User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Trees
Last updated: Jun 24 2019 16:14 IST RSS 2.0
 
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‘Cities and Canopies’, a book on trees in urban India, released 24.6.2019 Citizen Matters
‘Cities and Canopies' explores the science, history, culture and imaginations around trees in our cities.
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Elevated corridors: Environment Clearance was issued in just two weeks 22.6.2019 Citizen Matters
The EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) report of elevated corridors spans 345 pages, but it took authorities just two weeks to approve it and issue Environment Clearance to the project. This is despite the EIA avoiding a detailed study of many environmental impacts
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In India, insects are slowly disappearing – and that is a cause for worry 12.6.2019 Scroll.in
Urbanisation and pollution have wreaked havoc on insect populations.
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Across India, Dalits are still fighting to claim lands promised to them 9.6.2019 Scroll.in
In several states, land titles given to Dalits as part of redistribution programmes are useless because the original higher caste owners never ceded control.
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How Bengaluru’s action plan proposes to beat air pollution 8.6.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Recently, a 44-point mega action plan was drafted to tackle air pollution in Bengaluru. The plan assigns tasks to multiple government agencies, to be completed in a time frame. Read more for details of the plan
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BBMP, the misunderstood eco-warrior 30.5.2019 Citizen Matters
The real reason BBMP does not pick up calls is its concern for the environment, says the author
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Bengaluru non-profit builds play spaces from scrap 30.5.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
As children's play spaces are shrinking, the non-profit Anthill Creations has been transforming government school playgrounds and open spaces in the city. Anthill uses scrap materials to build durable, innovative play structures
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Bengaluru Buzz: BWSSB assures water supply | Citizens protest tree felling | BBMP plans household medical waste disposal 27.5.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
BWSSB assures continued water supply, BBMP plans scientific disposal of household biomedical waste, citizens protest decision to axe over 600 trees for Metro - read more on what happened in Bengaluru over the past week
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How to make a mini forest with Miyawaki method 19.5.2019 Citizen Matters
With the Miyawaki method, you can create your own forest patch in spaces as small as 30 sq ft. The plants grow rapidly into trees, and do not need any maintenance after the first three years. Here is a guide to building a forest with this method
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Planting forests in Bengaluru: Bimal Desai tells you how 15.5.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bimal Desai has fought for years to protect Cubbon Park and other green spaces in Bengaluru. Now he is creating forest patches across the city using the Miyawaki method. In this conversation with Citizens Live, Desai talks about his initiative, and how every Bengalurean can replicate it to make the city green and liveable again
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BMRC to acquire church land for Metro, Tree Officer says not yet 12.5.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
The heritage All Saints Church is set to lose over 100 hundred trees and other structures to land acquisition for Metro rail. While BMRC announced that it will go ahead with the acquisition despite public protests, BBMP Tree Officer asserts that a decision can be taken only after an inspection report on tree felling, and public consultations
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Bengaluru Buzz: Minimise tree felling for Metro, says HC | Security upped after Lanka blasts | HC stay on elevated corridor 29.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Last week, the High Court passed orders on two major concerns of Bengalureans - the elevated corridor project, and indiscriminate tree felling for Metro rail. Read more on this, and other happenings in the city over the past week
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Street art points to Bengaluru’s missing green cover 24.4.2019 Citizen Matters
A Bengaluru resident puts up an art installation in HSR Layout to bring attention to the city's rapidly depleting green cover
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As lending libraries shut down across India, a plucky chain from Kochi is holding its own 17.4.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Since it was founded by P Luiz John 40 years ago, Eloor Libraries has gone through many ups and downs. But its commitment to its members hasn’t wavered.
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Voting over in Chittoor; here’s what citizens expect elected MLAs and MPs to deliver 12.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Andhra Pradesh voted to elect their MLAs and MPs on April 11th; meanwhile, residents of Chittoor city have put together a comprehensive manifesto that speaks about the welfare schemes they would expect their chosen leaders to implement.
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Why you don’t have a say in tree felling in Bengaluru 2.4.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
If more than 50 trees are to be axed for any project, authorities have to consult the public first, as per law. But how do authorities manage to avoid public consultations even when they axe hundreds of trees for mega projects?
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Namma Metro: Trees axed in Whitefield, compensatory planting in Uttara Kannada. Here’s why 1.4.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Hundreds of trees in Bengaluru are being felled for Metro rail, but compensatory saplings are often planted outside the city, or maybe never. Officials do not keep track of the saplings or ensure their survival either
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1,131 properties to be affected by elevated corridor project 1.4.2019 Hindu: Home
Environmental impact assessment report says project needs 56.89 hectares of land
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‘Change is inevitable’ 28.3.2019 Hindu: Religion
Parimala Jaggesh says with a little bit of planning the traffic problem can be solved
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Each tree is like a child to me: Thimmakka 28.3.2019 Hindu: S & T
A day in the life of 107-year-old ‘saalumarada’ Thimmakka, who received the Padma Shri earlier this month for her legendary environmental work
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