Weekly Environmental News Update for Week 7, 2022
Weekly environmental news update from across different media networks for Week 7 (February 14 to 20) 2022.
Delhi’s air quality remained in the “poor” category on Friday morning. The AQI was 246 at 7 am.
Delhi and the National Capital Region may get a comprehensive plan to tackle its air pollution problem by March.
After the launch of the Electric Vehicle Policy in August 2020, various departments and autonomous bodies of the Delhi government have started replacing old petrol and diesel vehicles in their fleets with electric vehicles.
Blue and lilac-coloured electric autorickshaws will soon start plying in Delhi.
CAQM said the closure notices were issued to industries, construction and demolition sites, for offences including using diesel generator sets, the use of which was banned across NCR as per a CAQM order in October last year.
A source apportionment study is underway for air pollutants in Delhi, spearheaded by a team from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
The Interceptor Sewer Project, a project approved by the Delhi Cabinet to treat the sewage that finds its way to the Yamuna, is “almost” complete, according to DJB.
The Delhi Development Authority held a sand art workshop on the banks on Yamuna river on Saturday as part of a two-week-long event to showcase its riverfront rejuvenation project.
Environment Ministry announced the notification of the new Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022.
A delegation from India left for Namibia on Thursday to discuss cheetah translocation logistics with the Namibia government, according to people familiar with the development.
EDMC has already created two such forests and the SDMC, with the help of a local NGO, will begin work on the first such forest at a civic boys school in Dwarka’s Shahabad Mohammadpur village.
Eco Circuit is going to be on the fifteen thematic circuits for development in the country, under the Swadesh Darshan scheme.
The national hydrogen policy provides incentives for gencos and manufacturers to produce green energy.
Scientists say that a rapid drop in emissions because of Covid played a key role in record rainfall in China in 2020.
The US will experience as much sea level rise in the next 30 years as in the previous hundred years, NOAA predicted in a report.
Proponents say that pollution from pesticides, plastics and electronic waste is an overlooked problem and that there is currently no global body to assess the scale of the risks.
The drought that has engulfed southwestern North America since 2000 is the most severe in 1,200 years, according to a new academic study.