The objective of this study was to estimate and compare the occurrence of AMR in wild red foxes in relation to human population densities. Samples from wild red foxes (n = 528) included in the Norwegian monitoring programme on antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from food, feed and animals were included. All samples were divided into three different groups based on population density in the municipality where the foxes were hunted.

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Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/05/2018 regarding sealing drive in Delhi against unauthorised constructions. Report No. 118 of the Monitoring Committee was placed before the Court and it deals with alleged unauthorised constructions in Khan Market as well as in Sanjay Market. It has also been pointed out that the seals of the premises sealed on 2nd August, 2007 in Sanjay Market have since been tampered with and huge multi storeyed buildings have come up on all the sealed premises.

Societies face the challenge of keeping people active as they age. Walkable neighborhoods have been associated with physical activity, but more rigorous analytical approaches are needed. Researchers used longitudinal data from adult residents of Brisbane, Australia (40–65 years of age at baseline) to estimate effects of changes in neighborhood characteristics over a 6-y period on the likelihood of walking for transport.

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Adapting to climate change in human settlements is critical to ensuring that human development is not jeopardized and that the world’s growing population has the opportunity to thrive where they live.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/04/2018 regarding Delhi sealing drive. Officiating Chairman of the Central Ground Water Board K.C. Naik has been requested to inform the Court the status of ground water level in 20 points in Delhi from the year 2000 onwards every five years including for the year 2017/2018 to understand whether there has been a depletion of ground water and in which area and to what extent.

Order of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh dated 17/04/2018 regarding monkey attacks on humans, Chandigarh. Chandigarh Administration states that the monkey is a scheduled animal protected under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and the administration is finding it difficult to control the monkey menace as monkeys are straying into the city area because of the availability of food by the residents.

To control the monkey menace Forests and Wildlife Department have suggested the following measures:

Judgement of the High Court of Delhi in the matter of Mukesh Kumar Vs Ranbir Singh, Commissioner East Delhi Municipal Corporation dated 17/04/2018. The issue relates to regularization of the West Jyoti Nagar Colony, Shahdara, Delhi which was an unauthorized colony. It was stated that in the regularization plan of the colony community facility projects were earmarked and the land earmarked for community facility projects has been converted into illegal and unauthorized residential complexes.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shobhit Chauhan Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/04/2018 regarding environmental clearance granted by the Ministry of Environment and Forest for construction of International Exhibition cum Conventions Centre in the sub city of Dwarka, New Delhi on 29.08.2017 without considering operating merits and demerits of the felling of 1961 trees which shall disturb the ecological balance leading to a negative impact upon the environment as well increased pollution levels for the residents of the peripheral colonies defeating the object

The theoretical concepts “urban informality,” “periphery,” and “everyday state,” primarily emerging from the “new geographies” of the Global South, are used to make sense of the complicated state–society interactions leading to the transformation of land at the rural–urban interface of the postcolonial metropolitan capital of Delhi. The history of land development in a village called Khora is examined, which, located at the intersection of Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad, has transformed from a sparsely populated village in 1971 to one of the densest “unauthorised colonies” in Asia in 2011.

As urban overheating is increasing, there is a strong public interest towards mitigation strategies to enhance comfortable urban spaces, for their role in supporting urban metabolism and social life. The study presents an assessment of the existing thermal comfort and usage of San Silvestro Square in Rome during the summer, and performs the simulation of cooling strategies scenarios, to understand their mitigation potential for renovation projects.

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