Bassey the Director of the Ecological Think Tank Health of Mother Earth Foundation, who spoke as one of the panellists at a virtual conference held on Webinar, weekend, to review the process and implementation of the UNEP report in Ogoni, organized by KEBETKACHE in collaboration with Cordaid, said the money was not a problem in the clean up of Ogoni and the entire Niger Delta. … [Read more...] about Niger Delta polluted environment facing systematic neglect ― Nimmo Bassey
Polluted river yamuna
Clear skies, and clearer skyline With absolutely limited movement of vehicles on the roads, most of the metro cities in India are breathing in much cleaner air with relatively safer levels of pollutants to deal with, as compared to the time before the lockdown. Metro cities have reported ‘satisfactory’ AQI, and those who had been battling smog in Delhi-NCR can vouch for it anytime! … [Read more...] about Earth Day: How the planet healed during Covid-19 lockdown
“It’s a live river. ….. In western countries rivers are mainly used for economic purpose. Here it’s not like this. Ganga is a source of livelihood, faith is attached to it, and people go and bathe there. In Varanasi, on an average 250 to 300 dead bodies are cremated every day on the ghats. On normal days 50,000 people visit Ganga, which goes up during festival,” he said. … [Read more...] about Ganga water cleaner than it was in 1986?
Like the Burari sex workers, they are people who have few viable future work prospects. And they also include much of our so-called lower middle class -- people who are comfortable when the going is good, but don't have enough savings to offset the economic stress of this unending lockdown. … [Read more...] about We don’t even know who the poor really are!
A few weeks into the corona pandemic and nature is rejoicing in its long neglected, own existence. The sky is blue. Stars are gazing at the all beautiful earth... once again recognising it. No layers of pollution to block the view. Waters have turned clear. Birds have come alive, replacing the shrill alarm clocks. The unity of nature produces musical cacophony that can beat any Mozart and Rehman. … [Read more...] about Finally, the Ganga took a bath…