Weekly Environmental News Update for Week 18, 2022
Weekly environmental news update from across different media networks for Week 18 (May 2 to 8) 2022.
- Delhiites breathe with difficulty: Dust, poor air quality, pollution to blame
Delhi’s worsening air quality, this season, has made wheezing and coughing familiar sounds.
- Delhi: PWD to hire anti-smog guns, truck-mounted water sprinklers to control pollution
In a bid to control air pollution in Delhi, the Public Works Department is planning to hire 5-6 anti-smog guns and truck-mounted water sprinklers.
- Irresponsible waste management practices lead to landfill fires in Delhi
Experts blame bad waste management practices, while the authorities point at rising temperatures as the cause for landfill fires.
- Summer farm fires provide a preview to winter mess
Stubble burning in the neighbouring states is on rise after the harvest of the rabi crop.
- No significant improvement in ammonia levels in Yamuna: CPCB study
There has been no significant improvement in the concentration of ammoniacal nitrogen in the Yamuna in Delhi from 2016 to 2020, a study group set up by the Central Pollution Control Board said.
- Waste collection: MCM looks for firms again
The Municipal Corporation of Manesar has decided to reinvite bids from private firms for door-to-door waste collection.
- Not cleared waste from collection point, Ecogreen fined ₹25k by MCG
MCG imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on its solid waste management concessionaire Ecogreen for failing to clear waste from its secondary garbage collection point in Khandsa.
- Winter birds extend stay at Najafgarh Jheel despite heat
A few species are still roosting at Najafgarh Jheel despite the early arrival of hot weather in the region.
- Govt officials directed to ensure the network of seven biodiversity parks
Govt. officials directed to make efforts to avoid encroachments.
- Climate change could mean increased pathogen transmission
The number of pathogens jumping from one mammal species to another related species will only increase in the years to come, suggests a new report.
- Germany, India Sign $10.5B Green Development Deal
Germany and India have signed a series of bilateral agreements that will see the South Asian nation receive 10 billion euros ($10.5 billion) in aid by 2030 to boost the use of clean energy.
- World Needs Food System ‘Transformation’ To Tackle Climate Change: Report
Cynthia Rosenzweig, head of the Climate Impacts Group at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, was awarded the prestigious World Food Prize for her research.
- Some volcanoes could warm climate and destroy ozone layer: NASA
Flood basalt eruptions can warm the planet over the long term and cause the circulation of the stratosphere to change a way that discourages ozone formation.
- Scientists discover hidden water reserve under Antarctic, enough to submerge Statue of Unity
Scientists for the first time have managed to get a glimpse of a vast reserve of water hiding under the Antarctic ice sheet.
- California declares unprecedented water restrictions amid drought
Residents have been warned to scale down their water usage this summer, as critical shortages loom.
- Japan to expand national parks for biodiversity conservation
Japan’s Environment Ministry plans to expand the country’s national and quasi-national parks to bolster efforts to conserve biodiversity, officials said.