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Weekly Green News Update for Week 44 (Oct 26 to Nov 1), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 44 (Oct 26 to Nov 1), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 44 (between Oct 26 to Nov 1) 2015. 1. Most polluted city in the world, Delhi suffers from a toxic blend, says UK study A new study on air pollution in Delhi by a team of researchers led by the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom has found the city suffers from a “toxic blend of geography, growth, poor energy sources and unfavourable weather that boosts its dangerously high levels of air pollution”. 2. Trucks entering Delhi to pay pollution tax from tomorrow Trucks entering Delhi from neighbouring states will have to pay Rs700-Rs1,300 each as pollution tax from November 1 as the Supreme Court today rejected a plea for postponing its introduction by a month. 3. NGT asks Delhi govt, civic bodies to r
Weekly Green News Update for Week 43 (Oct 19 to 25), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 43 (Oct 19 to 25), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 43 (between Oct 19 to 25) 2015. 1. Changing direction of winds worsens pollution in Delhi Winter is yet to set in but the city is already gasping for breath. 2. Findings of IIT-led study on Delhi: Commuters exposed to high pollution levels, cyclists are worst hit In yet another damning indiction of air pollution in Delhi, a study has found that a student who travels from IIT Delhi till India Gate and back in various modes of transport, during rush hour, is exposed to 130-250 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m3) of Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 every month, according to a study conducted by IIT Delhi with other collaborators. 3. DJB network done in 70 new colonies Hoping to cover all the unauthorised colon
Weekly Green News Update for Week 42 (Oct 12 to 18), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 42 (Oct 12 to 18), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 42 (between Oct 12 to 18) 2015. 1. Delhi still hot and humid, pollution levels go up again It's October, but Delhi is still feeling the heat. 2. Green Panel Imposes Fine of Rs. 5 Lakh on Delhi Hotel for Damaging Environment The National Green Tribunal has imposed a fine of Rs. 5 lakh on a five-star hotel in New Delhi for flouting environmental norms and causing damage to the environment. 3. NDMC to hold public consultations for Smart City Mission The New Delhi Municipal Council, one among the 98 cities chosen for the second round of the Smart City Mission, will be holding public consultations in a phased manner to incorporate ideas and concerns of stakeholders in its jurisdiction. 4. NDMC takes tip
Weekly Green News Update for Week 41 (Oct 5 to 11), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 41 (Oct 5 to 11), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 41 (between Oct 5 to 11) 2015. 1 Supreme Court to examine impact of firecrackers on children The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to examine the impact of firecrackers on the health of children in the capital after the Modi government backed judicial efforts to curb air pollution and said it would consider a courtimposed cess or levy on trucks passing through the city. 2 'Polluted Artificial Lake Near Tughlaqabad Fort Unacceptable': Delhi High Court Delhi High Court has termed as "unacceptable" the presence of a polluted artificial lake in the space behind the 14th century Tughlaqabad Fort and sought a definite plan from the city government on how it intends to clean up its waters. 3 Additional cess, pos...
Weekly Green News Update for Week 40 (Sept 28 to Oct 4), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 40 (Sept 28 to Oct 4), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 40 (between Sept 28 to Oct 4) 2015. 1. Residents march for action to revive Naini Lake Stepping up their campaign to save the Naini Lake in north Delhi's Model Town, residents held a march on Thursday to press for the implementation of an action plan to revive the dying water body. 2 East Delhi residents move NGT over Ramleela in park With the festive season approaching, a group of East Delhi residents today moved the National Green Tribunal against the looming threat to the environment and ecology of their area by Ramleela performance in a park maintained by it. 3 Mammoth encroachment on East Delhi’s Jheel roads Sealed, unsealed, and back to square one. 4 Choking in the capital In May 2014, the
Weekly Green News Update for Week 39 (Sept 21 to 27), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 39 (Sept 21 to 27), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 39 (between Sept 21 to 27) 2015. 1. Delhi may remain among top three air polluted cities till 2050: Study Late last week, a new research published in science journal 'Nature' said Delhi had the world's second highest number of deaths caused by sources of air pollution and, further projected that in the absence of adequate measures to combat it, the city may continue to be among the top three air polluted cities till 2050. 2. Delhi Civic Body to Use Recycled Water for Horticultural Requirements Delhi's Public Works Department has decided to use recycled water from sewage treatment plants of Delhi Jal Board for its horticultural requirements. 3. Metro construction affects Delhi's green cover Constructio...
Weekly Green News Update for Week 38 (Sept 14 to 20), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 38 (Sept 14 to 20), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 38 (between Sept 14 to 20) 2015. 1. Delhi’s air quality very poor The air quality of Delhi over the past one week has worsened from moderate and poor to very poor. Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 and 10 remain the major pollutants. 2. Rs 5000 fine on those throwing waste, puja offerings in Yamuna: Delhi govt Ahead of the festive season, Delhi government has decided to strictly impose a fine of Rs 5,000 on those spotted polluting the Yamuna by throwing waste or puja offerings in it. 3. CAIT urges govt to develop cleaner fuel to tackle pollution Traders body CAIT today said the ban on entry of older diesel vehicles in the national capital would not only hit supply of essential items but also damage the econ
Weekly Green News Update for Week 37 (Sept 7 to 13), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 37 (Sept 7 to 13), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 37 (between Sept 7 to 13) 2015. 1. Tree felling in East Delhi: NGT notice to Delhi govt The National Green Tribunal on Friday directed Delhi government to ensure that no trees are cut on the service lane in East Delhi's Yamuna Vihar area. 2. NGT seeks record of STPs built for Yamuna cleanup The National Green Tribunal on Friday directed the Delhi government and all public authorities to produce complete records on installation of sewage treatment plants in the capital. 3. Yamuna: NGT asks Delhi govt to produce records on STPs The National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi government and all public authorities to produce complete records on installation of sewage treatment plants in the capital.
Weekly Green News Update for Week 36 (Aug 31 to Sept 6), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 36 (Aug 31 to Sept 6), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 36 (between Aug 31 to Sept 6) 2015. 1. No takers for green incentives in Delhi Upcoming green buildings in Delhi might soon be assigned a unique identification number to help get incentives like extra Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and proposed tax rebates. 2. Sarvodaya Enclave residents team up to conserve soil With no Central or state law in place to conserve soil, environment activist Padmawati Dwivedi took upon herself to keep an eye on any new concretisation of ramps by people in Sarvodya Enclave, where she lives, and asked them to instead use grass pavers which help in protecting soil and recharge groundwater. 3. In wake of rising air pollution in Delhi-NCR, NGT orders roadside mixing plants to be closed ...
Weekly Green News Update for Week 35 (Aug 24 to 30), 2015

Weekly Green News Update for Week 35 (Aug 24 to 30), 2015

Green Alert
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 35 (between Aug 24 to 30) 2015. 1 Urban forests can clean up Delhi air Delhi has a per capita green cover of about 22 sqm (square metres) when the global standard ought to be 25sqm to 100 sq m. 2 Concretisation, the silent killer Braving the scorching heat, where nights are no longer cooler than the day, and breathing in toxic air which is easily blamed on vehicular pollution, Delhi and its neighbours welcome monsoons only to grumble about water-logging, trees toppling on cars, overflowing storm water drains and life coming to a standstill. 3 Thousands to plant 1 lakh saplings at Tilpath Valley today As Sunday dawns, TOI Green Drive will reach its ultimate objective: the planting of one lakh saplings ...
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