Weekly Environmental News Update for Week 16, 2021

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Weekly environmental news update from across different media networks for Week 16 (April 19 to April 25) 2021.

  1. Air pollution costs Indian businesses $95 billion a year – study
    Air pollution costs Indian businesses $95 billion every year, or 3% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product, and cuts annual consumer spending by $22 billion, according to a study.
  2. SC forms committee to inspect Yamuna water entering Delhi
    SC appointed a committee headed by secretary of the Jal Shakti ministry to inspect and file a report on the quality and quantity of water coming from Haryana to Delhi at the Wazirabad plant.
  3. Thin layer of toxic foam floats near Yamuna River bank in Delhi
    Environmentalists earlier have stated that the reason for the frothing could be the release of certain gases when reacting with few specific bacteria.
  4. AAP says MCDs not collecting waste from homes of patients in isolation
    AAP alleged that the BJP-led municipal corporations of Delhi were failing in the collection and disposal of medical waste from the residences of home-isolated Covid-19 patients.
  5. Wipro aims to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040
    Wipro aims to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 in line with the objective of the Paris Agreement to cap temperature rise to 1.5 C.
  6. Climate change major risk to business, companies begin putting price on carbon
    Carbon pricing ascertains how much a company needs to pay for its emissions with a higher price meaning it needs to pollute less and acquire technology to do so.
  7. Earth Day 2021: Ratan Tata shares appreciation post for organisations, people working for the planet
    The 88-year-old took to Instagram on Thursday and gave a shout out to all those who are working for the environment through organisations and innovations.
  8. Earth Day 2021: Google Doodle urges people to plant trees for a brighter future
    This year the theme of Earth Day is “Restore Our Earth” and its prime focus is restoring the Earth’s ecosystems by relying on natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking.

Kavita

Kavita is associated with Delhi Greens as Green Youth Fellow 2020. She is pursuing a Master's degree in Environmental Science from Kurukshetra University and has a keen interest in promoting awareness about environmental issues and wildlife conservation.

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