Weekly Environmental News Update for Week 13, 2022

Weekly environmental news update from across different media networks for Week 13 (March 28 to April 3) 2022.

Delhi: Local and regional sources more responsible for air pollution in winter than stubble burning, reveals study
The analysis states that this winter, there was only a marginal improvement in Delhi’s air quality, despite it being the wettest one in over a century.

Delhi Among 31 Cities With Increased PM10 Levels In 2020-21: Centre
Delhi is among the 31 cities under the National Clean Air Programme which have shown an increase in the level of PM10 pollutant concentration in 2020-21

Ghaziabad’s air quality dips after Delhi landfill fire
The fire that broke out at Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill affected Ghaziabad’s air quality, which witnessed a spike of over 100 points in the last two days.

Delhi: 500 women drivers brace up to hit streets in e-autos
Electric autos have hit the streets of Delhi as Chief Minister flagged off a fleet of e-autos at the Indraprastha Bus Depot.

Centre releases Rs 40,000 crore grants to states/UTs under Jal Jeevan Mission
The Central government has released over Rs 40,000 crore as grants to states and Union Territories in the financial year 2021-22 under the Jal Jeevan Mission.

Three years after plastic waste ban, Environment Ministry allows imported PET bottles for processing
Decision was taken after representations from industries which process waste that there was too little waste for them.

India records its warmest March days in 121 years
India, on average, recorded its warmest March days in 121 years with the maximum temperature across the country clocking in at 1.86°C above normal.

Ecuador Becomes  First Country In World To Give Legal Rights To Wild Animals
Ecuador, a South American country has become the first country in the world to give legal rights to wild animals.

Netherlands to join hands with India on global water pact
India and the Netherlands will work closely to prepare a framework for a global water pact, based on water security initiatives from across the world.

UN biodiversity talks fail to agree on new targets to protect wildlife
There has been little progress at talks in Geneva aimed at encouraging countries to set new targets for protecting wildlife.

Germany to invest heavily in biodiversity, climate protection
Germany is set to invest 4 billion euros in a programme to strengthen biodiversity and tackle the climate crisis.

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