided an avenue for dissemination of climate-smart technologies. Cereal–legume intercrop innovations offer farmers multiple benefits that contribute to increased farm resilience, greater food security and better incomes.

Sustainable participatory watershed management is an approach promoted by the Ethiopian government to restore natural resources and agricultural productivity across the country.

Soil pH regulates the capacity of soils to store and supply nutrients, and thus contributes substantially to controlling productivity in terrestrial ecosystems . However, soil pH is not an independent regulator of soil fertility—rather, it is ultimately controlled by environmental forcing. In particular, small changes in water balance cause a steep transition from alkaline to acid soils across natural climate gradients.

A new report by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) reveals the crucial role the world’s drylands play in buffering the negative impacts of climate change, land degradation and drought. Drylands are absolutely key to global food security for the whole planet.

Landslide is one of the most ravaging natural disaster in the world and recent occurrences in Nigeria require urgent need for landslide risk assessment. A total of nine samples representing three major landslide prone areas in Nigeria were studied, with a view of determining their liquefaction and sliding potential. Geotechnical analysis was used to investigate the liquefaction potential, while the slope conditions were deduced using SLOPE/W. The results of geotechnical analysis revealed that the soils contain 6–34 % clay and 72–90 % sand.