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

Green Alert
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 48, 2011

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 48 (starting November 28), 2011. 1. Delhi has the highest level of air pollutants: Environment ministry Delhi fares the worst among all the major cities in the country when it comes to air pollution. This, despite the introduction of eco-friendly interventions such as the use of CNG for vehicles, the Metro and increasing tree cover in the Capital. 2. Development plan endangers Faridabad village's sacred forest Residents of this village are up in arms against the Haryana government's plans to allow development in their neck of the Aravallis, as it could wipe out a 500-hectare forest revered by them for generations. Not only is the forest sacred, botanists and historians consider it one of the last su...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 46, 2011

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 46 (starting November 14), 2011. 1. Delhi pavilion celebrates centenary year at Trade Fair Architect of New Delhi Edward Lutyens strolling in the lawn, “original contractors and builders” Sujan Singh and Sobha Singh deep in discussion, the central legislative assemblies from 1920s to 1940s and the headquarters of the MCD, NDMC and DDA. These are a few of the snapshots displayed at an exhibition in the Delhi pavilion at the 31st India International Trade Fair. 2. Bio-medical waste plant still runs in Sukhdev Vihar In 2010, the Delhi government had filed an affidavit, saying that it will shift a biomedical waste treatment facility from Sukhdev Vihar to an alternate site by mid-June that year. But no

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

Green Alert
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

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 38, 2011

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 38 (starting September 19), 2011. 1. Delhi Metro earns UN praise, 47 crore in carbon credits The Delhi Metro has become the world’s first Metro rail and rail-based system to earn carbon credits — Rs 47 crore annually for the next seven years. 2. Forest officials pose danger to forests: Experts Forest officials are fudging data, hiding facts, sidestepping laws, overlooking violations and finding ways of clearing even projects that are dangerous for forests, three non-official members on the statutory Forest Advisory Committee have told environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan. 3. India wants emission targets under Kyoto Protocol to continue At the Major Economies Forum meeting currently underway
International Ozone Day 2011 Presents A Unique Opportunity for HCFC Phase-Out

International Ozone Day 2011 Presents A Unique Opportunity for HCFC Phase-Out

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Monitoring of Antarctic ozone hole by Global Ozone Monitoring Instrument since 1995 September 16 is declared as the International Ozone Day (International Day for the Preservation of Ozone layer) by the United Nations and is celebrated across the planet as a day for generating awareness on the delicate ozone layer that surrounds the Earth and protects us from harmful solar radiations. Ozone, a triatomic molecule consisting of three Oxygen molecules is a pollutant in the lower atmosphere ("bad ozone") and poses health and environmental risks. However, ozone in the upper atmosphere is critical to our existence ("good ozone") as it prevents potentially damaging electromagnetic radiation from reaching the Earth's surface. The standard way to express total ozone levels (the amount of ozo...