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From the lab: A greenhouse gas as a cool, green solution (November Week #3(2016))
From the lab: A greenhouse gas as a cool, green solution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86765]Ironically, carbon dioxide is seen as a very viable alternative refrigerant for a variety of cooling requirements. Carbon dioxide was used as refrigerant in air-conditioners long ago, but was discarded when more efficient, low-pressure fluids like CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) came along. But CFCs were found to be eroding the ozone layer and these got replaced by HCFCs (hydrochlorofluorocarbons) and HFCs. Now, there is an attempt to go back to carbon dioxide as it is a natural compound

What the government and the media didn’t say about air pollution in your city (November Week #3(2016))
What the government and the media didn’t say about air pollution in your city  [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86824]Pollution levels were much higher than what was being displayed on public monitors in the city even as the government issued lukewarm “directives” to tackle the air apocalypse.

Global network's concern over Indian data on tiger poaching (November Week #3(2016))
Global network's concern over Indian data on tiger poaching [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86831]Kochi: A global wildlife trade monitoring network's report has voiced concern over India's tiger poaching data management mechanism and said there was "disparity" between occurrences of 'seizure of tigers and tiger parts' in the country and recording of such incidents on official record.

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.

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