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Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 19 (between May 9 to 15) 2016.

1. Even rains fail to improve Delhi air quality: Pollution monitor

Even rains fail to ensure good air quality in Delhi during monsoon, as per the data collated by the Central Pollution Control Board.

2. Green body raps Delhi govt for failing to furnish reports on air quality

The National Green Tribunal on Monday rapped the Delhi government and the Central Pollution Control Board for failing to furnish reports on data of ambient air quality in Delhi. The data was taken during the recently concluded second phase of the odd-even scheme.

3. During odd-even II, most air quality stations showed spike in pollutants

In a report to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on pollution levels before and during the second round of the odd-even scheme, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said it has found an “increase in the concentration of pollutants at most monitoring locations during the scheme”.

4. Delhi govt will buy electric buses to counter pollution

The Delhi government has decided to introduce electric buses in the city in what it said was an attempt to strengthen public transport and fight pollution.

5. 95% of e-garbage heads to illegal dealers

India generates 18.5 lakh metric tonnes of electronic waste each year, with Delhi (98,000 MT) second on the list after Mumbai (1.2 lakh MT) as the biggest contributor.

6. E-waste poses heavy metal threat

The ministry of environment, forest and climate change recently re-designated the electronic waste disposal business as a red-category industry.

7. WHO clears air: Delhi no longer most polluted, that’s Zabol in Iran

DELHI IS no longer the world’s most polluted city, says WHO.

8. Why pollution from dust, waste burning being ignored: NGT

The National Green Tribunal on Monday asked the Delhi government as to why it was not emphasising on the issues of pollution from dust and waste burning the way it had stressed on the odd-even scheme.

9. NGT questions AAP govt over Delhi Odd-Even scheme, seeks info on pollution level, money spent

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday questioned the Aam Aadmi party government over its favourite Odd-Even car rationing scheme and sought details on pollution levels before and after its implementation in the national capital.

10. Why other pollution issues not emphasized as odd-even, NGT asks Delhi govt

The National Green Tribunal on Monday asked the Delhi government as to why it was not emphasising on the issues of pollution from dust and waste burning the way it had stressed on the odd-even scheme.

11. Govt reduces VAT on e-ricks, hybrid cars to fight pollution

The Delhi government has notified new VAT rates which will make hybrid cars, battery-operated vehicles and e-rickshaws cheaper.

12. Amazon Selling Wildlife Specimens, Alleges Green Body

A wildlife body on Friday alleged that Amazon website was selling wildlife specimens including sea horses and alligator heads, protected under the country’s laws, and urged the company to stop their sale.

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Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 19 (between May 9 to 15) 2016. 1. Even rains fail to improve Delhi air quality: Pollution monitor Even rains fail to ensure good air quality in Delhi during monsoon, as per the data collated by the Central Pollution Control...
<h3><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-6625" src="http://delhigreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/weekly-media-roundup.jpg" alt="weekly-media-roundup" width="500" height="370" /></h3> <h3>Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 19 (between May 9 to 15) 2016.</h3> <strong>1. <a href="http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi/even-rains-fail-to-improve-delhi-air-quality-pollution-monitor/story-snOyh5d9dtgqKBAfiptneK.html" target="_blank">Even rains fail to improve Delhi air quality: Pollution monitor</a></strong> Even rains fail to ensure good air quality in Delhi during monsoon, as per the data collated by the Central Pollution Control Board. <strong>2. <a href="http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi/green-body-raps-delhi-govt-for-failing-to-furnish-reports-on-air-quality/story-2DvC7tIXjAOgkUZB3tPeIN.html" target="_blank">Green body raps Delhi govt for failing to furnish reports on air quality</a></strong> The National Green Tribunal on Monday rapped the Delhi government and the Central Pollution Control Board for failing to furnish reports on data of ambient air quality in Delhi. The data was taken during the recently concluded second phase of the odd-even scheme. <strong>3. <a href="http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/during-delhi-odd-even-phase-2-most-air-quality-stations-showed-spike-in-pollutants-2799650/" target="_blank">During odd-even II, most air quality stations showed spike in pollutants</a></strong> In a report to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on pollution levels before and during the second round of the odd-even scheme, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said it has found an “increase in the concentration of pollutants at most monitoring locations during the scheme”. <strong>4. <a href="http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi/delhi-govt-will-buy-electric-buses-to-counter-pollution/story-ijXa1tsM9IZUL3t0a8nVPI.html" target="_blank">Delhi govt will buy electric buses to counter pollution</a></strong> The Delhi government has decided to introduce electric buses in the city in what it said was an attempt to strengthen public transport and fight pollution. <strong>5. <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/95-of-e-garbage-heads-to-illegal-dealers/articleshow/52213501.cms" target="_blank">95% of e-garbage heads to illegal dealers</a></strong> India generates 18.5 lakh metric tonnes of electronic waste each year, with Delhi (98,000 MT) second on the list after Mumbai (1.2 lakh MT) as the biggest contributor. <strong>6. <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/E-waste-poses-heavy-metal-threat/articleshow/52213412.cms" target="_blank">E-waste poses heavy metal threat</a></strong> The ministry of environment, forest and climate change recently re-designated the electronic waste disposal business as a red-category industry. <strong>7. <a href="http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/delhi-pollution-no-longer-most-polluted-but-4-other-cities-in-top-7-who-2797288/" target="_blank">WHO clears air: Delhi no longer most polluted, that’s Zabol in Iran</a></strong> DELHI IS no longer the world’s most polluted city, says WHO. <strong>8. <a href="http://www.asianage.com/delhi/why-pollution-dust-waste-burning-being-ignored-ngt-920" target="_blank">Why pollution from dust, waste burning being ignored: NGT</a></strong> The National Green Tribunal on Monday asked the Delhi government as to why it was not emphasising on the issues of pollution from dust and waste burning the way it had stressed on the odd-even scheme. <strong>9. <a href="http://zeenews.india.com/news/delhi/ngt-questions-aap-govt-over-delhi-odd-even-scheme-seeks-info-on-pollution-level-money-spent_1884070.html" target="_blank">NGT questions AAP govt over Delhi Odd-Even scheme, seeks info on pollution level, money spent</a></strong> The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday questioned the Aam Aadmi party government over its favourite Odd-Even car rationing scheme and sought details on pollution levels before and after its implementation in the national capital. <strong>10. <a href="http://www.firstpost.com/india/delhi-pollution-ngt-national-green-tribunal-government-2772272.html?utm_source=FP_CAT_LATEST_NEWS" target="_blank">Why other pollution issues not emphasized as odd-even, NGT asks Delhi govt</a></strong> The National Green Tribunal on Monday asked the Delhi government as to why it was not emphasising on the issues of pollution from dust and waste burning the way it had stressed on the odd-even scheme. <strong>11. <a href="http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi/govt-reduces-vat-on-e-ricks-hybrid-cars-to-fight-pollution/story-2dLyocAsPdCzrSviJWYq4N.html" target="_blank">Govt reduces VAT on e-ricks, hybrid cars to fight pollution</a></strong> The Delhi government has notified new VAT rates which will make hybrid cars, battery-operated vehicles and e-rickshaws cheaper. <strong>12. <a href="http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/amazon-selling-wildlife-specimens-alleges-green-body-1406106" target="_blank">Amazon Selling Wildlife Specimens, Alleges Green Body</a></strong> A wildlife body on Friday alleged that Amazon website was selling wildlife specimens including sea horses and alligator heads, protected under the country's laws, and urged the company to stop their sale.

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