“I won’t say money is the problem, money is not the problem, but the pace of work is slow. I urge the Project Coordinator to step up his game because I don’t see why treatment of the polluted soil cannot run simultaneously with the provision of potable water.” … [Read more...] about Niger Delta polluted environment facing systematic neglect ― Nimmo Bassey
Most polluted rivers in the world
“Talking about controlling them in any way is bound to draw negative comments based on emotional response,” said Ong, 38, who has an educational background in biology and biomedical science. He cited an incident in 2017 when an otter bit a 5-year-old girl’s foot at Gardens by the Bay. … [Read more...] about Meet the otters who raided a spa during a coronavirus shutdown, sparking outrage
Till November 2017, 93 projects for managing municipal sewage have been sanctioned at a cost of Rs 14,167 crore. Dr Dipankar Saha, former additional director, CPCB said that it is too early to say if the water quality in the river has improved. “What we can say at the moment by comparing the BOD and DO figures from 1986 to 2017 is that steps taken by the authorities have started giving a signal that there is uniformity in the water quality and there is no signal of deterioration.” … [Read more...] about Ganga water cleaner than it was in 1986?
No one was sure that there would be a day when they would see, at least in this lifetime, nature recovering after a fallow due to excessive pollution including dumping of industrial and domestic waste, irresponsible chopping of trees, and every possible abuse. But, the lockdown has turned the tables. Not just the skyline is becoming clearer with each passing day, the rivers are visibly purer, and the once endangered flora and fauna is now coming back to life. Here’s a glimpse of how the Earth has healed itself amid the lockdown. … [Read more...] about Earth Day: How the planet healed during Covid-19 lockdown
Is mankind bereft of basic intelligence? The term, ‘Mother Earth’ sounds so romantic but have we not repeatedly gang-raped it? Chopping trees, destroying mountains, polluting rivers.. who are we? Human beings or greedy, blood-thirsty monsters? The only species with gluttony hunger... more is less for most of us. … [Read more...] about Finally, the Ganga took a bath…