Weekly Environmental News Update for Week 24, 2022

Weekly environmental news update from across different media networks for Week 24 (June 13 to June 19) 2022.

  1. Delhi: To curb pollution, transport dept mulls 4-month ban on commercial diesel vehicles
    As part of its pollution control campaign this year, the transport department has planned to ban the entry of commercial diesel vehicles, including heavy motor vehicles, into Delhi from November to February.
  2. India accounted for around 44% of world`s increase in air pollution since 2013: Report
    More than 97% of the global population lives in areas where air pollution exceeds recommended levels, the University of Chicago`s Energy Policy Institute said in its latest Air Quality Life Index.
  3. Indians losing 5 years of life due to air pollution: Study
    Air pollution shortens average life expectancy in India, by five years, according to a new Air Quality Life Index analysis.
  4. Yellow alert in Delhi as heatwave to persist in national capital: IMDThe met department has issued a yellow alert, warning of a heatwave in parts of Delhi.
  5. Water supply crisis will continue for now, Delhi Jal Board warns
    Water supply will continue to remain affected in national capital, the Delhi Jal Board said.
  6. Single-use plastic to be phased out by June 30: Pollution Control Board
    According to a statement by the CPCB, directions have been issued at the national, state and local levels to ensure there is a complete phase-out of the listed single-use items by June 30.
  7. Say no to plastic: Government to seal units violating ban from July
    The government will shut down units that are found manufacturing, distributing or selling Single-Use Plastic items from July 1.
  8. Najafgarh Drain or Najafgarh Eco Park? Delhi to Get its New Eco-Tourism Spot Soon
    Once a flood controlling drain, today is erroneously called the Najafgarh Nullah, is all set to become a spot foe ecotourism.
  9. Biodiversity park at govt school in Delhi to inspire students
    The Delhi government has decided to develop a biodiversity park in a state-run school in Defence Colony to inculcate a scientific temper among school students.
  10. Gurgaon builder told to pay Rs 100 crore for ‘violation of green norms’
    CPCB has issued directions to Ansal Properties and Infrastructure Ltd to pay environment compensation of Rs 100 crore for alleged violation of environmental norms.
  11. Noida: After NGT’s order, tiles around trees removed
    The Noida Authority has started removing tiles around trees following an order by the National Green Tribunal.
  12. River linking projects can adversely impact monsoon, biodiversity: Experts
    Cautioning against river linking projects, the experts said these can lead to disturbance of very complex nature cycles that can have far-reaching adverse impact on monsoon cycles.
  13. India to get its first Dark Sky Reserve in Ladakh
    India to get it’s first ever Dark Sky Reserve at Hanle in Ladakh.
  14. India pushes for funding to mitigate climate crisis risk
    The efforts in India and other developing countries that require these large investments have to be supported by wealthy nations through a loss and damage finance facility, the Indian delegates demanded.
  15. Equity is being overlooked in climate negotiations: India at Bonn Conference
    India made an intervention during the closing plenary of the Bonn Climate Conference stating that equity is being overlooked in climate negotiations.
  16. UN report flags nearly 50 lakhs displaced in India due to climate change
    According to the report, the largest displacements due to disasters in 2021 took place in China (60 lakhs), the Philippines (57 lakhs) and India (49 lakhs).
  17. Climate change: Australia signs new carbon emissions target
    Australia has pledged to cut carbon emissions by 43% from 2005 levels by 2030, up from the previous conservative government’s target of between 26% and 28%.
  18. Rising sea levels threaten 200,000 England properties
    Nearly 200,000 properties in England may have to be abandoned due to rising sea levels by 2050, a report says.

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