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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.

Toxic air pollution particles in brain could lead to Alzheimer’s, says study (September Week #2 (2016))
Toxic air pollution particles in brain could lead to Alzheimer’s, says study [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84468]

A team involving Oxford University scientists has, for the first time, discovered tiny magnetic particles from air pollution lodged in human brains in cities such as Manchester and Mexico City – and researchers think they could be a possible cause of Alzheimer's
disease.

Researchers led by Lancaster University found abundant magnetite nanoparticles in the brain tissue of 37 individuals aged three to 92 who lived in the two cities.




Toxic air pollution particles in brain could lead to Alzheimer’s, says study (September Week #2 (2016))
Toxic air pollution particles in brain could lead to Alzheimer’s, says study [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84468]

A team involving Oxford University scientists has, for the first time, discovered tiny magnetic particles from air pollution lodged in human brains in cities such as Manchester and Mexico City – and researchers think they could be a possible cause of Alzheimer's
disease.

Researhers led by Lancaster University found abundant magnetite nanoparticles in the brain tissue of 37 individuals aged three to 92 who lived in the two cities.




Animal Welfare Board urges central govt to prohibit use of elephants for performance (September Week #2 (2016))
5. Animal Welfare Board urges central govt to prohibit use of elephants for performance [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84471]

MUMBAI: A day after the circus elephant ran amok in Pune, animal rights groups have once again raised concern about the cruelty involved by forcing animals like elephants to perform. The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has again advised the Union
ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEFCC) to issue a central notification under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, to ban the training, exhibition and use of elephants for performances in India.




Bengaluru start-up converts air pollution into usable ink (September Week #2 (2016))
Bengaluru start-up converts air pollution into usable ink [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84472]

A Bengaluru-based firm has found a way to trap pollutants, separate the carbon from the particulate matter and use this carbon to make ink. This novel process shows us ways in recycling air pollution and could pave the way to tackle pollution-related issues
that plague several parts of India




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