Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Raghunath Jha Vs. Ministry of Urban Development dated 04/09/2017 regarding destruction of trees as a result of demolition of government residential colonies in Delhi.

Between 2014 and 2050, India is projected to add 404 million urban dwellers and the number of rural residents is expected to decline by 52 million.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Uma Shankar Patwa & Anr. Vs. Union of India & Ors. (Earlier titled as D.K. Joshi Vs. Union of India & Ors.) dated 29/08/2017 regarding constructions on Yamuna floodplains, Agra, Uttar Pradesh. NGT directs demolition of structures falling within 100 meters of the high flood line already demarcated and the projects which are stated to be outside the high flood line would be allowed to complete their constructions subject to compliance of directions.

Black carbon (BC) and organic carbon (OC) aerosols are important components of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in polluted urban environments. Quantifying the contribution of fossil fuel and biomass combustion to BC and OC concentrations is critical for developing and validating effective air quality control measures and climate change mitigation policy. We used radiocarbon (14C) to measure fossil and contemporary biomass contributions to BC and OC at three locations in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA during 2012-2014, including during winter inversion events.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Yogendra Mohan Sengupta Vs. Union of India & Others dated 12/07/2017 regarding construction activities in the city of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The Court expresses its displeasure at the delay of the Himachal Pradesh Government to file their response/objections to the report submitted before the Tribunal. NGT grants final opportunity to the State of Himachal Pradesh to submit its response/objections, if any, additional or otherwise.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Sujal Sahakari Gruha Rachana Sanstha Maryadit Vs Pune Municipal Corporation & Others dated 03/07/2017 regarding environmental pollution and degradation caused by various marriage halls and Mangal Karyalayas located on 100 ft DP road starting from Mhatre Bridge to Rajaram bridge in Pune. The Applicant alleges that the environmental degradation is caused due to the encroachment on the designated green belt area, being within the blue flood line marked along the river Mutha by such marriage halls.

The increase of urban areas and dominance of the landscape of cities by dense built forms, roads, impermeable surfaces results in the phenomenon of urban heat island wherein the built areas experience higher temperature than the surrounding suburbs.

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India has among the lowest female labor force participation rates (LFPRs) in the world. In particular, low female LFPR is a drag on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth and an obstacle towards reaching a higher growth path. Women are also an untapped source of managerial and entrepreneurial skills.

Climate change impacts can be especially large in cities1, 2. Several large cities are taking climate change into account in long-term strategies3, 4, for which it is important to have information on the costs and benefits of adaptation5. Studies on climate change impacts in cities mostly focus on a limited set of countries and risks, for example sea-level rise, health and water resources6. Most of these studies are qualitative, except for the costs of sea-level rise in cities7, 8.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 25/04/2017 regarding Royal Calcutta Turf Club (RCTC) ground in Hastings area of Kolkata which houses a stable consisting of about 500 horses and the area falls within the Kolkata Maidan. It is alleged by the applicant that considerable amount of effluents without treatment are being discharged and the veterinary hospital maintained by the club for treatment of the horses also releases biomedical wastes.

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