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Eight-fold rise in respiratory diseases in Varanasi: Report By Vishal Gulat (September Week #4 (2017))
Eight-fold rise in respiratory diseases in Varanasi: Report By Vishal Gulat [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92605]Varanasi: Toxic particulate pollution in this holy city, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi represents in parliament and intends to make a Smart City like Kyoto in Japan, has resulted in an eight-fold increase in respiratory diseases among children in the past decade, says a new report.

People's love of the seas could be the key for plastic pollution solution (September Week #4 (2017))
People's love of the seas could be the key for plastic pollution solution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92599]Tapping into the public's passion for the ocean environment could be the key to reducing the threats posed to it by plastic pollution, a new report suggests.Millions of tons of plastic particles accumulate in our seas each year as a result of human behaviour, and once there they have a potentially detrimental effect on marine life.

Delhi govt to take up intense campaign against firecrackers (Issue of the week, September Week #3 (2017))
Delhi govt to take up intense campaign against firecrackers [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92510]NEW DELHI: The Delhi government's Environment department has said that it will start a strong 'anti-firecracker campaign' this month. The campaign, proposed by Delhi Environment minister Imran Hussain, will focus on sensitising the general public about ill-effects of bursting firecrackers. The minister chaired a meeting with top officials regarding the plan of the campaign on Tuesday. He asserted that the aim of this initiative would be to reach as many as people possible.

China's plastic demand to rise as foreign garbage ban to curb recycled supply (September Week #3 (2017))
China's plastic demand to rise as foreign garbage ban to curb recycled supply [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92517]China`s already soaring plastic demand may rise even further as the government plans to ban waste-plastic imports by the end of this year, which will curb domestic plastic recycling.The expected increase in plastic demand highlights the consequences of China`s pollution fight and its efforts to modernise its industry. As part of this drive, the world`s top importer of rubbish said in July that it would stop importing garbage by the end of this year.

Big cat count rises to six in Palamau Tiger Reserve (September Week #3 (2017))
Big cat count rises to six in Palamau Tiger Reserve [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92516]Here is a good news for the wildlife lovers. Tiger count in Palamau Tiger Reserve (PTR) has shot up to six, forest officials said on Tuesday.“The Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun through DNA sample analyses has confirmed that tiger count in PTR is minimum six. We received the confirmation report on Monday,” said LR Singh, principal chief conservator of forest (PCCF-wildlife).

Supreme Court lifts NCR cracker ban, wants graded approach to pollution (September Week #3 (2017))
Supreme Court lifts NCR cracker ban, wants graded approach to pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92482]NEW DELHI: Firecrackers would be available in Delhi NCR and people could procure and use it to celebrate Dussehara and Diwali in coming festive seasons as the Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted ban on their sale, saying that a graded and balanced and not radical approach was required to deal with pollution menace in the city.

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