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Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 22, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 22 (starting May 28, 2012) 2012. 1. Petrol price hike: Environmentalists worried over the adverse impact of diesel cars on environment Even as chief minister Sheila Dikshit hinted at marginal relief for Delhiites from the petrol price hike, environmentalists are not amused. They continue to be a worried bunch and their fears are not unfounded, for petrol getting out of reach for many people means there will be more diesel vehicles on the road in the years to come. 2. Delhi CM reduces petrol price, makes CNG costlier Less than a week after the public sector oil companies raised petrol price by Rs. 7.54 to 73.18 a litre in the Capital, the Delhi government plans to bring it down by Rs. 1.26 to Rs. 71....

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 21, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 21 (starting May 21, 2012) 2012. 1. Govt proposes fitness tests for private vehicles The Delhi government finally seems to be waking up to the threat of environment pollution from the expanding private vehicle pool in the city. 2. Soon, work to kickstart at Ghazipur waste plant The Ghazipur waste-to-energy plant, which will produce more than 13MW power by burning 1,300 tonne of waste daily, is all set to become operational by July-end, claims the East Delhi Municipal Corporation. 3. Shorter signals for buses, cars on BRT Learning from the seven-day experiment under which mixed vehicular traffic was allowed on the BRT corridor, the Delhi Multi Modal Transit System has decided to make changes in...

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 20, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 20 (starting May 14, 2012) 2012. 1. New bridge to take burden off Salimgarh Fort The decade-old deadlock between Archaeological Survey of India and Northern Railway over construction of a new bridge near 16th-century world heritage site Salimgarh Fort is finally on the way to being resolved. 2. New BRTs hang in balance With the existing BRT corridor under the court's scanner, the Delhi government has put its plan to build 15 more corridors on hold, at least for the time being. 3. More land needed for deer at Hauz Khas park Deer Park, a popular destination for several south Delhi residents since the 1960s, may lose its deer if the Delhi Development Authority does not take timely action. 4. W

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 18, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 18 (starting April 30, 2012) 2012. 1. Delhi Zoo staff put on precautionary treatment After the suspected anthrax death of a young male rhinoceros at Delhi Zoo last Friday, the authorities have closed the animal enclosure for public view and put 20-odd staff there on precautionary medical treatment. 2. Quietly flows the dirty, poisonous Yamuna Have you felt nausea, difficulty in breathing, headache or dizziness while crossing the Yamuna on your way to work or while returning home? 3. Gases damage ACs in nearby areas The fact that their house is situated near a river is no consolation in this torrid heat for those who have their abode near the Yamuna. 4. Dumping e-waste is illegal now Star

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 17, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 17 (starting April 23, 2012) 2012. 1. Finally, a law to govern e-waste At Old Seelampur, an impoverished neighbourhood in Northeast Delhi, rows of hollowed-out computer monitors line a dingy lane. On another street here, room after room on either side is piled high with dusty keyboards and metallic innards of computers and other electronic goods. 2. Haryana, Delhi in water row Haryana and Delhi are on the verge of locking horns over an opening made by the latter in the under-construction Munak-Haiderpur concrete lined channel (CLC) for withdrawing water for a new water treatment plant for Dwarka in New Delhi. 3. The greatest challenge The city of Tughlaqabad, the previous incarnation of Delhi,

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 16, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 16 (starting April 16, 2012) 2012. 1. On its deathbed, neem tree gets a healing touch The operation went on for almost three hours but the doctors were happy with the outcome. Despite a massive insect infestation that had gnawed away its innards and a recent fracture, they believe the patient will make a full recovery and will probably live on for another 20-30 years. The 60-year-old Neem tree at the juncture of Lodhi Road and Bhishma Pitamah Marg has been given a new lease of life. 2. Delhi's cars no faster than pedestrians Is driving really the quickest way to get around the capital? New research shows that for 20% of their running time - 12 minutes every hour - Delhi's cars are no faster than ped...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 15, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 15 (starting April 9, 2012) 2012. 1. Brakes on new industries in NOIDA The National Green Tribunal, New Delhi, has asked the environment ministry not to give clearance to any new industrial units in Noida. The tribunal has ordered that no operating unit should be permitted to expand or change product mix. The consent to establish and operate, in case of defaulting units, should be granted only after obtaining permission from the tribunal. 2. Noida Entrepreneurs’ Association writes to allow setting up of industries After the National Green Tribunal's order directing that no new industries be set up or expanded in Noida without its approval, the Noida Entrepreneurs' Association (NEA) has written to it

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 12, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 12 (starting March 19, 2012) 2012. 1. 14,300 trees likely to be felled for Delhi Metro's 3rd phase Nearly 14,300 trees are likely to be felled during the construction work of Delhi Metro's third phase. The "Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has submitted a tentative proposal indicating removal of 14,298 trees for construction of following of metro lines in Phase-III," Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan said in a written reply to Lok Sabha today. 2. Are house sparrows being driven away? Sparrows are seen as a mascot for ecological conservation but birdwatchers are worried that adverse environmental factors such as shrinking habitat may be driving them into hiding. 3. What ...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 10, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 10 (starting March 5, 2012) 2012. 1. Exhibition on forest products on at Dilli Haat Kesraj Jogi sits cross-legged in front of a makeshift kitchen at Dilli Haat - there's a small brick stove, some basic utensils and a pot of brewing tea. It's exactly like his home in Kotputli, Rajasthan, he says. He's here at Green Haat 2012 - the ongoing exhibition of forest-based products - and is contributing by preparing nomadic food. 2. Play it safe this Holi, use natural colours No matter how tempting those shining reds, blues, greens, yellows and purples may seem, you should double check the quality of colours that you use this Holi to avoid skin allergies, eye irritation and a host of other health problems th...

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...