Recently, Delhi saw an urban Chipko movement of sorts with the people coming out in large numbers with a single agenda—save the last of the trees left in the city. In the famous Chipko movement of 1973, local communities in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand emblematically embraced trees to demand an end to deforestation through forest exploiting contractors.
Centre approves bringing down protected zone around Okhla Bird Sanctuary from 10 km to 1
Invitation for a course on 'Sustainable Urban Water Management', Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhiposted 7 years 7 months ago
Increasing urbanization in India has led to soaring freshwater demands and has hence resulted in large amounts of wastewater generation. This water crisis is mainly a consequence of the current water management regime which focuses on centralized water management. We need to implement sustainable and affordable decentralised water management practices to contain this crisis.
Corporates like Tata Steel, Essel Mining violate green laws in Odisha
Blue facades line the Sukhdev Vihar colony in South Delhi, considered plush by Delhi standards. They are in place to shield houses from layers of soot that would otherwise settle on their walls and grills. Soot from a power plant that began operations almost two years ago.
40% people in the National capital live in houses not connected to sewerage network
Delhi claims that it is one of the world's ‘green cosmopolitans’ because of the 20% of green cover it has. However, the fact is that 200 full-grown trees die every year because of storms, water scarcity, disease and old age. A large number of New Delhi's neglected avenue trees are 80-100 years old, planted at the time the British built the capital.
Gulf of Kutch will be India's first marine eco-sensitive zone
6th CMS Vatavaran, Environment and Wildlife Film Festival and Forum 2011 - Call for Entries - Apply by July 31, 2011posted 10 years 11 months ago
India's premier environment and wildlife competitive film festival, CMS VATAVARAN will be organised from 06-10 Dec, 2011 at New Delhi.
Entries are invited from environment and wildlife filmmakers for 10 Indian and 08 International categories.