Weekly Green News Update for Week 23 (June 6 to 12), 2016


Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 22 (between June 6 to 12) 2016.

1. Delhi To Dump Its Rubbish Woes At New Landfill Site

About 22.46 hectares of land in North Delhi’s Phase V Industrial Area of Rohini will soon be put to use as Sanitary Landfill site.

2. NGO shows how to recycle electronic waste        

Ever wondered what finally happens to your electronic waste ??

3. NGT allows registration of diesel vehicles in New Delhi meant for waste disposal

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to register two new diesel vehicles which are conforming to BS-IV norms and would be used for garbage disposal and handling of municipal waste generated in New Delhi Municipal Council area.

4. Noise pollution in Delhi is a killer too

The busy ITO junction in Delhi registers around 74 decibel of sound on a typical day , almost 10db over the limit for commercial areas.

5. ‘Use STP water in stadiums, washing of Metro trains’

National Green Tribunal has directed Delhi Jal Board to prepare a scheme in consultation with IIT-Delhi and Central Pollution Control Board on using the water released from sewage treatment plants in stadiums and for washing Delhi Metro trains and DTC buses.

6. Analyse water samples from Delhi households: NGT to CPCB

With complaints that potable water was not being supplied to Delhi residents forcing them to install Reverse Osmosis filters, the National Green Tribunal has directed the apex pollution monitoring body to analyse water samples from various households in the city.

7. Cut down pollution by trucks, says CSE

While the world geared up to mark another Environment Day on June 5, a new analysis by Centre for Science and Environment suggests Delhi’s pollution troubles are far from over – despite the stringent action against trucks and the odd-and-even experiment.

8. NGT directs Delhi 5-star hotel to submit details of water use

The National Green Tribunal has directed a five-star hotel here to submit details of its water consumption after a plea alleged that the hotel was illegally extracting ground water and causing environmental degradation.

9. Delhi’s pollution takes 6 yrs from your life. says study

Delhi might be paying the steepest price for its air pollution with life expectancy dropping by 6.4 years while Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra are likely to account for the highest number of premature deaths in India, a study by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology has revealed.

10. Greenpeace terms Delhi govt’s solar policy a trailblazing step

Greenpeace India on Tuesday termed the recent launch of the solar policy by Delhi government as a “trailblazing” step towards fulfilling India’s global climate commitments and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious national solar targets.

11. Ban on farming along Yamuna to continue

The National Green Tribunal has refused to entertain a farmers’ body plea seeking modification of its earlier order prohibiting cultivation of edible crops and vegetables on the floodplains of Yamuna here.

12. Need to move away from quick fix solutions: Wildlife NGOs to gov

A day after two Union ministers locked horns over culling of wild animals, over 100 NGOs working for protection of wildlife today said there is a need to move away from “quick fix” solutions, as these will aggravate human-animal conflicts.

13. Mumbai: ‘Eco-sensitive Zone’ Soon Around SGNP, Says Prakash Javadekar

Union Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the city is worried about increasing pressure from land sharks which led to a hindrance to projects around Sanjay Gandhi National Park where an ‘Eco-Sensitive Zone’ would be declared in a month.

14. Dust pollution sees a spike this summer

High air pollution levels in the city have been generally associated with winters.

15. Nagaland has one third forest cover: Guv

Commemorating the 42nd year of World Environment Day, a plantation programme was organised at Raj Bhavan premises initiated by Governor of Nagaland & Assam PB Acharya this evening.

16. National Forest Skill Development Centre set up in Dehradun

A National Forest Skill Development Centre has been set up in Dehradun to equip youths for jobs in the forest sector and help mitigate the problem of migration of people from the hills in search of work.

17. Fight to save wetlands may get tougher

Citizens living around Kasavanahalli and Kaikondrahalli lakes are already pushed to the wall fighting to save the wetlands between the two water bodies even as an apartment complex, construction debris and sand filtering units are causing flooding in the area.

18. Drone footage reveals life of endangered whales

New Zealand researchers have captured stunning drone footage of endangered whales feeding off the Auckland coast, giving an unprecedented insight into the majestic giants of the sea.


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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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