Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 06 (starting February 02, 2015) 2015.
Government will take the view of forest officials from across the country before proposing amendments to key environment laws.
CCTV cameras will be installed at several points along Yamuna to prevent it from being encroached and polluted.
Deteriorating air quality in India became a talking point during US President Barack Obama’s recent visit to the Capital.
The Delhi high court on Friday decided to take up suo motu the issue of air pollution in the city, a couple of days after it observed that poor air quality was a major cause of respiratory problems in most children.
Terming as “unacceptable“ that majority of kids in the Delhi were suffering from respiratory problems owing to poor ambient air quality, Delhi high court on Wednesday said it intends to take up the issue of air pollution if the Supreme Court is not already dealing with it.
A day after the Delhi high court expressed its anguish over the Capital’s dirty air, Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday admitted that the government needs to work to make air cleaner and said, “Clean air must be a birthright for all and that’s the way India wants to walk“.
Days after the National Green Tribunal banned parking of cars on metalled roads, local traders on Thursday approached the tribunal seeking permission for single lane parking till alternative parking site was provided.
Hollywood actor, activist and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will attend the annual Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, scheduled to be held in the capital from February 5 to 7 to brainstorm ways to tackle climate change and reduce carbon footprints.
The Yamuna, by the time it flows through Agra, has nearly 50 times more biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) than the permissible limit.
Wildlife enthusiasts were jubilant when the results of the tiger survey were announced recently. Officially, big cat population in the country went up from 1,706 in 2010 to 2,226 in 2014.
The National Green Tribunal on Monday directed that no person or company will be allowed to carry out stone quarrying or mining of any sort without the requisite environmental clearance near the Sariska Tiger reserve in Rajasthan.
French minister of ecology, sustainable development and energy Segolene Royal invokes Rabindranath Tagore as she urges nations to work together to save the planet from disastrous consequences of climate change.
With rich nations lining up to be part of India’s new thrust to clean energy and sustainable development, France will also formally extend its help during the multiple bilateral meetings over the next two days here on Thursday and Friday.
The Kanpur district administration snapped power supply to 98 tanneries in Jajmau amidst tight security on the orders of the National Green Tribunal.
The 100 GW target for solar electricity is a promise that India has been repeating at every climate change forum over the last couple of months.
Pakistan is expected to raise its concerns over certain power projects set up by India in Jammu & Kashmir at the 111th meeting of the Indus Water Commission which began in New Delhi on Sunday.
Water scarcity could lead to conflict between communities and nations as the world is still not fully aware of the water crisis many countries face as a result of climate change, the head of the U.N. panel of climate scientists warned on Tuesday.