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India’s forests turning brown

The core forests across the country, including those that are protected, are turning from green to brown, a worrying phenomenon that scientists say is due to more than seasonal variations

As much as 4.6 million hectares of forests in India are browning, according to a study by the Hyderabad-based National Remote Sensing Centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation…Read More

Fires threaten Amazon forests and Brazil’s emission targets

Fires raging across Amazonia could reach unprecedented levels by October if authorities do not clamp down on the practice of starting them to clear and maintain pastures

The number of fire outbreaks in Brazil is 57% higher than at the same time last year and the numbers may increase since the fire season intensifies from July through to October…Read More

Changing climate threatens sacred groves

The delicate balance of trees and vines has been disturbed in the tropical dry evergreen forests of India’s east coast, weakening their utility to local communities and their capacity to store carbon

Local communities 10 km north of Puducherry on the east coast of India have for centuries preserved an anthill in a 17-hectare forest because they believed it was the abode of their snake god. Today…Read More