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Storm surge warning for Chennai (September Week #3 (2017))
Storm surge warning for Chennai [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92499]CHENNAI: Is Chennai prepared for a storm surge similar to that of Hurricane Irma which lashed the coast of Florida?A study by Tamil Nadu State Land Use Research Board, along with Indo-German Centre for Sustainability and IIT Madras, has estimated that in the next three decades, Chennai could witness a rise of sea between 4.35 metres and 6.85 metres due to tropical cyclones affecting 1,963 square km of land mass. 

WHO air-quality norms may help Indians live longer (September Week #3 (2017))
WHO air-quality norms may help Indians live longer [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92533]According to a report by the Air Quality-Life Index (AQLI), India can improve the life quality and life expectancy of a majority of its population just by reducing the air pollution complying to the standard of World Health Organization (WHO). The report was released by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago.

Chennai grows and so do garbage mounds (September Week #3 (2017))
Chennai grows and so do garbage mounds [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92535]Chennai: Technical experts from Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board and Anna University roped in by the city corporation to provide technical expertise on the ambitious project of generating power from tonnes of waste dumped in corporation dump yards have urged the civic body to rework on the project’s technical parameters.

NGT refuses to lift ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR (September Week #3 (2017))
NGT refuses to lift ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92534]The National Green Tribunal on Thursday refused to lift its order banning diesel vehicles more than 10 years old in the National Capital Region. A bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar turned down a plea by the Centre, saying that one diesel vehicle caused as much pollution as 24 petrol or 40 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

Yamuna cleaning: NGT slaps Rs 50K fine on Environment Ministry, Delhi govt (Issue of the week, September Week #1 (2017))
Yamuna cleaning: NGT slaps Rs 50K fine on Environment Ministry, Delhi govt [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92365]

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 each on the Environment Ministry (MoEF) and the Delhi government for not submitting a status report on rejuvenation and restoration of the Yamuna river.




A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar passed the order after counsels of the MoEF and the Delhi government failed to appear before it and no report was placed on record.




Eco-friendly Ganeshas distributed in Chikkaballapur (September Week #1 (2017))
Eco-friendly Ganeshas distributed in Chikkaballapur [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92367]

 Chikkaballapur MLA Dr Sudhakar distributed 2,000 clay Ganesha idols in his constituency and has pledged to use only eco-friendly puja items this festive season.




The MLA launched a distribution programme as traditionally, Ganesh idols, made of Plaster of Paris, are immersed in water during this festival, which polluted water.




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