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Green drive

An ambitious project that would involve about 1 lakh youth to increase the country’s forest cover from the existing 20 percent to 33 percent within 10 years is ready for implementation soon

Giving life

This is the amazing story of Bhaiyaram, a 40-year-old farmer in Uttar Pradesh who turned to planting trees after he lost his wife and only son. Bhaiyaram has planted over 30,000 saplings

Betray, in short Bt

That all claims about GE crops are humbug has been proved once again through research by Navdanya and US Union of Concerned Scientists, says Vandana Shiva, who explains how it helps only MNCs

Tree lover

For Shobha Menon, protecting trees is a passion. Lamenting the absence of a Tree Act in Tamil Nadu, she explains to Fehmida Zakeer the activities of Nizhal, her six-year-old NGO in Chennai

Tiger's den

Celebrating its 75th year, the Jim Corbett National Park, which is home to 200 plus tigers, or almost 1 in every 8 of the big cats surviving in India, is a success story in tiger conservation

Kerala's own Fidel

Like his hero, the Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Sobhindran Mash to his admirers, believes in devoting his life to a cause, which is planting trees to ‘save the earth’. Meet Kerala’s own Fidel

Green doctor

Dr. Subodh Kumar Singh who has treated thousands of cleft-lip patients, including Pinki Sonkar, the lead character of Oscar winning documentary ‘Smile Pinki’, is now on a ‘green earth’ mission

Naturally beautiful

If you wish to avoid looking older than your age, try a home remedy – start relishing grapes. A new study has found this fruit could protect against skin cancer and prevent premature ageing

Green with love

A government school in Rajasthan has created a green campus by following a unique tradition of making their students plant tree saplings as a payback to their teachers before they pass out

Destination Coorg

Coorg is a fascinating holiday destination with some pristine trekking trails, picnic spots, waterfalls, wildlife, forests, and some mouth watering cuisine. Arvind Padmanabhan has the details

Ahead of pilgrims

A group of ‘mountain cleaners’ are heading to Mount Kailash ahead of the pilgrimage season for a repeat of what they did last year: Clearing garbage. Vishal Gulati meets the group’s leader

Futuristic city

An Indian journalist Richa Sharma brings us the story of the world’s ecological model city, Freiburg, the Green capital of Germany, where solar energy is the main source of power

Turned turtle

Conservation of Olive Ridley turtles along the Chennai coast is now a social movement with the fishing community fully supporting it. Hema Vijay profiles Supraja Dharini, the driving force

Green court

The National Green Tribunal that was formed last year to deal with environment related cases will soon have regional benches. India is only the third country to have a dedicated green court

King of fruit

The mango festival in Bhopal witnessed a collection of mangos of all shapes and sizes, and tastes and flavours. One mango that stole the show weighed 3.5 kg, making it India’s largest

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