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45 % of country's bird spices in HP: Great Backyard Bird Count (March Week #1(2017))
45 % of country's bird spices in HP: Great Backyard Bird Count [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89364]About 45 per cent of country's total bird spices were reported in Himachal Pradesh during Great Backyard Bird Count (GGBC) 2017 in the state.As per eBird data, as many as 564 bird species, nearly 45 per cent of the 1,263 Indian bird species, were reported from Himachal during the 4-day bird count from February 17 to 20.

Air pollution may reduce effectiveness of antibiotics (March Week #1(2017))
Air pollution may reduce effectiveness of antibiotics [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89349]Air pollution may increase the potential of bacteria that cause respiratory infections to tolerate antibiotic treatment, suggests new research. “This work increases our understanding of how air pollution affects human health,” said study lead author Julie Morrissey, Associate Professor at University of Leicester in Britain.

Sonbhadra's polluted air, water find no mention in Uttar Pradesh poll manifestos (March Week #1(2017))
Sonbhadra's polluted air, water find no mention in Uttar Pradesh poll manifestos [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89394]The final and seventh phase of Uttar Pradesh elections saw furious campaigning with all political bigwigs making promises to solve a plethora of problems, but the issue of acute air and water pollution in Sonbhadra did not find mention in any of the manifestoes.

Pollution, traffic biggest deterrent for people to walk: survey (March Week #1(2017))
Pollution, traffic biggest deterrent for people to walk: survey [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89401]Most respondents said they started walking because of illnessExposure to pollution and traffic is the biggest deterrent for people keen on walking, found a multi-city study which was carried out to understand the trigger, barriers of walking, as well as the disease profile and perception of health in cities -- Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Jaipur.

95 Seriously Polluting Industries shut (March Week #1(2017))
95 Seriously Polluting Industries shut [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89399]The state Environment department has closed 95 Seriously Polluting Industries (SPI) following the orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). Moreover, 43 Grossly Polluting Industries (GPI) were kept under strict monitoring to curb water pollution. Sovan Chatterjee, the state environment department, said West Bengal Pollution Control Board is working relentlessly to check pollution caused by factories and take necessary steps as and when required. The factories situated in the vicinity of Ganga River Basin have been identified as SPI and steps have been taken for proper monitoring whether pollution is being created by the factories.

E-waste burning: NGT orders inspection of Ganga floodplains (Issue of the week, February Week #4 (2017))
E-waste burning: NGT orders inspection of Ganga floodplains [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89145]The National Green Tribunal has directed inspection of Ganga flood plains to probe dumping and burning of waste after a plea alleged illegal processing of electronic waste on the banks of Ramganga in western UP.A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed officials from the Environment Ministry, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and state pollution control board to jointly inspect the area and submit a report before March 24.

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