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Weekly Green News Update for Week 17 (Apr 25 to May 1), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 17 (Apr 25 to May 1), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 17 (between April 25 to May 1) 2016. 1. Thousands Of Diesel-Run Taxis To Go Off Road In Delhi From Today Commuters may face inconvenience as nearly 27,000 diesel-run taxis will not be allowed to run on the capital's roads from today after the Supreme Court on Saturday refused to extend the April 30 deadline fixed for their conversion into CNG mode. 2. Delhi's air pollution rises 23% during second odd-even phase Air pollution levels in Delhi rose 23 per cent during the second phase of the odd-even registration rule, from April 15 to April 29, over the previous 14 days (April 1 to April 14), based on an analysis of PM 2.5 data, generated by IndiaSpend's Breathe air-quality monitoring devices. 3. Delhi odd-e
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 21 (May 18 to 24), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 21 (May 18 to 24), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 21 (between May 18 to May 24) 2015. 1. NGT notice to CPWD over leaf burning in MP's bungalow BJP MP Jagdambika Pal's official gardener Monday faced the heat of the National Green Tribunal which directed him to appear before it for allegedly burning leaves at the parliamentarian's official bungalow here. 2. Sea of trash pollutes water, air in Delhi People living close to some of Delhi's landfills are routinely exposed to extremely polluted air and those drinking groundwater from the area are actually drinking water that's far from being fit for consumption. 3. Sisodia gets feel of Okhla plant's smoke and ash Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia inspected the Okhla and Ghazipur waste-to-ener
Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 11, 2015

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 11, 2015

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 11 (starting March 9, 2015) 2015. 1. It was birders' day out with rare finds It started out as a gloomy morning because of rain and low visibility in some parts of the city but the day turned out to be an ecstatic one for birders. 2. Move afoot to 'dress up' Delhi's air pollution data? Under watch across the world over the alarming quality of air in its national capital, are Indian authorities trying to shoot the messenger? 3. Implement Yamuna plan or pay: NGT The National Green Tribunal, while monitoring the progress of "Mailey se Nirmal Yamuna Revitalisation Project 2017", has warned that it has all the "trappings of a civil court" and action will be taken if the project is not implement...
Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 06, 2015

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 06, 2015

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 06 (starting February 02, 2015) 2015. 1. 600 officials to give views on green laws Government will take the view of forest officials from across the country before proposing amendments to key environment laws. 2. CCTVs to be installed along Yamuna CCTV cameras will be installed at several points along Yamuna to prevent it from being encroached and polluted. 3. Soaring pollution pushes up sales of air purifiers Deteriorating air quality in India became a talking point during US President Barack Obama's recent visit to the Capital. 4. HC to take up air pollution issue The Delhi high court on Friday decided to take up suo motu the issue of air pollution in the city, a couple of days after i...
Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 04, 2015

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 04, 2015

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 04 (starting January 19, 2015) 2015. 1. NGT call to ban parking of cars on all tarred roads in capital The National Green Tribunal on Monday ruled that parking of cars on tarred roads be prohibited completely and directed corporations to impose a fine of Rs 1,000 on violators as “compensation for degradation of environment“. 2. Dept says planted 15L trees, clueless how many survived The forest department has claimed it planted nine lakh saplings in 2014 and distributed six lakh more to citizens for greening the capital. Asked For Names And Location By NGT, Can’t Find The Data. 3. Hotel near IGI 'sealed' for not treating waste Delhi Pollution Control Committee has issued a closure notice to Tau
Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 03, 2015

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 03, 2015

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 03 (starting January 12, 2015) 2015. 1. 'No monkey died of hunger at Asola' No monkey died of starvation at the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, a preliminary inquiry by a committee probing the condition of simians at the facility has found. 2. Rs 5,000 fine for throwing puja items into Yamuna Throwing puja offerings into the Yamuna, a ritual for many Delhiites, will now invite a fine of Rs 5,000. Dumping construction debris on the banks will cost Rs 50,000 while real estate developers are barred from carrying out any construction on the floodplains. 3. Green activist offloaded from Del-London flight A senior campaigner with Greenpeace India, an environmental NGO, was allegedly stopped at IGI ...
Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 52, 2014

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 52, 2014

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 52 (starting December 22, 2014) 2014. 1. Monkey scam brewing in Delhi: Maneka Gandhi Over 1,000 monkeys may have died in Delhi's Asola Bhatti wildlife sanctuary after pending bills stopped their food supplies earlier this month, women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi said on Thursday, terming the procurement of fruits and vegetables a Rs. 200 crore scam. 2. Officials rush with food, monkeys too weak to eat It was 11.30am on Thursday when a battery of top government officials reached Asola-Bhatti wildlife sanctuary with a mini-truck full of fruits and vegetables. 3. Excise duty slash proposed for clean fuel vehicles Giving a push to promote use of alternative and 100% clean fuel i...
Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 51, 2014

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 51, 2014

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 51 (starting December 15, 2014) 2014. 1. DDA forms new panel for Yamuna The Yamuna now has a new custodian in the city. On Friday, Delhi Development Authority announced that it has set up a 29-member committee called Unified Centre for Rejuvenation of River Yamuna (UCRRY) to protect, redevelop and beautify the river, a task on which Rs 6,500 crore has already been spent. 2. To clean up air in cities, govt. plans biofuel, electric buses The government is set to come out with policies to introduce clean fuels such as biodiesel, bioethanol and electricity for public transport vehicles and school buses in big cities to tackle air pollution, road transport minister Nitin Gadkari said in the Lok Sabha on ...
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

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