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Deforestation
Opinion  /  Published 02.03.22

A mountain of concern

Ecological concerns are getting overridden by political-economic gains. The Supreme Court judgment on the Char Dham highway development project is being criticized for this very reason. The Rs 12,000 ...
By Shruti Jain

News  /  Published 01.03.22

Study reveals 30 per cent dip in Kolkata forest cover in 10 years

The India State of Forest Report 2021 shows that Kolkata last year had about 1.8sq km of forest cover, less than 1 per cent of the city’s area. Of that, 1.7sq km falls under the “open&rdq...
By Jayanta Basu in Ballygunge

News  /  Published 20.12.21

Issues that dictated voters’ choice in Kolkata civic body polls

Living in a place as busy as Moulali gives Gaurav Golani a sense of the deteriorating air quality of Kolkata. “I want the next civic board to treat air pollution with utmost importance,”s...
By Debraj Mitra, Subhajoy Roy

Opinion  /  Published 14.04.21

Save them: Goa losing forest cover

Sir — It is criminal to not follow Covid-19 protocols in a public space given the spike in cases across the country (“Metro commuters flout mask mandate”, April 12). The government a...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.03.21

Steel city squatters damaging trees

Squatters who have returned to encroach upon government land at Khaasmahal in Parsudih have allegedly felled over 100 trees in the last week to pave the way for setting up shanties to live i...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshdepur

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Opinion  /  Published 12.08.19

Climate change: Disastrous implications for children

As problems affecting the future of the planet become more complex, their solutions need to be vigorously reimagined. The requirement for innovative solutions is particularly acute right now in Brazi...
By The Editorial Board

North East  /  Published 20.07.19

Tinsukia NGO links felling of trees to flood havoc

An NGO based in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district on Saturday alleged that illegal felling of over 10,000 trees was one of the reasons for this year’s floods.Devajit Moran, secretary of Green Bud So...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.12.18

Jamshedpur planner’s axe on trees sparks anger

Several mature trees — some of them more than seven decades old — have been felled to widen a stretch of Shastrinagar Main Road in Kadma, causing resentment among environmentalists.The 3km artery ...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 23.02.20

Another blow

Sir — It is disheartening that the population of whale sharks in the Indo-Pacific region has declined by 63 per cent in 75 years. This alarming fall bears testimony to the all-round degradation of t...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 29.12.19

Youths protest felling for smart city

A group of youths on Sunday protested here against the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC)’s decision to cut down trees in the heart of the city in the name of Agartala Smart City Development proje...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala


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