17 June is celebrated as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought as part of the United Natios Convention to Combat Desertification.
The Odisha Government evacuated over 1.2 million from vulnerable coastal areas and moved them to higher ground into cyclone shelters.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi conducting aerial survey of flood affected areas in Kerala on August 18, 2018. Kerala has been hit by one of the worst flood the world has seen till date, with many having lost their lives and many others losing their houses and belongings. The Kerala […]
Any Land of the Gods is supposed to be safe, peaceful, beautiful, natural and calm. In reality, the exact opposite is happening.
We hope the discussions of the Conference will soon transform into action so as to prevent disasters and promote inclusive and sustainable development.
NMNH was established on June 5, 1978 and was curated at a rented building in FICCI, New Delhi. The Museum was destroyed due to a fire incidence recently.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit Makes that extra effort to ensure the proper plantation of saplings during a Government led tree plantation drive. “Sir santhe rooke rahe to bhi sasto jaan“ (If a tree is saved even at the cost of one’s head, it’s worth it.”), noted Amrita Devi Bishnoi […]
Ever wondered why Gods chose the remote and impassable Himalayas as their abode for us to visit? Why couldn’t ‘they’ have located themselves at the now Metro ride away Kashmere Gate or the then barren, uninhabited and higher Delhi Ridge? Surely that would have saved a lot of energy and resources and would have avoided tragic disasters like the one we are presently witnessing. Why then did the omnipotent and omniscient Gods chose invincible places like Kedarnath, Badrinath and Hemkunt Sahib as their abodes? The answer lies in the awe-inspiring and mighty Himalayas and the understanding and manifestation of God through this power of Nature.
It is a well known fact that Nature knows how to maintain its balance even though the human race continues to believe it can overpower and destroy it. Sadhus like Nigmanandji have given up their life protesting against sand mafia, but no one cared about them or the issues plaguing River Ganga. Now, the river has made its own way.
All disasters–whether floods, earthquakes, cyclones, droughts or fire–inevitably cause upheavals not only in the physical but also in the social and economic context where they occur. Here are some tips for coming out alive out of a fire crisis. Because it is better to be aware and safe, than to not be there to be sorry later on.
Fire is a disaster to which almost everyone in an urban setting has some degree of vulnerability. It is for this reason that it is important to learn about fire preparedness. Only a prepared urban setting, fitted with most logical fire prevention and management strategies can reduce causalities percentages and aggravation of a fire incident.
Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series “We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of […]