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Three-year plan to let Delhi breathe (May Week #12 (2017))
Three-year plan to let Delhi breathe [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90467]NEW DELHI: Underlining air pollution as a serious problem, the government's think tank NitiAayog in its latest action agenda has come out with a five-point remedy, including higher taxes on petrol\diesel, higher parking fees and shutting down coal-based power plants in a phased manner, to deal with the menace within three years. 

CPCB releases draft guidelines for bio-remediation of hazardous oily wastes (May Week #12 (2017))
CPCB releases draft guidelines for bio-remediation of hazardous oily wastes [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90466]New Delhi: Soil and water contaminated by oil could soon be returned to their natural state using bio-remediation, a process in which micro-organisms break down oil to less harmful substances.

NGT asks for report on waste water reaching the Yamuna (May Week #12 (2017))
NGT asks for report on waste water reaching the Yamuna [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90469]The National Green Tribunal on Monday asked for an analytical report on effluent samples of sewage treatment plants (STPs) at Delhi Gate and Okhla to monitor cleaning of waste water reaching the Yamuna. The Central Pollution ControlBoard, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and a representative from IIT Roorkee were instructed to jointly inspect the STPs, by a bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar.

Meerut poaching, arms racket: Slovenian sent to Tihar, officials say just tip of a global syndicate (May Week #12 (2017))
Meerut poaching, arms racket: Slovenian sent to Tihar, officials say just tip of a global syndicate [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90479]Meerut: A day after a huge racket of poaching and international arms smuggling was uncovered during 17-hour-long joint raids carried out by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and wildlife department at the house of a retired colonel and his national-level shooter son in Meerut, a Slovenian national and two Delhi shooters, one of whose kids are national-level shooters, have been sent to Tihar Jail on Monday.

Call to preserve habitat of Great Indian Hornbills in the Nilgiris (May Week #12 (2017))
Call to preserve habitat of Great Indian Hornbills in the Nilgiris [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90458]With the breeding season of the Great Indian Hornbill (Bucerosbicornis) almost at an end this year, the need to preserve what’s left of its habitat in the Nilgiris has never been greater.Researchers said that the bird’s prime nesting grounds are located in the evergreen forests that come under the jurisdiction of the Nilgiris North-Eastern Range in the Nilgiris, where many pairs of the bird, which usually mate for life, were spotted this year during the breeding season, which extends from January till around April every year.

DOES POOR AIR QUALITY AFFECT AUTO DRIVERS? IF YES, HOW? (May Week #12 (2017))
DOES POOR AIR QUALITY AFFECT AUTO DRIVERS? IF YES, HOW? [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90460]First it was the traffic police men and now auto drivers. Anti-Pollution Drive (APD) Foundation has initiated the Phase-2 to assess the health impact of air pollution on auto rickshaw drivers of coastal city by conducting the Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) on auto drivers.

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