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Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 36, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 36, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 36 (starting September 3, 2012) 2012. 1. Migratory birds arrive in Delhi Zoo Though they have arrived early this year, the hosts claim they are well-prepared to welcome these seasonal guests. 2. Over-stretching limited resources In 2010, a major pipeline that carried water from the Wazirabad treatment plant in the city developed several breaches. Residents were left parched and the civic authorities had to deal with water-logged roads. The Delhi Jal Board that is responsible for the maintenance of this pipeline spent days looking for the origin of the leakage. 3. IIT Kanpur to study Delhi’s air quality Delhi government's environment department is set to commission IIT Kanpur to study its p
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 31, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 31, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 31 (starting July 30, 2012) 2012. 1. Delhi zoo loses a male nilgai now An adult male nilgai died on Sunday at the National Zoological Park after it succumbed to injuries caused due to fighting with another male. 2. Rainwater harvesting system must for all new buildings Planning to construct a new house or office building in Delhi? You will now have to install a rainwater harvesting system to obtain a completion certificate from civic agencies. The Delhi cabinet has in principle approved a proposal to make the system mandatory for all new constructions. 3. Experts from IIT to suggest green ways Alarmed at the increasing pollution levels in the city, the Delhi government’s environment depart
Eco-Technocracy@IIT Delhi – Open House 2010

Eco-Technocracy@IIT Delhi – Open House 2010

Events
A research project on generating energy from walking, at the IIT-D Tech Fest The famous quote which says, ‘necessity is the mother of all inventions’ has been the driving force behind many engineering innovations and studies. The Open House 2010 hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology,  Delhi on April 24, 2010 was indeed a door-open to check out what goes inside the classes and labs of IIT-D for working out solutions to the existing needs of human existence. Conducted as an annual exhibition, Open House has been a ritual of technocracy and acts as an interface of the institute with general public. It also has a special focus on school children. Nearly 300 projects of the students as well as of the faculty were exhibited. The first department that caught our attention was rural t
Invite: ‘Ek Aur Drornacharya’ Play by Antraal

Invite: ‘Ek Aur Drornacharya’ Play by Antraal

Events
Antraal Theater Group presents “ Ek Aur Drornacharya” - a play written by Shankar Shesh, as a re-interpretation of the character of Drornacharya in the light of the modern education system. The  play tries to situate a protagonist, Prof. Arvind in the web of the allegiance that powers on. How did Drornacharya become the biased teacher? What conditions led Arvind to compromise with reporting a student’s act of cheating? Vimelendu's ghost comes as the alter ego of Arvind who forces him to compromise with the demand of the situation, though when alive, he was the one who directed Arvind as Drornacharya in a play. When Arvind is finally jailed with charges of corruption, we see how it is inevitable end of a cumulative process of compromising with the system. The play depicts how corr
Toxics Link Public Lecture Series: Screening of The Final Tide at IIC

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

Events
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

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