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The swampy area of Pallikaranai, 20 km away from Chennai, has reduced from 5000 to 500 hectares in about 40 years. Despite it being made a partial Reserve Forest, it is under threat of dying out.

The term wetland is a bit difficult to understand. Is it land or water or land that is wet? It is likely this difficulty in comprehending the term that has led to the sad state of affairs for most wetlands in the country today.

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Landscape architecture, an age-old concept that blends science and art to create outdoor designs that incorporate existing natural landscapes, is regaining popularity in India.

Bright-eyed in the morning, I walk down the pavement for some fresh air. As I squish over greasy paper bags and forsaken Coke bottles, the stale smell of plastic bags strewn all over hits me. Stamping on them, I charge onto the already cramped road, jostle for space with other people, dodge honking cars, and reach the park breathless, dishevelled and foul. All this, for some fresh air!

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For more information on the boot camp, please click here.

To apply for the same, fill the registration form online here.

To know more about the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), please click here.

Anil Agarwal Fellowship will be offered to deserving candidates, the details of which can be seen here.

November 4, 2013 9:00AM - November 15, 2013 6:00PM
October 15, 2013 6:00PM

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Fisher folk of the East Kolkata Wetlands use sewage from the city’s lakes to rear fish. Watch an interview of the person who popularized this system that the locals invented years ago.

They take your pain and give you what you need. They will absorb the excess showers that our cities can’t handle and replenish water underground when our taps run dry. Often underestimated, these shallow water bodies are also home to countless life forms and serve as winter destinations for distant migratory birds. Blame me for being philosophical but I equate wetlands to mothers.

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News this week: 200-crore penalty on Mundra port, Parliament passes Land Acquisition Bill and dengue spreads in Mumbai.

POLICY MATTERS

200-crore penalty for Adani's Mundra port

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Rajya Sabha passes the land bill

Revised land acquisition bill that does not provide for social impact assessment for irrigation projects clears in the Upper House. The bill returns to the Lok Sabha for approval of amendements made in it.

Mumbai fearful of dengue

Food security bill- on the verge of becoming a law

After Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha also passes National Food Security Bill, 2013. Only President's approval left to convert the bill into a law.

Flood takes 160 lives in Bihar

MP govt enforces curfew to suppress Jalsatyagrah

State government issues arrest orders against the evacuees staging protest against raising water level in the Indira Sagar Dam and demanding compensation. 

Focus open defecation

For more information on this event, please click here.

For further details, please see the brochure for 'The Green Bazaar' and the press release attached below.

September 7, 2013 10:00AM - September 8, 2013 7:00PM
September 7, 2013 9:45AM

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For more information on the competition, please click here.

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Please find the 'Entry form' and the 'Rules for the competition' attached below.

November 30, 2013 12:00AM

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