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Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 09, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 09 (starting February 27, 2012) 2012. 1. Campaign to protest privatisation of water With the blazing summers ahead, several organisations have come together to form the 'Pani Hakk Abhiyan' to protest privatisation and commercialisation of drinking water in the Capital. The campaign also plans to make it as an election issue during the upcoming municipal polls. 2. Sunita Narain bats for sustainable development Batting for sustainable and inclusive development, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) director general Sunita Narain on Monday cited the successful campaign in Delhi where public transport such as buses and autos have taken to CNG due to rising air pollution. 3. SC: Want to take actio...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 07, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 06 (starting February 13, 2012) 2012. 1. Yamuna veggies toxic: Study The next time you stop along the Yamuna to buy those fresh leafy vegetables, think twice. A study carried out by The Energy Research Institute has found that the continuous dumping of untreated industrial effluent and sewage into the river has contaminated the riverbed soil, and several vegetables, specifically the green leafy ones, contain high levels of toxic metals. 2.  Environment ministers of BASIC to discuss climate strategy For the first time since the December climate change meet in Durban, environment ministers from the BASIC countries - Brazil, South Africa, India and China - will come together in New Delhi this week. The

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 06, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 06 (starting February 6, 2012) 2012. 1. Colleges to compete in ‘clean Delhi’ drive In an attempt to lend a push for a cleaner city, several colleges of Delhi University will come together for an initiative that will not only see them campaign for a ‘clean Delhi’, but also compete for it. ‘The Lead-Green Initiative’, launched by a private company visualises a clean and green Delhi, starting from college campuses. 2. Mayawati sells 2,400 acres wetlands in Greater NOIDA to Ansals The BSP government in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh is once again caught in a controversial land sale. The state government sold 2,400 acres of wetlands in Greater Noida to a private builder even though the law bars the sale of suc

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 05, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 05 (starting January 30) 2012. 1. Flyovers, pedestrian bridges to go green Dull and boring concrete structures in the city might soon don a green look with the Delhi Government planning to cover flyovers and pedestrian bridges with creepers, shrubs and potted plants. The Public Works Department has drawn up a proposal under which 70 flyovers and pedestrian bridges will be beautified in a phased manner. 2. Abhishek to receive award from Arnie The actor will be honoured for his efforts towards creating a greener environment at a function in New Delhi and Hollywood action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger will present him the award. 3. Pollution, loss of habitat drive away feathered guests The high poll...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 02, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 02 (starting January 9) 2012. 1. Okhla waste plant to come under green scan For the next three months, the Delhi environment department and Delhi Pollution Control Board (DPCC) will intensively monitor operation of the Okhla waste-to-energy plant. 2. Delhi High Court issues orders to turn volume of loudspeakers at prayer hubs down Here's some music for the ears of those looking for a respite from the "noisy" loudspeakers at temples, mosques and other religious institutions in Delhi. 3. Bhalaswa groundwater unfit for human use, says NGO They were moved to Bhalaswa from their slum clusters on the ground that their lives in the resettlement colony will be healthier, better and safer. Eleven years...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 01, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 01 (starting January 2) 2012. 1. Projects fail to control pollution in Yamuna: CAG Environment experts had been saying it all through, activists had been pointing it out for a long time and Delhiites knew it better as they see the polluted Yamuna day in and day out. The Performance Audit of Water Pollution in India by the Comptroller and Auditor General (Report 21 of 2011-12) has confirmed it. 2. Residents fume over trial run of incinerator Despite sustained public protests and lawsuits against the Timarpur-Okhla waste-to-energy incinerator in Sukhdev Vihar, the beginning of trial runs this January 2 has invited the ire of the residents of this densely populated area. 3. DDA targets Dwarka for de...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 52, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 52 (starting December 26), 2011. Delhi Greens wishes everyone a Happy New Year 2012 in this last week of 2011! 1. Personal cars account for 0.6% of India's diesel consumption They may be branded as villains by the environmental lobby, but personal cars consume a paltry 0.6% of the diesel consumed in the country, an internal Planning Commission note said. 2. CNG price hike: City pumps set to get Delhi customers The serpentine queues at the four CNG filling stations in the city might just get longer with a substantial increase in the cost of fuel in neighbouring Delhi and a few other places in the National Capital Region. 3. From New Year, Mangu Singh to lead Delhi Metro A decade after launching

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 49, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 49 (starting December 5), 2011. 1. Durban climate talks end, new global climate change regime from 2020 The Durban climate talks finally ended more than 36 hours after the scheduled closure on Sunday early morning. The world agreed to a new global climate change regime that will come in to force starting 2020. 2. Staid Capital (Delhi) turns global city Till a decade ago, all New Delhi received were backhanded compliments - a stately but staid city; a city of grand boulevards and wide open spaces, but bereft of any chemistry. Most people believed the Capital was not quite a melting pot of cultures the way several celebrated cities of the world -such as New York, London, and, to some extent, Mumbai - ...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 47, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 47 (starting November 21), 2011. 1. Maruti Suzuki plans more models with CNG options The country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India is planning to add more models with environment-friendly CNG option to its existing fleet of five such cars. 2. Congestion tax back on table to check traffic chaos Years after the Delhi Government spoke about introducing a special tax in parts of the city to check the growing number of vehicles, congestion tax is back on the discussion board. 3. DJB on path to recycle resources The Delhi Jal Board is aiming at exploring more advanced technologies to harness and reuse its resources like sewage and biogas. 4. DDA constructing over 70,000 flats in capital ...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 43, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 43 (starting October 24), 2011. 1. Air Pollution down 50% this Diwali Diwali in the city was a greener affair as people burst fewer crackers, leading to a 50-75% decrease in air pollution from last year. However, some Delhiites made up for the muted fireworks with noisy celebrations. CPCB recorded increased noisepollution at three out of nine locations, the highest being Mayur Vihar-Phase II in east Delhi. 2. Eco-friendly crackers to light up Diwali Eco-friendly crackers are all set to lessen pollution and noise this Diwali. Cheap in cost and stuffed with leaves, these are available in different varieties here. 3. City gets more Games-type air monitoring centres The system for air quality fore