Weekly Green News Update for Week 26 (June 22 to 28), 2015
Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Sushri Uma Bharti launching the Bhuvan Ganga Mobile App, for use of Geospatial Technology in Clean Ganga Mission, in New Delhi on June 23, 2015.
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 26 (between June 22 to June 28) 2015.
Delhi’s air pollution levels are among the worst in the world but new research is pointing at something even more worrying.
Diesel heavy vehicles plying in Delhi at night will have to pay for polluting the city’s air.
Over 1,400 unauthorised colonies that are not connected to sewer lines will have to wait a bit longer as the Delhi Jal Board has suspended all work on new projects.
There is good news for bicycle enthusiasts.
While increasing pollution levels may have dented its image considerably, Delhi’s green cover has increased manifold over the years, gaining the distinction of being the greenest among the metros.
The Delhi Economic Survey report has expressed serious concern over the water quality of the Yamuna river, saying it is “grossly polluted” due to the flow of untreated sewage and discharge of inadequately-treated industrial effluent.
Drawing up an ambitious plan for cleaning up Yamuna, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the AAP government will clean the river and make its vicinity a picnic spot in next five years.
Since the mid-1990s, Rs 1,500 crore has been spent to clean up the dying Yamuna, but it all has gone down the drain.
With South Delhi witnessing a dip in water level, Delhi Jal Board has been working on a slew of measures to prevent wastage of water in the area- from providing concessions to consumers using rainwater harvesting systems to using water from Sewage Treatment Plants for parks.
In a bid to contribute to saving river Yamuna, a group of seven students studing in class XI has launched the “Dying River campaign”, aimed at spreading awareness about the river and the urgency of saving it.
Pollution in the Yamuna seems to be going from bad to worse.
As the global community gears up for the crucial Paris climate summit, the World Resources Institute – a global research organization — has come out with its latest analyses of the country-wise emissions of climate-damaging greenhouse gases.
India may soon come up with efficiency ratings for all establishments along the Ganga to assess their compliance with Narendra Modi government’s mission to clean the holy river.
The Centre on Tuesday launched an Android application with which the public can upload pictures of pollution sources of the Ganga river for further action by the authorities concerned.
Union water resources minister Uma Bharti on Monday met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to brief him about progress on the Ganga river rejuvenation project.
The major rivers of Uttarakhand are under severe stress with excessive sand mining from the river bed and commercial activity along the banks.
A blue whale, world’s largest animal, that had washed ashore at the Revdanda beach, south of Alibaug, died after 18 hours despite efforts to push it back in the ocean failed.
Maharashtra has become the first State in the country to have a ‘State butterfly.’
The state government has decided to declare 17 sq km area along Thane Creek as Flamingo Sanctuary.
A new study has suggested that climate change can possibly erase 50 years of health advancements.
At a time when global warming is threatening the very survival of coral reefs, some coral populations already have genetic variants necessary to tolerate warm ocean waters, a new study says.