Weekly Green News Update for Week 21 (May 18 to 24), 2015
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 21 (between May 18 to May 24) 2015.
BJP MP Jagdambika Pal’s official gardener Monday faced the heat of the National Green Tribunal which directed him to appear before it for allegedly burning leaves at the parliamentarian’s official bungalow here.
People living close to some of Delhi’s landfills are routinely exposed to extremely polluted air and those drinking groundwater from the area are actually drinking water that’s far from being fit for consumption.
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia inspected the Okhla and Ghazipur waste-to-energy plants on Friday after residents of Sukhdev Vihar met chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday complaining against toxic emissions from the former unit.
The National Green Tribunal has issued notice to Delhi Pollution Control Committee on a plea seeking action against illegal dumping of construction material on agricultural land in South Delhi.
The National Green Tribunal on Monday pulled up a team of scientists from IIT Delhi and the ministry of road transport for not submitting a well reasoned and thorough report on how much air pollution do more than ten year old diesel vehicles contribute.
A day after being criticised by the National Green Tribunal for preparing a report that “lacked data and analysis”, IIT-Delhi scientists who authored the study came out in support of it.
The National Green Tribunal on Monday extended till May 25 the stay on its order banning plying of over 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR.
The National Green Tribunal today issued notice to the Delhi government and Delhi Jal Board on an NGO’s plea seeking action against stainless steel pickling industries in Wazirpur here, which are not complying with mandatory pollution standards.
The environment ministry has restored the right to appeal against forest clearances given to linear projects after a rebuke from the National Green Tribunal.
Acting on a petition filed with the National Green Tribunal on new high-rises that have come up on the banks of the Yamuna, the UP Pollution Control Board is set to conduct a survey of all multi-storey residential societies in Agra to verify if they have been sanctioned the necessary no-objection certificates by the department.
Deaths due to air pollution have increased fourfold across the globe over the past decade, the latest assessment by the World Health Organization shows.
There’s more that ails the Ganga basin than meets the eye – large swathes of the region’s groundwater are affected by arsenic poisoning, a health hazard that’s been largely ignored while the government focuses on reducing the flow of toxic industrial and municipal waste into the river.
The Union government may turn to technology for its ambitious project to clean and protect the Ganga by using sensors that can monitor the level of chemical components in the river and send SMS alerts in real time when quantities are excessive.
The Union government has bought yet more time from the Supreme Court to decide the fate of dozens of hydropower projects on the Ganga and its tributaries in Uttarakhand.
On May 13, the Cabinet approved the flagship Namami Gange programme to clean and protect the Ganga, incorporating significant new funding and implementation elements.
In one of the first instances of action against a prominent commercial establishment for allegedly violating pollution norms as laid down by the National Green Tribunal, Radisson Blu, a five-star hotel in the city, was sealed by a team of the State Pollution Control Board on Saturday.
The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Union environment and forest ministry to present the expert committee report on the River Regulation Zone while hearing a plea against encroachments on the floodplains of the Yamuna and Hindon.
Blue whales, a rarity around the world, have been spotted by researchers along the Sindhudurg coast of Maharashtra, the first such sighting in 100 years.
Centuries of pollution is slowly turning the Taj Mahal yellow despite continuing government efforts to save the historic monument in northern India, officials of the Archeological Survey have said.
Vegetarians please note! Next time when you chew upon your favourite lettuce, be a little more considerate.
Administrators at Ecuador’s Galapagos National Park said 207 giant turtles will be released next month on the island of Santa Fe, where the native tortoises died out more than 150 years ago.