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Ahmedabad traffic cops to log pollution data (May Week #3 (2016))
Ahmedabad traffic cops to log pollution data [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81560]

Ahmedabad: Spare a thought for the traffic police personnel standing for hours in the sun, inhaling fumes, exposed to the dust and noise on Ahmedabad roads.

In the first-of-its-kind study, a team of public health researchers from the Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar (IIPH) and Sri Ramachandra University (SRU) have provided kits to traffic personnel loaded with hi-tech
sensors which will measure the quality of air they breathe and the noise pollution they are exposed to while on duty.




Delhi no longer most polluted city (Issue of the week, May Week #1 (2016))
 Delhi no longer most polluted city [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81445]

New Delhi, ranked worst in 2014, is no longer the world's most polluted city.




However, four other Indian cities were among the seven most polluted cities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, warning that over 80 per cent of the world's city dwellers breathe poor quality air

Thousands of dead fish found floating in Bengaluru's Ulsoor lake (May Week #1 (2016))
Thousands of dead fish found floating in Bengaluru's Ulsoor lake [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81417]

Bengaluru, May.11 (ANI): Thousands of dead fish surfaced in Bengaluru's popular Ulsoor Lake on Tuesday due to rising pollution levels in the lake.

Residents claim that sewage water often finds its way into the lake, cutting down oxygen levels drastically and causing the fish to die.




Explosives used to kill wild boars in Satkosia (May Week #1 (2016))
Explosives used to kill wild boars in Satkosia [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81331]

Bhubaneswar: Use of explosive materials to hunt the wild boars has again come to the notice of the authorities of Mahanadi Wildlife Division under Satkosia Tiger Reserve. The wild boar is one of preys of the tiger.




Periyar pollution: Closure threat for paper mill again (May Week #1 (2016))
 Periyar pollution: Closure threat for paper mill again [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81336]

Kochi: The joint inquiry committee, constituted to look into allegations regarding the discharge of chemical effluents into Periyar by SreeSakthi Paper Mills, has recommended the Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to issue the closure notice
again.

Following widespread public protests, the committee inspected the mill and its premises on Monday. On May 4, the pollution board had issued a closure notice to the company. But, it was later revoked.

95% of e-garbage heads to illegal dealers (May Week #1 (2016))
95% of e-garbage heads to illegal dealers [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81430]

India generates 18.5 lakh metric tonnes of electronic waste each year, with Delhi (98,000 MT) second on the list after Mumbai (1.2 lakh MT) as the biggest contributor. Proper disposal of e-waste is important because of hazards posed to health by the materials
used in electronics, but almost a third of the disused electronic items are not reaching the authorised e-waste collectors in the capital.

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