Weekly Green News Update for Week 9 (Feb 29 to March 6), 2016


Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 9 (between Feb 29 and March 6) 2016.

1. NGT pulls up DDA on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living event ‘World Culture Festival’

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday pulled up the Delhi Development Authority for granting permission to hold spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s ‘World Culture Festival’ on the banks of Yamuna.

2. South Corporation to recycle books to save trees and money

In an attempt to conserve trees as well as save money, South Delhi Municipal Corporation has decided to reuse free textbooks given to primary school students.

3. Environmentalists worried as Art of Living event forces birds’ flight

Preparations for the three-day Art of Living event on the banks of Yamuna have reportedly forced birds to migrate from the area.

4. Green activist raises red flag over event on Yamuna bank

Manoj Misra, the convener of Yamuna Jiye Abhiyan, on Saturday rubbished the claims made by the Art of Living Foundation about removal of debris to clean up the Yamuna floodplains and introduction of enzymes into the drains to clean up the river.

5. Now, Delhi Metro hit by rising pollution

Believe it or not, the rising pollution levels in the city have taken a toll on the Metro infrastructure.

6. Avian acoustic project at Delhi zoo to study impact of pollution

A project to study the impact of pollution on the acoustic quality of birds is being undertaken at the National Zoological Park.

7. As air worsens, New Delhi turns to masks

It isn’t just sweaters the kindergartners are wearing as they pour out of their classrooms onto the lawns of the American Embassy School in Delhi.

8. As If Air Pollution Wasn’t Enough, Delhi Generates 1 Lakh Metric Tonne Of E-Waste Every Year!

In the midst of focus on Swachh Bharat sanitation programme, the Delhi and NCR is likely to generate about 1,07,000 metric tonnes of e-waste per annum by next year from the current level of 68,000 metric tonnes, Assocham said.

9. Researchers discover new species of burrowing snake in Western Ghats

Researchers have discovered a new snake species in the Western Ghats in Kolhapur and Sindhudurg districts.

10. China: Air pollution hits 180 cities ahead of parliament meeting

Air pollution has hit 180 of 338 Chinese cities with 42 of them, including Beijing and Tianjin, categorised as “heavily polluted,” the Ministry of Environmental Protection announced on Sunday.

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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