“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
Pollution indian river lagoon
“They were armed with charms and other dangerous weapons of wars. They came in a red Sienna bus still parked at the Police Area Command Ugep. These people were hired by Ediba to terrorize Usumutong community,” he alleged. … [Read more...] about Police arrest 12 Cameroonian mercenaries in C/River
Experts said that it’s too early to say the water quality of the river is improving. “There have been some improvement but again there are fluctuations. There has been no change in waste generation. Efforts are being made to treat the waste by setting up Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) but it will take time. The fecal coliform level needs improvement,” said RM Bhardwaj, senior scientist at CPCB, who is incharge of monitoring the river water quality. Environmental activist MC Mehta agrees: “The CAG report tabled last year clearly shows that quality of the river has deteriorated over the years. The CPCB data for DO and BOD does not reflect the true picture, which will be clear only when the figures for fecal coliform is also disclosed.” … [Read more...] about Ganga water cleaner than it was in 1986?
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
“If they don’t, we are backstopping them, building capacities, training their staff, scientifically in terms of communications and of technology. So we are really backstopping HYPREP across the range of technology needed so they can actually implement this project.” … [Read more...] about Ogoni Clean-up: It’s bad that much time has been lost — UNEP