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The air we breathe: Mumbai’s toxic road junctions can stop traffic, your heart (Issue of the week, December Week #1(2016))
The air we breathe: Mumbai’s toxic road junctions can stop traffic, your heart [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86973]You could be inhaling fine particulate matter up to 30 times more than the safe limit at a traffic junction in the city.A study led by the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) at 33 traffic junctions across the city found the average concentration of PM10 (particulate matter of less than 10 microns in diameter) to be maximum at Dindoshi at 2,709 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3) — that is 27 times the permissible limit of 100ug/m3.

Law to curtail planting of saplings that cause eco damage (December Week #1(2016))
Law to curtail planting of saplings that cause eco damage [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86994]The Karnataka government took the legislation route to curtail planting of saplings that have adverse effect on environment and ground water.The Legislative Assembly on Thursday passed the Karnataka Preservation of Trees (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that provides for regulating the planting and cultivation of saplings which cause ecological damage and erode soil fertility.

Beijing issues orange alert for heavy air pollution (December Week #1(2016))
Beijing issues orange alert for heavy air pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86995]The Beijing Municipality on Thursday issued an orange alert for air pollution in the next three days.The orange alert, the second-highest in a four-tier warning system, will be effective from midnight on Thursday, according to the city air pollution emergency response office, Xinhua reported.

Multiple Authorities, No Monitoring Failed Ganga Cleaning: IITs to NGT (December Week #1(2016))
Multiple Authorities, No Monitoring Failed Ganga Cleaning: IITs to NGT [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86992]New Delhi: Multiplicity of authorities, lack of assistance from state governments and dearth of monitoring has led to the failure of cleaning Ganga, a consortium of seven IITs told the National Green Tribunal on Thursday.The consortium's submission came in response to a query raised by a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar which had asked the expert body about the reasons for failure of Ganga Action Plan-I and II.

Need to create awareness on sound pollution stressed (December Week #1(2016))
Need to create awareness on sound pollution stressed [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=87017]Mayor Soumini Jain has called for better awareness among the public about sound pollution.She was speaking after launching the No Horn Day observance at the Vyttila Mobility Hub on Thursday. It was organised jointly by the Kochi chapter ofthe Indian Medical Association and National Initiative for Safe Sound with the support of the district administration, city police, Regional Transport Office, and the Kochi Corporation.

Minister upset with forest officials over poaching of Himalayan black bear (December Week #1(2016))
Minister upset with forest officials over poaching of Himalayan black bear[http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86988]DEHRADUN: Upset over reports of killing of Himalayan black bears at large scale by poachers in Chamoli and Rudraprayag in the past few months, state forest minister Dinesh Agarwal held a meeting with senior forest officials on Wednesday and warned them of strong punitive action against those found conniving with poachers as well as those from the department responsible for preventing such poaching incidents.

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