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FIRE HAZARD: HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS DERAILING LOFTY CARBON OFFSET HOPES

“We cannot be complacent about the world’s carbon stocks. With the over-reliance on land and forests for carbon removal, it is possible that decades worth of carbon stock can be wiped out in a matter of days or a few months. This is a particularly serious concern considering the likelihood of wildfires and extreme heat becoming more frequent and intense in coming years and decades apart from floods, landslides, pests and diseases. Our existing carbon stocks are already under threat, as will any new carbon stocks we are yet to create through tree plantations. Retaining and protecting individual large old trees whereever they exist will be important,”

New study finds that minority of animals host majority of zoonotic viruses

After contracting COVID-19, a scientist in India delved into data on what mammal species pose the greatest risk for future pandemics.

Why frenzied tree planting is no answer to ecological restoration

Tree-planting drives often ignore the fact that the restoration of grasslands, deserts, savanna, or rainforests means planting the right species in the right places

What Does it Take to Save India’s Largest Lake?

The belief that a rising tide will lift all boats, says a fisherman-conservationist, who is part of a community setting up fish sanctuaries in Vembanad Lake

How Tech4Good Community is helping 600 NGOs scale through curated tools and solutions

The social change initiative – Tech4Good Community, incubated by The/Nudge Centre for Social Innovation, has built a unique platform OTTER that allows NGOs to access tools and mentorship for top tech firms.

How to save Banni grasslands from invasive species? Here’s what a new study suggests

A mosaic of restored grasslands and patches of Prosopis juliflora may be key to sustainability, Until other pieces of the puzzle are figured out

Jaltol: Addressing the capacity bottleneck in rural water security

Jaltol is an open source QGIS plugin tool that makes water budget estimation easy

INDIA'S STRAY DOGS ARE BEING LOCKED OUT BY A US BAN ON ADOPTIONS

The CDC says the ban is necessary to reduce the risk of rabies following a spate of falsified rabies vaccination certificates. But the move is a problem for charities across India like Kannan Animal Welfare (KAW), which often helps find overseas homes for India's stray dogs -- including Pihu.

India's commitments to increase tree and forest cover

To achieve India's goal on reducing greenhouse gas emission intensity, it plans to create carbon sinks of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents by increasing its forest and tree cover to 33% of its land area.

Not even 5% of India’s grasslands protected

Grasslands, scrub, and desert ecosystems make up 10% of the country’s total land area — or 319,674 sq km — but less than 5% of this habitat is under protection, a new study shows

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