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Closure notices issued to over 1000 industrial units by CPCB (July Week #2 (2017))
Closure notices issued to over 1000 industrial units by CPCB [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91764]The Central Pollution Control Board has issued closure directions to 1033 industries that failed to install Online Consent Management & Monitoring System or connect them to the CPCB server

Faecal sludge continues to pollute Yamuna despite ban on defecation (Issue of the week, July Week #1 (2017))
Faecal sludge continues to pollute Yamuna despite ban on defecation [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91661] The National Green Tribunal might have banned open defecation on Yamuna’s flood plains but faecal sludge from lakhs of septic tanks that are emptied into drains is regularly reaching the river and polluting it, warn experts.According to the 2011 census, around 60% of Delhi’s households have water closets and nearly 30% of the households have septic tanks and pits. But where does the waste go from these tanks and pits?

With monsoon, poor maintenance of Udaipur lakes adds to admin’s worriesTNN (July Week #1 (2017))
With monsoon, poor maintenance of Udaipur lakes adds to admin’s worriesTNN [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91667]Udaipur: Monsoon is here and authorities haven't expedited the maintenance and cleaning works around lakes which are lifeline of Udaipur. Shores of lakes like Rang Sagar, Swaroop Sagar and Pichola continue to be under grip of dirt and garbage which will eventually flow into the water bodies after rains.

Rare butterfly thrives on, and because of, US military bases (July Week #1 (2017))
Rare butterfly thrives on, and because of, US military bases [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91664]In the shadow of giant war machines, a tiny rare butterfly is flourishing. Oddly, experts say, the U.S. military gets the credit.The frosted elfin, which flutters along on a 1—inch (2.5 centimeters) wingspan, has found a home at several defense installations because of the way the military manages open spaces, said Robyn Niver, an endangered species biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Sunderbans losing its famed mangroves because of climate change (July Week #1 (2017))
Sunderbans losing its famed mangroves because of climate change [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91663]In an advancement that will ring alarm bells for both environmentalists and policy producers, the mangrove forest cover in the Indian Sunderbans has been depleting alarmingly finished the past couple of decades.

KMC to ban use of plastic from Independence Day (July Week #1 (2017))
KMC to ban use of plastic from Independence Day [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91660]Kolhapur: The civic body will implement the general body's decision to ban use of plastics in the city from August 15 this year.The GB meet held in March this year unanimously decided to ban the use and sale of plastic in the city. The Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) approved the central government's new rule to implement Plastic Waste Management Rules, under which hefty fines will be levied on the manufacturer and dispenser of plastic bags and items.

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