Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs (SPOKE) & Others Vs. M/s Kasauli Glaxie Resorts & Others dated 05/10/2018 regarding construction of 42 rooms hotel-cum-National Museum and Geo-park–cum-restaurant by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh.

Models of human migration provide powerful tools to forecast the flow of migrants, measure the impact of a policy, determine the cost of physical and political frictions and more. Here, we analyse the migration of individuals from and to cities in the US, finding that city to city migration follows scaling laws, so that the city size is a significant factor in determining whether, or not, an individual decides to migrate and the city size of both the origin and destination play key roles in the selection of the destination.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Verhaen Khanna & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/07/2018 regarding relocation/ transplantation of 36 trees for redevelopment of Pragati Maidan complex.

NGT directs the Project Proponent and other respondents to submit report with regard to relocation/ transplantation of 36 trees which is mentioned in the earlier report by the Forest Department. The Forest Department shall also make available relevant records enumerating those trees.

There is a high correlation between urbanisation and the emission of greenhouse gases. Landfills and sewers in cities generate 15% of methane emissions; this sector offers immense possibilities for the mitigation of methane emissions in Asian megacities. Capturing methane by efficiency improvements in the working of both sewage treatment plants and sanitary landfills has co-benefits in terms of both public health as well as mitigating climate change.

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:

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