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Weekly Green News Update for Week 1 (Jan 4 to 10), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 1 (Jan 4 to 10), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 1 (between Jan 1 and 10) 2016. 1. Delhi Secretariat lacks green nod At a time when the Delhi government is going all out to stress on the hazards of pollution, turns out that their own house is not in order. 2. Want to Breathe in Delhi? Protect Your Aravallis Delhi is experimenting with the Odd/Even car rule this fortnight. And the AAP Government is already claiming success in bringing down the capital’s air pollution levels. 3. Wolf snake adds drama to babus' day at work in Anand Vihar In a curious turn of events, a wolf snake was rescued from the office of the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board in Karkardooma, Anand Vihar, on Friday morning in the Capital. 4. Rajghat power house may become
Weekly Green News Update for Week 53 (Dec 28 2015 to Jan 3 2016), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 53 (Dec 28 2015 to Jan 3 2016), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 53 (between Dec 28, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016) 2015. 1. Air pollution levels in Delhi drop by 300% on day 2, odd-even formula a major success, says Sisodia The odd-even road rationing scheme by the Delhi government proved to be a major success on Saturday (day two) following a drop of 300 percent in air pollution levels recorded in some parts of Delhi as compared to last year. 2. Pollution may go up with dip in mercury The Capital’s experiment with the odd-even rationing scheme for private cars will begin at a time when air quality has been relatively better as compared to previous years, mostly because of the unusually warm weather. 3. Not cars, but road dust is the biggest polluter in Delhi! Amidst deterio
Weekly Green News Update for Week 52 (Dec 21 to 27), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 52 (Dec 21 to 27), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 52 (between Dec 21 to 27) 2015. 1. Trucks to be allowed entry into Delhi from 11 PM from next year to curb pollution From January 1, trucks will be allowed entry into Delhi from 11 PM against the existing 9 PM as part of measures to reduce pollution. 2. CSIR's proposal to combat Delhi's pollution A mid-week work-from-home, rather than licence-plate policing, may be the solution to Delhi’s pollution crisis, suggests the policy arm of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, India’s largest chain of publicly-funded research labs. 3. Odd-even rule: ‘Road dust, secondary particles cause most pollution in Delhi’ Road dust and secondary particles emitted from various sources are the primary contri
Weekly Green News Update for Week 51 (Dec 14 to 20), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 51 (Dec 14 to 20), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 51 (between Dec 14 to 20) 2015. 1. Delhi govt turns to aam aadmi to fight war on pollution The next time you see a vehicle belching out toxic smoke in the city, you may be able to get it challaned. 2. NGT junks scientist's plea for closure of Delhi Secretariat The National Green Tribunal today refused to entertain a plea by a scientist seeking a direction to close down the Delhi Secretariat building on the ground that it violates mandatory pollution norms. 3. NGT orders inspection of waste-to-energy & thermal plants in Delhi With landfill sites bursting at their seems, the National Green Tribunal on Thursday constituted a “high-powered team” to inspect the Bawana and Ghazipur plants and also the op
Weekly Green News Update for Week 50 (Dec 7 to 13), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 50 (Dec 7 to 13), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 50 (between Dec 07 to 13) 2015. 1. Delhi Asks Schools To Shut As City Tackles Alarming Pollution Government schools in Delhi have been asked to remain closed between January 1 and 15 while private schools will be advised to follow suit as the national capital battles dangerous levels of pollution worsened by the winter. 2. SC to mull ban on diesel cars in Delhi to tackle growing menace of pollution The Supreme Court on Thursday threw its weight behind efforts to clean up Delhi's air, agreeing to explore various options including banning diesel cars from the Capital's roads and stopping trucks from passing through the city to tackle the growing menace of pollution. 3. Air Quality in Delhi to Dip Further: M
Weekly Green News Update for Week 49 (Nov 30 to Dec 6), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 49 (Nov 30 to Dec 6), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 49 (between Nov 30 to Dec 06) 2015. 1. Delhi High Court seeks experts' help to develop forest land near Tughlaqabad Fort The Delhi High Court has sought the assistance of two experts associated with the Yamuna Bio- Diversity Park to develop a 200-acre forest land near the 14th century Tughlaqabad Fort in South Delhi. 2. High time govt warned public about perils of pollution: Experts In a recent directive, the National Green Tribunal sought a public health advisory on pollution from the Delhi government, to warn people about deteriorating air quality in the capital and suggest ways to deal with it. 3. Pollution check: Private vehicles in Delhi can run only on alternate days Taking a tough decision to im
Weekly Green News Update for Week 48 (Nov 23 to 29), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 48 (Nov 23 to 29), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 48 (between Nov 23 to 29) 2015. 1. Delhi needs Euro VI urgently to check ever increasing air pollution: IIT Kanpur IIT Kanpur has recommended that Euro VI fuel standards be introduced in Delhi at the earliest in order to check the rising air pollution. 2. Pollution in Delhi likely to remain high, warn scientists If you live in Delhi, pray for rains. 3. Pollution levels in city, Yamuna take centre stage in Delhi Assembly With the capital’s air quality deteriorating due to smog conditions, the debate over rising pollution levels took centre stage in the Delhi Assembly Friday. 4. Traffic Cops in Delhi Most Vulnerable to Air Pollution, Say Experts Delhi is home to nine million motor vehicles, placin
Weekly Green News Update for Week 47 (Nov 16 to 22), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 47 (Nov 16 to 22), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 47 (between Nov 16 to 22) 2015. 1. Birds skip Okhla park, fly to Surajpur, Sultanpur The birding season may be here, but unlike other years, migratory birds appear to be avoiding Okhla Bird Sanctuary on the Delhi-Noida border and heading to the Surajpur wetlands in Greater Noida and the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary in Gurgaon. 2. Winged Guests To Get Warm Welcome In Sultanpur Home to 250 different bird species, Sultanpur bird sanctuary is all set to welcome the new migratory birds. 3. Delhi to go car-free on January 22 to fight pollution: Arvind Kejriwal Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that his government will organise 'Car-Free Day' across the national capital on January 22, sayi
Weekly Green News Update for Week 46 (Nov 9 to 15), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 46 (Nov 9 to 15), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 46 (between Nov 9 to 15) 2015. 1. Delhi sweepers to fly to Japan, S. Korea for hygiene lessons The New Delhi Municipal Council has decided to send a group of safai karmcharis (sweepers) and beldars (diggers) on an official trip to Japan and South Korea next week so they can learn about sanitation, cleanliness, waste disposal as well as upkeep of local markets, residential colonies and townships. 2. Delhi: Air quality worsens on Diwali, pollution levels 23 times higher Air quality in the Capital deteriorated alarmingly on Diwali night as pollution levels spiked as much as 23 times higher than normal in arguably the most polluted spot of the city. 3. Post Diwali, people make a beeline for air purifiers
Weekly Green News Update for Week 45 (Nov 2 to 8), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 45 (Nov 2 to 8), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 45 (between Nov 2 to 8) 2015. 1. Delhi's air quality hits nadir, situation to stay till November 9 Delhi's air quality hit a new low today with particulate matters and level of Benzene spiking astronomically in few pockets of the city with Anand Vihar showing the maximum PM 2.5 at 716 microgram per cubic metre, nearly 12 times higher than the permissible limit. 2. Hold your breath: Pollution levels spike, smog thickens in Delhi Delhi’s air quality continued to deteriorate Saturday, with particulate matter levels crossing 700 micrograms per cubic metre — nearly 12 times the permissible limit — in areas like Anand Vihar in the morning. 3. Government to set up control room for daily review of air pollution
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