Spiritual leader Morari Bapu’s event at Olive Ridley site in TN raises concerns
India’s forests represent one of the largest battlegrounds in climate change policy. While the Indian government has repeatedly claimed massive success in its forest conservation and afforestation practices, the reality is that there is an insidious tussle to redefine India’s natural forest landscape which has serious implications on the country’s efforts to tackle climate change.
Research shows contact with nature can help boost our mood, and it can even help people suffering from depression and other mental health issues. A clinic in Chennai has introduced green therapy as part of their patients’ rehabilitation program.
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Broadcasts on everything from cyclone warnings to making jewelry from seashells help Pamban islanders stay resilient in the face of climate change impacts.
The thermal power station in Neyveli, Tamil Nadu, suffered a boiler blast resulting in the death of 13 workers who were involved in a routine maintenance operation.
Illegal logging is driving the loss of forest that poses the biggest threat to rare hornbill species in the Eastern Himalayan forests of India’s Arunachal Pradesh state.
“Subsidies that go to bottom trawlers can be especially harmful. They are destructive to the habitat and have a large proportion of by-catch in their landings. Too much overfishing can lead to the complete collapse of fish stock.”