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The Cover Story titled, 'Urban Forests for Ecologically Smart Cities: Is India Ready to Protect Urban Biodiversity?', highlights the fact that whereas developments in urban spaces are rapidly eating up the local biodiversity, India needs ecologically smart cities than mere smart cities to create sustainable spaces for a greener and healthier future. Creating urban forests would ensure the protection of local biodiversity in cities.The authors emphasize on the need for urban forests in India. The Special Report titled, 'The Willow Woes of Wular: Should these be Removed?' highlights that the Wular Lake, located in the Kashmir Valley, is one of the most verdant lakes in the country. Willows have been cultivated and planted near the lake since the last 100 years or so, to support the fuel needs of the local people. In this report, the author tries to sort out the conundrum whether it is worth cutting down these trees or saving them. The Feature article titled, 'The Remarkable Story of Samsø: Potatoes, Turbines, and Climate Change', tells us that In 1997, Samsø won a government competition to become a model renewable energy community. Now, 100 per cent of its electricity comes from wind power amongst other renewable sources of energy. The authors take us through the extraordinary and remarkable story of Samsø Island and its inhabitants (known as Samsings) have set an exemplary example before the world by being completely powered by renewable energy.

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