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Govt plans to set up observatories to study impact of climate change (September Week #3(2016)) Govt plans to set up observatories to study impact of climate change [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84779]
100 ducks on the prowl for ‘blind mosquitoes’ on Koratturlake (September Week #3(2016))
100 ducks on the prowl for ‘blind mosquitoes’ on Koratturlake [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84649]

With residents of Ambattur complaining about the nuisance created by Chironomus insects, 100 ducks were released into the Korattur lake in an attempt to control the breeding of these aquatic midges, which are also known as ‘blind mosquitoes’

Indian researchers develop method to recycle fish-bio waste into green energy (September Week #3(2016))
Indian researchers develop method to recycle fish-bio waste into green energy [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84847]

Researchers have found out that eating fish has its benefits, and it can help reduce the risk of diseases ranging from childhood asthma to prostate cancer. Recent research by a team of researchers at Jadavpur University have found out that the scales of
fish are no longer a waste. It has the potential of becoming an instant source of green energy in future. Scientists have developed a biodegradable energy harvester from raw fish scales that could replace a pacemaker device from the heart in future.

NDMC sets up 5 e-waste collection centres (September Week #2 (2016))
NDMC sets up 5 e-waste collection centres [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84396]

NEW DELHI: In a bid to prevent health risks resulting from exposure to electronic junk, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has set up five e-wastecollection centres in its areas. It has also initiated a door-to-door pickup service, which is being offered
free of cost.

The collection centres have come up at Kautilya Marg, Palika Niwas, Amrita Shergill Marg, Rajendra Prasad Road and Ashoka Road.




This time, 70 p.c. of Ganesh idols immersed were made of clay (September Week #2 (2016))
This time, 70 p.c. of Ganesh idols immersed were made of clay [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84401]

In a development that could bring cheer to environmentalists who dread the impact of large scale immersion of idols on the environment during Ganesh Chaturthi, it was found that a majority of idols immersed this year were made of clay. By Tuesday evening,
over 1.64 lakh idols had been immersed in the eight zones of the Bruhat Bengaluru MahanagaraPalike (BBMP).




E-waste rules catch most metro residents unaware, survey finds (September Week #2 (2016))
E-waste rules catch most metro residents unaware, survey finds [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84398]

New Delhi: Some two-thirds of respondents to a survey across Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Chennai said they weren’t aware of rules on disposal of electronic waste (e-waste), nearly four years after they took effect.

Among the 34% of respondents who said they were aware of the rules, 12% had heard about them but didn’t know the details, according to survey findings released on Tuesday. Only 50% of the respondents knew what e-waste is.

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