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Odd-Even Vehicle Rule to Return in Delhi? Transport Minister Hints it May (November Week #1 (2017))
Odd-Even Vehicle Rule to Return in Delhi? Transport Minister Hints it May [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92817]New Delhi, Oct 26: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi Government may bring back the much debatable odd-even vehicle rationing scheme to curb air pollution in the capital city.Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has asked his department officials to be “fully geared up” in case odd-even scheme is implemented.

Blind corals eat plastic thinking it is prey, may choke: Scientists (November Week #1 (2017))
Blind corals eat plastic thinking it is prey, may choke: Scientists [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92824]Corals may have developed a preference for consuming plastic bits, putting them at risk of being choked by the indigestible materials, a study has found.Scientists have long known that marine animals mistakenly eat plastic debris because the tiny bits of floating plastic might look like prey.

City’s noise pollution levels reduce by 10% this Diwali (November Week #1 (2017))

City’s noise pollution levels reduce by 10% this Diwali [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92803]Nashik: Noise pollution has reduced by 10% this Diwali as compared to the previous year, reveals data with the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB).Also, in the last two years, the sound levels have reduced by 30%. The ambient air quality monitored by the MPCB during Diwali was moderate. The compiled data of air quality index recorded during pre-Diwali, Diwali and post-Diwali period shows moderate range.

India's growing air pollution problem: Why legal intervention alone is the only way for a solution now (November Week #1 (2017))
India's growing air pollution problem: Why legal intervention alone is the only way for a solution now [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92804]The UK Supreme Court strongly indicted the British government last year for failing to curb air pollution in their country.Their concern focussed on how air pollution was causing 29,000 early deaths in a year. An NGO called ClientEarth took the government to task for the high levels of nitrogen dioxide produced by road traffic blaming it for increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and respiratory disorders among the public.

Pollution panel to get cracking on Rs5,000 fine for garbage burning (November Week #1 (2017))
Pollution panel to get cracking on Rs5,000 fine for garbage burning [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92790]You might have to shell out R 5,000 if officials from the civic agencies or pollution control bodies catch you burning garbage, the Supreme Court-empowered Environment Pollution Control Authority has warned.In 2015, the National Green Tribunal had directed authorities to levy a fine of Rs 5,000 on anyone found burning garbage in the open. The order had rarely been implemented to date.

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

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