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Warsaw public transport free for a day due to air pollution (December Week #5 (2016))
Warsaw public transport free for a day due to air pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=87188]Warsaw: The city of Warsaw mas made public transportation free for a day due to heightened air pollution, a step meant to encourage residents to leave their cars at home.

Nehru zoo gets Bengal tigress in animal exchange programme (December Week #5 (2016))
 Nehru zoo gets Bengal tigress in animal exchange programme [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=87131]HYDERABAD: The Nehru Zoological Park adds 46 new zoo inmates, including a female Royal Bengal tiger, as part of the animal exchange programme (with Nandankanan Zoological Park, Bhubaneshwar) for introducing blood-lines.

National Green Tribunal issues notice to over 1400 pollution defaulters (December Week #5 (2016))
National Green Tribunal issues notice to over 1400 pollution defaulters [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=87280]New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal issued notice to over 1400 defaulters in two zones of east Delhi who have not paid environmental compensation on Wednesday, for violating its order on waste burning and dust pollution.Acting on a plea filed by the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar also issued a notice to the Sub-divisional Magistrate of the concerned district to explain why the tribunal's order on recovery of environmental compensation (EC) from the defaulters was not implemented.

China's smoggiest city closes schools amid public anger (December Week #5 (2016))
China's smoggiest city closes schools amid public anger [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=87277]SHIJIAZHUANG: China 'ssmoggiest city closed schools Wednesday as much of the country suffered its sixth day under an oppressive haze, sparking public anger about the slow response to the threat to children's health.Since Friday a choking miasma has covered a large swathe of northeastern China , leaving more than 460 million gasping for breath.

The air we breathe: Mumbai’s toxic road junctions can stop traffic, your heart (Issue of the week, December Week #1(2016))
The air we breathe: Mumbai’s toxic road junctions can stop traffic, your heart [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86973]You could be inhaling fine particulate matter up to 30 times more than the safe limit at a traffic junction in the city.A study led by the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) at 33 traffic junctions across the city found the average concentration of PM10 (particulate matter of less than 10 microns in diameter) to be maximum at Dindoshi at 2,709 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3) — that is 27 times the permissible limit of 100ug/m3.

Law to curtail planting of saplings that cause eco damage (December Week #1(2016))
Law to curtail planting of saplings that cause eco damage [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86994]The Karnataka government took the legislation route to curtail planting of saplings that have adverse effect on environment and ground water.The Legislative Assembly on Thursday passed the Karnataka Preservation of Trees (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that provides for regulating the planting and cultivation of saplings which cause ecological damage and erode soil fertility.

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