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April 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Policy Intervention in CDM and carbon Market

Dear Contributors

Greetings from IDSAsr and a very good morning

Guru Arjan Dev Institute of Development Studies is proposing to bring out a special issue on:

Policy Intervention in CDM and carbon Market: Indian Experience.

It will be highly appreciated if you please submit a story/research paper to be included in this proposal.  It will be published by the…


Added by Dr Gursharan Singh Kainth on April 28, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

Interview with 'Shadow Diver' John Chatterton Now Available Online

Photo by Howard Ehrenberg

John Chatterton’s name first came into the public consciousness as one of the main subjects of Robert Kurson’s bestselling book…


Added by Michael Bear on April 16, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

Traditional Sri Lankan New Year is a celebration of Nature - is it common in traditional events of other communities..??

Today is traditional New Year for Sri Lankans. The event initiated as a Thanksgiving ceremony after harvesting of paddy and there is a little bit of Astrology too get involved. However, there are lots of elements of biodiversity involved in this National Event.

* Asian Koel makes its mating song at this period, so locals consider him as harbinger of new year

* A flower called Erabadu (flame of forest) too blooms on this period of time, so it becomes the…

Added by Malaka Rodrigo on April 14, 2012 at 17:05 — No Comments

What trees tell us when we stand close and listen

Thirty years ago a small boy stood in the shade of a big tree and has his little mind blown. It was — and still is — the biggest tree on the planet.

The tree was a Sierra Redwood and it lived in California’s Sequoia National Park. I was there with my family on our first ever holiday to a foreign country, back in 1982 when I was just eight years old. That’s me in the photo alongside my nature loving Dad, who back then was a hard-working bus driver…


Added by Mike Shanahan on April 13, 2012 at 17:59 — No Comments

Scuba Diver Girls: The Amazing Sevengill Shark


In October of 2009, I began hearing reports of encounters between local San Diego divers and Sevengill sharks [Notorynchus cepedianus]. Having been diving locally since 2000, I thought this unusual, since this was the first I had heard of these encounters in nearly a decade. Between 2000 and 2006, almost no reports were…


Added by Michael Bear on April 5, 2012 at 22:14 — No Comments

San Diego Diver Videos Sevengill and Tope Shark

San Diego diver John Huber was able to video both a Sevengill shark (Notorynchus cepedianus) and a Tope or Soupfin  Shark (Galeorhinus galeus) the other day at La Jolla Cove.

The Sevengill shark is seen…


Added by Michael Bear on April 5, 2012 at 21:05 — No Comments

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