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climate change Explainer | Wastelands or grasslands? India’s history with defining open ecosystems

Nearly 70 percent of the areas which are open natural ecosystems overlap with those which the government calls wastelands.

oil Despite challenges, Telangana plans to expand oil palm plantation area by 22 times

The Telangana government has planned to bring a total of 80,937 hectares of land in the state under oil palm cultivation in the next four years.

forest How preserving forests could save the Indian giant squirrel

Among the four global giant squirrels, the Indian giant squirrel is endemic to India.

mumbai Mumbai activists demand that the tree geo-tagging information be made public

Environment activists and mapping technology experts assert that when the information about geo-tagged trees in cities such as Mumbai are made

biodiversity Himalayan medicinal plants under threat due to climate change

Medicinal plants in the Himalayas are under threat due to climate change. The findings call for reorienting conservation strategies. The new

indian renewable energy development agency ireda Solar mini-grids fuel women-led enterprises in Jharkhand’s Gumla district

Jharkhand’s Gumla district is among the most backward districts of the state as per government classification. About 69 percent of the district’s

tamil nadu The wind farm paradox in southern Tamil Nadu

Over three decades, a lot has changed in this region of the southern Indian coastal state, which accounts for about 25 percent of India’s total

biodiversity Keeping alive a mangrove conservationist’s legacy to protect Kerala coast

According to P Sujanapal, a scientist with Kerala Forest Research Institute, Kerala’s mangrove cover has severely disintegrated in the last four

elephants Yes, No or Maybe: Fate of Hasdeo Arand forest back in limbo

The study warned that infrastructure development and mining will cause fragmentation and have a negative impact on quality habitat available.

environment A to Z guide to Bengaluru’s lakes

Environmental activists argue that instead of solely focusing on the superficial beautification of water bodies, the plan should be to restore them

agriculture Artificial nests for barn owls help farmers befriend these natural rodent killers

In an initiative in Assam, agricultural scientists are helping farmers in the state to conserve and increase the number of barn owls with the help of