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Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 19, 2013

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for Week 19 (starting May 6,  2013) 2013. 1. Decreasing greens, worrisome matter Environmentalist Govind Singh feels that the, “decreasing green cover will increase the carbon footprint. We need to protect our habitat, flora and fauna and for that we need trees. The most common issues that will crop as a result of the depleted cover will be increase in pollution leading to an increase in cases of asthma and the rain pattern being affected.” 2. Green brigade slams DDA plan to allow gyms at parks 'Its an invitation to concretise the city at the cost of its green cover. People come to parks to enjoy the greenery and nature.  The DDA decision will change the basic character of parks,' said Govind Singh, a city e

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 18, 2013

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for Week 18 (starting April 29,  2013) 2013. 1. Waste to energy plant in Delhi creating 'hazardous air quality conditions' A resident's collective opposing the Timarpur-Okhla waste to energy plant has had air quality samples taken from around the plant analysed by ChesterLabNet and Chennai based Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives which took two 24-hours ambient air samples. 2. (Land) filled to the brim in East Delhi Garbage-laden municipal trucks climb the Ghazipur landfill, a 30-metre-high and multi-layer hill containing 46 lakh metric tonnes of trash. Up there, a large number of rag-pickers are busy snapping up saleable recyclables missed by their street counterparts amid innumerable kites encirc

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 14, 2013

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for Week 14 (starting April 1,  2013) 2013. 1. The shadow cast by toxicity Metrolife spoke to few environmentalists for their stand on the river’s harmful effects. Govind Singh, Director, Delhi Greens, an NGO studying the Yamuna imbroglio, said, “It is no longer a river now, it is a drain.” 2. Noisy Delhi to get a sound check An average Delhiite is exposed to noise levels several notches higher than what is safe. Experts say this leads to serious health implications — from deafness to heart conditions to sleep disorders. 3. A shocker: Not a single public toilet in whole of rural Delhi It may be hard to believe, but it is true. Anyone travelling the length of the rural belt of Delhi that stretches from

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 13, 2013

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for Week 13 (starting March 25, 2013) 2013. 1. Health-conscious Delhi goes the organic way Delhiites have started watching what they eat. Sale of organic foods, seen as a passing fad till a few years ago, has soared, thanks to a rising focus on health and environment in the Capital. 2. Greater Flamingos stage a comeback at Okhla park The stunningly beautiful Greater Flamingos are back in Delhi, and how. 3. East Delhi Municipal Corporation plans to set up another waste-to-energy plant The East Delhi Municipal Corporation has planned another waste-to-energy plant in Shastri Park. The land allotment by the Delhi Development Authority for the project is under process. 4. Implement green tribunal's order...

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 12, 2013

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for Week 12 (starting March 18, 2013) 2013. 1. Carcinogens in groundwater in areas near Najafgarh drain The groundwater table near the Najafgarh drain has been contaminated with metals such as the cancer-inducing lead, and cadmium apart from other health hazards such as arsenic, nitrate, manganese and iron. 2. Pushed to wall, govt may extend Re 1 power subsidy Cornered by Resident Welfare Associations  and the Opposition, the government is likely to announce a subsidy of Rs. 1 for domestic consumers. 3. Delhi govt goofs up on World Sparrow Day Sparrows have become so rare in the capital that it seems not even Delhi's environment department can identify it correctly. 4. Environment is Delhi’s Achille

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 11, 2013

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 11 (starting March 11, 2013) 2013. 1. Clean Yamuna on agenda, thousands arrive on way to Parliament After marching for about 150 kilometres since March 1, thousands of volunteers demanding a cleaner Yamuna reached the national Capital on Monday. 2. Forest dept has no clue on green loss for Metro phase-3 The Delhi forest department has said it does not know the quantum of non-forest land required for compensatory afforestation in lieu of trees to be felled for the third phase of the Metro rail project.  Work for the third phase of the Metro started in November 2011. 3. NGT restrains construction of roads in Delhi Ridge area The National Green Tribunal today restrained construction of roads and

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 10, 2013

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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

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 9, 2013

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 9 (starting February 25, 2013) 2013. 1. DU college harnesses wind energy churned out by Metro trains Students and teachers of Kalindi College, Delhi University, have come up with an innovative way to harness wind energy produced by Metro trains. 2. ASI-protected monument comes in way of zoo expansion The presence of Kos Minar, an Archaeological Survey of India-protected structure enclosed in a roundabout on a road inside the sprawling Delhi zoo, likely to affect its expansion plans. 3. Indoor air pollution kills 1.3mn Indians Over a million people in India — among highest in the world —  die every year because of indoor air pollution. 4. Clean Yamuna march to Delhi to begin Friday It's y

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 8, 2013

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 8 (starting February 18, 2013) 2013 1. Growth takes a toll on marsh lands in Jahangirpuri Environmentalists will make a fresh attempt to save the ecologically sensitive marshes — a mix of wetland and grassland — in north Delhi’s Jahangirpuri from what they term “a concrete onslaught”. 2. Jal board to spruce up water tanker service Delhiites can look forward to a relatively trouble-free tanker service this summer with the Delhi Jal Board planning to roll out GPS-enabled steel body tankers to replace its existing rickety fleet in about two-three weeks. 3. Govt to check water guzzling by top hotels The trappings of luxury and comfort at Delhi’s five-star hotels don’t cost you money alone. In its

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 7, 2013

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 7 (starting February 11, 2013) 2013. 1. RWA to save South Delhi ridge Resident Welfare Association  representatives, residents of Mahipalpur and environmental activists on Sunday decided to join hands to “reclaim” the gram sabha land (commons) and save the plunder of the south-central Aravali ridge by different government agencies. 2. A Sorry Two Years Last week marked two years since the Government of India brought out the rules related to how plastic bags and multi-layered packaging-the kind chips come in- should be disposed off, and by whom. 3. ‘Fragile’ Mangar hosts rich bird life If the Haryana government had illusions about Mangar Bani being anything but a rich Aravali ecosystem, a visit