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Toxics Link Public Lecture Series: Screening of The Final Tide at IIC

Toxics Link Public Lecture Series: Screening of The Final Tide at IIC

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series The Final Tide Impact of Climate Change on Urbanscape: Sustainability Issue Climate change has long-since ceased to be a scientific curiosity, and is no longer just one of many environmental and regulatory concerns. As the United Nations Secretary General has said, it is the major, overriding environmental issue of our time, and the single greatest challenge facing environmental regulators. It is a growing crisis with economic, health and safety, food production, security, and other dimensions that include designing sustainable city forms. Coastal zones are particularly vulnerable to climate variability and change. Key concerns include sea level rise, land loss, changes in maritime storms and flooding, responses to sea leve
Public Screening at IIC: The Land of Vanishing Lakes

Public Screening at IIC: The Land of Vanishing Lakes

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series The most popular lakes of NCR have disappeared. The 2 billion year old water bodies of the Aravallis – Surajkund, Badkhal and Damdama, have all dried up. This film looks at the nexus between the corrupt bureaucracy with the construction and the mining mafia. With exclusive bytes from Retired Forest officers, Environmentalists and Scientists, we piece together the whole story behind the current mess. This film opens with a few short interviews, which talk about what led to the disappearance of the lakes due to illegal & irresponsible mining and construction of farm houses in the notified forest area of the Aravallis. We talk to experts on the principle of sustainable mining and through their comments, the land-mafia-ad
Public Lecture: Rejuvenation of River Yamuna: A Blue Print for Action

Public Lecture: Rejuvenation of River Yamuna: A Blue Print for Action

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series River Yamuna today is one of the most polluted and threatened river system in the country. This is despite more than a decade long effort by the state to rejuvenate it under the Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) with results that do not inspire confidence in either the state's understanding of the problems facing the river or the approach taken by it to mitigate the ills facing the river till date. Yamuna Jiye Abhiyaan (YJA) - which is a research based campaign run by a consortium of a number of NGOs and individuals in the city - has studied the river for over two and a half years now, and have resultantly arrived at an understanding about the ills facing the river and possible solutions that would facilitate a rejuventaion of the
Public Lecture on Niyamgiri: The Last Stand of Niyamraja

Public Lecture on Niyamgiri: The Last Stand of Niyamraja

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series The Last Stand of Niyamraja In defense of their faith and our collective future, one of the world’s earliest indigenous groups, the Kondhs, in Orissa’s Niyamgiri are fighting to save the Niyamgiri Hills from being dug out for bauxite by a multinational mining giant. This struggle has taken the voice of a small community that has lived a sustainable life for many generations from the pristine forests of Orissa to the head office of the company in London. The Kondh tribal worship the mountain as their God and know that its perennial streams and bountiful forests have allowed them to live with dignity for thousands of years. This is in sharp contrast to their fellow tribesmen who live downhill -- displaced, battered an
Public Lecture: Floods in India, A Recurring Nightmare

Public Lecture: Floods in India, A Recurring Nightmare

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series The geoclimatic conditions of India make the country prone to natural disasters like floods and tsunamis. The frequency and intensity of floods has grown in the country over the years primarily because of the increased encroachment of flood plains. India receives an annual rainfall of 400 million hectare meters. 75 per cent of the annual rainfall is received during monsoon (from June to September) and, as a result almost all the rivers carry heavy discharge during these four months. Floods being a natural phenomena, total elimination or control of floods is neither practically possible nor economically viable. Hence, flood management aims at providing a reasonable degree of protection against flood damage at economic cost
Public Lecture: Facts You Should Know About A/H1N1 Influenza

Public Lecture: Facts You Should Know About A/H1N1 Influenza

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series A(H1N1), is a subtype of influenza virus A and the most common cause of influenza (flu) in humans. Some strains of H1N1 are endemic in humans, including the strain(s) responsible for the 1918 flu pandemic which killed 50–100 million people worldwide. Less virulent H1N1 strains still exist in the wild today, worldwide, causing a small fraction of all influenza-like illness and a large fraction of all seasonal influenza. World wide A/H1N1 virus has been confirmed in 5,728 patients in 33 countries, WHO said. The United States has the most, with 3,009 confirmed cases in 45 states, nearly 600 more probable cases and three deaths. Mexico has 58 confirmed deaths and Canada and Costa Rica each have confirmed one death from the infect
Is Life Dispposable? Film Screening by Toxics Link

Is Life Dispposable? Film Screening by Toxics Link

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series ‘Disposable’ is an attempt to identify and acknowledge the journey waste and the people who spend their lives in our waste. Disposable traces the many ways in which our madness of consumption and disposal has added to piles of trash in overflowing Landfills, and the unsung heroes who process our waste and recycle it relentlessly, everyday. The Film is an attempt to put a name, a face and an identity to thousands of people who are the true Eco- Warriors whilst the rest of us only Research and Learn. Disposable is the story of our Lifestyles and Goods that are inevitably disposable, and the disposable people who are indeed inseparable and indispensable to our Waste Management Systems. The Film raises pertinent questions of the
Toxics Link Public Lecture Series: Eco Dharma

Toxics Link Public Lecture Series: Eco Dharma

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series Eco- Dharma reveals eco- approach associated with Indian concept of sacredness of the nature as well as concern in development of public environmental awareness. India today brings the picture of deep ecological crisis as a consequence of over population, aggressive implementation of technology and climate change. The living matter strives in attempt to share life space with human constructions and machinery. Bishnois from Western Rajasthan since 16th Century effectively continues their Eco- Dharma - sacred duty of protecting environment. Bishnoi villages oases are easily distinguishable with plenty of trees and wild life. The community is known for sacrificing their wealth and life to guard them. Toxics Link invites you for
Quotes From the Earth 2008: Environmental Film Festival

Quotes From the Earth 2008: Environmental Film Festival

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Toxics Link and India International Centre (IIC) invite all to the "Quotes from the Earth", a biannual environmental film festival. The festival, held since 2004, would showcase 20 exemplary works on celluloid, by some of country’s most renowned environmental filmmakers, that portray the global struggle against climate change, hunger, unclean water, polluted urban scapes and difficult survival. Categorized under 5 subheads namely Climate change and Energy Efficiency, Survival, Hunger, Urban Scapes and Water, the film festival would also host expert panel discussion on burning issues like Sustainability and Globalisation. Date: 19th and 20th December, 2008 Venue: Auditorium, Main Building, India International Centre(IIC) 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 The Fes