Building an eco-friendly Green ICT Market as the lasting legacy of ICTFOOTPRINT.eu UN launch initiative to improve environment, livelihoods in Cox’s Bazar Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) organized a human on Ban Single-Use Plastic in Bangladesh at Mymensingh city Environmental Implications Of Lead-Acid And Lithium-Ion Batteries China to ban bags and other single-use plastic Environmental campaigners see success of single-use plastic ban Dhaka University campus declared plastic-free Meet the Wildlife Police Protecting children from harmful food marketing India’s Unique Water Purification Wetland Could Soon Become Extinct
Category archives for: Forest & Land

Sundarban and its majestic beast

Climate change has severely threatened biodiversity worldwide with many species already on the verge of extinction and is responsible for warmer temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, and more frequent extreme weather events. Climate change has already caused changes in vegetation, salinity and sedimentation in the Sundarbans — an iconic ecosystem and home to the Royal Bengal […]

Will the latest amendment to U.P.’s tree act help the state’s green cover?

Reacting to the outrage over a proposal to cut more than 64,000 trees for a Defence Expo in Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued new norms to protect trees in the northern state. The amendment to the state’s tree protection act however, has experts and authorities coming out with opposing claims on the sustainability […]

Animal Planet discoverss Panams eco-tourism

(MENAFN – Newsroom Panama) The fauna and flora of Bocas del Toro, the Darién jungle and other parts of Panama will be premiered in a documentary in 2020 on the Animal Planet channel. It will be presented by Nigel Marven,  who is also producer and director, of a series of programs about Central America that […]

Farm forests deliver many benefits

Over the past twenty-five years 23,000 landowners (83% farmers) have converted some of their land to forestry, creating a sustainable and complementary farm resource. Well planned and sustainably-managed forests can provide commercial environmental and recreational opportunities. There are many attractive planting options and models available for farmers and landowners, each with significant potential to deliver […]

Helping countries better monitor and report on forest and land-use under the Paris Climate Agreement

FAO and GEF team up in new project to make forest data more transparent, accessible and available 11 November 2019, Rome – FAO today launched a new $7.1 million project supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to make forest data more accessible, transparent and available, and, in particular, help developing countries to meet the Paris Climate Agreement's enhanced […]

Forests and wildlife in danger

A major report, “Below the Canopy”, jointly written by the conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Zoological Society of London (ZSL), has brought to the fore some startling findings. The study found that the population of wildlife in the world’s forests has declined by more than half in just over four decades. Read More:

US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here’s why it matters and how you can stop it

(CNN)If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study. But tree cover in US cities is shrinking. A study published last year by the US Forest Service found […]

US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here’s why it matters and how you can stop it

(CNN)If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study. But tree cover in US cities is shrinking. A study published last year by the US Forest Service found […]

Europe’s forests are booming. Here’s why.

Around the world, forests are shrinking due to deforestation, urban development and climate change, but in Europe that trend has been reversed.  Large areas of the continent have seen a forest boom that means today more than two-fifths of Europe is tree-covered. Between 1990 and 2015, the area covered by forests and woodlands increased by 90,000 square kilometres […]

How to erase 100 years of carbon emissions? Plant trees—lots of them.

An area the size of the United States could be restored as forests with the potential of erasing nearly 100 years of carbon emissions, according to the first ever study to determine how many trees the Earth could support. Published today in Science, "The global tree restoration potential” report found that there is enough suitable land to increase […]

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