Weekly Environmental News Update for Week 28, 2021

Weekly environmental news update from across different media networks for Week 28 (July 12 to 18) 2021.

  1. Panel for conservation of waterbodies in city
    The Wetland Authority of Delhi has constituted a technical committee, which will help in conservation of waterbodies.
  2. Water production at ‘all-time high’: DJB
    As against the usual 910MGD (million gallons per day), Delhi’s water production on Sunday hit 955MGD, said Chadha, who is also the Aam Aadmi Party’s legislator from Rajendra Nagar.
  3. NGT raps Delhi Jal Board for ‘shirking its responsibility’ to control bad odour from Kondli STP
    The National Green Tribunal Monday rapped the Delhi Jal Board for “shirking its responsibility” to control the “bad odour” emanating from a sewage treatment plant in Kondli here.
  4. Haryana has released Delhi’s legitimate share of water: DJB
    Delhi Jal Board vice-chairman Raghav Chadha on Tuesday said the water shortage in the city will be over soon as the Haryana government has released 16,000 cusecs of water.
  5. NGT forms panel to inspect RWH status in Dwarka
    New Delhi: National Green Tribunal has formed a committee that would inspect the status of rainwater harvesting system installed in residential societies of Dwarka and submit its report within two months.
  6. Covid Waste Bazaar: Pandemic medical trash up for sale in Delhi-NCR
    Contaminated Covid-19 medical waste is being sold for re-use through scrap yards across Delhi-NCR.
  7. Delhi: 79 more trommel machines at Bhalswa landfill by early December
    From August 1, North Delhi Municipal Corporation will empanel 31 companies to set up, maintain and operate 79 trommel machines at the Bhalswa landfill.
  8. Ministry releases amnesty scheme for violators of environment norms
    The union environment ministry has put together an amnesty scheme for infrastructure and industrial projects that have violated environmental clearance norms.
  9. Sustainable aircraft fuel: A safe bet for green aviation
    In May, the GMR Group-run country’s busiest airport – the Indira Gandhi International, Delhi – announced that it had performed 1,000 TaxiBot-aided flights since the introduction of fuel and carbon emission-saving equipment at its facility in 2019.
  10. Kejriwal seeks Bharat Ratna for Sunderlal Bahuguna
    The environmental activist and leader of the Chipko movement succumbed to Covid at the age of 94 in May this year.
  11. Army reiterates commitment to environment
    A tree plantation drive was conducted at Chandimandir Military Station to commemorate the week-long afforestation initiative, under which 30,000 saplings of various varieties were planted.
  12. 52% rise in frequency of cyclones in Arabian Sea over two decades: Study
    Not just the frequency, the intensity and duration of the cyclones over Arabian Sea too are changing, the study said.
  13. India wants rich countries to pay more for green energy shift
    The stance by India, the world’s third-biggest emitter, highlights a top challenge global leaders will face when they meet at the UN Climate Change Conference, which starts in late October in Glasgow.
  14. Air polluted by wildfire smoke caused 17 % spurt in Corona cases, says study
    The results of the research found that there was an increase of about 17.7 percent in the Covid-19 cases in the areas affected by severe wildfire pollution.
  15. 25 cities account for over half of global greenhouse emissions, most in China: Study
    Just 25 big cities almost all of them in China accounted for more than half of the climate-warming gases pumped out by a sample of 167 urban hubs around the world, an analysis of emissions trends showed on Monday.
  16. Nasa tracks soaring temperatures amid reports of another heat wave in western US, Canada
    Meteorologists have predicted another heat wave building up during the weekend and reaching its peak on Monday.

With inputs from Kavita.

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