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Come Deepavali, It’s the Explosion of Hot Air Around Pollution That Hurts Us More (Issue of the week, October Week #2 (2017))
Come Deepavali, It’s the Explosion of Hot Air Around Pollution That Hurts Us More [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92692]The monsoon season is making its way out across the Indian sub-continent. The fields are green and lush, the dust has settled, the air is clean (somewhat) at the end of the wet season.Collectively, we have a short-term memory; we forget that less than a year ago we were tying ourselves in knots rueing the high levels of air pollution, counting the toll from asthma related cases, exchanging notes on the best indoor and outdoor filters, the most effective face-masks, the lack of policy, toothless government agencies, figuring out strategies to escapeliving in Delhi for want of a healthier life.

Wetlands issue deserves very serious attention: Supreme Court to Centre (October Week #2 (2017))
Wetlands issue deserves very serious attention: Supreme Court to Centre [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92674]NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today expressed concern over the disappearance of wetlands in the country and told the government that this was an important issue which deserved very serious attention.A wetland is a marshy land area like swamps or mangroves that has water either permanently or seasonally and which could also have a distinct ecosystem.

India’s renewable energy capacity to double by 2022, report says (October Week #2 (2017))
India’s renewable energy capacity to double by 2022, report says [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92675] India’s renewable energy capacity will more than double by 2022, which would be enough to overtake renewable expansion in the European Union for the first time, International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a report.

Centre approves setting up a turtle sanctuary in Allahabad (October Week #2 (2017))
Centre approves setting up a turtle sanctuary in Allahabad [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92677]NEW DELHI: Amid uncertainty over the fate of existing turtle sanctuary in Varanasi, the government has given its go ahead for setting up a new centre to conserve this aquatic creature in Allahabad. Idea of this project - called 'Developing River Biodiversity Park and Turtle Conservation Programme' - along Ganga-Yamuna river system in Allahabad is to protect rich aquatic biodiversity of both the rivers and preserve all those species which act as natural cleaning agents. Turtles, being carnivorous, can help scavenge half-burnt corpses and naturally aid in cleaning the river water.

Textile cos launch Noyyal river cleaning drive (October Week #2 (2017))
Textile cos launch Noyyal river cleaning drive [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92680]Tirupur: Amid complaints about industrial pollution in Noyyal River, 19 trade associations, mostly from the knitwear industry, have joined hands to clean up the waterbody. The clean-up drive was inaugurated by animal husbandry minister Udumalai K Radhakrishnan on Wednesday.

Groundwater levels sinking but Gurugram does nothing to stop extraction (October Week #2 (2017))
 Groundwater levels sinking but Gurugram does nothing to stop extraction [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92685]GURUGRAM: Illegal extraction of groundwater continues and private water tanker mafia thrives in the city even as its groundwater levels continue to plunge at an alarming rate. In fact, Gurgaon's groundwater fell 16 metres in 10 years to 34.84 metres below ground level in 2015, from 18.77 metres in 2005.

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