Weekly Environmental News Update for Week 22, 2022

Weekly environmental news update from across different media networks for Week 22 (May 30 to June 5) 2022.

  1. Rain fury: At least 500 trees uprooted in Delhi
    Over 500 trees were uprooted across the Capital as intense rain and winds with speeds touching 100km/hr lashed Delhi on Monday evening.
  2. 1 in 3 Delhiites feel air pollution problem will be resolved with AAP forming govt in Punjab: Survey
    Delhiites feel stubble burning issue will be resolved with the AAP forming government in the agrarian state, according to a survey.
  3. In New Delhi, new rules spurring opportunities for e-waste recyclers
    The latest e-waste rules are yet to formally become law and the Environment Ministry has set a 60 day-period for public consultation.
  4. World Environment Day: DU’s eco clubs to lead the way, one initiative at a time
    Students of PGDAV College take part in a cleanliness drive as part of environment day cleanlinesses initiatives.
  5. 62% Delhi land degrading: Report
    The report, released ahead of the World Environment Day on Sunday, also finds the Capital is currently off-track on six out of the 15 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations for 2030.
  6. NGT junks green nod for housing project near Delhi University
    NGT has quashed the environmental clearance granted to a group housing project near Delhi University and questioned the Union environment ministry’s decision on the approval.
  7. On hold – Haryana’s green plan for Najafgarh Jheel
    A year after Haryana’s EMP submitted to NGT said it will notify Najafgarh as a wetland, state officials said they have prepared a re-assessment plan.
  8. India finalises deals for cheetahs from South Africa and Namibia
    India will release cheetahs from South Africa and Namibia into the wild at Kuno Palpur in Sheopur district of Madhya Pradesh, possibly by the end of this year, officials said.
  9. Stockholm +50 Conference: India to push for equity in talks on climate crisis
    The conference is being held to commemorate 50 years of the Stockholm Conference — the first United Nations conference on environment.
  10. Global CO2 levels this May rose to highest in 4 million years: Report
    Global warming caused by humans – through the production of electricity using fossil fuels, transport, the production of cement, or even deforestation – is believed to be responsible for the new high, the report stated.
  11. India and Canada ink pact for stronger cooperation on climate action
    India and Canada have signed an agreement to increase bilateral cooperation on climate action, environmental protection and conservation.
  12. Satellite imagery shows air pollution rise in tropical ‘megacities’
    A new study uses satellites to measure pollution in African and Asian cities where there is little on-the-ground data collection.

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