Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Ananth Bhat Vs Bangalore Development Authority dated 05/07/2016 regarding encroachment and destruction of a public playground, Koramangala, Bangalore. Tribunal dismisses the Application.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailendra Jain vs. M/s Devi Ahilya New Cloth Market Company & Others dated 01/07/2016 regarding violation of the green belt as indicated in the master plan for ecological and environmental purposes by M/s Devi Ahilya New Cloth Market Company while developing their areas.

The effects of urban heat islands(UHIs) have a substantial bearing on the sustainability of cities and environs. This paper examines the efficacy of green and cool roofs as potential UHI mitigation strategies to make cities more resilient against UHI.

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Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajiv Rattan Vs Haryana Urban Development Authority & Others dated 27/05/2016 regarding encroachment of one acre of land earmarked for a public park in Sector-31, Gurgaon, Haryana by Pama Educational & Welfare Society and . Ryan International School.

Despite documented intra-urban heterogeneity in the urban heat island (UHI) effect, little is known about spatial or temporal variability in plant response to the UHI. Using an automated temperature sensor network in conjunction with Landsat-derived remotely sensed estimates of start/end of the growing season, we investigate the impacts of the UHI on plant phenology in the city of Madison WI (USA)for the 2012–2014 growing seasons.

Heat waves and the consequent heat stress of urban populations have a growing relevance in urban risk management and strategies of urban adaptation to climate change. In this context, social science studies on subjective experiencing of heat as stress by urban citizens are a new emerging field. To contribute to the understanding of self-reported subjective heat stress and its major determinants in a daily life perspective, we conducted a questionnaire survey with 323 respondents in Karlsruhe, Germany, after heat waves in July and August 2013.

At a time when environmentalists have forecast a severe heat wave in the metropolis this summer, others are ruthlessly chopping down trees for commercial benefits.

Prior studies suggest that exposure to the natural environment may impact health. The present study examines the association between objective measures of block-level greenness (vegetative presence) and chronic medical conditions, including cardiometabolic conditions, in a large population-based sample of Medicare beneficiaries in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anil Uppal & Others Vs Union of India & Others regarding green spaces/open spaces available to residents in an area, Gurgaon, Haryana, 29/03/2016. NGT directs the authorities to submit Status Report giving details of the park and open spaces.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Ashok Vihar Mitra Mandel Vs. The Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 28/03/2016 regarding dumping of hazardous wastes containing heavy metals in the green belt, Delhi. The Counsel appearing for Delhi Pollution Control Committee submits that samples have been collected from the place which is allegedly used for dumping of hazardous wastes and analysis of samples will bring out the merit of the present case.