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Crack down on PUC fitness units: Pollution body (Issue of the week, October Week #3 (2017))
Crack down on PUC fitness units: Pollution body [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92768]he Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) — a Supreme Court (SC)-mandated body to monitor air pollution in the city — has directed the Transport Department of the Delhi government, as well as of neighbouring states, to crackdown on the Pollution Under Control (PUC) fitness centres, which do not have trained staff or required equipment. The move has come after the EPCA found a number of heavy-duty vehicles entering the city to be visibly polluting, during its special drive to check the entry of non-destined vehicles at the city's 124 border points

Exclusive saffron disposal of puja waste soon (October Week #3 (2017))
 Exclusive saffron disposal of puja waste soon [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92788]LUCKNOW: After the launch of saffron-coloured buses and electric poles in the state, now plans are afoot to install saffron bins in temples.Under its Pujan Samagri Visarjan Yojana, the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) has proposed to put saffron colour dustbins in temples for collection of puja waste.

Celebrate pollution free Diwali: Devendra Fadnavis (October Week #3 (2017))
Celebrate pollution free Diwali: Devendra Fadnavis [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92782]MUMBAI: While not announcing a ban on sale of firecrackers in the state, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis urged citizens to celebrate a pollution free Diwali.At a function organised by the state environment department in Mantralaya, Fadnavis led school children to take an oath that they will celebrate without firecrackers.

North body to start drive against burning of waste (October Week #3 (2017))
North body to start drive against burning of waste [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92769] The North Delhi Municipal Corporation will start a drive against open burning of waste from October 15-March 15 to bring down pollution levels in the city this winter.Following a meeting with members of the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on September 26, the civic body planned an intensive drive against open burning of waste, including taking action against waste-pickers in Bhalswa who light fire in landfills.

Carbon feedback from forest soils will accelerate global warming, 26-year study projects (October Week #3 (2017))
Carbon feedback from forest soils will accelerate global warming, 26-year study projects [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92772]After 26 years, the world's longest-running experiment to discover how warming temperatures affect forest soils has revealed a surprising, cyclical response: soil warming stimulates periods of abundant carbon release from the soil to the atmosphere alternating with periods of no detectable loss in soil carbon stores.

Denotifying sanctuaries not the way forward (October Week #3 (2017))
Denotifying sanctuaries not the way forward [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92777]The recent utterances of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao about denotifying sanctuaries if needed for development are worrisome for more reasons than one. It is understandable that development projects are needed but there should be a fine balance between sustaining nature and development projects.

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