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Revisiting Environmental History: Who Set the Timer?

Revisiting Environmental History: Who Set the Timer?

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A certain spark of wisdom can enlighten the mind and reset the existing thoughts in it. Such a moment blessed me when a good friend of mine visited last weekend and we had a very enriching discussion on the history of global environmental movement. So far, I have heard of a western (read modern) environmental movements and the Indian versions as well. According to the former, the environmental movement began with the Industrial Revolution while the latter credits it as back as to the reign of the Great Emperor Ashoka himself. The Book of Genesis talks about how God created the whole universe and the story of human first walking on the Earth. I believe in the divine power that started off the whole earth mechanism and its beautiful functioning. Nature is a witness to it, and time is ...
A New Stalker on the Block!

A New Stalker on the Block!

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I have often heard and read about stalkers, the so called crazy people. That they haunt you and follow you like a shadow tearing apart the privacy wall you carry around yourself. But I have never heard or read of ideas or a trend stalking you…I have to admit that it’s something I have crazily been forced to declare. You will see it on the roadside, malls, posters, billboards, taxis, dhabas…name any space where, we Indians carve out our creativity for advertising and you will get a trace of the stalker. Recently on my way back from Select Citywalk, as we stop at the red light, a taxi pulls up next to us and there it was! It has been following me everywhere and keeping a tap on my mind. The ad reads, “Tata Green Batteries…” No way am I going to buy the mindset they seem to be selling
CMS Environment is Looking for Environmental Education Officers

CMS Environment is Looking for Environmental Education Officers

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Established in 1991, CMS is an independent, not-for-profit multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to research-driven initiatives that enable policy makers to take informed decisions on development and social change to improve quality of life. CMS has established itself as an organization of repute by undertaking large-scale national studies that cut across cultural and physical boundaries. CMS Environment is looking for suitable candidates (TWO) for the full time position of Environmental Education Officer for its Delhi office. The outreach programme officer will be required to conceptualise and implement innovative educational education and outreach activities to create awareness among schools, colleges, corporates etc. The post requires an experienced, skillful and flexible ...
CSE Announces Course on Environmental Management

CSE Announces Course on Environmental Management

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Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi-based research and advocacy organisation announces a month-long course on environment management in India. The course titled ‘Agenda for survival: A certificate course on the policies and practices of environmental management in India' will be conducted by CSE’s education and training unit – the Anil Agarwal Green College (AAGC).  The course will be conducted at the AAGC’s New Delhi campus from June 1-30, 2010. Over the one month of its duration, participants will explore the complexities underlying the environment-development debate in India through a variety of tools and methodologies – lectures, readings and seminars, presentations, debates, film shows, interviews, and a week-long field trip. Participants in the course
Learning to Look at the Larger Picture

Learning to Look at the Larger Picture

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200 mosquitoes swarmed into our bedroom last night. Some of them also managed to get into our mosquito net which meant a sleepless night. The impact it had on our lives was upsetting and bad tempers. Our local society is complaining that ever since the Delhi Metro work began in our neighborhood, it has interfered with the ecological balance of the system we live in. We have had more malaria infections and more irritating nights. Eventually, the property prices of our neighborhood may well get affected. This way of being helpless and victimized allows us to find faults with the others without looking at what we are getting out of it. We are all going to be better off as a city infrastructure improves due to the growth in the city. The Delhi Metro is, after all, a major infrastructure...
Leadership Course on Conservation (2010) in Ranthambore

Leadership Course on Conservation (2010) in Ranthambore

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With a total of 11 years of experience in ground level conservation, anti-poaching, and rehabilitation work, Tiger Watch – a Non-Governmental Organisation working out of Sawai Madhopur - on the outskirts of the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan - has put together its experience and knowledge - invaluable for those making a sincere and serious effort towards conservation. COURSE SCHEDULE Duration: From May 24, 2010 to May 29, 2010 Program Schedule Seven lecture sessions with prominent personalities who work at the ground level in various fields towards wildlife conservation Two visits to Ranthambhore National Park for understanding the ecology of the tiger A visit to the Chambal river bank to understand the ecology of Gharial Visit to the Moghiya Tri
World Water Day Special: All for Compensating Your Leaks and Misuse of Water in Delhi..

World Water Day Special: All for Compensating Your Leaks and Misuse of Water in Delhi..

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Sacrificing the enchanting Renuka Lake for giving more water to Delhi Delhi is the seat of power of the world’s largest democracy. It is also one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. A city of cities, this strategically located conurbation--with the last of the visible Aravalli Ridge on one side and river Yamuna on the other--has been the capital of many an Empires that ruled India and the Indian sub-continent from time to time. Delhi has also been tackling the impacts of climate change and like all major urban centers in the developing countries, the city is gearing up to meet the sustainability crisis. Delhi is witnessing a large-scale influx of rural population which is the result of both an ever increasing population trend and livelihood failure in rural India
Yamuna Cleaning Drive on 21st March by Leela Foundation

Yamuna Cleaning Drive on 21st March by Leela Foundation

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With a focus on activities concerning holistic good governance in India, Leela Foundation will carry out a Yamuna cleaning drive with the cooperation of over 200 volunteers, including local residents, college students, senior citizens and others  on the banks of Yamuna River near Mayur Vihar, Phase I, on March 21st, 2010. The activity is being organised to mark the World Water Day on March 22nd. Interested citizens are requested to assemble at Mayur Vihar, Phase I, Metro Station at 10:00 am. The 3 hour cleanup process will start at 10:30 am. At the end of event, participating volunteers will be given certificates of participation. The event will conclude at 3:00 p.m. Special arrangements, including rescue guards, first aid, special gloves and masks will be made. For furthe
From Acquiring Knowledge to Being the Change

From Acquiring Knowledge to Being the Change

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Ever considered the question: how do we acquire knowledge about the physical environment around us? The easiest way to get to know about environment in general and environmental issues in particular is to open a text book. In our academic curriculum, in our schools and colleges, in any discipline, we will get enough information about the issues and problems of modern day environment. If we are extra curious, we can go to the nearby library to get books on specific aspects of environment like wildlife or birds or trees or flowers and butterflies. Beyond this there are those interesting slide shows by people who have gone there and captured it all in slides or movies of their own. These are frequently offered in colleges and University film clubs and in IIC and IHC in the city.  If we
Key Green Features of Budget 2010-11

Key Green Features of Budget 2010-11

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Environment and Climate change National Clean Energy Fund for funding research and innovative projects in clean energy technologies to be established. One-time grant of Rs.200 crore to the Government of Tamil Nadu towards the cost of installation of a zero liquid discharge system at Tirupur to sustain knitwear industry. Rs.200 crore provided as a Special Golden Jubilee package for Goa to preserve the natural resources of the State, including sea beaches and forest cover. Allocation for National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) doubled in 2010-11 to Rs.500 crore. Schemes on bank protection works along river Bhagirathi and river Ganga-Padma in parts of Murshidabad and Nadia district of West Bengal included in the Centrally Sponsored Flood Management Programme. A project ...
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