Weekly Green News Update for Week 5 (Feb 1 to 7), 2016


Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 5 (between Feb 01 and 07) 2016.

2015 pollution lowest in last 5 years: Delhi Pollution Control Board

Pollution levels in Delhi last year were the lowest in five years, though they were still way above the permissible limit, the Delhi high court said Thursday after going through a report of the state pollution board.

Delhi Pollution Crisis: Extension Sought To Ascertain Role of Greenhouse Gases

Authors of the IIT, Kanpur, study on Delhi’s air quality have sought time till March to ascertain the role played by greenhouse gases in air pollution crisis in the national capital.

NGT asks Centre, Delhi govt to provide alternative modes of cremation

The National Green Tribunal has directed the union ministry of environment and Forest and the Delhi government to look at providing alternative modes of cremation to avoid burning of wood.

In one-time exception, NGT allows vintage car rally in Delhi

In a relief to vintage car connoisseurs, the National Green Tribunal on Friday agreed to make a one-time exception to its order that had banned all vehicles older than 15 years from plying on Delhi roads.

New Delhi station turns to ‘waste power’

Very soon, the waste generated at New Delhi railway station will not only be recycled but also be used to produce electricity to light up the station.

Delhi wastelands: 50 feet tall and growing, Ghazipur yard operates well beyond deadline

Daily Waste: 9,000 Metric Tonnes. No. of landfills: 3 — Ghazipur, Okhla, Bhalswa

More winged guests arrive at Delhi zoo

Despite bad air quality in the city, Delhi still has a reason to cheer.

Hardlook Yamuna pollution: Delhi High Court, green tribunal eye on water pollution

The Delhi High court and the National Green Tribunal have taken up the issue of water pollution in the city in multiple cases.

Municipal workers’ strike worsening air pollution in Delhi

The ongoing strike by municipal corporation employees is polluting the city’s air as people are burning garbage that has not been cleared for nearly a week now by striking sanitation workers.

Green Panel for Strict Implementation Of Laws On Air, Noise Pollution In Delhi

The National Green Tribunal on Monday directed Delhi government to convene a meeting of authorities concerned to mull over the ways for better implementation of pollution control laws and asked it to devise a strategy in this regard.

Delhi’s air not worst in India: CPCB data

The capital lost a dubious crown on Friday with the country’s pollution watchdog saying it is not India’s most polluted city, perhaps not even the second worst.

World Wetlands Day: Govt mulls greater role for state govts in managing wetlands

The government on Monday said that it was working on revising the existing regulatory framework on wetlands as its conservation and wise use are its top priority.

Eight central ministries join hands for the ambitious clean Ganga mission

Seeking to use different arms of the government in pursuing the gigantic task of Ganga cleaning, the Union water resources ministry has signed a joint memorandum of understanding (MoU) with seven ministries to carry forward multi-sectoral activities for minimum three years to rejuvenate the river.

Mangar forest to be no-go zone for realtors

The debate on Mangar’s protected status is finally over.

Sultanpur set for revamp, new nest for shallow water birds

The Sultanpur National Park, which has the distinction of having the maximum number of species and birds in the NCR, is set for a facelift.

“Our Vision Is To Recycle Sewage Water Into Drinking Water”

Anirban Sarkar, Managing Director, Deccan Water Treatment Pvt. Ltd. believes that quality and after sales service goes a long way into the path of a successful business.

Exhibition to ‘protect mangroves’ near creek

An exhibition of marine life, migratory birds, biodiversity, wetland and mangroves was unveiled at the Crab Farming and Marine Interpretation Centre in Airoli on the occasion of World Wetland Day.

2 Maha tigers found in Telangana forest 100-150km away

Here is more evidence why corridors are vital for long-term survival of tigers.

Shilpi Chakravarty

Shilpi Chakravarty is an environmental professional with a master's degree in environmental studies from the University of Delhi. She works to use her professional skills for making the planet a better place to live on.
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