Weekly Environmental News Update for Week 31, 2021

Weekly environmental news update from across different media networks for Week 27 (Aug 02 to 08) 2021.

  1. Parliament approves Air Quality Bill to curb pollution in Delhi-NCR
    In a bid to curb air pollution, Parliament on Thursday approved a bill to establish an air quality management commission for the National Capital Region and its adjoining areas.
  2. Air pollution associated with higher risk of dementia
    Fine particulate air pollution is associated with a higher risk of dementia, according to the findings of a new study.
  3. Delhi: Panel recommends installation of dust monitors at construction sites, govt accepts report
    Delhi environment minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday accepted the recommendations of the expert committee constituted by the government on dust management.
  4. NGT pulls up UP, Delhi over discharge of polluted water in Yamuna
    “Authorities have failed to realise they are holding positions of high trust,” the tribunal said.
  5. Waste plants fail, NEERI steps in to clean Yamuna
    After common effluent treatment plants failed to comply with the prescribed standards for around two years, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute has proposed short-term and long-term plans for improving the performance of CETPs.
  6. Delhi University wants students to plant tree, report its growth every 6 months
    In the 2021-22 academic session in Delhi University, each student will be required to plant at least one tree.
  7. NHAI to build flyover on 3.4km stretch of Delhi-Doon eway that passes through reserve forest
    The National Highways Authority of India has informed the Uttarakhand high court that it will build a flyover on the 3.6 km stretch of the proposed Delhi-Dehradun expressway that passes through the reserve forest area of Shivalik hills.
  8. Environmental impact of bottled water ‘up to 3,500 times greater than tap water’
    Researchers also find impact of bottled water on ecosystems is 1,400 times higher than that of tap water.

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