A Veterinarian at Tri-State Bird Rescue examines a brown pelican as response work to the Gulf of Mexico episode. Image © BP p.l.c. “Aaww…it hurts!!”…that’s what I thought the earth would say to the entire disturbing phenomenon happening on it. Recently breaking news from the US broke my heart and I believed many others who love nature. British Petroleum (BP), one of the world's largest energy companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items, became the culprit of environmental havoc in the Gulf of Mexico. It is reported that the mischief happened due to failure of the blowout preventer to seal the well when trouble brewed. The function of the blowout preventer which is a heav
The India International Center invites all concerned citizens to a talk on "Wetlands Ecology and the Yamuna Biodiversity Park", as the fourth lecture in the series on 'Water: the stuff of life". The talk will be delivered by Professor C.R. Babu, Emeritus Professor, Center for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE), University of Delhi, and Project Incharge, Yamuna Biodiversity Park. The session will be chaired by Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy of the School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nerhu University. Date: 12th April, 2010 (Monday) Time: 6.30 pm Venue: Conference Room No. 1, Indian International Center, 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi The Yamuna Biodiversity Park has been an innovative project, an open laboratory for the students of environmental and biol
River Kameng in Arunachal Pradesh - a dam in the pipeline... as is the case for rivers across the Himalayas Perspectives is a non-funded group of students and teachers working to create a space for debate and discussion in the University on issues of social, economic and political relevance. Perspectives Invites you to a Public Meeting on "Down the Drain: Looking for Justice along India’s Rivers". Led by: Amita Baviskar, Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Growth and Editor of “Waterlines: The Penguin Book of River Writings” Date: Monday, 7th December 2009 Time: 2:30 p.m. Venue: Students’ Activity Centre (above the Holistic Canteen), Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi For further information and to participate, please contact: Mobile: 97171-14182 Email: contac
Recently I got an opportunity to visit some of the colleges in Delhi for my project work. I must say that it was a good exposure for me and it helped me a lot in understanding the youth of the city. I believe that the young generation is the mirror of a city-country leading to the making of a great Nation. The youth of Delhi are enthusiastic, energetic and remain cheerful always. But this is one side of the story. Just like many other young people across India, most of them don’t know what they want from their future. At the same time, Delhites must be thankful to their young adults. During my visits to not less than ten colleges, I could not find more than ten students smoking in their campuses. That is only about one student per college and is much less than what it is in other pa
The Yamuna Biodiversity Park (YBP) invites the citizens of Delhi to celebrate the World Environment Day amidst the urban biodiversity and natural heritage that is supported and upheld by the Park. Date: 5th June, 2009 Time: 0730 am Venue: Yamuna Biodiversity Park (Click to find clickable road map) An excursion and a complete tour of the Park will be followed by a lecture by Dr. Faiyaz and his coordinators. For more information, and to confirm your participation, please contact (Dr. Faiyaz): 9810511552 The Yamuna Biodiversity Park is a joint venture between the University of Delhi (DU) and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA)
The first Delhi University Green Youth Summit Prakriti, the Environment Society of Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC), University of Delhi and Delhi Greens cordially invite your College's environment, ecology, nature, wildlife and sustainable development societies and clubs to the 1st ever Delhi University Green Youth Summit. The summit shall strive to unleash the green power of the youth of the University of Delhi. Date: 26, February 2009 (Thursday) Time: 10.00 AM onwards Venue: Auditorium, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Netaji Nagar, Delhi - 110023 SCHEDULE - 10.30 to 11.00 AM: Opening Session - 11.00 to 12.30 PM: Inaugural Lecture by Dunu Roy of Hazard Center - 12.30 to 01.00 PM: Refreshments - 01.00 to 04.00 PM: The Green Round Table - 04.00 to 04.30 PM: C...
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 to empower the existing eco-clubs, share stories, build capacity and also inspire to initiate the formation of eco-clubs where there are none. Date(s): 18th and 19th of February (Wed, Thu) Time: 1000 am onwards Venue: Auditorium, School of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi All are welcome. Please contact your college/department's Eco-Club incharge who would have already been contacted by now. Entry is through eco-clubs. The Event is supporte
Genesis, the Zoological Society and Earthlings, the Wildlife Society of Hindu College, University of Delhi, in collaboration with Delhi Greens jointly present: VERVE 09 : A YOUTH SUMMIT ON WILDLIFE 22% of mammal species, 31% of amphibians and 27% of all warm-water reef-building corals are globally threatened or Extinct. Do such statistics bother you? Do you yearn to understand the issues pertaining to wildlife conservation more deeply? The Carbon concentration in the atmosphere is 387 ppm and rising, even when scientists suggest it should be less than 350 ppm? Does this concern you? Every time you read about wildlife and biodiversity conservation, do you find your brain bursting with ideas? Or do you think, "how does it matter to me if 'n' number of species are going to be...
If you thought the Commonwealth Games was constructing only on the floodplains of river Yamuna, here's a piece of news for you. Parts of the University of Delhi have now become inaccessible to the students of the university. Spaces that saw annual hosting of events, meets and get togethers are now busy being constructed upon and lost forever, for the Commonwealth Games 2010. DUSU office bearer's damage proctor's office January 6, 2009 | Hindustan Times UNABLE TO secure permission to use the varsity polo grounds to host an annual fest, three DUSU office bearers allegedly vandalised the proctor's office on Monday afternoon. Vice president Manohar Naagal: secretary Ashish Chaudhury and joint secretary Ashish Gahlot went over to Proctor Gurmeet Singh's office and reportedly broke win...
The University of Delhi marked 6th December, 2008 - the Global Day of (Climate) Action with speeches, plays, talks and a massive rally to spread awareness and demand action on climate change - especially from countries that can afford to, and are delaying not to by choice. The gathering saw some prominent faces from the University itself, all of whom congratulated the youth for coming forward and together in larger numbers, over an issue that would no doubt impact our common future. The day was full of energy and enthusiasm and became an inspiration for many, who pledged to go back to their colleges and initiate activities for spreading awareness on the issue of climate change. CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE IMAGES OF THE DAY Also Read: Global Day of Action at the Universi