Weekly Green News Update for Week 48 (Nov 23 to 29), 2015
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 48 (between Nov 23 to 29) 2015.
IIT Kanpur has recommended that Euro VI fuel standards be introduced in Delhi at the earliest in order to check the rising air pollution.
If you live in Delhi, pray for rains.
With the capital’s air quality deteriorating due to smog conditions, the debate over rising pollution levels took centre stage in the Delhi Assembly Friday.
Delhi is home to nine million motor vehicles, placing traffic policemen in the national capital highly exposed to air pollution.
The second car-free day organised by Delhi government has “proven” that restricting vehicles cut pollution as PM 2.5 levels in the selected Dwarka stretch were “half” compared to what was observed at the Dhaula Kuan area, where no such restrictions were put, a green body has said.
A Coca Cola plant is spewing out raw or partially-treated sewage and toxic industrial waste into a pond surrounded by agricultural fields near Delhi, the Centre’s top green watchdog has said.
Just one week after its launch, the ‘Swachh Delhi’ app has received over 13,000 sanitation-related grievances.
The Delhi government’s campaign for a clean city has hit a technical glitch with around 5,000 complaints posted through a special app showing a common sender.
Perturbed over the “miserable condition” existing on railway platforms in the capital, the National Green Tribunal on Monday appointed a local commissioner to inspect New Delhi railway station.
Anguished over the way in which its order to transplant trees to widen a South Delhi road was being implemented, the National Green Tribunal today held officials of the Public Works Department and other agencies responsible and warned of deducting their salaries.
Delhi Zoo has acquired a pair of flightless Rhea birds from Kerala, an addition to other varieties of flightless birds, including ostrich, Emu and Cassowary housed in the zoo.
Emphasising that immediate action is required to protect Yamuna from deterioration in the national capital, the National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi government to convene a meeting and examine what steps are required to control pollution of the river.
The Energy and Resources Institute and the Global Green Growth Institute organised a high-level panel discussion on green growth and development in India last evening.
India emits only 3.96% of the global carbon dioxide emissions, government data has showed.
Scientists are making progress in harnessing electricity from algae in what could be a breakthrough in green-energy technology to combat climate change, although mass-market applications are years away, new research suggests.