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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

Bringing coffee back into the shade

A unique eco-certification initiative in Kodagu’s famous coffee estates offers fresh hope for preserving native rainforests of the Western Ghats that ensures more water in the Kaveri River

Coffee farmers in Kodagu once grew their plants only under the canopy of evergreen forests. Now they prefer to grow it under the sun, which has serious implications for the Kaveri…Read More