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💔Africa has a MAJOR Cabro / impervious paving problem and it is causing all sorts of #ClimateAdaptation, #WaterPollution, #WaterScarcity, #UrbanFlooding and #drainage problems.

The 'Nouvea Riche' and contractors in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana are especially notorious for this! ImageImageImageImage
Someone, somewhere lied to us that never seeing soil is the ultimate sophistication.

Now everyone has covered everything in hideous cabro and plastic turf 😭

Impervious surfaces like Cabro do not allow water to seep into the ground.

And that causes SEVERAL issues:
1. Water scarcity.
Cabro makes water flow fast into drains.
When water does not seep into the ground, it means that natural groundwater is not recharged.

The water we use, our rivers, boreholes, wells, depend on rainfall slowly seeping into the soil for recharge.
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Government has published proposals for new #nature targets. It's good to see the 2030 #StateofNature target to halt #wildlife decline recognised as an apex goal. Thanks to all who campaigned with us.

But overall the proposals aren't yet strong enough:…
In particular, on biodiversity, the long-term target for wildlife (10% increase on 2030 baseline by 2042) could see species abundance *lower* in 20 years' time than it is today.

That's not in line with the Government's 25 Year Plan promise to pass on #nature in better condition.
There's no target for the condition of SSSIs, despite the previous promise (below) that 75% will be in good condition by 2042.

The target for 500k hectares of habitat creation/restoration is a gross figure and does not take account of net losses, so we could see overall loss.
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River Ganga Turns Green in #Varanasi; Experts Suggest Algae Could be the Reason…

(📸: IANS)
It has been a few days since the colour of the #GangaRiver in #Varanasi turned green. The change in the colour of the water has become a major cause of concern for the local people—more so, because, in the same period last year, the Ganga water had become sparkling clean.
According to Dr B.D. Tripathi, the chairman of Malviya Ganga Research Centre at Banaras Hindu University , the greenish appearance of the river could be due to microcystis algae.

#Ganga #RiverPollution
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Supreme Court of India to hold its first hearing on the Suo Motu case of "Remediation of Polluted Rivers". CJI SA Bobde led bench has initiated the task with the clean up mission of entire River Yamuna.
CJI: why has this come up now ? We had issued notices.

Senior Adv Meenakshi Arora: As on January 18, the water quality was excellent. This should be maintained.
Senior Adv Meenakshi Arora: Former Chief Secretary of Delhi , and expert member of NGT was part of a committee formed by NGT in 2018 to look at the pollution of river yamuna. A report can be sought from the River Yamuna monitoring committee appointed by the NGT.
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.@UN report warns that cities and regions in Asia, middle-east and Africa could see millions of premature deaths by 2050 if the nations fail to drastically scale up environmental protection measures.

Photo: Rahul Gayakwad/BCCL/Kolhapur
Flagging the deadly impact of #AirPollution and #WaterPollution that annually claims at least nine million lives globally, a new @UN report calls for urgent action to save humanity from the disastrous consequences of environmental degradation.

The report warns that #WaterPollution alone will become the number one cause of death in the world by 2050.

📸Adityamadhav83/Wikipedia Commons
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