Environment
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Nov 10 2016
Blog: Groundwater Stories
A question we often get asked as rainwater harvesters is, is there any point in building a recharge structure adjacent to a lake ? Does the lake not recharge ground water ? Will the recharge structure/well make any difference ? This is a very pertinent...
Nov 08 2016
CITY AIR POLLUTION
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Ankit Bhargava
The ‘Breathe Bengaluru’ project, currently underway in BTM Layout, will track and disseminate emissions data from traffic, construction, waste burning and other location-specific sources.
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Nov 04 2016
BANGALORE'S FIERY MESS
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Akshatha M
Garbage continues to burn across Bengaluru, polluting the air, ground and water bodies. BBMP has not been able to help people who reached out with complaints. Result: the climate hazard, health hazard continues to dance in the city.
Nov 02 2016
Blog: Animal Matters
Recently, Bengaluru was in news for the wrong reasons. While a woman brutally flung eight puppies to death earlier this year, more recently a mass grave with over 30 street dogs was found in a dump yard with a single survivor. There have been repeated...
Oct 29 2016
FIRE SAFETY DURING DEEPAVALI
Uday Vijayan
Lamps, snacks and crackers in the company of family. A perfect way of celebrating Deepavali! A festival where moderation invariably flies out of the window, especially in the presence of all that food, and the fun. During this festival that...
Oct 28 2016
GARBAGE FIRES AT BASAPURA
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Aditya V Potapragada
Tired of having to constantly breathe in toxic fumes from the garbage dump fires in his neighbourhood, a school student takes up his pen to write to the authorities.
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Oct 27 2016
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Pravir B
Pic: Shree D N Diwali or Deepavali, literally a row of lamps, is just round the corner. Spread over five days, it is the biggest festival for our family and our community. The biggest festivities are reserved for amavasya...
Oct 26 2016
GARBAGE ON FIRE
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Gaurav Behere
Residents of Basapura suffer from persistent cough and breathing issues as garbage dumped in the immediate vicinity of apartments and offices is burnt day in day out.
Oct 24 2016
CELEBRATING THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
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Abhisheka Krishnagopal
Why cannot Deepavali be a peaceful affair? Is anything being done to create awareness among children on harmful effects of crackers? asks Abhisheka Krishnagopal.
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Oct 20 2016
Blog: Animal Matters
Every city, even giant metropolises like Bengaluru, still have a few patches of green, blue or brown that have managed to survive or at least allay the formidable onslaught of concrete and glass. Look carefully in these oases and you’ll be sure...
Oct 15 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Earlier this year, in February, a group of friends and I had conducted a bird survey in the campus of IIM-Bangalore. At that time, the Dean of Administration, Prof. G Shainesh, and his famkily, keenly followed us througout the morning of birding and...
Oct 12 2016
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
Walks are a great way to explore the hidden treasures in the city, including birds. Deepa Mohan narrates the story of one such walk.
Oct 07 2016
Blog: Animal Matters
Cattles die from eating plastic. While plastic may seem almost indispensable in our daily lives, we tend to remain oblivious to the harm that we cause to animals and the environment by using this material in almost every aspect of our lives...
Oct 06 2016
BBMP GARBAGE DUMP MAPPING PROJECT
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News Desk
These 1000+ spots tell a thousand tales, if only someone has time to listen to each dump! Go explore the map, and see the stories for yourself.
Oct 05 2016
Blog: Forward Bellandur
October 2 nd  was Gandhi’s birth anniversary and a reminder of his vision of Clean India. Our Prime Minister Modi revived the dream two years back on this day by launching Swacch Bharat Mission. We at Bellandur ward were fortunate to...
Oct 04 2016
Blog: A treasure of waste
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Indira, wastepicker from Bengaluru, made a passionate plea to world governments for recognizing contributions of wastepickers in ‘ New Urban Agenda ‘ during an event organized on the sidelines of United Nations (UN) Habitat III Prepcom...
Oct 04 2016
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Kabir Arora
A huge loss in his pressure cooker manufacturing factory and the financial crisis that followed made Ajay a migrant, or footloose informal worker. Eight years ago, he moved from Delhi to Bangalore. Having to start life from scratch, he became a waste...
Oct 01 2016
SWACHH UTSAV ACROSS THE CITY
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News Desk
If you want to pitch in to make your city cleaner this October 2nd, here's a list of drives around the city that you can join!
Sep 30 2016
IMPACT OF HEALTH ON POLLUTION
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Navya P K and Akshatha M
Air pollution in Bengaluru has reached levels that are causing many to leave the city on health grounds. Navya PK looks at various studies that outline the shocking impact on citizens and some particularly vulnerable groups.
Sep 29 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
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Whitefield Rising hosted an enlightening session on Sunday, September 26, with eminent environmentalist A.N. Yellappa Reddy, who connected the dots among environmental consciousness, waste management, sewage treatment, lake purification, biodiversity...
Sep 28 2016
SASIVE SATYAGRAHA
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News Desk
A coalition against GM food crops has planned a citizens' awareness and call-to-action campaign to be launched on October 2.
Sep 13 2016
BANDH TIME THOUGHTS
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Priya Ramasubban
What we eat every day is what affects farmers. Think about how we can make long term choices to support them every day of the year!
Sep 09 2016
GARBAGE SPOT MAPPING PROJECT
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Shree D N
A garbage dump symbolises the problem in the waste collection system. A city can try to solve the garbage problem, with the help of authentic data marked on map.
Sep 08 2016
CLEANING UP INDIA
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Sudha Narasimhachar
The Prime Minister’s vision of a clean India will remain a pipe dream unless the common man takes it upon himself.
Sep 08 2016
NATURE FEATURE
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Deepa Mohan
Seen these colourful locusts anywhere ever? They are extraordinarily sensitive to their surroundings, and can jump about a metre without wings!
Sep 06 2016
ECO-FRIENDLY GANESHA FESTIVALS IN BENGALURU
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News Desk
Ganesha festival just got a bit more greener, with better awareness among communities in Bengaluru while more and more citizens went for ecofriendly Ganesha idols.
 
 

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