EQ: Solar Power, Oil Cleaning Bacteria, Green Cess & More
EQ: Read About All Things Green, Build Your Environment Quotient
- Green cess in forest policy: The government has mooted the idea of a green cess in its new draft policy on forest management in order to promote “ecologically responsible behaviour”.
- Ken-Betwa river link damages the ecosystem: Echoing what environmentalists have been arguing, a government report has acknowledged that the river linking project will harm the ecosystem of the rivers.
- A new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency had predicted that the share of solar power in the global electricity mix could rise to 13 percent by 2030 from its current 2 percent level.
- Three weeks to clean water bodies: The NGT has given the Delhi government three weeks to ensure that all natural water bodies are restored to full health. Among other things, this will ensure that they are able to receive water from the monsoon rains.
- 185: The number of environmental defenders killed in 2015, a 59 percent increase from 2014
- Curbing pollution in Bangladesh: Read an inspiring account of how a Bangladeshi city achieved the biggest global drop in particulate emission through a number of initiatives and policies.
- Bacteria to clean up oil spills: New research adds to an existing body of studies indicating that bacteria might be efficient in cleaning up oil spills and mitigating their long-term impact.
Watch a beautiful piano performance on a glacier here:
Which country does the Manas National Park border? (a) Bangladesh (b) Bhutan (c) Nepal (d) Myanmar
Shalini Iyengar is a lawyer and Research Associate at the International University College of Turin.
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