by Dan Ashby and Lucy Taylor In Madagascar, farmers are cutting down forests and burning them to make way for rice cultivation. The practice is traditional but now illegal because of the harm it causes to natural areas. Many species are already threatened with extinction due to forest loss. With theRead More →

48 families to be displaced, hotel to disturb ecological balance as trees to be felled. Nagpur: Very soon a luxurious resort will come up near dam close to the Gorewada jungle. From nearly six decades the Forest department’s acres of land is with Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) which will beRead More →

We are surrounded by cultural products: cities, technologies, the arts and music. But culture is also deep inside us, in our ability to speak, in our sense of belonging, in our values. The capacity of our brain to adapt to and integrate culture is what makes us human: from birth,Read More →

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory Since 2012, Tentree have planted just over 16 million trees. The lifestyle apparel are for profit, as well as their environment. The company was founded by five socially and environmentally conscious friends in Canada. Their business plan is to plant ten trees for every item purchased. This means thatRead More →

By AT Kokrajhar Bureau A villager is battling with death at a hospital in Kokrajhar after he sustained serious injury in elephant attack. The incident took place in Lungsung forest where a wild elephant attacked him as he was collecting firewood in the forest. Identified as Dhrubajit Brahma, he was rushedRead More →

A fragile consensus to capture more rhinos has finally been reached, but one major roadblock remains: Indonesian officials. BY JEREMY HANCE  As the Sumatran rhino edges closer to extinction, aggressive interventions have stalled. Even ongoing efforts like ranger protection have been undercut by lack of government support. As of May, conservationRead More →

Over the last few days, India’s political capital, New Delhi, has witnessed toxic smog engulf the city, threatening a break-out of major respiratory ailments. In response, the government has shut down schools and declared a public health emergency, but criticism is building that authorities aren’t doing enough to solve the situation. There have been increasingRead More →

By Washington Castilhos A Brazilian scientist who developed a method that reduces greenhouse gas emissions from sugarcane cultivation has been awarded a prize that each year recognises a researcher whose work has excelled in the area of fertiliser use. Heitor Cantarella received the International Fertilizer Association’s (IFA) Norman Borlaug AwardRead More →