Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 51 (starting December 15, 2014) 2014.
The Yamuna now has a new custodian in the city. On Friday, Delhi Development Authority announced that it has set up a 29-member committee called Unified Centre for Rejuvenation of River Yamuna (UCRRY) to protect, redevelop and beautify the river, a task on which Rs 6,500 crore has already been spent.
The government is set to come out with policies to introduce clean fuels such as biodiesel, bioethanol and electricity for public transport vehicles and school buses in big cities to tackle air pollution, road transport minister Nitin Gadkari said in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
Air quality in the city deteriorated to “hazardous” levels on Friday with the US embassy’s pollution monitoring station advising people to “avoid all physical activity outdoors”.
Environment Ministry has approved maximum number of 55 projects in BJP-ruled Gujarat followed by and Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra since the NDA government came to power at the Centre.
A compromise draft on national pledges to cut global carbon emissions saved the UN climate talks from a collapse and kept hopes alive for a global deal in Paris next year to combat climate change.
Is the outcome at Lima a recipe for a weak climate deal in Paris? Compromises on many key issues in the draft negotiating text that will serve as the basis for the next round of negotiations, beginning in February in Geneva, hint at such a possibility.
A new study has revealed that forests around the world are affected by man-made climate change, suggesting that degradation of woods cannot be ruled out for the future.
This past summer, NASA launched its first satellite devoted to measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide, a heat-trapping gas that is driving global warming.