Weekly Green News Update for Week 26 (June 27 to July 3), 2016
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 26 (between June 27 to July 03) 2016.
Delhi University not only saved its aspirants from the scorching heat, but also around 4,500 trees or nearly 72,000 rims of paper through its online registration process for undergraduate admission 2016-17, held over 22 days.
Despite the directive from National Green Tribunal to initiate steps to curb noise pollution in residential areas near airports so that people are not disturbed, Delhi International Airport Ltd has not done anything to that effect even almost a decade after taking over the operations of the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Delhi Jal Board is likely to take over at least 100 waterbodies from various land owning agencies and work on their revival and restoration.
The Delhi Cantonment Board has stepped up waste management and beautification efforts as it seeks to improve its position in the ‘Swachh Bharat’ ranking to unseat Mysuru, which had topped it last year.
The Delhi Jal Board’s contentious ‘interceptor sewage project’, delayed several times, is stuck again – this time when 82 per cent of the work is already complete.
The International Energy Agency has said that Delhi’s particle pollution could fall by 35% over the next 15 years if it manages to reduce emissions from the power sector, vehicles and biomass burning, including cooking with solid fuels in slums.
The Delhi government Thursday deferred its decision to revoke the ban on retrofitting CNG kits in “in-use” vehicles, only two days after Transport Minister Satyendar Jain said the transport department will begin the registrations again.
In what will be a major relief to auto makers and those seeking to buy diesel SUVs and cars with engine capacity of more than 2000cc, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday it is considering lifting the ban on sale of these vehicles in the national capital region on payment of a green cess.
Referring to a recent report which estimated that around 1.6 million premature deaths in India are caused by air pollution, experts today asked Delhi government to initiate immediate action on issuance of “simplified” health advisories and take concrete steps on the polluting Badarpur power plant in Delhi.
After the success of the ‘Selfie with tree’ campaign, the NGO Nishwarth Kadam has planned to make South Gurgaon greener and better by showering seeds in the Aravali area from a helicopter before the monsoon sets in.
With days left for the monsoon to reach Delhi and dengue already gaining a foothold, civic agencies have failed miserably in handling the hundreds of tonnes of construction and demolition waste being dumped across the city.
Solid waste from Ghazipur mandi in the national capital will be used in construction of highways, while plans are afoot for landscaping of two peripheral expressway projects worth Rs 8,037 crore, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.
Each year as temperatures rise across India, farmers look to the sky and pray for rain.
The Central Ground Water Authority has the mandate to regulate ground water extraction by “industries/projects” including Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, government has told the National Green Tribunal.
Union Minister of Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar on Monday said the Centre and the Haryana government were serious about the conservation of the Aravallis and all necessary steps would be taken for its protection.
While the Zoological Survey of India has launched a long-term monitoring studies in five Himalayan states including Himachal Pradesh to document the impact of climate change on animal biodiversity, a study conducted by State Centre on Climate Change, Himachal Pradesh, has already found that in Himachal Pradesh a number of diseases occurred in the past ten years.
Atmospheric scientists have seen signs of the mending of the ozone hole above the Antarctic.