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Stop trade in exotic species for cheap entertainment (OctoberWeek #4 (2016))
Stop trade in exotic species for cheap entertainment[ http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86019 ]Mumbai: A day after a Humbolt penguin died in Mumbai zoo, animal welfare experts reminded authorities that sensible conservation of wildlife is critical and demanded that trade in exotic species for "cheap entertainment" must stop.Activists have advised the BMC to first improve the zoo's condition and only then bring in additional species with public money. This, even as Mumbai zoo director Dr Sanjay Tripathi confirmed plans to bring in a "replacement" penguin.

'Chances of high pollution in winters' (October Week #3 (2016))
'Chances of high pollution in winters' [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85984]VARANASI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency might experience the worst air pollution during winter this year. A pilot study of air quality index (AQI) by the Centre For Environment and Energy Development (CEED) in August and September shows that maximum number of days recorded 'moderate to severe' levels of pollution.

Fossil leaves show how Antarctic ice melted 23 million years ago (October Week #3 (2016))
ossil leaves show how Antarctic ice melted 23 million years ago [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85890]WELLINGTON: Fossilised leaves recovered from a crater lake in New Zealand provided insight on how climate changed and affected the Antarctic ice-sheet 23 million years ago, a scientist said on Thursday.

Air pollution claims lives, harms economy (October Week #3 (2016))
Air pollution claims lives, harms economy [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85983]A recently released report of the World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has come out with some startling facts, the most important being that India lost 1.4 million lives to air pollution, while in China the toll was 1.6 million. In fact, more than 5 million deaths world-wide were attributed to health conditions caused by air pollution out of which 60 per cent were in the two most populous countries. 

Air pollution in city may enter underground metro premises (October Week #3 (2016))
Air pollution in city may enter underground metro premises [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85987]The seemingly crisp, fresh air inhaled inside the sanitised and cool environs of metro premises or air-conditioned car may actually be teeming with respirable pollutants.Pollutants may be entering underground metro premises not only through air conditioning ducts but also clinging on to the clothes and shoes of passengers.

Nagpur air quality bad due to thermal power stations’ (October Week #3 (2016))
 Nagpur air quality bad due to thermal power stations’ [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85784]While industries, power plants, mines and vehicles are blamed for increasing exposure to air pollution, there are many lesser-known sources which are significantly poisoning the quality of air. VirendraSethi, professor at Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, whose 40 research papers have been published in various international journals, talks about what really is adding to rural and urban air pollution.

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