Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 10 (starting March 4, 2013) 2013. 1. How trees are hacked, choked and impaled in green Delhi The city's first ever tree survey conducted by local residents in the leafy neighbourhood of south Delhi's Sarvodaya Enclave had an unexpected fallout. 2. Maiden bird count records new species The first-ever bird count at one of Delhi's new city forests, Garhi Mandu, has found 90 species, including 26 species of migratory birds and several threatened ones. However, the census also revealed a number of local threats to these birds such as fishing, playgrounds, garbage dumping, besides human intrusion and disturbance. 3. ‘Indian industry must build own tech to save Yamuna’ Thames River Trust , UK, have
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 27 (starting July 2, 2012) 2012. 1. Touts take over water depot, run amok Taps may be running dry in Delhi, but the Delhi Jal Board tankers ensure it’s raining, quite literally, in its Greater Kailash 1 pumping station. Afternoon is siesta time for the board’s employees even as people wait outside from 6am to 10pm to book a water tanker. 2. Ban toxic imports, SC tells government The Supreme Court on Friday directed the government to ban the import of toxic wastes which had been identified and declared hazardous under an international convention. 3. Delhi blows its fuse over power cuts Delhi and the National Capital Region lost their patience on Tuesday with relentless daily power cuts ranging
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 23 (starting June 4, 2012) 2012. 1. Eco friendly is cool From solar cars, miniature scooters and beer cans to decor vases made from glass bottles with miniature paintings — Delhiites are finding interesting ways to make their contribution to the environment. 2. Dwarka residents team up to revive dying pond It was camaraderie at its best. Neighbours who never knew one another joined hands for Mother Nature. There was once a pond in their midst that teemed with life. Today, muck and filth has sucked out life from it, almost. It's drying up. And the Dwarka Sector 23 residents went all out to save it on Sunday. 3. Delhi Metro to tap solar power Delhi's new age transport system is going green, with
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 12 (starting March 19, 2012) 2012. 1. 14,300 trees likely to be felled for Delhi Metro's 3rd phase Nearly 14,300 trees are likely to be felled during the construction work of Delhi Metro's third phase. The "Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has submitted a tentative proposal indicating removal of 14,298 trees for construction of following of metro lines in Phase-III," Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan said in a written reply to Lok Sabha today. 2. Are house sparrows being driven away? Sparrows are seen as a mascot for ecological conservation but birdwatchers are worried that adverse environmental factors such as shrinking habitat may be driving them into hiding. 3. What ...