Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajeev Raheja Vs. Delhi Municipal Corporation & Ors. dated 01/09/2016 regarding use of green belt area at Gokhale Market, Mori Gate Area near Tikona Park Opp. Gate No. 6, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi for illegal running of heavy vehicle workshops and parking of buses and trucks.

Green, natural environments may ameliorate adverse environmental exposures (e.g., air pollution, noise, and extreme heat), increase physical activity and social engagement, and lower stress. Researchers aimed to examine the prospective association between residential greenness and mortality.

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Manhattan skyscrapers, rather than rustic rural towns, are quickly becoming the picture of sustainable living in the twenty-first century. San Francisco, Copenhagen and Singapore each top their regions in the Green City Index. As sites of innovation and economic dynamism, these places exemplify a blend of density and livability that large, prosperous cities in the 'global south', such as Mumbai in India and São Paulo in Brazil, increasingly emulate.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of F Block Resident Welfare Association Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 11/08/2016 regarding illegal constructions on the green belt of F- Block Shastri Nagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. NGT disposes of the Application with the order that all illegal constructions standing on the green belt to be removed.

Urban green space provides health benefits for city dwellers, and new evidence suggests that microorganisms associated with soil and vegetation could play a role. While airborne microorganisms are ubiquitous in urban areas, the influence of nearby vegetation on airborne microbial communities remains poorly understood.

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.