Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 46 (between Nov 9 to 15) 2015.
The New Delhi Municipal Council has decided to send a group of safai karmcharis (sweepers) and beldars (diggers) on an official trip to Japan and South Korea next week so they can learn about sanitation, cleanliness, waste disposal as well as upkeep of local markets, residential colonies and townships.
Air quality in the Capital deteriorated alarmingly on Diwali night as pollution levels spiked as much as 23 times higher than normal in arguably the most polluted spot of the city.
Every year the morning after Diwali, Delhi wakes up to a cloud of smog, with the capital’s already alarming air pollution level in a much worse state.
Ahead of Diwali and Chhath festivals, the National Green Tribunal on Monday clarified that there was no blanket ban on idol immersion in the Yamuna, but can only be done at the designated places.
Declining a plea for stay on ongoing construction around Okhla Bird Sanctuary, National Green Tribunal directed NOIDA authority Monday to announce that any property deal in the area would be subject to outcome of judicial proceedings with regard to demarcation of the eco-sensitive zone.
Pruning helps maintain a strong tree structure and allow sunlight. But, in Saket, Malviya Nagar, and C R Park, trees are being chopped in the name of pruning, and in some cases, the entire crown is missing.
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences in collaboration with the Indian Society of Hospital Waste Management will organise a two-day conference here aiming to improve bio-medical waste management and infection control in hospitals.
To reduce pollution in the Yamuna, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that untreated water, including industrial and domestic sewage, will not be allowed to flow into the river.
Incense sticks and dhoop form an essential part of all rituals in every Indian household, but do give a second thought the next time you burn them at home.
The National Green Tribunal has directed Assam government to clear its stand on eco-sensitive zones and how it has permitted large-scale hotel projects to come up in and around the Kaziranga National Park – home to the famous one-horned rhinos.
The National Green Tribunal on Monday directed the Noida authority to publicly announce that any property deal in its area will be subject to the final outcome of judicial proceedings on the issue of environment ministry’s demarcation of eco-sensitive zone around the Okhla bird sanctuary.
Nasa is interested in studying how oceans and plant ecosystem take up carbon, and if the warming climate will prevent them from doing so in the future.