Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 2, 2013


Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 2 (starting January 7, 2013) 2013.

1. DDA gave them flats but no power, water

The woes of allottees of DDA 2010 housing scheme flats do not seem to end. It has been eight months since these allottees have paid the full amount for their flats but most areas are yet to get water supply or permanent power supply.

2. Manmohan calls environmental clearances new ‘licence-permit-quota raj’

The edginess in the government over green activism has resurfaced with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reportedly calling environmental clearances as the new “licence-permit-quota raj”.

3. Earth’s temperature may not rise as rapidly as feared

Global warming has stalled since 1998, and in the next few years Earth’s temperature will not rise as rapidly as feared, UK Met officials have claimed.

Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

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