Weekly Green News Update for Week 8 (Feb 22 to 28), 2016
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 8 (between Feb 22 and 28) 2016.
Delhi’s fluctuating weather is sending many to the hospital, with doctors warning that viral fevers, seasonal flu, respiratory infections, and cold and cough are on the rise. The worst-hit are the children and the elderly.
Delhi will soon get a boost in its fight against pollution with three new air quality monitoring stations, besides several mobile reading units.
Delhi’s Ring Railway system, or what is called as the Delhi Suburban Railway, is not for the majority, or so says the statistics – 20 lakh people use the Delhi metro daily, but only 3,700use the ring railway.
Parts in Delhi including areas along the Yamuna River bank, the Lutyens Zone and North Campus of Delhi University fall in “high” and “very high” seismic risk hazard index and would face greater impact in the event of an earthquake, says a report prepared by the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
Elephant Energy Pvt Ltd has filed a petition with Delhi electricity regulatory commission seeking the commission’s intervention to direct New Delhi Municipal Council to purchase power from their solid waste management project in fulfilment of renewable purchase obligations.
Over six lakh trees will have to be planted in Delhi in the next month if the city is to achieve its target for greening this financial year.
Just when Delhi was slowly beginning to tide over a crippling water shortage triggered by the damage to the Munak canal by Jat protestors in Haryana, the rising pollution level in one of the water reservoirs is threatening to aggravate the crisis in the capital.
The National Green Tribunal on Monday came down heavily on Delhi Jal Board (DJB) for submitting “insufficient and vague” response with regard to expenditure on drain-related works and implementation of its ‘Maily Se Nirmal Yamuna’ Revitalization Plan, 2017.
In compliance with the National Green Tribunal order, Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra on Wednesday has directed all departments concerned, to prevent defacement and damage to trees within.
The National Green Tribunal today directed civic bodies and public authorities in Delhi-NCR to check air pollution caused by dust emanating from construction sites and initiate action against real estate developers violating environmental norms.
The Art of Living Foundation might have to fork out Rs 120 crore as “penalty” for the damage caused to the Yamuna floodplains in the run-up to its March 11-13 event expected to be attended by three-and-a-half million devotees.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, which was directed by National Green Tribunal to check adulteration of petrol and diesel at petrol pumps across Delhi-National Capital Region, has told the green panel that the laboratories of Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee, are not equipped to detect impurity of these fuels.
A villager assisting a Wildlife Institute of India team studying the fauna of the Aravalis recently spotted leopard pugmarks at Mangar village just off the Gurgaon-Faridabad highway.
The Haryana State Pollution Control Board has restricted the flow of untreated water from one of the Gurgaon drains to the Najafgarh drain that flows from Dwarka to Wazirabad before reaching the river to bring down pollution in Yamuna.
A first-of-its kind, field-controlled experiment carried out for 22 days between September 16, 2014 and October 10, 2014 in a natural coral-reef community has allowed scientists to unequivocally show the detrimental effects of ocean acidification on coral reefs across the world.