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Weekly Green News Update for Week 20 (May 16 to 22), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 20 (May 16 to 22), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 20 (between May 16 to 22) 2016. 1. Delhi auto drivers to encourage solar rooftops to curb air pollution The Centre for Environment and Energy Development on Friday launched the 'Help Delhi Breathe' campaign to curb air pollution in the city. 2. Ugly truth: Manual scavenging is for real With only two weeks left for the monsoon to hit the city, desilting of drains by civic bodies and land-owning agencies is on at a frenetic pace. 3. AAP govt admits pollution levels remained high in Delhi during Odd-Even phase II The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government on Monday told National Green Tribunal that the pollution level remained high in the national capital during the second phase of odd-even car rationing sc
Weekly Green News Update for Week 19 (May 9 to 15), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 19 (May 9 to 15), 2016

Green Alert
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 le
Weekly Green News Update for Week 18 (May 2 to 8), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 18 (May 2 to 8), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 18 (between May 2 to 8) 2016. 1. Delhi: After dip in post odd-even period, ozone levels shoot up  Levels of ozone, a gaseous pollutant, have shown a spike in the last three days after dipping immediately once the second round of odd-even scheme came to an end on April 30, according to data collated by various monitoring agencies. 2. Plastic pollution is killing wildlife in South Delhi Last week, a team of scientists in Costa Rica pulled out a plastic straw from the nostril of an olive ridley sea turtle. 3. Public transport integration can curb congestion and pollution in Delhi What makes public transport desirable? It is easy access, safety, reliability, timely and accessible information, comfort and i
Weekly Green News Update for Week 16 (Apr 18 to Apr 24), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 16 (Apr 18 to Apr 24), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 16 (between April 18 to April 24) 2016. 1. Envoys from 34 countries plant trees at Delhi park to mark Earth Day Ambassadors, high commissioners, and diplomats from 34 countries gathered at a park here on Friday and planted tree saplings to mark the 'International Mother Earth Day' and to laud the commitment of 171 countries - all set to sign the landmark Paris Climate Agreement at the UN - to create an 'Environment Democracy'. 2. Odd even pollution: Rajouri, Lajpat Nagar log high level of pollutants on April 22 West Delhi's Rajouri Garden and south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar have logged a high level of pollutants on April 22, the ninth day of the odd-even car-rationing scheme which experts maintain will have a “ma
Weekly Green News Update for Week 13 (Mar 28 to Apr 03), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 13 (Mar 28 to Apr 03), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 13 (between March 28 and April 03) 2016. 1. NGT notice to Centre on air pollution at petrol pumps The menace of toxic emissions at petrol pumps in the national capital has come under the lens of the National Green Tribunal which has asked the Centre to respond to a plea alleging lack of air quality norms at fuel stations. 2. Smouldering Mountains Of Garbage Poison Delhi's Air, Water Despite a ban on the burning leaves and waste, three huge mountains of garbage have been smouldering for days near the outskirts of Delhi, expelling more toxic fumes in the world's most polluted city. 3. Delhi roads to be vacuum cleaned from today Starting Friday, vacuum cleaning will start on the Capital’s roads along with
Weekly Green News Update for Week 12 (Mar 21 to 27), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 12 (Mar 21 to 27), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 12 (between March 21 and 27) 2016. 1. Govt. to plant 15 lakh new trees, but old target remains The Delhi government is planning to set itself the ambitious goal of planting 15 lakh new trees in financial year 2016-17, even though it is yet to achieve last year’s target of planting 13 lakh trees. 2. Odd-even: Pollution monitoring devices to be installed During the second phase of its odd-even scheme from April 15 to 30, the Delhi Government will be expanding its air quality monitoring from the national Capital to neighbouring regions where devices would be installed to measure air pollution. 3. Cobra rescued Wildlife SOS rescued a four-foot Indian cobra spotted in a park near a residential area in south
Weekly Green News Update for Week 11 (Mar 14 to 20), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 11 (Mar 14 to 20), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 11 (between March 14 and 20) 2016. 1. Single Factor Cannot Reduce Pollution: Centre On Delhi's Odd-Even Scheme With the odd-even scheme set to return from April 15, the Central government today played down its impact on air pollution, saying a single factor or action cannot substantially reduce pollution levels in the national capital. 2. Graft in waste contracts? BJP divided in North Corpn The House seems to be divided against itself in the BJP-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation. 3. Delhi: DDA to create biodiversity park at Tughlakabad The Delhi Development Authority has prepared an action plan to develop a biodiversity park at Tughlakabad. 4. Delhi government plans steps to ensure proper disp...
Weekly Green News Update for Week 8 (Feb 22 to 28), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 8 (Feb 22 to 28), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 8 (between Feb 22 and 28) 2016. 1. Fluctuating weather and pollution making Delhi sicker Delhi’s fluctuating weather is sending many to the hospital, with doctors warning that viral fevers, seasonal flu, respiratory infections, and cold and cough are on the rise. The worst-hit are the children and the elderly. 2. Pollution watch to get more real with 3 new air quality monitoring stations Delhi will soon get a boost in its fight against pollution with three new air quality monitoring stations, besides several mobile reading units. 3. Suresh Prabhu announces revival of Delhi's Ring Rail to curb pollution Delhi's Ring Railway system, or what is called as the Delhi Suburban Railway, is not for the majority
Weekly Green News Update for Week 7 (Feb 15 to 21), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 7 (Feb 15 to 21), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 7 (between Feb 16 and 21) 2016. 1. No waste plan, 'unviable' landfills slow-poison city Smoke clouds similar to the recent one at the Deonar landfill that choked Mumbai for days have been slow-poisoning Delhiites for years. 2. Case against DU for illegal cutting of trees The Delhi University is facing charges of illegal tree felling on the South Campus for expansion of its Electronic Science and Life Sciences Departments. 3. NGT to hear case against Art of Living foundation’s east Delhi event today  The National Green Tribunal is set to hear a case on Friday against the holding of a three-day event next month by the Art of Living foundation on the floodplains of River Yamuna near Mayur Vihar area in ea
Weekly Green News Update for Week 6 (Feb 8 to 14), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 6 (Feb 8 to 14), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 6 (between Feb 8 and 14) 2016. To check pollution, govt considers third-party audit of industrial areas The Delhi government, which is in the process of seeking feedback on reintroducing the odd-even scheme, is also considering commissioning a third-party audit of its industrial areas to check pollution. Dehi: NGT raps Jal Board for spending money on Yamuna without permission National Green Tribunal on Tuesday rapped Delhi Jal Board for spending money on Yamuna without its permission, observing that despite spending heavily, the pollution level in the river has become worse. Yamuna pollution: NGT issues notices to Delhi govt, Art of Living Foundation The National Green Tribunal on Thursday issued notic
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