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Gangotri glacier’s rate of receding slows, but base thinning: Experts (February Week #4 (2017))
Gangotri glacier’s rate of receding slows, but base thinning: Experts [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89144]DEHRADUN: The rate of retreat of Gangotri glacier has slowed down to 11 metres since 2008 from the maximum of 35 metres recorded in 1974, according to experts at the Almora-based GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development (GBPNIHESD) who conducted a study of the glacier located in Uttarkashi from 2008 till 2016. While the slowing down of the rate of recession is good news, since it means that the glacier is not melting at a rate fast enough, scientists said that the worrying part

China to speed up steel output cuts to curb winter pollution (February Week #4 (2017))
China to speed up steel output cuts to curb winter pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89133]China will ratchet up planned steel production cuts and target illegal factories in an effort to reduce pollution during the winter, an official said on Wednesday.Beijing launched a campaign to cut steel overcapacity early last year in an attempt to stem a supply glut and crack down on pollutants from non-compliant producers.

Plastic from tyres, clothes major source of ocean pollution (February Week #4 (2017))
Plastic from tyres, clothes major source of ocean pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89142]Geneva, Feb 22 (PTI) Tiny plastic particles washed off products such as synthetic clothes and car tyres contribute up to 30 per cent of the plastic soup polluting the worlds oceans, with potentially disastrous effects on marine life and human health, a new report warned today.

China names and shames cities for not controlling pollution, smog (February Week #4 (2017))
China names and shames cities for not controlling pollution, smog [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89063]China’s environment ministry has named and shamed several cities in the north of the country for not doing enough to cope with smog, state news agency Xinhua reported.Large parts of northern China have been blanketed in choking smog this winter, defying repeated government efforts to tackle the problem.

Yamuna pollution: Supreme Court seeks report on sewage treatment plants (February Week #4 (2017))
Yamuna pollution: Supreme Court seeks report on sewage treatment plants [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89112]NEW DELHI: After 22 years of Supreme Court monitoring and spending around Rs 4,439 crore, Yamuna continues to stink like a sewer in Delhi but the Court decided on Monday to act tough against the authorities entrusted the task to clean the river and sought a comprehensive report from city Jal Board on operation of interceptor sewage projects(ISP) and sewage treatment plants (STP) .

Student community to help conserve Gangetic river dolphin (February Week #4 (2017))
Student community to help conserve Gangetic river dolphin [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89146] They will be among key stakeholders in a national project to develop conservation plan to save the aquatic animal from extinctionSchool and college students in West Bengal will be among key stakeholders in the national project to develop a conservation action plan for the Gangetic River Dolphin to save the national aquatic animal from extinction, an official said on Wednesday.

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