Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 44, 2012


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 government on Tuesday gave a presentation before the Capital’s additional commissioners of police and sub-divisional magistrates on the effective enforcement of measures against noise pollution.

4. Environment ministry pulled up for poor monitoring of mining firms

A parliamentary committee has pulled up the environment ministry and directed it to properly monitor green clearances given to coal mining firms, particularly in states like Goa, ministry officials said.

5. Pollution level up, visibility dips

The city experienced shallow fog for the third consecutive day on Wednesday as still air and high moisture levels arising from Cyclone Nilam resulted in low visibility conditions almost through the day.

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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