The cutting of forest to build roads and railways are considered among the prime reasons for deforestation in the ghats. The undesirable agriculture practices and pressure of increasing population in the region has added to the reasons for depletion of green ranges.
Here are the highlights for today’s environment bulletin, from India and the world.
With Arctic sea ice diminishing, polar bears are forced to change their hunting habits and spend more time on land looking for food. In the Novaya Zemlya islands, there were cases of bears entering residential buildings and attacking people.
Scientists have discovered an enormous void under an Antarctic glacier, sparking concern that the ice sheet is melting faster than anyone had realized.
Environment Minister asks scientists to create zero-pollution crackers.
Nitin Gadkari met the chief ministers of 4 BJP-ruled states on Monday to discuss the river interlinking project with them.