Climate change affecting food security, plant-based food can limit climate change: IPCC

India Today | August 09, 2019

The IPCC, the world body for assessing the state of scientific knowledge related to climate change, in its latest report suggested that balanced diets featuring plant-based foods produced in low greenhouse gas emission systems can help combat climate change.

Food security will be severely hit because of climate change with decline in yields, reduced nutrient quality and disruptions in availability, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said on Thursday. Read more

The disappearance of Aravali Hills

The Indian Express | July 27, 2019

Stretching for some 800 kilometers (430 miles) from Delhi across the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Haryana, the Aravali Hills are believed to date back 350 million years.

New Delhi construction is fueling the devastation of the ancient Aravali Hills, impacting water, desertification, and air pollution.

Stretching for some 800 kilometers (430 miles) from Delhi across the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Haryana, the Aravali Hills are believed to date back 350 million years, making them even older than the Himalayas. Read more

Women adivasis to SC: Repression continues against those seeking rights under FRA

The Indian Express | Kavitha Iyer | July 27, 2019

Sokalo Gond was among those campaigning for reclaiming adivasis’ rights to forest land even before the legislation in 2006.

TWO ADIVASI women leaders of their communities have sought to describe to the Supreme Court the continuing repression faced by tribals and other forest-dwelling communities in seeking their rights to forest land under the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006.

The intervention application, filed by Sokalo Gond of Sonbhadra and Nivada Rana of Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, along with All India Union of Forest Workings People (AIUFWP) and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) led by Teesta Setalvad, is one among nearly 15 interventions filed in the writ petition in the SC regarding the constitutionality of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Protection of Rights) Act, 2006. Read more

The disappearance of India’s Aravali Hills

dw.com | July 25, 2019

New Delhi construction is fueling the devastation of India’s ancient Aravali Hills, impacting water, desertification and air pollution.

Stretching for some 800 kilometers (430 miles) from Delhi across the Indian states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana, the Aravali Hills are believed to date back 350 million years, making them even older than the Himalayas. Read more

Mother elephant uproots transformer that electrocuted her baby in Andhra

The Hindu | K. Umashanker | July 23, 2019

It’s a common observation that elephants are wise and clever animals. The episode of a wild elephant, which reportedly “avenged” its baby’s death by uprooting a transformer pole at an agriculture land near Palamaner on Monday has baffled forest officials and public.

A two-year-old male calf was electrocuted to death when it brushed against an uninsulated cable of a transformer at a field of Gobbilla Kotur village abutting the Koundinya wildlife sanctuary, 60 km from here, in the early hours of Sunday. Read more

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