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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.

Nagaland, Manipur cheer as migratory Amur falcons arrive in thousands (October Week #2 (2016))
Nagaland, Manipur cheer as migratory Amur falcons arrive in thousands [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85689]Thousands of Amur falcons, small birds of prey that undertake one of the longest migrations, started arriving on October 7 in Wokha district in Nagaland and Tamenglong district of Manipur. The first winged visitors arrived with unerring precision on the same day as last year.Wokha district is a declared second home of the Amur falcons.

India to Eliminate Super Greenhouse Gas HFC-23 (October Week #2 (2016))
India to Eliminate Super Greenhouse Gas HFC-23 [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85697]Kigali: India on Sunday announced that it will eliminate the HFC-23 gas and directed all five plants in the country that produce it as a by-product to "destroy" the super greenhouse gas with high global warming potential."The government, hereby directs that...All HCFC-22 plants to destroy HFC-23 produced as a by-product of HCFC-22 production through incineration using an efficient and proven technology such as thermal oxidation," says the order signed by Manoj Kumar Singh, joint secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF).

Government orders companies to “urgently and immediately” destroy HFC-23 (October Week #2 (2016))
Government orders companies to “urgently and immediately” destroy HFC-23 [Government orders companies to “urgently and immediately” destroy HFC-23 ]NEW DELHI: In a move signalling India’s commitment to taking steps to reduce the presence of heat-trapping refrigerant gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the atmosphere that are contributing to global warming, the government has ordered companies to “urgently and immediately” destroy HFC-23, which has a heat trapping capacity that is 14800 times that of carbon dioxide and has an atmospheric life of 222 years. 

Delhi government launches 'anti-firecracker campaign (October Week #2 (2016))
Delhi government launches 'anti-firecracker campaign' [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85692]The Delhi government on Thursday announced the launch of an "anti-firecracker campaign" for this Diwali and alerted the state machinery to check import and sale of harmful crackers."The Delhi government has launched an 'anti-firecracker campaign' for the ongoing festive season," Environment Minister Imran Hussain said in a press statement.

No-cracker drive to tackle pollution (October Week #2 (2016))
No-cracker drive to tackle pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85691]GURGAON: The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) on Thursday launched a no-plastic and no-cracker campaign to tackle air pollution this Diwali. The move came after a Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) study claimed that Faridabad, Gurgaon and Delhi witnessed the worst pollution levels on Dusshera and had an air quality index (AQI) of 270, 238 and 223, respectively.

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