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Chhattisgarh bans use of fire crackers in six cities (December Week #1(2017))
Chhattisgarh bans use of fire crackers in six cities [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92959]The Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board said the ban will be implemented every year during the period to curb pollution in the state."The decision has been taken by the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board to control pollution and hence came up with the order of banning bursting of crackers in six big cities from December 1 to January 31 every year," said a statement by the Environment Conservation Board.

‘This water has poison’: In Chennai, thousands of dead fish wash up on shore of Adyar estuary (December Week #1(2017))
‘This water has poison’: In Chennai, thousands of dead fish wash up on shore of Adyar estuary [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92969]On Tuesday, a disturbing sight greeted the residents of Urur Olcott Kuppam, a fishing village in South Chennai. Thousands of dead fish lay on the sand at the mouth of the Adyar estuary, where the Adyar river meets the Indian Ocean.

Illegal sand mining threatens winter habitat of black-necked Tibetan cranes in Tawang (December Week #1(2017))
Illegal sand mining threatens winter habitat of black-necked Tibetan cranes in Tawang [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92937]Persistent illegal sand and gravel mining in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, threatens one of the two known Indian winter habitats of black-necked cranes that fly in from Tibet at the end of every year.

Everyone breathed comfortably in Delhi the morning after Diwali this year, says environment minister (Issue of the week, November Week #1 (2017))
Everyone breathed comfortably in Delhi the morning after Diwali this year, says environment minister [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92791]The air quality in Delhi has been “very good” this year, so much so that “everybody was breathing comfortably” even the morning after Diwali, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan told reporters on Sunday, three days after the festival.He said the air quality in Delhi after Diwali was far better than last year, and that “we are on the right path” as “no health afflictions” such as lung diseases had been observed during the festival.

Plastic and waste choke Porur Lake (November Week #1 (2017))
Plastic and waste choke Porur Lake [ http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92825]CHENNAI: Even as one part of the Porur Lake supplies drinking water to the city, another, behind Iyyapanthangal not too far away, is a garbage dump. Residents of the Iyyapanthangal town, that falls under the Kundrathur panchayat union, have not found an alternative to dispose their waste other than to dump it in the now 240-acre Porur Lake, said to be only half of its original size.

Delhi's air quality set to dip, but stubble-burning no villain (November Week #1 (2017))
Delhi's air quality set to dip, but stubble-burning no villain [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92815]Air quality in Delhi is set to worsen in the next few days, but this time the city has no one but itself to blame, least of all paddy stubble-burning in Haryana and Punjab. This conclusion can be drawn going by the forecast of the India Meteorological Department and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and their observations on the prevailing weather conditions.

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