Slash and burn agriculture in Amazon

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Wildfires, Farming, Ranching Increase Deforestation By 17% In Amazon

Amazon rainforests have lost scores of green cover as deforestation increased by 17% in 2020. A University of Maryland report pointed that around 2.3 million acres of land, equivalent to El Salvador, has lost the forest cover. Losing over 1.5 million hectares of primary forest, Brazil accounted for the highest deforestation while Bolivia and Peru followed next. The study cited slash-and-burn agriculture, wildfires and cattle ranching as major… read-more

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 - 04:00 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Amazon forest, Greenery, forest cover, environment

Courtesy: The Wire

National Capital will have European quality roads.

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Delhi Plans To Build Roads On European Pattern With More Greenery

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has been planning to revamp 500 Km of 100-feet-wide roads by that of European cities. CM Kejriwal has set 2023 as the deadline to improve the congestion on the roads. The project eyes at efficient utilization of road space including 10-feet footpaths, organized lanes, greenery, slopes to prevent waterlogging and drainage-cum-rainwater harvesting system. Moreover, the CM has asked PWD consultant to submit reports by… read-more

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 - 04:48 PM / by Rashi Jain

Tags: Delhi, Europe, Roads, Traffic, Greenery, metropolitan, metropolitan cities

Courtesy: Hindustan Times