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Weekly Green News Update for Week 12 (Mar 21 to 27), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 12 (Mar 21 to 27), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 12 (between March 21 and 27) 2016. 1. Govt. to plant 15 lakh new trees, but old target remains The Delhi government is planning to set itself the ambitious goal of planting 15 lakh new trees in financial year 2016-17, even though it is yet to achieve last year’s target of planting 13 lakh trees. 2. Odd-even: Pollution monitoring devices to be installed During the second phase of its odd-even scheme from April 15 to 30, the Delhi Government will be expanding its air quality monitoring from the national Capital to neighbouring regions where devices would be installed to measure air pollution. 3. Cobra rescued Wildlife SOS rescued a four-foot Indian cobra spotted in a park near a residential area in south
Weekly Green News Update for Week 10 (Mar 7 to 13), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 10 (Mar 7 to 13), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 10 (between March 7 and 13) 2016. 1. Pollution check: India's first electric bus flagged off in Delhi Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday flagged off a pollution free electric bus here. 2. No fireworks, no food waste, and NO loud music! Delhi government will send officials to SPY on wedding celebrations 'to cut pollution' Somebody could be watching your loud, messy wedding. Don’t be surprised if you see suspicious men around wedding pandals. 3. NGT clears World culture festival, but with a Rs 5 crore slap on the wrist THE National Green Tribunal on Wednesday cleared the three-day World Culture Festival to be organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living on the floodplains of the Yamuna
Weekly Green News Update for Week 9 (Feb 29 to March 6), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 9 (Feb 29 to March 6), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 9 (between Feb 29 and March 6) 2016. 1. NGT pulls up DDA on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living event 'World Culture Festival' The National Green Tribunal on Thursday pulled up the Delhi Development Authority for granting permission to hold spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's 'World Culture Festival' on the banks of Yamuna. 2. South Corporation to recycle books to save trees and money In an attempt to conserve trees as well as save money, South Delhi Municipal Corporation has decided to reuse free textbooks given to primary school students. 3. Environmentalists worried as Art of Living event forces birds’ flight Preparations for the three-day Art of Living event on the banks of Yamuna have reportedl
Weekly Green News Update for Week 8 (Feb 22 to 28), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 8 (Feb 22 to 28), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 8 (between Feb 22 and 28) 2016. 1. Fluctuating weather and pollution making Delhi sicker Delhi’s fluctuating weather is sending many to the hospital, with doctors warning that viral fevers, seasonal flu, respiratory infections, and cold and cough are on the rise. The worst-hit are the children and the elderly. 2. Pollution watch to get more real with 3 new air quality monitoring stations Delhi will soon get a boost in its fight against pollution with three new air quality monitoring stations, besides several mobile reading units. 3. Suresh Prabhu announces revival of Delhi's Ring Rail to curb pollution Delhi's Ring Railway system, or what is called as the Delhi Suburban Railway, is not for the majority
Weekly Green News Update for Week 7 (Feb 15 to 21), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 7 (Feb 15 to 21), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 7 (between Feb 16 and 21) 2016. 1. No waste plan, 'unviable' landfills slow-poison city Smoke clouds similar to the recent one at the Deonar landfill that choked Mumbai for days have been slow-poisoning Delhiites for years. 2. Case against DU for illegal cutting of trees The Delhi University is facing charges of illegal tree felling on the South Campus for expansion of its Electronic Science and Life Sciences Departments. 3. NGT to hear case against Art of Living foundation’s east Delhi event today  The National Green Tribunal is set to hear a case on Friday against the holding of a three-day event next month by the Art of Living foundation on the floodplains of River Yamuna near Mayur Vihar area in ea
Weekly Green News Update for Week 6 (Feb 8 to 14), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 6 (Feb 8 to 14), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 6 (between Feb 8 and 14) 2016. To check pollution, govt considers third-party audit of industrial areas The Delhi government, which is in the process of seeking feedback on reintroducing the odd-even scheme, is also considering commissioning a third-party audit of its industrial areas to check pollution. Dehi: NGT raps Jal Board for spending money on Yamuna without permission National Green Tribunal on Tuesday rapped Delhi Jal Board for spending money on Yamuna without its permission, observing that despite spending heavily, the pollution level in the river has become worse. Yamuna pollution: NGT issues notices to Delhi govt, Art of Living Foundation The National Green Tribunal on Thursday issued notic
Weekly Green News Update for Week 5 (Feb 1 to 7), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 5 (Feb 1 to 7), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 5 (between Feb 01 and 07) 2016. 2015 pollution lowest in last 5 years: Delhi Pollution Control Board Pollution levels in Delhi last year were the lowest in five years, though they were still way above the permissible limit, the Delhi high court said Thursday after going through a report of the state pollution board. Delhi Pollution Crisis: Extension Sought To Ascertain Role of Greenhouse Gases Authors of the IIT, Kanpur, study on Delhi's air quality have sought time till March to ascertain the role played by greenhouse gases in air pollution crisis in the national capital. NGT asks Centre, Delhi govt to provide alternative modes of cremation The National Green Tribunal has directed the union ministry o...
Weekly Green News Update for Week 4 (Jan 25 to 31), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 4 (Jan 25 to 31), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 4 (between Jan 25 and 31) 2016. Weather spoils analysis Levels of harmful particulate matter fluctuated according to prevailing weather conditions during the 15-day odd-even experiment – as expected – making it difficult to gauge the impact of the vehicle-rationing scheme. Submit odd-even pollution assessment report: NGT to Delhi Govt The National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi government to submit an assessment report on the change in the level of air pollution in the national capital during the implementation of fortnight-long odd even scheme meant to restrict the number of cars on roads in order to curb vehicular emission. Odd-even will work only if implemented in entire NCR: Pollution watchdo
Weekly Green News Update for Week 3 (Jan 18 to 24), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 3 (Jan 18 to 24), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 3 (between Jan 18 and 24) 2016. Pollution trend unclear during trial: CPCB Wide fluctuations in concentrations of pollutants and lack of any clear trend during the much-discussed odd-even experiment suggests that no single action can substantially reduce air pollution levels in the capital, the Central Pollution Control Board has said in a report. Week after odd-even, pollution levels spike in the capital, says CSE Delhi may fast be losing the gains it made in its air quality from the odd-even restrictions, the Centre for Science and Environment said Thursday. The first three weekdays after the conclusion of the 15-day scheme have seen spikes in levels of Particulate Matter 2.5, said the agency. Odd-even
Weekly Green News Update for Week 2 (Jan 11 to 17), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 2 (Jan 11 to 17), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 2 (between Jan 11 and 17) 2016. Jury out after 15 days, one emerging strand: Pollution levels dipped slightly in second half THE PILOT odd-even policy of the Delhi government may have ended on Friday but not without sparking a debate over the success of the first such initiative in the country to curb vehicular pollution. Pollutants' Level Rises Marginally In Delhi Pollutants in Delhi's air on Thursday showed a marginal rise, a day after bonfires across the NCR region marked Lohri celebrations, even as foggy conditions continued to prevail. West Delhi would soon get a park near Dabri flyover The vacant space near Public Work Department office in proximity with Dabri flyover in west Delhi will soon be t
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