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Air pollution claims lives, harms economy (October Week #3 (2016))
Air pollution claims lives, harms economy [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85983]A recently released report of the World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has come out with some startling facts, the most important being that India lost 1.4 million lives to air pollution, while in China the toll was 1.6 million. In fact, more than 5 million deaths world-wide were attributed to health conditions caused by air pollution out of which 60 per cent were in the two most populous countries. 

Air pollution in city may enter underground metro premises (October Week #3 (2016))
Air pollution in city may enter underground metro premises [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85987]The seemingly crisp, fresh air inhaled inside the sanitised and cool environs of metro premises or air-conditioned car may actually be teeming with respirable pollutants.Pollutants may be entering underground metro premises not only through air conditioning ducts but also clinging on to the clothes and shoes of passengers.

Nagpur air quality bad due to thermal power stations’ (October Week #3 (2016))
 Nagpur air quality bad due to thermal power stations’ [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85784]While industries, power plants, mines and vehicles are blamed for increasing exposure to air pollution, there are many lesser-known sources which are significantly poisoning the quality of air. VirendraSethi, professor at Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, whose 40 research papers have been published in various international journals, talks about what really is adding to rural and urban air pollution.

Birders Catch Rare ‘Eurasian Hobby’ at Okhla Bird Sanctuary (October Week #3 (2016))
Birders Catch Rare ‘Eurasian Hobby’ at Okhla Bird Sanctuary [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85888]NOIDA: There's a nip in the air and to celebrate the onset of autumn, members of Delhi Bird Photographers Group, visited the Okhla bird sanctuary early Sunday morning to spot and shoot resident and visiting birds in the sanctuary.

Now, Bopal municipality too wants to dump garbage at Pirana (October Week #3 (2016))
Now, Bopal municipality too wants to dump garbage at Pirana [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85744]AHMEDABAD: Municipalities around the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation are facing a shortage of landfill sites and places to dump their garbage. In absence of such sites, the municipalities are dumping their waste on roadside or at sites close to residential areas

Solar power to make Noida Metro India’s greenest (Issue of the week, October Week #2 (2016))
Solar power to make Noida Metro India’s greenest [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85650] NOIDA: The 29.7km Noida Metro corridor will be India's greenest when it becomes operational a little over a year from now with a capacity to generate enough solar power to run not only all 21 stations but also its offices and train depot.The practices being followed are similar to those Delhi Metro is employing in Phase-3 and some of its existing stations, but Noida Metro will stand out as India's most environment-friendly Metro project because the entire corridor will homogenously use solar power, right from its head office to parking lots and footbridges.

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