- Friday, February 20, 2009, 22:17
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Delhi Bird is organizing the Big Bird Day on Feb 22nd, 2009 (Sunday).
Big Bird Day is an annual event of one of the most active bird watching community in the country. It’s the day when we celebrate the rich birdlife that enlivens our city and the surrounding areas while simultaneously spreading a conservation message.
- Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 10:29
- Green News
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There is a bridge in Lodhi Gardens and there is a plaque that declares that this bridge was constructed in 1556 by Akbar’s minister over a tributary of Yamuna river that used to flow from here toward what is now known as South Delhi. The river since has changed its course and there is no water under the bridge. This is a typical example ... Full story
- Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 11:39
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All college and university level Eco-Clubs from Delhi to participate in a first of its kind Eco-Clubs Unite - being called for by the School of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi (SES, DU).
The idea of GAIA 2009: a two day festival aiming to bring together all eco-clubs from colleges and universities across Delhi in order ... Full story
- Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 11:24
- Green News
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We had a hail storm yesterday, caused by something called ‘Western Disturbance’. There was very loud and very frightening thunder and lightening. Very strong wind that were blowing since 9.30 -10 pm and then the rain started around 3 am and lasted till almost 5 am. This is an annual event that happens around mid February once a year. If it is cold enough and ... Full story
- Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 19:27
- Green Jobs
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United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces 2009-2010 Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program (FNELP) fellowships and invites applications from interested mid-level Indian environment professionals in public/private sector or non-governmental organizations. The purpose of the FNELP Program will combine short-term practical training/internship with opportunities for networking with American counterpart organizations. Selected fellows will be placed at US environmental ... Full story
- Monday, February 9, 2009, 10:51
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Sustainable development is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but in the indefinite future. Full story
- Sunday, February 8, 2009, 20:25
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Seeking Divine Intervention In a Global Crisis
An International Conference on "Combating Challenges of Climate Change" was organised by the SEW (Scientific and Engineering Wing) of Prajapati Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vidyalaya: an International organisation working towards global peace and harmony through spiritualismconcluded today at the Vigyan Bhavan.
The program was inaugurated by Mr. Kapil Sibal, Hon'ble Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences. Mr. Sibal began his address to the gathering by highlighting the direct link between the present economic crisis and global warming. The critical issue of climate change cannot be tackled without taking economic crisis into the consideration. He also talked about global food crisis as one of the major impacts of climate change.
He further stated that though we need to change our lifestyle, we should also accept that no one is really ready to change at the same time. The solution thus lies in Science and Technology which alone can allow people to live the life they want in a sustainable manner, by ensuring the incorporation of green technologies. He also addressed the solar energy capacity and the agricultural waste to energy capacity of the India and the key role these can play in mitigating climate change. He emphasized the implementation of low cost solutions in our villages and the need to investigate and come up with community based solutions thus ensuring civil society is empowered to combat climate change.
Other issues like polluters pays principle, promoting public transport, carbon sequestration, waste to energy approach were also highlighted in the fight against climate change. Mr. Sibal also pointed out that one fifth of the world's population consumes four fifth of the resources" thus indicating an urgent need towards ensuring equity.
- Sunday, February 8, 2009, 2:31
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GERES (Groupe Energies Renouvelables, Environnement et Solidarités), a recognised international French NGO, in partnership with the European Union, GTZ (German Technical Cooperation), ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency), and Fondation Ensemble, is organising a Regional Seminar on the Challenge of Development in Energy-Related Projects and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in the Cold Regions of Asia to be held from April 21th to 24th 2009 in Leh, India.
The objectives of this seminar are:
to share strategies, expertise and field experience on energy and climate change issues;
to formulate a series of concrete recommendations in terms of policy and methodology;
to initiate a community of practice among the key players of the Region
Click here to Download the official brochure
Further information can be found at : http://india.geres.eu/seminar.php
Summary and Motivation
Populations of high altitude mountains and cold desert areas of Asia face very harsh living conditions and are among the most vulnerable in the world. Physically isolated, marginalised, with limited access to natural resources, an important number of people still rely on traditional energy resources -mainly biomass- that sometimes lead to the deterioration of this fragile environment.
- Saturday, February 7, 2009, 11:17
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NDTV-Toyota in partnership with Swechha will hold the first ever Greenathon, a 24 hour cleanup drive for the Yamuna, where thousands of people will engage in a relay cleanup of the river banks.
The Yamuna, which originates in the Himalayas and winds its way past the Taj Mahal, accounts for more than 70 ... Full story
- Thursday, February 5, 2009, 7:18
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Delhi city is a home for 15 million people and yet it only provided adequate housing for less than 20% of this figure. The rest live in slums and in jhuggi-jhomparis. The clean drinking water demand of the city is 3,324 MGD but it gets only 2,034 MGD of water. Even when 80% of the total water consumed goes out as sewage, the city has a treatment capacity of only 512.4 MGD. ... Full story