Vijay, the white tiger who was caught unaware in the freak accident where a man fell in his enclosure, continues to be the star attraction at the Delhi Zoo.
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 10 (starting March 4, 2013) 2013. 1. How trees are hacked, choked and impaled in green Delhi The city's first ever tree survey conducted by local residents in the leafy neighbourhood of south Delhi's Sarvodaya Enclave had an unexpected fallout. 2. Maiden bird count records new species The first-ever bird count at one of Delhi's new city forests, Garhi Mandu, has found 90 species, including 26 species of migratory birds and several threatened ones. However, the census also revealed a number of local threats to these birds such as fishing, playgrounds, garbage dumping, besides human intrusion and disturbance. 3. ‘Indian industry must build own tech to save Yamuna’ Thames River Trust , UK, have
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 9 (starting February 25, 2013) 2013. 1. DU college harnesses wind energy churned out by Metro trains Students and teachers of Kalindi College, Delhi University, have come up with an innovative way to harness wind energy produced by Metro trains. 2. ASI-protected monument comes in way of zoo expansion The presence of Kos Minar, an Archaeological Survey of India-protected structure enclosed in a roundabout on a road inside the sprawling Delhi zoo, likely to affect its expansion plans. 3. Indoor air pollution kills 1.3mn Indians Over a million people in India — among highest in the world — die every year because of indoor air pollution. 4. Clean Yamuna march to Delhi to begin Friday It's y
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 6 (starting February 4, 2013) 2013. 1. Less birds visit Okhla sanctuary this year, but number of species goes up There's bad news for the Okhla Bird sanctuary. Because of rising pollution, local disturbances and effects of climate change, nearly 3,200 less birds visited the sanctuary this winter. 2. Overcrowding turns zoos into wild ghettos Roar of lions at Delhi zoo or shriek of crocodiles at Chennai park may excite visitors. But, for zoologists it shows a disturbing trend. Most animals are forced to live in ghetto-like conditions. 3. 75 bird species find a home around Delhi’s dirtiest drain One of the longest sewage drains in Delhi — the Najagfarh drain — has become a favoured destinatio
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
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 32 (starting August 6, 2012) 2012. 1. In Delhi, waste generates power — and debate By the end of this year, Delhi will have its second waste-to-energy plant generating electricity at the landfill near Ghazipur. A similar plant, Timarpur Okhla Waste to Energy plant, sited in the vicinity of a residential colony and a hospital, has started generation since the beginning of this year. 2. No contempt of court on BRT: Govt The Delhi government on Wednesday told the Delhi high court hearing the BRT row that it had allowed other vehicles to ply on the corridor earmarked for buses from Moolchand to Ambedkar Nagar till the court took a final stand. 3. Panel to suggest water-logging fixes A team le
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 18 (starting April 30, 2012) 2012. 1. Delhi Zoo staff put on precautionary treatment After the suspected anthrax death of a young male rhinoceros at Delhi Zoo last Friday, the authorities have closed the animal enclosure for public view and put 20-odd staff there on precautionary medical treatment. 2. Quietly flows the dirty, poisonous Yamuna Have you felt nausea, difficulty in breathing, headache or dizziness while crossing the Yamuna on your way to work or while returning home? 3. Gases damage ACs in nearby areas The fact that their house is situated near a river is no consolation in this torrid heat for those who have their abode near the Yamuna. 4. Dumping e-waste is illegal now Star