Tag Archives: deforestation

Human Race on Brink of Extinction? Yes, Says New Study

If the rate at which deforestation is happening doesn’t stop, then mankind too will become defunct, warns a new environment study on deforestation. Agriculture, commercial business, setting up of factories or towering buildings – all such activities have contributed immensely to deforestation that we humans would be the targets of destruction too in the future, says the study . A research team ...

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Deforestation in Northern Hemisphere Affecting Indian Monsoon: IISc Study

The green cover that was existing in the high altitude Northern Hemisphere in the 1750s is no more seen today and the impact is visible in Indian monsoon getting affected, said IISc climate scientists attributing the fall in monsoon rains to increased deforestation. The Bangalore-based Indian Institute of sciences (IISc) centre said in the 1750s, only about 7% of the ...

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India State of Forest Report 2011: AP registers 281 sqkm decline

Twelve states/UTs have shown decrease in the forest cover to the extent of 867sqkm while AP’s decline of 281 sqkm is mainly attributed to harvesting of mature plantation of Eucalyptus and other species and in the norhte-east, it was mainly due to prevailing practice of shifting cultivation, said the India State of Forest Report 2011, released on Tuesday. Published biannually ...

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India manages to stem deforestation: Minister

Proving the outcry that forests are shrinking due to increased urbanisation, industrialisation and rehabilitation, India has set its record straight with a modest increase in its forest cover. In a report on the country’s State of Forest Report 2009, based upon the biennial assessment by Forest Survey of India, there is an increase in the forest cover of the country ...

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