• Stop San Onofre from Re-Opening!
    Eight million people could be affected by a major accident at San Diego's San Onofre nuclear power plant. They would be affected by nuclear radioactivity. If you have been exposed to a high level of radioactivity, there is no turning back. You are then radioactive forever. It doesn't go away. If you live and have children, your children can be born with birth defects because the radioactivity changes your DNA in your chromosomes. This is your genetic material that forms your children. This would also happen to animals and plants, since they also have DNA. If there is a major accident, such as a meltdown, you can get burned on your skin and your skin can fall off. I am thankful that this did not happen at San Onofre this time, but it could happen if we allow San Onofre to be re-opened, and I don't want to take that chance.
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    Created by Karen Uyeno Picture
  • Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland
    The rate of conversion of Farm land, paddy fields and wet lands are diminishing in Kanyakumari District, that is know for its own natural serene now becoming a concrete jungle. Vast wetlands of Nagercoil were being rapidly destroyed by politicians and real estate promoters, who had no concern for nature. Lands that were once occupied by tractors and ploughs are now being ruined by land movers. The entire ecological chain is under destruction. Such actions were ecological crimes according to Sections 430 and 431 of the IPC, where the guilty can be sentenced to jail for up to five years.
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    Created by Manojan Rajan
    Mangrove forests are one of the world’s most threatened tropical ecosystems. More than 35% of the world’s mangroves are already gone. The figure is as high as 50% in countries such as India, the Philippines, and Vietnam, while in the Americas they are being cleared at a rate faster than tropical rainforests. 12 species of mangroves found in India are considered to be ‘Critically Endangered’ and a total of 57 mangrove and mangrove-associated species are considered threatened. The main reasons for the destruction in the area are mainly due to population pressure in and around the mangrove belts. The several present studies revels the following specific reasons for degradation of mangrove area.
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    Created by ASHISH S
    Bengaluru is one of those Indian cities which are facing severe shortage of water for the residents. In such a case, we can't afford to let anybody kill water bodies. If this happens to a lake that is located on the Sarjapur main road and can be seen by thousands of people everyday, then what may happen to other natural resources which can't be tracked easily?
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    Created by Prashanth DN
  • We need parks not parking! Save Lal Bagh!
    Lalbagh is a precious heritage to Bangaloreans dating back to 1760, and the park has many rare plants and trees. Lalbagh and Cubbon park act as a pair of lungs for Bangalore, filtering out pollution and giving us fresh cool air in return, many trees are lost to road widening across the city, so it is vital that we keep these islands of vegetation untouched. Using five acres to construct a parking lot inside the park is a waste and nothing more than a money making scam. Lalbagh is one of the best loved parks in the heart of the city and we must focus on protecting this green space instead of covering it with concrete. These five acres of Lalbagh must be utilized to make the park an even better green space, benefitting both humans and the large variety of birds that visit the park.
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    Created by Sadashiv P
  • Save Green Belt at Gandhidham - Kachchh Dist. Gujarat
    Trees / green belt is what which is the needed at this moment for saving our mother earth from global warming etc etc. If this is not saved our future generations will be void of water / clean air and the list multiplies.
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    Created by Shaikh Shahjaahan
  • Stop violence against Kudankulam protesters
    After Fukushima the world recognized the folly of building nuclear reactors on the coastline, apart from other reasons, because the world's polar ice caps are rapidly melting and increased tsunamis are probable. But the Indian government has refused to step back from its folly and the Tamil Nad government has become its rubber stamp. As such the protesters at Kudankulam are not merely the protectors of their own land and livelihood, they are the protectors of our planet. Their satyagraha against the irreversible act of loading nuclear fuel into the Kudankulam reactors is a fight against myopia and madness. Shooting into this crowd was no less heinous than the actions of General Dyer at Jallianwalla Bagh. Crushing dissent without addressing it through a peaceful discussion is undemocratic and condemnable in the world’s largest democracy. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha we ask that you step back from the brink and re-align yourself with the forces of sanity. Sign this petition asking CM Jayalalitha to withdraw the police force and have a civilised discussion with the people protesting against the nuclear power project in Kudankulam.
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    Created by Anand Patwardhan Picture
  • Don't Bury us under Industrial Waste Adhunik Group
    The waste we are talking about contains Heavy Metals which is toxic for life. The waste can leech ground water. It can cause lungs disease. It shall severely affect the fertility of the soil. It shall cause skin disease. It shall causes several types of cancer. It can cause mental handicappedness. Note: Adhunik Group is one of the beneficiary of the Biggest Ever Scam in India 'The Coal Block Scam'.
