Environment
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Jun 05 2016
Blog: Like a Lake
Over 1000 people participated in various activities at the World Environment Day celebrations organised by YUVA, and held around Allalasandra Lake area this morning.   Tree planting in Allalasandra lake area was done by Bengaluru...
Jun 05 2016
Blog: Like a Lake
The Karnataka Lake ​Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) is on the look out for lake wardens, to work on a voluntary basis. The government order and other relevant information can be seen here .   The Karnataka Lake...
Jun 05 2016
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
To all our friends, Puttenahalli Lake, May 2016 ​ For many of us, every day is Environment Day. Still, it feels good to see the whole world pause on 5th June every year and focus on raising awareness about environmental issues and...
Jun 04 2016
Blog: Like a Lake
Watch the birds, feed the ducks, get a sapling to plant, listen to environment-related songs, help in cleaning the lake surroundings, learn about managing your waste. All these and more at the World Environment Day celebrations at Allalasandra Lake...
Jun 03 2016
LESSER-KNOWN STORIES BEHIND LALBAGH
News Desk
Who designed Lal Bagh? What were the architectural and environmental considerations? Who developed it into a botanical garden? A peek into the history of the most famous garden in Bengaluru.
May 27 2016
MANMADE CLIMATE CHANGES IN BANGALORE
Rajesh S
Bangalore is hot, dry, dusty. We're heating it up more, with all the gadgets and appliances we use. It's local heating—not global warming. This is the story of climate change in Bengaluru!
May 23 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
BBMP health inspectors conducted a major drive against use of plastic on Whitefield Main Road (Hagadur ward) on Saturday 21-May-2016. Plastic material was seized from several shops in Forum Value Mall. The drive was led by BBMP officials Vinodh...
May 19 2016
MANAGING LAKES AND STORM WATER DRAINS
Vishwanath Srikantaiah
The role of lakes and stormwater drains have changed in the era of urbanisation and industrialisation. What can be done with them in the newer times?
May 18 2016
PLANTING TREES IN BENGALURU
News Desk
A list of trees, botanical names and their uses, to help people decide what to plant where
May 17 2016
PLANTING TREES IN BENGALURU
Shree D N
This summer's heat made us all nostalgic about the cooler weather of the past. Though the urban area has expanded in Bengaluru, there is no reason why the tree cover should not! Time to plant trees!
May 17 2016
Blog: Groundwater Stories
We had good rainfall (1000mm plus on an average) in 2015. Yet, this summer was harsh for everyone. Would it have helped if we had harvested rainwater? The primary analysis from the project area (Yamalur watershed) observes that there is enough water...
May 16 2016
RECYCLATHON AWARDS 2016
Pinky Chandran
If you are part of a community that ensures that a bulk of the waste generated is recycled in the right manner, this is for you! Applications are open for the 2016 edition of the Recyclathon Awards.
May 13 2016
Blog: Forward Bellandur
On the evening on May 12th, raw sewage gushed in from the eastern inlet for nearly 3 hours into Kaikondrahalli lake. With help from BBMP labourers provided by BBMP lakes Engineer Shilpa, and with many of the lake visitors and volunteers staying back...
May 13 2016
Blog: I Change Indira Nagar
Monday, May 9th brought us a surprise - the Commissioner for SWM Bangalore, Subodh Yadav was coming to Ward 80 for an interaction with RWA’s, residents and civic officials. I say surprise, because we were told at 7.30 am on Monday that we...
May 10 2016
Deepa Mohan
If you are planning to invest in an apartment that promises a 'lake view', think twice! The building may just be coming up on the catchment area of a lake.
May 05 2016
B.CLIP PARITICIPANT SHOWS THE WAY
Sharath SR
Many a time, empty, unmaintained plots become spaces for dumping garbage. Here's how a citizen ensured that one such plot didn't go that way, and became the children's playground it was supposed to be.
May 05 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
The morning of April 23rd saw around 25 residents of Mahadevapura Zone coming together in support of the anti-plastic ban. Volunteers of Whitefield Rising visited dozens of shops on Borewell Road, creating awareness about plastic and Styrofoam menace...
May 03 2016
NGT ORDER ON SHRIRAM CHIRPING WOODS
Akshatha M
National Green Tribunal has allowed the developer to construct the residential project, after the developer modified the project plan by reducing the extent of construction.
May 02 2016
KSPCB'S NEW NORMS ON NITROGEN
Ananth Seshadri Kodavasal
KSPCB introduces new norms for STP treatment - this is going to affect apartment STPs. Why incur a huge cost of this treatment, when there is a simpler, cheaper option, asks Dr Ananth Kodavasal.
Apr 26 2016
Blog: I Change Indira Nagar
Spurred by the recent tree cutting incident in the vicinity of the neighbourhood, a tree walk was organised on the morning of April 23rd by the BM Residents Welfare Association in Indira Nagar 1st Stage, to introduce the residents to the trees around...
Apr 25 2016
DEVELOPMENT IN ECOLOGICALLY SENSITIVE ZONES
Akshatha M
The BDA and Environmental Clearance Committees sanctioned this project on the wetlands between Kasavanahalli and Kaikondrahalli lakes. Expert studies say it will affect the lakes. With residents opposing, case is on in the National Green Tribunal.
Apr 24 2016
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
We are delighted to tell you that finally our Puttenahalli lake, (near MLR Convention Hall, J.P. Nagar) is showing, almost, its true glory! The alligator weed which had covered most of the entire expanse of the water has been removed thanks to funding...
Apr 21 2016
ECO-FRIENDLY WEDDING CELEBRATIONS
Gadadhar Prem Kumar
The father of the groom shares a personal account of how one can celebrate something as grand as a wedding, without creating too much of a burden on the environment.
Apr 21 2016
CYCLE RIDE IN KARNATAKA BETWEEN EARTH DAY AND ENVIRONMENT DAY
News Desk
Imagine cycling through the length and breadth of Karnataka? That's exactly what this NGO wants to do. And while they are at it, they want to plant 60,000 saplings across the state.
Apr 21 2016
AIR POLLUTION - THE SILENT KILLER
Navya P K
Anecdotes and basic studies show air pollution causes lung diseases in Bengaluru. But, nobody is collecting the data that can support strong measures to curb pollution.
Apr 20 2016
Blog: I Change Indira Nagar
If you love nature, like walking among trees and flowers, and want to know more about our green heritage, this is the walk for you. If you know absolutely nothing about trees or nature, you will find this walk fun and eye-opening. It is hot and...
 
 

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