Weekly Green News Update for Week 7 (Feb 15 to 21), 2016
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 7 (between Feb 16 and 21) 2016.
Smoke clouds similar to the recent one at the Deonar landfill that choked Mumbai for days have been slow-poisoning Delhiites for years.
The Delhi University is facing charges of illegal tree felling on the South Campus for expansion of its Electronic Science and Life Sciences Departments.
The National Green Tribunal is set to hear a case on Friday against the holding of a three-day event next month by the Art of Living foundation on the floodplains of River Yamuna near Mayur Vihar area in east Delhi, which involves extensive construction to accommodate the participants.
There has been a massive reduction in the number of non-destined trucks entering Delhi, thanks to the stiff environment compensation charge imposed by the Supreme Court. This has drastically brought down peak time pollution level in the Capital.
New Delhi may be the world’s most polluted city, but it’s making an effort to relinquish that title.
The odd-even rule is set to make a comeback in Delhi from April 15, but scientists seem to be divided over the success of the much-hyped formula that restricted plying of cars on the capital’s roads for the first 15 days of the year.
The Supreme Court of India on Thursday adjourned the hearing of the Delhi’s air pollution case to next week.
Delhi witnessed its warmest winter in 2015 in several years and the impact of global warming could also be seen on the biodiversity in south Delhi.
A new plant discovered in the Western Ghats has been named after Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala managing trustee and chief physician Aryavaidyan P.K. Warrier.
Belgium is keen to take part in the “Clean Ganga” campaign and a Belgian mission with companies specialising in sanitation will meet Indian government officials soon, a top Belgian official said.