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    Created by Umang Choudhary Picture
  • Eco urban gardens for every school
    Many children in India still don't have enough to eat everyday, while children in our cities are increasingly losing touch with where there food comes from and a love for traditional, healthy food. We could teach our children about healthy natural food by creating urban garden projects in all our schools that produce food that can then be given to poor children who don't have enough to eat.
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    Created by Tracy Frauzel
    CNG drastically reduces the emission of harmful and toxic substances such as carbon monoxide. Emissions of Carbon Monoxide non-methane hydrocarbons and Nitrogen Oxides were 76%, 88% and 83% respectively lower with CNG than with petrol. It is commonly assumed that CNG reduces a vehicle’s power but CNG is a more powerful fuel than gasoline. -Is it ECONOMICALLY VIABLE??!!!! Yes,it is. According to a case study, an average rickshaw operating two shifts of eight hourseach consumes 10 litres of gasoline in one day costing Rs. 330. To travel the same distance, the same rickshaw consumes two cylinders of CNG, costing no more than Rs. 150. That is a saving of Rs. 180 per day in fuelcosts. The health hazards caused by diesel and petrol exhaust fumes are: • raise the risk of heart attacks • harmful to blood vessels and can increase the chances of blood clots forming in our arteries, leading to a heart attack or stroke. • Breathing in diesel exhausts during pregnancy is associated with sluggishness in offspring • alterations in brain metabolism of neurotransmitters • coughing, itchy or burning eyes, chest constriction, wheezing, and difficulty in breathing • the long term exposure to diesel fumes may increase the risk of lung cancer and possibly bladder cancer. Noise levels in some parts are much beyond the permissible levels notified in the Noise Pollution Control (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 which is mainly caused by the diesel run auto-rickshaws. Another dangerous impact given by the diesel and petrol run auto-rickshaws is noise pollution of our environment. • loss of hearing, either temporary or permanent. • lack of concentration, loss of memory and an adverse impact on education of children • The non-auditory effects include cardiac ailments, stress, fatigue and disturbance to sleep leading to insomnia OUTCOMES : . The best place to witness this change is our country’s capital DELHI. Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, Lead and Sulphur Dioxide levels have all shown a declining trend. The annual average of 42g/m3 of Sulphur Dioxide in the year 1996 came down to as much as 18g/m3 during 2002, whereas NO2 came down from 75g/m3 in 1996 to 59g/m3 in 2000. Also, the results show a significant improvement in the overall air quality of the city. The concentration of Carbon Monoxide has fallen by 32 per cent; Sulphur Dioxide levels have fallen by 39 per cent in 2002 as compared to 1997. The concentration of other pollutants like Lead and Benzene have also registered a marked decline. ALL OF THIS WAS POSSIBLE ONLY BECAUSE OF SWITCHING TO A CLEANER FUEL LIKE CNG.. Lets do our best to bring back the lost charm of Bangalore and make it pollution free...
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  • Ban vegetable cultivation along railway tracks in mumbai
    Its is very important as it is directly effecting the health of citizen. It may bring deformities in children or in new born babies which may last for generations.
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  • Proper Waste Management In Indian railways
    Being a student who travels quite often in trains, and being a nature-lover, many times I had to sadly watch the passengers throw away wastes like plastic bottles, carry bags, wrappers, disposable cups and plates through the windows of the moving trains. You would have noticed for sure, how polluted the surroundings of railway lines are, especially water bodies nearby. When we think more about it, the blame cannot be entirely imposed on the passengers; they have only an alternate option, which is to save these wastes until they find a dust bin in the next station. It is not a very practical solution and hardly anyone cares or bothers to do so. Well, I try convincing my friends how our little action adversely affects the Nature. When I keep the coffee cups and wrappers with me to dispose them in the next waste bin I find, many friends and relatives tease me by saying I'm a "DUST BIN"! See how even small actions to protect our Mother Nature are discouraged knowingly or unknowingly...! We must do something to reduce it to the minimum extent possible. One method is to ask the railway authorities to keep dust bins in every compartment, near every kiosk in the station and in every place where the probability of passengers throwing away wastes is high. I sincerely wish that, sometime from now, when travelling in train, I wouldn't have to witness people slowly killing the environment... Let's go green and save green......
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    Created by Anagha Panakkada