Enviro AnnotationsApr 08, 2023
Environmental and Climate News 5th April 2023
How many vacant posts in SPCBs/PCCs? Vacancy in MPPCB. Noteworthy that the National Green Tribunal, on 28th August 2019, issued directions in the matter of OA No. 95/2018, instructing all Chief Secretaries of States/UTs to fill up the vacant positions in SPCBs/UTPCCs within a period of 4 months. NGT Finds #chhattisgarh Failing to Process 1115 TPD Solid Waste and 421.4 MLD Sewage NGT on Original Application No. 627/2022 filed by Prakash Yadav against the State of Haryana Directs Personal Appearance of Principal Secretaries of Haryana Irrigation and Public Health Departments on the next hearing date, scheduled for April 24, 2023. Licence under Food Safety Regulations Must for Well Owners, Water Sellers, as per #kerala High Court #judgment MoEF&CC Scraps the Single Member NGT Bench Proviso in a Rule Change. However, on 31st January 2018, the Supreme Court directed that no single Judge bench be constituted to hear and decide matters in the NGT. #editorial “Global Reduction in Gas Flaring” What is gas flaring? How much gas flare contributes to carbon emission? Hazardous Wastes Conundrum in India Q&A with Sandeep Chachra, Executive Director, Action Aid Association Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) Study claims landslide not linked to hydro power project activities How much nuclear energy is produced in India? Govt Reports 3.15 % Electricity generation from Nuclear in FY2021-22. Indian Nuclear Power Reactors produced 47,112 Million Units of Electricity during 2021-22. Jal Jeevan Mission achieves 60 % Coverage, Must Focus Wastage. International Finance Corporation (IFC) to halt clients #funding new #coal #projects Campaigners welcome. Delhi Chief Minister deliberates on options to Diffuse Water #crisis Delhi gearing up to further slash Summer Air Pollution Levels Despite Last 3 Fiscal Growth Trend, CAMPA Funds Remain Unspent. Total Utilisation of CAMPA funds during 2021-22 was reported to be Rs. 5776.44 Crore in 33 States. #campa Symphony Environmental India offers revolutionary solution to make plastics biodegradable, Product meets OECD eco-toxicity requirements What is ELV? What is benefit of #ELV scraping? CPCB Revises Guidelines for Handling and Scrapping of End-of-Life Vehicles. As per the document, it has been estimated that passenger cars contain about 70% #steel and 7-8% aluminium. The rest 20-25% is plastic, rubber, glass etc., which are also recyclable. Recycling one ton of steel conserves 1,134 kg of iron ore, 635 kg of coal and 54.4 kg of #limestone. MoEF&CC Expert Committee for Industry 1 Decides on Projects with Glaring Confusions, Past Litigations, and Groundwater Overreliance. There is a separate video on this. A Link is shared in the description. #industry 2 #committee Calls for NABET Assessment of Hubert Enviro Care Systems' Environmental Monitoring and Modeling Training Needs. Why US killing bison in Yellowstone National Park? New York Times reports, more than 1,500 bison in Yellowstone National Park were killed to prevent the spread of disease to livestock. What is the disease bison herds in Yellowstone National Park? Some 60 percent of the bison herd carries a disease, brucellosis, that could infect cattle and cause cows to abort their calves.
Gas flaring Reduction First time since 2010
WB reports Gas flaring Reduction First time since 2010
Environmental News Headlines 29th June 2022
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Environmental News Headlines 22nd June 2022
Enviro Annotations 176th issue headlines
SUP Elimination Approach needs more dynamism
Not the least, people who are promoting use of upcycled cloth bags, should also create a day – Upcycled Cloth Bag day.
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SEBI's proposed business responsibility and sustainability reporting
Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Friday said its proposed format for business responsibility and sustainability reporting (BRSR) for listed companies will bring in greater transparency through disclosure of environmental, social, governance (ESG) related information. Under the proposal, the new BRSR format covering ESG read more
Solar Power, New King by 2030
The world is going through a deep transition from industrial modernity towards a circular economy, which is hoped to lead to a more sustainable global economic system. It is believed that the world needs read more
Ozone Today, Oxygen Tomorrow
Earth without ozone is like a house without a roof. Ozone is not just a layer but a protector. The ozone layer acts as Earth's sunscreen by absorbing harmful ultraviolet radiation from incoming sunlight Read more
Ensure Quality of Compost from Garbage
Composting as defined in Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 vide S.O. 1357(E) the 8th April 2016, means a controlled process involving the microbial decomposition of organic matter. With growing awareness and compliance with rule 4, many waste generators, Residential Welfare Read more
2020 is reckoned as a year of crises: a pandemic, economic turmoil. On retrospection, the year registers some phenomenal issues. Not just that there was comparatively clear water flow in the Yamuna or better air quality causing visibility of the Himalayas from Punjab.
India started 2020 by making 24°C mandatory as default setting from 1st January 2020 for all room air conditioners covered under the ambit of BEE star-labelling program. Read more
Soil pollution needs attention
December first week brings two important days for India. 2nd December is observed as National Pollution Control Day, in commemoration of the disastrous 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. And, 5th December is observed as World Soil Day all over the world. India also celebrates. The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), in 2002, adopted a resolution proposing the 5th of December as World Soil Day to celebrate the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to human wellbeing. Read more
Leopards population in India
13 Indian Wetlands listed as Ramsar Sites in 2020
Year 2020 has listed one more wetland from India on “Ramsar Sites”. India's 42nd Ramsar Site is the high-altitude wetland complex, found at more than 4,500 metres above sea level in the Nyoma Block, Leh District, Changthang region of Union Territory of Ladakh. Read more
Zero Emission: Cut the Clutters
This is my first ever podcast. The topic was published in my weekly newspaper Enviro Annotations of 16th December 2020 issue.