Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 03, 2015
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 03 (starting January 12, 2015) 2015.
No monkey died of starvation at the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, a preliminary inquiry by a committee probing the condition of simians at the facility has found.
Throwing puja offerings into the Yamuna, a ritual for many Delhiites, will now invite a fine of Rs 5,000. Dumping construction debris on the banks will cost Rs 50,000 while real estate developers are barred from carrying out any construction on the floodplains.
A senior campaigner with Greenpeace India, an environmental NGO, was allegedly stopped at IGI Airport from boarding a flight to London on Sunday.
Delhi Jal Board has a mammoth task before it to clean the Yamuna as ordered by National Green Tribunal on Tuesday.
The path leading towards Yamuna from the highway close to Akshardham is lined on either side by expansive green fields punctuated by bursts of yellow.
An environmental activist has filed a plea against Delhi Development Authority’s proposed “lake city complex“ near Sanjay Lake in Mayur Vihar.
If the National Green Tribunal judgment on the Yamuna and stormwater drains in Delhi is implemented, drains, which are eyesore now, will transform into recreational green spaces.
There is a twist to the recent controversy about an MoEF affidavit to Supreme Court claiming vehicles in Delhi contribute to only 6.6% of particulate matter pollution while road dust contributes to 52%.
Environment Pollution Control Authority has submitted its rebuttal to Supreme Court on MoEF’s recent affidavit that downplayed the role of vehicles in air pollution.
The Sultanpur National Park has been shut for a week after 47 birds, mostly Eurasian coots, were found dead inside the sanctuary , around 16km from Gurgaon.
Looking to meet Mumbai’s drinking water demand till 2060, the Centre and the Maharashtra and Gujarat governments have formally agreed to link Damanganga and Pinjal rivers through multi-purpose dams and tunnels.
In a significant step towards adopting green fuel, the railways has launched its first CNG train.
In a major simplification of rules, the building construction industry will no longer need to make trips to Delhi for environmental clearances.
A next-generation cheaper, lighter and more powerful rechargeable battery for electric vehicles is one step closer to reality.
Last year was the hottest in earth’s recorded history , scientists reported on Friday , underscoring scientific warnings about the risks of runaway emissions and undermining claims by climate-change contrarians that global warming had somehow stopped.
A new study has recently revealed that manicured lawns are major source of greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming.