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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Daily Waste: 9,000 Metric Tonnes. No. of landfills: 3 — Ghazipur, Okhla, Bhalswa
Despite bad air quality in the city, Delhi still has a reason to cheer.
The Delhi High court and the National Green Tribunal have taken up the issue of water pollution in the city in multiple cases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The debate on Mangar’s protected status is finally over.
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.
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.
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.
Here is more evidence why corridors are vital for long-term survival of tigers.