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Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 3, 2013

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 3, 2013

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 3 (starting January 14, 2013) 2013. 1. East corp goes beyond its brief for clean city The East Delhi Municipal Corporation, in a bid to have a cleaner city, will literally go beyond its jurisdiction and remove garbage as the municipal commissioner has given a direction to his deputies to make sure that no land or open sites remain dirty. 2. Connaught Place mess to stay till May, deadline extended once again An uninterrupted and smooth walking and shopping experience in Connaught Place  is still a few months away — at least till May. “Connaught Place will continue to remain dug up till April-May,” said Archana Arora, chairperson of New Delhi Municipal Council, on Monday. 3. Metro expansion hit
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 39, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 39, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 39 (starting September 24, 2012) 2012. 1. Solar power for 25 government schools, 10 hospitals The Delhi environment department has identified 25 government schools and 10 government hospitals that will get independent solar power systems. 2. DDA Master Plan experts call for low-rise high-density development, mixed-land use The Delhi Development Authority on Monday completed a significant milestone in its ongoing review of the Delhi Master Plan-2021. 3. Vertical growth will stress resources in Delhi Even as Union urban development minister Kamal Nath continues to push for vertical growth in Delhi, urban planners and experts say the city's most basic infrastructure — power, water and parking
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 33, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 33, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 33 (starting August 13, 2012) 2012. 1.  Delhi adopts humble sparrow as its state bird Till some years back, the house sparrow was the quintessential 'chidiya', the most common image to come to mind when one discussed birds in Delhi's urban context. One day it dawned on the city that the little feathery creature has more or less vanished, its absence even more pronounced by the sudden over-population of pigeons. 2. Govt wants to relocate Delhi's 18 elephants The forest department of Delhi has written to the state governments to make the city an elephant-free area. There are 18 registered elephants in the capital, which the department claims are a traffic hazard and pose as a safety risk. Letters

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 12, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 12 (starting March 19, 2012) 2012. 1. 14,300 trees likely to be felled for Delhi Metro's 3rd phase Nearly 14,300 trees are likely to be felled during the construction work of Delhi Metro's third phase. The "Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has submitted a tentative proposal indicating removal of 14,298 trees for construction of following of metro lines in Phase-III," Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan said in a written reply to Lok Sabha today. 2. Are house sparrows being driven away? Sparrows are seen as a mascot for ecological conservation but birdwatchers are worried that adverse environmental factors such as shrinking habitat may be driving them into hiding. 3. What ...
20th March, 2010: World House Sparrow Day

20th March, 2010: World House Sparrow Day

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If there is one bird you can remember from your childhood, it would probably be the House Sparrow. Since it lives in close proximity with humans, the House Sparrow is, for most of us, the first bird we learn to identify. Many bird watchers and ornithologists recall with fondness how the House Sparrow gave flight to their passion for observing birds. The association goes back centuries. No other bird has been associated with the day-to-day life of humanity like the House Sparrow. It is a bird that evokes fond memories and has thus found mention in folklore and songs from time immemorial. Till not very long ago, the House Sparrow was one of the most abundant and common birds in the world. But like all other plants and animals which were once abundant and now face a shaky future, their...

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