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Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 6, 2013

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 6, 2013

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 6 (starting February 4, 2013) 2013. 1. Less birds visit Okhla sanctuary this year, but number of species goes up There's bad news for the Okhla Bird sanctuary. Because of rising pollution, local disturbances and effects of climate change, nearly 3,200 less birds visited the sanctuary this winter. 2. Overcrowding turns zoos into wild ghettos Roar of lions at Delhi zoo or shriek of crocodiles at Chennai park may excite visitors. But, for zoologists it shows a disturbing trend. Most animals are forced to live in ghetto-like conditions. 3. 75 bird species find a home around Delhi’s dirtiest drain One of the longest sewage drains in Delhi — the Najagfarh drain — has become a favoured destinatio
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 5, 2013

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 5, 2013

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 5 (starting January 28, 2013) 2013. 1. We'll have to make provision for solar trash Travelling to several remote places in the last few months, I've been pleasantly surprised to see several active solar panels. Although the reports about their efficacy are mixed, solar energy is something to be optimistic about.  The national solar mission is ramping up its efforts, pushing for increased solar energy infrastructure. 2. Forests, rocky areas to make up for lost greens? Future infrastructure projects — particularly the expansion of the Delhi Metro — may mean greater loss of green cover.  Finding it difficult to part with non-forest land, the Delhi Development Authority  has proposed compensatory pl
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 4, 2013

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 4, 2013

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 4 (starting January 21, 2013) 2013. 1. Plastic remains in use as ban hangs in balance Plastic carrybags are back in Delhi markets despite a ban. Though the government maintains the material is banned in the Capital, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, which has the mandate to implement the ban, says it cannot really take action against the offenders. 2. February date for first-ever tree census The Delhi government has finally set a deadline of February 2013, for the launch of the Capital's first-ever tree census. The Delhi Preservation of Trees Act came into force in 1994, with a mandate to count trees, but it could never take off despite promises. 3. Solar pump project hit as states ignor...
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 3, 2013

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 3, 2013

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 3 (starting January 14, 2013) 2013. 1. East corp goes beyond its brief for clean city The East Delhi Municipal Corporation, in a bid to have a cleaner city, will literally go beyond its jurisdiction and remove garbage as the municipal commissioner has given a direction to his deputies to make sure that no land or open sites remain dirty. 2. Connaught Place mess to stay till May, deadline extended once again An uninterrupted and smooth walking and shopping experience in Connaught Place  is still a few months away — at least till May. “Connaught Place will continue to remain dug up till April-May,” said Archana Arora, chairperson of New Delhi Municipal Council, on Monday. 3. Metro expansion hit
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 2, 2013

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 2, 2013

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 2 (starting January 7, 2013) 2013. 1. DDA gave them flats but no power, water The woes of allottees of DDA 2010 housing scheme flats do not seem to end. It has been eight months since these allottees have paid the full amount for their flats but most areas are yet to get water supply or permanent power supply. 2. Manmohan calls environmental clearances new ‘licence-permit-quota raj’ The edginess in the government over green activism has resurfaced with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reportedly calling environmental clearances as the new "licence-permit-quota raj". 3. Earth’s temperature may not rise as rapidly as feared Global warming has stalled since 1998, and in the next few years Earth'
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 1, 2013

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 1, 2013

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 1 (starting December 31, 2013) 2013. 1. Lack of parking space coming in way of more cluster buses Despite concerns of pollution and women's safety, the Delhi Transport Corporation, which runs 5,500 buses every day, has failed to scale up its fleet. 2. 100 more pedestrian signals to be installed With pedestrian safety being the prime focus this year, the Delhi traffic police has decided to install around 100 pedestrian signals on roads in the city that witness most pedestrian deaths. 3. Central team takes stock of elephant deaths Worried over the frequent incidents of elephant deaths in Odisha, the Centre on Saturday rushed two senior officials here to take stock of the situation. 4. One...
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 51, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 51, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 51 (starting December 17, 2012) 2012. 1. Crocodiles returning to capital after almost 100 years Crocodiles are set to return to the Capital after almost a century. Lieutenant-governor Tejinder Khanna has approved a plan to set up a crocodile park — the first of its kind in Delhi — on the banks of the Yamuna. “We’ll have crocodiles in phase-II of Yamuna Biodiversity Park,” said CRBabu, professor emeritus in DU’s biology department. 2. Indian Railways mascot ‘jumbo’ being killed by trains Running trains have accidentally killed 62 elephants, incidentally the mascot of the Indian Railways, in five years. A CAG report revealed that most of these deaths, about 43 during 2006-11, have been reported fr
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 50, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 50, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 50 (starting December 10, 2012) 2012. 1. Push for solar energy: states in overdrive The stalemate in climate talks cast shadow on clean energy funding worldwide and the renewable energy certificate trade in India nosedived following the failure of distribution companies to meet obligatory purchase targets. But this does not seem to deter various Indian states to come out with state solar energy policy. 2. Environmental issues: Time to abandon blame-games and become proactive The results of the UN climate-change conference that closed in Doha, Qatar, last Saturday show once again that the international negotiations are progressing, albeit slowly. 3. India could face crippling heat waves he ...
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 48, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 48, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 48 (starting November 26, 2012) 2012. 1. PWD makes trees choke on concrete If you are worried about trees facing a hostile environment in the city, here is some more grim news. Many old trees across the city are struggling to survive as their roots are being choked by concrete. 2. Limit registration of diesel vehicles in Delhi: SC panel Alarmed at the rising pollution levels and the recent smog that had engulfed the city, the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority  plans to ask the Delhi government to put a cap on the number of diesel vehicles in the city. 3. Delhi government worried over mushrooming e-rickshaws The fact that they are environment-f
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 47, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 47, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 47 (starting November 19, 2012) 2012. 1. Four more days to throw away that plastic bag Shopkeepers and customers will have to think of alternatives from Friday when the Delhi government's blanket ban on the use of plastic bags comes into force. From November 23, the environment department will fine people or shops using or distributing plastic bags. 2. Indian children more interested about protecting environment Indian children are more interested in protecting the environment from ill-effects of climate change than their counterparts the world over and are concerned about lack of proper sanitation and drinking water, according to a global survey on children's hopes and fears. 3. India blames...