CHANDIGARH: The state of Punjab, which has the lowest forest cover and percentage of land under green cover in the country, is finally taking initiatives to better its position.

CHANDIGARH: Sangrur based environment activist Amandeep Aggarwal feels disillusioned that his grit and perseverance in exposing the alleged rampant tree felling and misplaced compensatory afforesta

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Krishan Nand Rai Vs Government Polytechnic College, Deoria & Others dated 11/12/2018. This application was originally filed against grant of permission for felling of 57 tress by the Divisional Forest Officer in favour of Government Polytechnic College, Chariyaon Buzurg, Deoria, Uttar Pradesh on the ground that requisite conditions had not been imposed while permitting felling of the trees.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gram Pradhan, Gram Sabha Sarkot, Chamoli Vs State of Uttarakhand dated 03/12/2018 regarding illegal cutting of thousands of grown up trees at Damuthol Tok to Devsari Road, 8 km. from Gwaldam – Nandkishori Road in District Chamoli, State of Uttarakhand.

Water security is key to achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet, increasingly the world is facing water shortages, and an estimated four billion people do not have sufficient access to safe and reliable water.

About half of developing countries express ambition to use agroforestry—the integration of trees with crops, livestock and other non-forest timber products—for adaptation and mitigation of climate change.

Paper industry represented by Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA) has come out strongly against the perception being created by telecom providers linking paper to environmental concerns.

What is the best strategy for increasing green cover outside recorded forest areas? Leasing of wasteland to the corporate sector for re-greening is among the major recommendations that a report by an expert committee formed by India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has suggested.

Each year wildland fires kill and injure trees on millions of forested hectares globally, affecting plant and animal biodiversity, carbon storage, hydrologic processes, and ecosystem services. The underlying mechanisms of fire-caused tree mortality remain poorly understood, however, limiting the ability to accurately predict

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of We the People Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/11/2018 regarding illegal felling of trees at at Chak Ganjaria Farm at Lucknow where a Hightech City has been developed by the State of Uttar Pradesh. The report of the Remote Sensing Applications Centre (RSAC), Department of Science and Technology, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh dated 13.10.2018 shows that under ‘Vegetative Cover’ sub-category ‘Tree Cover Density 40% to 70%’, the area was 0.684 hectares in the year 2012, which became zero in the year 2017.

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