Weekly Green News Update for Week 7 (Feb 15 to 21), 2016


Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 7 (between Feb 16 and 21) 2016.

1. No waste plan, ‘unviable’ landfills slow-poison city

Smoke clouds similar to the recent one at the Deonar landfill that choked Mumbai for days have been slow-poisoning Delhiites for years.

2. Case against DU for illegal cutting of trees

The Delhi University is facing charges of illegal tree felling on the South Campus for expansion of its Electronic Science and Life Sciences Departments.

3. NGT to hear case against Art of Living foundation’s east Delhi event today

 The National Green Tribunal is set to hear a case on Friday against the holding of a three-day event next month by the Art of Living foundation on the floodplains of River Yamuna near Mayur Vihar area in east Delhi, which involves extensive construction to accommodate the participants.

4. Pollution dips as two lakh toxic trucks skip Delhi to avoid paying Green tax

There has been a massive reduction in the number of non-destined trucks entering Delhi, thanks to the stiff environment compensation charge imposed by the Supreme Court. This has drastically brought down peak time pollution level in the Capital.

5. New Delhi Car Ban Yields Trove of Pollution Data

New Delhi may be the world’s most polluted city, but it’s making an effort to relinquish that title.

6. IIT-Roorkee study says odd-even didn’t dent Delhi’s air pollution

The odd-even rule is set to make a comeback in Delhi from April 15, but scientists seem to be divided over the success of the much-hyped formula that restricted plying of cars on the capital’s roads for the first 15 days of the year.

7. Supreme Court adjourns Delhi air pollution case to next week

The Supreme Court of India on Thursday adjourned the hearing of the Delhi’s air pollution case to next week.

8. Climate change forces birds to rethink migration patterns

Delhi witnessed its warmest winter in 2015 in several years and the impact of global warming could also be seen on the biodiversity in south Delhi.

9. Western Ghats plant named after P.K. Warrier

A new plant discovered in the Western Ghats has been named after Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala managing trustee and chief physician Aryavaidyan P.K. Warrier.

10. Belgium keen to join ‘Clean Ganga’ drive

Belgium is keen to take part in the “Clean Ganga” campaign and a Belgian mission with companies specialising in sanitation will meet Indian government officials soon, a top Belgian official said.

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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