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Total Ozone increases worldwide due to rise in equatorial air pollution (Issue of the week, November Week #2 (2016))
Total Ozone increases worldwide due to rise in equatorial air pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86730]Increase in air pollution in the regions near the equator has led to the formation of more total ozone worldwide, compared to the amount of pollution being emitted, researchers have found.“Emissions are growing in places where there is a much greater effect on the formation of ozone,” said lead researcher Jason West, Associate Professor at University of North Carolina.

Uttarakhand HC asks government to impose ‘glacier tax’ on tourists (November Week #2 (2016))
Uttarakhand HC asks government to impose ‘glacier tax’ on tourists [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86547]In a bid to keep a check on climate change, the Uttarakhand high court on Monday asked the state government to impose a ‘glacier tax’ on tourists visiting the Himalayas.Hearing a public interest litigation (PIL), the court observed that there was large-scale degradation of the ecology in the Himalayas and glaciers were “rapidly depleting”.

Delhi government mulling artificial rain to reduce dust (November Week #2 (2016))
Delhi government mulling artificial rain to reduce dust [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86364]In efforts to combat the alarmingly high levels of pollution in the national capital, Chief Minister ArwindKejriwal announced on Sunday that use of all diesel gen-sets has been prohibited for the next five days from Monday, except for emergency services like hospitals and mobile towers.The government also decided to sprinkle water on roads of 100-foot width from Monday. The PWD will undertake the measure on all such roads at least once a week.

Admin invokes sec 144 to check open garbage burning, air quality worsens (November Week #2 (2016))
Admin invokes sec 144 to check open garbage burning, air quality worsens [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86511]After five days of choky smog, the Gurgaon district administration exercised section 144 of the CrPC on Sunday and banned the burning of waste, dry leaves, plastic, and any material that could worsen the air quality.The air quality was recorded as ‘severe’ on Sunday compared to ‘very poor’ on Saturday as the wind speed remained zero for a second consecutive day. A thick layer of smoke hung over the city and the visibility was below 300 metres.

Govt conducts workshop on bio-medical waste (November Week #2 (2016))
 Govt conducts workshop on bio-medical waste [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86685]In the wake of increasing air pollution in the city, Delhi government on Wednesday conducted a workshop to make doctors and medical practitioners acquainted with biomedical waste management rules.Biomedical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules 1998 have been superseded by the Biomedical Waste Management Rules 2016 from March this year.

Student's effort to tame air pollution (November Week #2 (2016))
Student's effort to tame air pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86713]The pollution caused by motorists idling their vehicles at short halts or red lights has prompted a school student to come up with an idea, which, if implemented, could stir their conscience with pity messages and protect the environment.Vehicular pollution is a major contributor to overall air pollution as the national capital region is witnessing, wrapped in a thick blanket of smog, which is causing respiratory problems and eye irritation.

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