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Today, Nobel Laureat Reverend Desmond Tutu presented more than half a million signatures on the "Countdown to Copenhagen" petition to Mr Yvo de Boer, in a function held at the City Square, in Copenhagen.

Despite temperatures hovering around zero, a huge croud of people clapped and cheered as Reverend Desmond Tutu entered the


Copenhagen or Bust

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

As Copenhagen unfolds, the debates are getting less and less productive. Ultra-nationalists (including polititicans, big business, and, increasingly some particularly closed-minded social activists) are behaving like the big boys of the nuclear age (US and Russia). What they have in mind for the people of Planet Earth is

The fossil awards presented the second dishonourable mention to an unprecedented trio of Austria, Finland, and Sweden, for their shameful and atrocious actions in the very first day of COP15. Their claim to dishonour arose from their promotion of a new text, that would allow countries to set their reduction targets against

Living Together

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

"Believing as I do that man in the distant future will be a far more perfectcreature than he now is, it is an intolerable thought that he and all other sentientbeings are doomed to complete annihilation after such long-continued slow progress." 

Charles Darwin

"Live together and flow with nature's tide. Or die alone." That's the


What's it like in Copenhagen?

Posted by: Linkesh Diwan on

Copenhagen is an amazing city. It's been billed as the happiest city in the world (a fact proudly related to me by two different Danes on an equal number of different occasions). The first thing we noticed when stepping off the plane was that it was quiet... silent! At the Airport! And what was really interesting was seeing

Our Forests Weed-ed!

Posted by: Sameer K S on

This is something which I have been wanting to write for quite  sometime. As I'm new to this blog, I think this would make a nice begining.

This is relating to a recent trip of mine to Kabini Jungle Lodges and Resorts on the banks of river kabini, which is also one of the foremost wildlife resorts in the country. I say


Sure we get all kinds of tourists....noisy, unsensitive and touristy kinda crowd....sure they dont understand the nuances involved in wildlife and eco tourism...but they are there because they have some liking for wildlife hence choose to be at a wildlife destination....the degree of interest is questionable...but the intent is


I would like to share  my observation and ideas,

Being brought up in Digboi, an oil town which divides a big jungle, one stretching a few square kilometres to the north and the other to the south of Digboi which strecthes towards ,Arunachal Pradesh,Nagaland further cutting into Myanmar.Growing up in Digboi itself taught me how


Of Owls and CO2

Posted by: Jennifer Scarlott on

Sometimes, the little things can make your day. This morning for the second time, I heard the hooting and trilling of an Eastern screech owl, Otus asio in some tall trees just in front of my apartment, on the shores of the Hudson River. Though screech owls are plentiful, they are usually found in deeper woods than the ones


Not Burning Bright....

Posted by: Shivir chordia on

The reality may be far more deeper and sad to an extent grim ....I would love to be challenged to prove otherwise....but most "Great parks" in India are not great anymore....infact they are hiding the greatest lies of our times. MP / Rajasthan / UP & karnataka the so called Tiger states...have an embarrassment staring at their