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Deepawali, pollution and the ‘adverse meteorology’!

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If the Central Pollution Control Board is to be believed,  though the Noise levels during Deepawali 2007 (November 9) were generally higher than Deepawali 2006 (October 21) possibly because of bursting of increased number of crackers, the Air Pollution levels were found to be higher this year "mainly because of the following adverse meteorological conditions" - Decrease in 24 hourly average temperature from 24.5°C on October 21, 2006 to 21.1°C on November 9, 2007 Decrease in 24 hourly average wind speed from 0.29 m/sec on October 21, 2006 to 0.10 m/s on November 9, 2007. Decrease in 24 hourly average mixing height from 467 metre on October 21, 2006 to 301 metre on November 9, 2007 Further, according to the report adverse meteorological conditions are generally observed during beginnin

A talk on the ‘Cranes of the World’

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The following is courtesy a mail from Anshuman Varma.  Concerned citizens are cordially invited to a talk on 'Cranes of the World' by Dr. George Archibald, renowned conservationist and Co-founder of the International Crane Foundation: Date: 23rd November, 2007 (Friday) Time: 6.30 PM - 8.00 PM Venue: Board Room, WWF-India, 172-B Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110 003 Anshuman Verma can be contacted by clicking here.
Training Programme by Sambodhi

Training Programme by Sambodhi

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Sambodhi - an initiative catering to research and allied service needs of the social sector for design and development of state-of-art knowledge ware products and provision of knowledge-based services is organising a training programme for trainers! Programme title: Basic & Advanced Data Analysis using SPSS Duration: 4 days, From 27th to 30th November 2007 Venue: New Delhi The training is aimed at informing and capacitating practitioners and researchers to the use of SPSS for informed decision-making. This is the sixth offering of this module. Sambodhi's previous programmes in this series have been subscribed by personnel from leading development organizations and projects including Action Aid, APMAS, BBC WST, CARE India, CRY, EHA, IFAD, MPRLP, Naandi Foundation, Oxfam GB, SKS Mic

Aar Ess Technologies requires researchers

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Applications are invited for various positions for undertaking field surveys and preparation of reports on Environmental Impact Assessment of Hydro-Electric projects in different areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh by AAR ESS Technologies (also known as R.S. Technologies) - a rapidly growing company in the field of providing environmental solutions.  The positions are: Research Officers, Research Fellows and Research/ Field Assistants with Botany/Zoology/Ecology/Geography/Sociology/Computers background both at junior as well as senior level. Experience in EIA of hydroelectric projects, GIS & Remote Sensing and relevant field experience in Himalayan region and writing ability is desirable. The renumeration would commensurate with relevant experience in the des
“The Himalayan Musk Deer”, IWC’s Monthly Online Chat

“The Himalayan Musk Deer”, IWC’s Monthly Online Chat

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Chat on 18th November 2007 Log in to IndianWildlifeclub.com for an online chat on "The Himalayan Musk Deer" between 7.30 PM (IST) and 8.30 PM (IST) on 18th November 2007. The chat will be moderated by Dr. S. Sathyakumar, who is a Reader at Wildlife Institute of India (WII), DehraDun. Click Here to reach the chat room on the said day and time, after registering as a member. You can also click HERE to see transcripts of the earlier chat sessions. Previously on DelhiGreens: "Urban Wildlife", IWC's Monthly Online Chat
Dhanak Din Nehru Bal Mela

Dhanak Din Nehru Bal Mela

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DHANAK DIN: NEHRU BAL MELA Children and Youth Festival 16th and 17th November 2007 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM TEEN MURTI BHAWAN The rainbow, as a natural phenomenon, social, cultural symbol and metaphor signifying the richness and beauty of diversity and wholeness - inspires A wide range of colourful learning oriented fun activities are planned for children between the ages 5 - 18 years. Woven around the themes of peace, nature and creativity - the mela seeks to be inclusive, earth nurturing, peaceful and celebrate diversity. Children’s Day and Week - Pundit Nehru and his fondness for children - Teen Murti Bhawan - Nehru Memorial Museum and Library – the connections are obvious! The Mela is organized with an aim to revive Teen Murti as a space accessible to children and contributing to thei