Weekly Environmental News Update for Week 6, 2022

Weekly environmental news update from across different media networks for Week 6 (February 7 to 13) 2022.

Air Pollution

Delhi’s air quality improves with strong winds

The air quality in Delhi has improved with strong winds dispersing pollutants, and is in the ‘moderate’ category.

Delhi government circulates it’s Aggregator Policy in public domain

Taking big steps in its fight against pollution, the Delhi government circulated its ambitious Aggregator Policy in public domain.

Govt to build electric vehicle charging stations at all state-run offices

In a bid to make Delhi the Electric Vehicle Capital of India, the city government has decided to build electric vehicle charging stations at all government offices in the national capital which will be ready in three months.

Delhi notifies draft EV policy for app-based services, seeks public feedback

People can submit suggestions and objections for a period of 60 days, after which the policy will be notified for implementation, said officials.


Water Security

Leakage in plant to hit water supply in Delhi

Water supply will be affected in areas like Nizamuddin, South Extension and Greater Kailash in south Delhi due to major leakage at Wazirabad water treatment plant.

Government seeks Centre’s help to study sources of pollution in Yamuna

The Delhi government is planning to conduct a study to identify the sources of pollution in the Yamuna and has sought the Centre’s assistance for it, a Delhi government official said.

DDA event to amp up city’s engagement with Yamuna

The Delhi Development Authority will hold a 15-day event — from February 19 to March 6 — to showcase the rejuvenated Yamuna floodplains and revive people’s connection with the river.

Delhi: For customers, DJB to set up eight centres

For better outreach to the public, Delhi Jal Board will start eight sahayta kendras or help centres in the city.


Waste Management

Delhi: SDMC helps in organising zero-waste wedding event

In a unique awareness creating move, South Delhi Municipal Corporation helped in organising a ‘zero-waste marriage function’ in Ashok Nagar.

‘Stop funding waste pick-up in Faridabad’

MCG councillors will raise the issue of the civic body incurring expenses for waste collection in Faridabad at the next House meeting slated for February 18.


Biodiversity Conservation

Beauty of blooms at Delhi’s roundabouts

The Capital is drenched in the shades of spring, with blooms that make for a sight to behold for passers-by.


Climate Change

Climate crisis takes toll on two key glaciers

Two of the world’s most notable glaciers – one is the highest and the other the widest – are rapidly losing ice as the planet warms, two separate studies released in recent weeks have said.

Key UN report to flag how ecosystems are under stress due to climate change

The UN-monitored IPCC’s report, to be released on Feb 28, will highlight ecosystems that are under stress and can possibly no longer tolerate the impact of climate change and reach tipping points.


International News

Mt. Everest’s 2,000-year-old glacier will disappear by mid-century, warn scientists

Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain, may lose its highest glacier by the middle of this century as the 2,000-year-old ice cap thinning at an alarming rate.

Australia lists koalas as endangered in two eastern states

Australia on Friday listed koalas along much of its east coast as endangered after the native marsupial’s habitats were hit by prolonged drought, bushfires and developers cutting down trees.

Kavita

Kavita holds a master's degree in Environmental Science and takes keen interest in promoting awareness about environmental protection and biodiversity conservation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Views: 335