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Weekly Green News Update for Week 41 (Oct 10 to 16), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 41 (Oct 10 to 16), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 41 (between October 10 to 16) 2016. 1. Winter worsens Delhi's pollution levels After Delhi celebrated Dussehra, doctors in the national Capital are treating increasing number of patients with respiratory ailments. 2. NDMC set to produce power from plastic In an order to recycle green and plastic waste, North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has collaborated with a private partner who will generate energy and make useful products from garbage generated in parks and used plastics. 3. Dwarka raises a stink this festival season This festive season has turned into a harrowing time for Dwarka residents as the South Corporation has been skipping garbage disposal daily across most residential societies. 4
Weekly Green News Update for Week 39 (Sept 26 to Oct 2), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 39 (Sept 26 to Oct 2), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 39 (between September 26 to October 2) 2016. 1. Delhi second-most polluted major city in the world, says WHO study A new report by the World Health Organisation on ambient air pollution levels shows that with very high levels of particulate matter measuring 10 microns or less, Delhi is among the most polluted cities in the world, second only to Riyadh among the big cities. 2. Fight goes cold, hard winter ahead The central government's recent notification on implementing BS VI emission norms from 2020 may have been welcomed by health and air quality experts, but for now there isn't much to enthuse about. 3. Air Quality Dips After 3-Mth Respite, Worse Yet To Come After a three-month respite, Delhi has
Weekly Green News Update for Week 37 (September 12 to 18), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 37 (September 12 to 18), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 37 (between September 12 to 18) 2016. SC clears hurdle for Gr Noida Metro Clearing the decks for expansion of Metro rail projects to other cities and construction of dedicated freight corridors by the railways to boost industrialisation, the Supreme Court stayed the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) orders mandating environment clearance for such projects. Stop stubble burning to check pollution: HC to Govt The growing menace of stubble burning in states like Haryana and Punjab, which is a major cause of air pollution in the national capital, today led the Delhi High Court to direct the government to ensure "zero burning" of bio-mass this year. Affidavit in NGT against Okhla waste plant Residents of Sukh
Weekly Green News Update for Week 35 (August 29 to September 4), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 35 (August 29 to September 4), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 35 (between August 29 to September 4) 2016. 1. Art of Living seeks time to respond to report on Yamuna damage The Art of Living Foundation has requested the National Green Tribunal an extension of date for submitting their response to the tribunal-appointed committee’s report, which said that the Yamuna floodplain was “completely destroyed” because of the three-day World Culture Festival in March. 2. Delhi: Five lakh saplings planted, says NDMC The New Delhi Municipal Council not only met its target of planting 2 lakh trees but surpassed it by planting as many as 5 lakh saplings this monsoon, said officials. 3. SDMC to install mobile toilets at public places To make the sanitation facilities accessible
Weekly Green News Update for Week 34 (August 22 to 28), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 34 (August 22 to 28), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 34 (between August 22 to 28) 2016. 1. 'Vulnerable' Desert bird spotted in Delhi for the first time A desert bird, Stoliczka's Bushchat or the Whitebrowed Bushchat, has been spotted in Delhi's ornithological history for the first time. 2. Pigeons turn messengers of diseases, destruction Feeding birds at traffic islands may be your way of seeking a staircase to heaven, but what you end up doing is ensuring the proliferation of blue rock pigeons to the detriment of other species, once common such as the house sparrow and the Brahminy mynah. 3. Delhi’s waste chokes Yamuna of all aquatic life The Yamuna river, often called Delhi’s lifeline, is gasping for life. The 22-km stretch along the national capital h
Weekly Green News Update for Week 33 (August 15 to 21), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 33 (August 15 to 21), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 33 (between August 15 to 21) 2016. Minister inaugurates Van Mahotsav plantation drive Delhi Minister of Environment and Forest Imran Hussain today inaugurated Van Mahotsav Plantation Drive at Mandoli Extension in Gokalpur Assembly Constituency. NDMC’s clean-up plan keeps rag pickers out The New Delhi Municipal Council smart city project may be striving to make the area appear even more spick and span, but it may not integrate waste pickers in the clean-up process. Delhi HC stays NDMC’s move to demolish garbage dumps THE DELHI High Court Wednesday issued a stay on an initiative of the New Delhi Municipal Council to demolish garbage dhalaos (collection points) in its jurisdiction as part of the “smart ci
Weekly Green News Update for Week 32 (August 8 to 14), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 32 (August 8 to 14), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 32 (between August 8 to 14) 2016. 1. HC asks DJB to come up with action plan on sewage treatment Observing that the national capital could become a cess pool by the time all households in the city were connected to the sewage system, the Delhi High Court today directed DJB to get an overall perspective and come out with an action plan to address the issue of sewage treatment. 2. Delhi to decide on phasing out old diesel cars only after scientific study Government will make any decision on phasing out older diesel cars only after conducting a scientific study on emission levels of such vehicles, which is underway, Parliament was informed on Monday. 3. The Badarpur Plant's effect on Air Pollution and why it
Weekly Green News Update for Week 31 (August 1 to 7), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 31 (August 1 to 7), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 31 (between August 1 to 7) 2016. Saplings planted last year in Mehrauli park damaged due to dumping Mehrauli Archaeological Park that houses over 250 monuments has fallen prey to unchecked dumping of garbage and debris. Dodder dread: Parasitic plant hollows out trees, but officials not alarmed South Delhi’s green cover is under threat due to various reasons, be it mindless chopping of trees by authorities or the carelessness of locals. Civic agencies conduct mega plantation drive in South Delhi Monsoon is the best time of the year to plant trees. Each year the civic bodies in south Delhi launch a large-scale plantation drive at this time. Bringing waste to life The concept of rubbish may not have
Weekly Green News Update for Week 30 (July 25 to 31), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 30 (July 25 to 31), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 30 (between July 25 to 31) 2016. 1. Airports Authority of India plants trees under `Clean India Mission' Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Chairman of Airports Authority of India Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra yesterday planted tree saplings at Indian Aviation Academy campus in New Delhi as part of `Clean India Mission'. 2. Green Court Refuses To Order Demolition Of Delhi's Siri Fort Sports Complex The National Green Tribunal has refused to order demolition of Siri Fort Sports Complex, including its squash and badminton courts, in Delhi and held the entire complex and its various constructed portions would not be put to any kind of commercial use or non-sport activities. 3. Colour queens create a
Weekly Green News Update for Week 29 (July 18 to 24), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 29 (July 18 to 24), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 29 (between July 18 to 24) 2016. NGT tells Delhi University to keep DUSU polls paper-free The National Green Tribunal has directed Delhi University to ensure that no paper in the form of posters, pamphlets used for camapigning on campuses are wasted during the DUSU elections due in September. NDMC signs agreement with NEERI to develop sewage treatment plants In a bid to develop green areas and revamp big and small parks under its jurisdiction, the New Delhi Municipal Council has signed an agreement with National Environmental Engineering Research Institute to develop 12 sewage treatment plants. Buildings above 20,000 sqm to pay Rs 5L for dust pollution: National Green Tribunal Buildings generating high

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