UP Plans to Plant Ten Million Saplings on a Single Day
Uttar Pradesh is set to create probably a world record by planting 10 million saplings
on a single day - on July 31.
According to V.N. Garg, principal secretary of the forest department, 850,000 saplings
would be planted in the seven districts of Agra division alone.
Tsunami-Hit Coastal Regions Needs More Relief
...nt-looking silver beaches about 80 km south of Chennai, India, new casurina saplings
are knee high and men are back to weaving nets.
'Udavum Karangal' (Hel...with the BITStsunami (Birla Institute of Technology) Trust, planted 174,422 saplings
(the number of people lost in the December 2004 tsunami worldwide) as bio-s...
‘Never Say Die’ Spirit of Visually Challenged - Makes Him a Role Modl
...d. And now I am able to lead a decent life with whatever I earn from these plantations and maintain my family," says Jena while carrying water for his saplings
which he treats as his children.
Today, Jena in addition to the cashew trees also has a number of fruit bearing plants in his farm. Kuni Jena, w...
New discovery suggests trees evolved camouflage defense against long extinct predator
...nces which the team suggest are linked to the historic presence of moa. Seedlings produce small narrow leaves, which appear mottled to the human eye. saplings
meanwhile produce larger, more elongated leaves with thorn-like dentitions.
The mottled colours of seedling leaves are similar to the appearance of...
Scientists work to plug microorganisms into the energy grid
...rs than others. It could be genetic or the result of some environmental factor or a bit of both. They are now conducting experiments, growing poplar saplings
under controlled environments to better understand.
In addition to studying the biomass itself, Keller's lab is also looking for microbes or microb...
Primate's scent speaks volumes about who he is
...lemurs living at the Duke Lemur Center ( http://lemur.duke.edu/ ).
The males have a gland and spike on each wrist that is used to scratch and mark saplings
with highly aromatic scents. A pair of glands on the shoulders "like misplaced nipples" manufacture squalene, a scent molecule that works like glue to...
Diverse tropical forests defy metabolic ecology models
"The predictions of metabolic ecology were wrong in fundamental ways, and no one had noticed before because few datasets spanned the range from saplings
to large trees. Most impressive was the consistency in the big discrepancies between observation and prediction, even in very different forests," arti...
Emerald Spectre haunts Ontario's ash forests
...ban on the transport out of the area of ash trees, saplings
and firewood. During the winter of 2003-2004, the ...y, into Virginia in a shipment of infected nursery saplings
from Michigan. Officials destroyed the saplings
as well as all ash trees within a kilometre of eac...
Ants, not evil spirits, create devil's gardens in the Amazon rainforest, study finds
...s, the insects create a space for young D. hirsuta saplings
to grow, thereby allowing the ant colony to expand... in size from one to 328 D.hirsuta plants.
of a common Amazonian tree called Cedrela odorata... die within 24 hours. "Most of the leaves on these saplings
were lost within five days, and the proportion los...