Weekly Green News Update for Week 15 (Apr 11 to Apr 17), 2016
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 15 (between April 11 to April 17) 2016.
The first trends in mobile air quality monitoring, launched at 74 spots during phase II of the odd-even scheme, show wide variations in particulate matter values inside and outside the border areas on Friday.
The odd-even car-rationing scheme today returned to Delhi for its second phase amid poor air quality in various areas of the city with the real-time readings of gaseous pollutants such as ozone observed on the higher side.
Air quality in Delhi deteriorated sharply on Friday, marking an ironic start to restrictions on car usage in the city.
The second phase of Delhi’s odd-even road-rationing scheme started on a bad note on Friday with particulate pollution far beyond permissible limits but the levels decreased as the day progressed.
Delhiites breathed in more polluted air on Friday, which was the beginning of round two of Odd-Even, than they did on Thursday, pointing towards the overpowering impact of http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/how-to-tackle-monkeys-stray-dogs-parliament-panel-seeks-advice/story-9XWOceE5beozZoOzxTMwTJ.htmlmeteorological factors.
Accepting that the odd-even scheme in January didn’t reduce pollution levels “as much as expected”, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said it, however, significantly reduced traffic congestion.
Delhi-based social entrepreneur Amrit Sharma’s automated Twitter account, @DelhivsBeijing, urges New Delhi’s citizens to wake up to the hazards of air pollution.
Some MPs have united to tackle a common adversary of many lawmakers: the Capital’s simians.
In the urban jungle of Delhi, buildings are built and brought down every day.
Just outside Dwarka Sector 10 Metro station, on a small patch of greenery, visitors are greeted by the sight of over 50 nests of the baya weaver bird hanging from branches of babool trees.
More than a week after the promised deadline, the stage built for the Art of Living’s (AOL) World Culture Festival has finally been dismantled.
For decades, this dark stream of sewage has been flowing directly into the Yamuna, leaving the river choked with pollutants.
Delhi residents face parched throats by 2020 if the government doesn’t wake up from its deep slumber and revives over 600 vanished water bodies.
The Environment ministry will soon come up with a set of standard guidelines for giving environmental clearances to real estate sector as a part of its efforts for ease of doing business and making processes simple, Union Minister Javadekar said.
India on Tuesday announced an increase in its tiger population — with 2,500 tigers in the wild from 2,226 in 2014, while the global tiger population has risen from 3,200 to 3,890.
Debunking the recent report of World Wildlife Fund and Global Tiger Forum which said the world’s wild tiger population will double in the next decade, leading tiger biologists across the world say that the report and its implications are neither scientifically convincing nor based on strong survey methodologies.
India on Wednesday joined hands with Germany to attain “pristine” status of Ganga by adopting river basin management strategies used for cleansing rivers like Rhine and Danube of pollutants.
In a first, a team of US researchers has created a bio-solar panel that can generate 5.59 microwatts of energy – a big step in the evolution of bacteria-powered energy to run small devices in remote areas where regular battery replacement is not possible.
A record 155 countries will sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change at a ceremony at U.N. headquarters on April 22, the United Nations said Friday.