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Air pollution kills but Anil Dave loves living in denial, jeopardising our lives (March Week #3(2017))
Air pollution kills but Anil Dave loves living in denial, jeopardising our lives [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89657]Union environment minister Anil Dave is a brave man. At a time when people are becoming increasingly cautious about air pollution and the harmful effect it has on our health, and several studies are warning of the same, Mr Dave told the Lok Sabha this week that there is not enough “evidence” in India to establish a direct correlation between diseases and air pollution. 

Citizens march to draw attention to Mumbai’s polluted rivers (Issue of the week, March Week #1(2017))
Citizens march to draw attention to Mumbai’s polluted rivers [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89336]Dedicating their Sunday to the cause of Mumbai’s lost rivers, hundreds of citizens walked along the Poisar river to draw attention to water pollution which has turned it into a sewer.



Citizens march to draw attention to Mumbai’s polluted rivers [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89336]Dedicating their Sunday to the cause of Mumbai’s lost rivers, hundreds of citizens walked along the Poisar river to draw attention to water pollution which has turned it into a sewer.The river march was spearheaded by Rajendra Singh, known as ‘the Waterman of India’. He was joined by Mumbai North MP Gopal Shetty, Charkop MLA Yogesh Sagar, corporators, citizens and students. The campaign, River March, is a movement by a group of residents who seek to rejuvenate rivers by trying to free them up from encroachments and inflow of untreated sewage. Walks were conducted simultaneously along the Mithi and Oshiwara rivers, which are also polluted by sewage and garbage.

Centre launches survey to ascertain Gangetic dolphin numbers (March Week #1(2017))
Centre launches survey to ascertain Gangetic dolphin numbers [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89339]New Delhi, Mar 5 The Centre has launched the first ever across-the-river survey in Ganga to determine the population of aquatic life, including that of the endangered Gangetic doplhin.The survey will create a baseline scientific data for the government to take suitable measures to improve quality of the river water, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has said.

Trio on cycle yatra to spread pollution awareness (March Week #1(2017))
Trio on cycle yatra to spread pollution awareness [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89337]VADODARA: Having stayed in an over-populated city like Mumbai, they understand the harms pollution can cause. Hence a team of three Mumbaikars took off on a mission to spread awareness of conserving environment and reducing pollution in different states. The trio took off on their bicycles from the Wagah border on February 14 and travelled through several cities in last 19 days, meeting number of people.

45 % of country's bird spices in HP: Great Backyard Bird Count (March Week #1(2017))
45 % of country's bird spices in HP: Great Backyard Bird Count [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89364]About 45 per cent of country's total bird spices were reported in Himachal Pradesh during Great Backyard Bird Count (GGBC) 2017 in the state.As per eBird data, as many as 564 bird species, nearly 45 per cent of the 1,263 Indian bird species, were reported from Himachal during the 4-day bird count from February 17 to 20.

Air pollution may reduce effectiveness of antibiotics (March Week #1(2017))
Air pollution may reduce effectiveness of antibiotics [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89349]Air pollution may increase the potential of bacteria that cause respiratory infections to tolerate antibiotic treatment, suggests new research. “This work increases our understanding of how air pollution affects human health,” said study lead author Julie Morrissey, Associate Professor at University of Leicester in Britain.

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