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Weekly Green News Update for Week 42 (Oct 17 to 23), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 42 (Oct 17 to 23), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 42 (between October 17 to 23) 2016. 1. Delhi May Solve Its Air Pollution Problem With 'Vertical Gardens' In a city with some of the world's most poisonous air, a lack of space for greenery makes an alarming problem only worse for many of Delhi's 10 million residents. 2. Fresh pelican deaths in Delhi zoo The National Zoological Park, which has been shut down temporarily amid a bird flu scare, today reported fresh pelican deaths. 3. Introduce destination buses to decongest roads in Delhi: NGT Aiming at steps to curb pollution, the National Green Tribunal has directed Delhi government to reduce traffic congestion on city roads and introduce destination buses to improve air quality in the national capital.
Weekly Green News Update for Week 40 (Oct 3 to 9), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 40 (Oct 3 to 9), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 40 (between October 3 to October 9) 2016. 1. Use CCTVs to nab those who litter, suggests Delhi HC Expressing its ire at widespread littering by citizens in Delhi, a bench of the Delhi High Court Wednesday suggested that police and civic agencies could consider using “CCTV footage” to nab persons dumping garbage and prosecute them. 2. Delhi’s civic bodies start spending Swachh Bharat Mission funds Eighteen months after receiving funds from the Centre under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the municipal corporations have started buying modern equipment to improve the system of garbage disposal in the city. 3. Looking for a solid idea to guard against waste burning Environmental NGO Chintan's research revealed
Weekly Green News Update for Week 39 (Sept 26 to Oct 2), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 39 (Sept 26 to Oct 2), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 39 (between September 26 to October 2) 2016. 1. Delhi second-most polluted major city in the world, says WHO study A new report by the World Health Organisation on ambient air pollution levels shows that with very high levels of particulate matter measuring 10 microns or less, Delhi is among the most polluted cities in the world, second only to Riyadh among the big cities. 2. Fight goes cold, hard winter ahead The central government's recent notification on implementing BS VI emission norms from 2020 may have been welcomed by health and air quality experts, but for now there isn't much to enthuse about. 3. Air Quality Dips After 3-Mth Respite, Worse Yet To Come After a three-month respite, Delhi has
Weekly Green News Update for Week 38 (September 19 to 25), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 38 (September 19 to 25), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 38 (between September 19 to 25) 2016. 1. Delhi Government Orders Registration Of Diesel-Run Ambulance Cars Delhi government has ordered registration of diesel-run ambulance cars with engine capacity of 2000 cc in the capital on payment of one per cent of the ex-showroom price of such vehicles as green cess. 2. Okhla plant falls foul of Swachh norms, says plea Residents of Sukhdev Vihar and neighbouring colonies have now cited Swachh mission norms to oppose the Okhla waste-to-energy plant, which is allegedly causing air pollution in the neighbourhood. 3. NGT pulls up govt, civic bodies for disease outbreak The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday pulled up the Delhi government and the civic bodies for t
Weekly Green News Update for Week 37 (September 12 to 18), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 37 (September 12 to 18), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 37 (between September 12 to 18) 2016. SC clears hurdle for Gr Noida Metro Clearing the decks for expansion of Metro rail projects to other cities and construction of dedicated freight corridors by the railways to boost industrialisation, the Supreme Court stayed the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) orders mandating environment clearance for such projects. Stop stubble burning to check pollution: HC to Govt The growing menace of stubble burning in states like Haryana and Punjab, which is a major cause of air pollution in the national capital, today led the Delhi High Court to direct the government to ensure "zero burning" of bio-mass this year. Affidavit in NGT against Okhla waste plant Residents of Sukh
Weekly Green News Update for Week 35 (August 29 to September 4), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 35 (August 29 to September 4), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 35 (between August 29 to September 4) 2016. 1. Art of Living seeks time to respond to report on Yamuna damage The Art of Living Foundation has requested the National Green Tribunal an extension of date for submitting their response to the tribunal-appointed committee’s report, which said that the Yamuna floodplain was “completely destroyed” because of the three-day World Culture Festival in March. 2. Delhi: Five lakh saplings planted, says NDMC The New Delhi Municipal Council not only met its target of planting 2 lakh trees but surpassed it by planting as many as 5 lakh saplings this monsoon, said officials. 3. SDMC to install mobile toilets at public places To make the sanitation facilities accessible
Weekly Green News Update for Week 34 (August 22 to 28), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 34 (August 22 to 28), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 34 (between August 22 to 28) 2016. 1. 'Vulnerable' Desert bird spotted in Delhi for the first time A desert bird, Stoliczka's Bushchat or the Whitebrowed Bushchat, has been spotted in Delhi's ornithological history for the first time. 2. Pigeons turn messengers of diseases, destruction Feeding birds at traffic islands may be your way of seeking a staircase to heaven, but what you end up doing is ensuring the proliferation of blue rock pigeons to the detriment of other species, once common such as the house sparrow and the Brahminy mynah. 3. Delhi’s waste chokes Yamuna of all aquatic life The Yamuna river, often called Delhi’s lifeline, is gasping for life. The 22-km stretch along the national capital h
Weekly Green News Update for Week 33 (August 15 to 21), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 33 (August 15 to 21), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 33 (between August 15 to 21) 2016. Minister inaugurates Van Mahotsav plantation drive Delhi Minister of Environment and Forest Imran Hussain today inaugurated Van Mahotsav Plantation Drive at Mandoli Extension in Gokalpur Assembly Constituency. NDMC’s clean-up plan keeps rag pickers out The New Delhi Municipal Council smart city project may be striving to make the area appear even more spick and span, but it may not integrate waste pickers in the clean-up process. Delhi HC stays NDMC’s move to demolish garbage dumps THE DELHI High Court Wednesday issued a stay on an initiative of the New Delhi Municipal Council to demolish garbage dhalaos (collection points) in its jurisdiction as part of the “smart ci
Weekly Green News Update for Week 32 (August 8 to 14), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 32 (August 8 to 14), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 32 (between August 8 to 14) 2016. 1. HC asks DJB to come up with action plan on sewage treatment Observing that the national capital could become a cess pool by the time all households in the city were connected to the sewage system, the Delhi High Court today directed DJB to get an overall perspective and come out with an action plan to address the issue of sewage treatment. 2. Delhi to decide on phasing out old diesel cars only after scientific study Government will make any decision on phasing out older diesel cars only after conducting a scientific study on emission levels of such vehicles, which is underway, Parliament was informed on Monday. 3. The Badarpur Plant's effect on Air Pollution and why it
Weekly Green News Update for Week 31 (August 1 to 7), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 31 (August 1 to 7), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 31 (between August 1 to 7) 2016. Saplings planted last year in Mehrauli park damaged due to dumping Mehrauli Archaeological Park that houses over 250 monuments has fallen prey to unchecked dumping of garbage and debris. Dodder dread: Parasitic plant hollows out trees, but officials not alarmed South Delhi’s green cover is under threat due to various reasons, be it mindless chopping of trees by authorities or the carelessness of locals. Civic agencies conduct mega plantation drive in South Delhi Monsoon is the best time of the year to plant trees. Each year the civic bodies in south Delhi launch a large-scale plantation drive at this time. Bringing waste to life The concept of rubbish may not have

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