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china aims at 25% forest cover by 2020, to curb 'irrational development'




china aims to keep a quarter of its land off-limits for development by 2020 and increase forest coverage to more than 23 per cent of its total landmass, the country's cabinet said. at least 25 per cent of china's land would be protected by the country's new "ecological red line" scheme by the end of...



china approves no-development zones in 15 provinces and regions




china has approved plans by 15 provinces and regions to draw up “red lines” that will put large swathes of its territory off-limits to economic development, the environment ministry said on monday. the “ecological protection red line” scheme was first devised in 2011 amid fears that decades ...



forest fires contributed to record global tree cover loss




a sharp increase in forest fires stoked record losses in global forest cover equivalent to the area of new zealand in 2016, a global forest watch report said monday.



karnataka records 2nd highest growth in forest




karnataka records india's second highest growth in forest cover in the last two years, signalling conservation success within and outside protected forests, says the latest india state of forest report released here on monday.in 2017, the state's overall forest cover stands at 37,550 sq km, which is...



karnataka records 2nd highest growth in forest




karnataka records india's second highest growth in forest cover in the last two years, signalling conservation success within and outside protected forests, says the latest india state of forest report released here on monday.in 2017, the state's overall forest cover stands at 37,550 sq km, which is...



payments to rural communities offer a new opportunity to restore china's native




despite massive efforts at reforestation, china's native forests continue to be displaced by plantations. a new study by researchers from the world agroforestry centre (icraf), kunming institute of botany (kib), princeton university, and sun yat-sen university argues that rural communities could hel...



myanmar's extensive forests are declining rapidly due to political and economic




the distribution of forest cover and forest cover change across myanmar. credit: bhagwat et al., 2017the loss of intact forest cover in myanmar has accelerated over the last decade, according to a study published may 17, 2017 in the open-access journal plos one by peter leimgruber from smithsonian c...



payments to rural communities offer a new opportunity to restore china's native




patches of reforested land alongside farms in sichuan province, china. reforestation in china often uses single species rather than the range of species found in the original native forests. credit: fangyuan huadespite massive efforts at reforestation, china's native forests continue to be displaced...



new investment rules to curb china's foreign acquisition binge




beijing: the chinese government has officially put the brakes on chinese companies pouring big money into overseas property development, issuing rules likely to have a significant impact in australia.china's state council, or cabinet, issued the first rules on overseas investment by chinese companie...



new look at satellite data questions scale of china's afforestation success




china has invested more resources than any other country in reversing deforestation and planting trees. however, given the large scale of these programmes it has been difficult to quantify their impact on forest cover. a new study shows that much of china's new tree cover consists of sparse, low pla...



new look at satellite data questions scale of china's afforestation success




china has invested more resources than any other country in reversing deforestation and planting trees. however, given the large scale of these programmes it has been difficult to quantify their impact on forest cover. a new study shows that much of china's new tree cover consists of sparse, low pla...



india needs to safeguard its natural resources




india is among the fastest growing economies in the world today. it is now paying much more attention to environment than earlier. while before 1980, almost 150,000 hectares of forest land was being diverted to non-forestry activities every year, it is heartening to note that this rate of diversion ...



china's artificial intelligence plan aims for world-leader status by 2025




artificial intelligence is a hot industry with governments and private companies alike scrambling to stay ahead. earlier today, china announced a plan to make itself one of the global leaders in ai technologies, something that would see the nation’s core artificial intelligence industries exceedin...



wanda to sell off australian luxury property development




beijing: once china's richest man, wang jianlin, is reportedly selling out of australia. his company dalian wanda, one of china's biggest property developers, is reported to have put its yet-to-be-completed luxury circular quay apartment project on the market.the south china morning post reported t...



china to deepen reforms, keep growth steady in 2018




china will deepen structural reforms and curb risks to the country's financial system while maintaining steady economic growth in 2018, the official xinhua news agency said on wednesday, citing leaders at an economic planning meeting. china has seen better-than-expected economic growth this year ev...



china steps up warnings over debt-fueled overseas acquisitions




china moved friday to curb investment overseas by its companies and conglomerates, issuing its strongest signal yet that it wants to rein in runaway debt that could pose a threat to the country's slowing economy.beijing has stepped up its efforts in recent months to restrict some of its most acquisi...



good, only in parts: draft forest policy needs several improvements




the draft national forest policy 2018, put out by the environment ministry for public comments, is by and large well-conceptualised though some of its contents can be controversial. coming 30 years after the promulgation of the last script, the new policy seeks to modernise the forest development st...



delhi can become a desert if green cover goes: hc




the national capital can turn into a desert if the green cover and forest land fall prey to illegal construction and encroachment, the delhi high court has observed.it said this environmental issue was a matter of concern and needed to be addressed on a war footing in view of the adverse impact due ...



cu's leeds school of business aims for gender parity in degree programs by 2020




the university of colorado leeds school of business is launching a new initiative aimed at increasing the number of women in business programs by 2020.the initiative, which is being announced today at the women inspiring leadership development (wild) summit in westminster, aims to create gender pari...



eucalyptus gets the chop after deadly portugal forest fires




eucalyptus is portugal's most widespread forest plant but it is cited as a cause of forest fires that lay waste annually to around 100,000 hectares of vegetationportugal is to reduce the number of eucalyptus groves after the highly flammable plant was blamed for last month's deadly forest fires. par...



an amendment inviting ecological disaster- india legal




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.above:most of the aravalli ranges are protected by the plpa. photo: kh manglembi devithe move by the haryana government to amend the act creates a storm, with environmentalists saying it will be an ecological disaster ~by vipin pubbyharyana ha...



cities and communities in the us losing 36 million trees a year




scientists with the usda forest service estimate that between 2009 and 2014, tree cover in the nation's urban/community areas declined by 0.7 percent, which translates to losing an estimated 36 million trees or approximately 175,000 acres of tree cover annually. pavement and other impervious cover i...



the world's largest amphibious aircraft takes flight in china




china has successfully tested the world's largest amphibious aircraft, with state media broadcasting its maiden flight live on television.the ag600 aircraft is 37 metres long and has a 38.8-metre wingspan, according to xinhua, on a par with a boeing 737.it took off from zhuhai airport in the souther...



presstv-china again advises us to abandon protectionism




china has yet again called on the united states to abandon the policy of protectionism in trade and pursue dialog instead.chinese commerce ministry spokesman gao feng, who made the remarks at a press conference in the capital, beijing, on thursday, also once again stressed that beijing was ready for...



apple wants one million acres of forest to be responsibly managed by 2020




for the latest in its series of environmental videos, apple offers up some details on its forest conservation efforts. once again narrated by lisa jackson, the head of the company's environmental efforts, the video talks about how apple plans to make sure that one million acres of forest are respons...