Monday, December 10Delhi Greens Blog: Greening the World, One Post at a Time!

Tag: noise pollution

Nothing Hindu About Bursting Crackers, Light Diyas and Distribute Sweets Instead

Nothing Hindu About Bursting Crackers, Light Diyas and Distribute Sweets Instead

Articles
The January of 2017 saw an environmental flashpoint in Delhi, when schools in Delhi were shut down for the first time due to alarming levels of air pollution. Air pollution was declared as an emergency in Delhi. It had become dangerous for children and adults to go out in the city and breathe. The concentration of Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM), those toxic particles that go straight to our lungs and reduce our lifespan, increased more than 10 times the prescribed standard between November 2016 and January 2017. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) have been consistently monitoring air pollution levels in Delhi after Diwali. The level of air pollution reaches beyond alarming after every Diwali. The festival of jo...
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 44, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 44, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 44 (starting October 29, 2012) 2012. 1. Delhi govt sets Nov 24 deadline for plastic ban The Delhi government has set a November 24 deadline for the enforcement of a blanket ban on the manufacture, import, sale, storage and use of plastic carry bags, sheets, films or tubs — irrespective of their thickness.. 2. Getting their act together: Delhi zoo wakes up to save its crocodiles Worried over the declining number of gharials and crocodiles in its enclosures, the National Zoological Park -popularly known as the Delhi Zoo -has decided to provide them a safer and more conducive environment for breeding. 3. Lessons in curbing noise pollution Top environment department officials of the Delhi gove

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...
This Diwali, You Can (and Must) Be the Change!

This Diwali, You Can (and Must) Be the Change!

Green Alert
Deepawali is the festival of lights and celebrations! Let us make sure it is an enjoyable experience for every living being as much as it is for us. After all, there is no joy greater than than the joy of making others happy! This Diwali, BE THE CHANGE! Do Not burst crackers and make others aware about the adverse impacts it has on 'our common environment'. The environmental impact of bursting of crackers are both visible as well as not so apparent. While the noise pollution caused by the crackers is highly disturbing even for humans (young and old alike, very dangerous for pregnant women and infants), they at least understand and expect the noise. Animals are caught unaware, and get scared as well as very disturbed by the noise. While we know the impact on domesticated animals suc
Congratulations DELHI for a cleaner DEEPAWALI 2008

Congratulations DELHI for a cleaner DEEPAWALI 2008

Articles
As has been the trend, the ambient air and noise pollution levels for Deepawali 2008 were monitored by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The results after data analysis for Deepawali 2008 were finally what we have been trying to achieve since a long time. Findings reveal that noise levels as well as air pollution levels this year have gone down with respect to Deepawali 2007.   This could be due to the following two reasons: Bursting of lesser number of crackers. Favourable meteorological conditions like increased mixing of height and temperature, both being higher than Deepawali 2007. This monitoring was conducted at seven and nine places all over Delhi, for air and noise pollution levels respectively. Level of SO2 declined considerably at all locations as com

Last updated by at .

Delhi Greens BlogGreening the World, One Post at a Time!2018