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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

RIP Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

This is the oath taken and encouraged to be shared by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, which he stood by his entire life. It is the testament to his life and his dedication to science and environment! RIP Dr. Kalam                                                        
1)  I realize that every mature tree by photosynthesis absorbs 20 kgs of Carbon dioxide every year. By the same process each tree lets out about 14 Kg of Oxygen every year.
2)  I will plant and nurture ten trees and will ensure my parents, my sisters and brothers plant trees and my neighbours also plant ten trees each. I will be an ambassador for tree mission in my locality.
 3)  I will keep my house and its surroundings clean and use products which are bio-degradable to the extent possible
 4)  I will promote a culture of environment friendliness, through recycling and conservation of water and other recyclable materials both at home and school.
 5)  When I take a professional career, I will take decision with respect of organizational  processes which protects the environment and preserves the bio-diversity.
 6)  I will encourage the use of renewable energy to the maximum extent possible.
 7)  I will spread the awareness about the need to preserve the environment in my home, in my      locality and among my student friends.
 8)  I will engage the water conservation, especially by rain water harvesting and spread the message in my family and friends.

World Nature Conservation Day 2015

Celebrated on July 28 each year, World Nature Conservation Day recognizes that a healthy environment is the foundation for a stable and productive society and to ensure the well-being of present and future generations, we all must participate to protect, conserve, and sustainably manage our natural resources.
We all depend on natural resources like water, air, soil, minerals, trees, animals, food, and gas to live our daily lives. To keep the balance in the natural world, we must also help various species to continue to exist. A report from the global conservation organization World Wildlife Foundation suggests that since 1970, the pressure that we exert on the planet has doubled and the resources upon which we depend have declined by 33 percent. Despite the efforts put into conservation by organizations and conservation activists, their work has been undermined by those who have interests.
Conservation of nature is very important, with scientists warning of mass extinctions in the near future. Many nature documentaries show resources that are being wasted. We have made this planet a world of steel and concrete to sustain humanity but at the cost of other species, and it has become more imperative upon us to conserve these resources that are vital to human survival. Trees and plants consume carbon which has increased the planet's temperature, increased storms and sea level rises and freshwater glacier melting that threatens lives. Glaciers are connected to rivers and lakes which we depend on for drinking water through city/town/community services (where did you think your water came from?). Birds, bees and other insects pollinate the plants we need to eat to stay healthy nutritionally. Factory foods provide reduced quality in favor of the financial incentive. Children who spend time exercising their senses in nature have been shown to increase their skills at a faster rate than those who don't. Our planet provides us with all of the resources that modern exploitation have given us, through wood, medicine, water, plants and animals to eat, metals, vitamins, minerals - yet it's exploited for money with systems of varied complexity. Nature has given us SO much. If we don't conserve, we lose these precious privileges to exploitation and abuse of resources.
The natural world is facing an increasing threat from unsustainable practices and the challenge is how to preserve and conserve nature in the process of achieving sustainable development. The state of nature has an impact on human survival, local and global economics, community life, human health and wellbeing.
On this day, let us make a conscious effort to contribute to the local, national, and global efforts in conserving nature and the benefits they provide for the present and future generations.

Monday, 27 July 2015


Wednesday, 22 July 2015

दुर्मिळ चिंताजनक प्रजाती पैकी व्हेल माश्याचा मृत्यू

जून महिन्यात अलिबाग तालुक्यातील रेवदंडा  येथे दुर्मिळ चिंताजनक प्रजाती पैकी  ४२ फुट व्हेल माश्याचा दुर्दॆवि मृत्यू झाला . त्याचा मृत्यूच्या दुर्दॆवा पेक्षा आमच्या कडील काही महाभाग त्या मृत्यू पावलेल्या माश्याचा शरीरा बरोबर आपले  सेल्फी फोटो काढून आपल्या अडाणीपणाचे,अज्ञानाचे प्रदर्शन करण्यात धन्यता मानत होते.  पण अश्या अडाणी अज्ञानि समाजाला नम्र विनंती आहे कि आपल्याला निसर्गाप्रती काही करता येत नसेल तर किमान पक्षी असले उद्योग तरी करू नकात जेणे करून इतरांना तुमची लाज वाटेल आपलं म्हणण्यास

Friday, 10 July 2015

Waste Dumping in Mumbai

  • In 2011-12, Mumbai alone accounted for 6.11% of total waste generated in India
Ø  630 grams daily estimated waste generation by each resident in land starved Mumbai
  • Current operational landfills:
Ø  Deonar (6000 MT daily) 20 m beyond Airport Authority of India’s prescribed limits
Ø  Mulund (4000 MT daily)
Ø  Kanjurmarg (500 MT daily, 3000 MT capacity)
Ø  Gorai dumping ground scientifically closed in June 2009
  • 12 MT Biomedical waste is incinerated at Deonar plant daily
  • High-level emission of greenhouse gases (methane), recurring fires, stench and diseases
  • Estimates suggest Rs 60,000 crore industry with 10-15% growth potential every year
  • Bioreactor being constructed at Kanjurmarg for methanisation of biodegradable waste, scientific closure of Deonar in phases proposed

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