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ooum restoration receives Centre's environment nod (July Week #2 (2017))
Cooum restoration receives Centre's environment nod [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91673]CHENNAI: After a delay of one year, the Union ministry of environment and forests has granted environment clearance to the Tamil Nadugovernment's Integrated Cooum River Eco-restoration Project for a 9.6-km stretch between the mouth of the river and Chetpet Railway Bridge, where experts have observed tidal influence.The `105-crore project, part of a massive restoration project for the highly contaminated river that started last year, has a stipulated duration of 36 months

Heatwave breaks 131-year-old temperature record in US (July Week #2 (2017))
Heatwave breaks 131-year-old temperature record in US [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91678]Los Angeles: A high temperature record that stood for 131 years in downtown Los Angeles, US, has been broken as the region suffered a scorching heat on Saturday.The temperature downtown hit a record high of 98 Fahrenheit degrees (36.6 degrees Celsius), beating the former record of 95 Fahrenheit degrees (35 degrees Celsius) set in 1886, Xinhua news agency cited National Weather Service (NWS) as showing.

Humans are polluting even the farthest reaches of our planet (July Week #2 (2017))
Humans are polluting even the farthest reaches of our planet [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88986]Paris: Banned chemicals are tainting tiny crustaceans that inhabit the deepest ocean, a study said Monday -- the first evidence that humans are polluting even the farthest reaches of our planet. The level of chemicals is so high that it is affecting the crustaceans that are present in the deep parts of the ocean

NGT imposes ban on nylon, glass-coated manjha (July Week #2 (2017))
 NGT imposes ban on nylon, glass-coated manjha [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91769]New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday ordered a complete ban on manjha (kite string) as well as all non-biodegradable synthetic material since it poses a threat to humans, birds and animals. In addition, it is harmful to the environment.A bench led by NGT chief Justice (retd) Swatanter Kumar directed all states to prohibit the "manufacture, sale, storage, purchase and use" of such manjha made of nylon or any non-biodegradable synthetic material. 

Recession of Himalayan glaciers ‘alarming’, will have profound impact: ISRO scientists (July Week #2 (2017))
Recession of Himalayan glaciers ‘alarming’, will have profound impact: ISRO scientists [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91771]Analysis of satellite images have revealed an “alarming recession” of glaciers in the Bhilangna basin of the Garhwal Himalayas from 1965, scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have said.Home to 9,575 glaciers (as per a Geological Survey of India inventory) the Himalayas are considered to have the largest concentration of glaciers outside the polar regions. Snow and melt water from the glaciers is the major source of water for the large river basins, the Indus and the Ganges.

Swachh plan stuck in stinking sewer lines (July Week #2 (2017))
Swachh plan stuck in stinking sewer lines  [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91679]Hyderabad: Nalas passing through residential colonies to finally flow into the lakes now carry all sorts of garbage along. Despite various attempts by the government to create a swachh city, public finds it much easier to throw the garbage in barren lands and open water bodies as the garbage collectors seem to be irregular. 

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