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Author: Alok Sharma

Alok Sharma is an Environmental Science professional working with the Delhi Greens Blog project. He holds a Master Degree in Environmental Studies from the Department of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi.

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Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 36, 2014

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 36, 2014

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for Week 36  (Starting September 01, 2014). 1. Stop illegal sand mining in capital: NGT to Delhi government NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi government to stop illegal mining being carried out without requisite environmental clearance in the Yamuna river bed at Wazirabad and Jagatpur bund area here. 2. Delhi's air pollution levels remain a problem Delhi's air pollution levels remain a serious health risk despite government efforts and an emergency response is needed to meet desirable air quality standards in a time-bound manner, say experts based on data accessed from pollution watchdogs. 3. DPCC bid to revamp effluent treatment system The Delhi Pollution Control Board (D
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 35, 2014

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 35, 2014

Green Alert
1. Delhi's last working elephants: Mishandling leads to deaths, disappearance Sanjay Bansal, 50, drives his Renault Duster across the ITO Bridge and goes down to the Yamuna banks to pray to Rupa, a 40-year-old elephant. The trader looks mesmerised as she chomps lazily at the sugarcanes he has brought with him. She picks up a Rs. 100 note from him with the tip of her trunk and neatly puts it down for her mahout. 2. Rare treat for birdwatchers: a snake bird nesting colony Birdwatchers in Delhi are chirping with delight at the rare sight of an oriental darter nesting colony at the Okhla Sanctuary, the first time the bird has built a colony in this part of Asia, say experts. 3. Brick kiln owners continue to demand exemption from environment clearance Brick Kiln Owners Associatio
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 34, 2014

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 34, 2014

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for Week 34 (starting August 18,  2014), 2014 1. Pollution board may crack down on Delhi Golf Club The city’s pollution watchdog may reinforce its earlier closure order to Delhi Golf Club, holding it responsible for wasting water, causing pollution and violating other environmental norms. 2. Delhi: Gymkhana Club slapped with Rs. 5-lakh fine The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the prestigious Delhi Gymkhana Club to pay a penalty of Rs. 5 lakh to avoid closure after the city’s pollution watchdog asked it to shut down for violating environmental norms. 3. Gymkhana Club gets partial relief on borewells Slapped with a closure notice for using five unauthorized borewells and illegally extracting gr