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
River yamuna pollution
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
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?
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!
The exhibit, Cheramie said, starts with water and the solar system, then focuses on the local Vermilion River watershed, addressing the diversity of plants, fish and animals supported by the system. It encourages people not to pollute, not to throw trash in the bayou and to respect habitat. … [Read more...] about BVD adding $1 million lab, exhibit building