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VEHICLES ‘Misconception’ that only diesel pollutes: govt to NGT (April Week #4 (2017))
VEHICLES ‘Misconception’ that only diesel pollutes: govt to NGT [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90386]The government today told the National Green Tribunal that there was a “misconception” that only diesel pollutes the environment. “NGT has concluded that diesel vehicles are more polluting than petrol and CNG. The government has submitted that there are various pollutants that cause air pollution from vehicles. “Diesel may be inferior to petrol in some pollutants such as particulate matters and oxides of nitrogen, but petrol is also inferior to diesel in some other pollutants

Biomedical waste needs immediate treatment (April Week #4 (2017))
Biomedical waste needs immediate treatment [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90385]Chennai: In a clear violation of the Biomedical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2016, formulated a year ago, none of the 22 government medical college hospitals in the state owns an effluent treatment plant (ETP) to treat the liquid medical waste. In a ground check conducted by Deccan Chronicle, it was learnt that Government College Hospitals, including Stanley Medical College and Madras Medical College, let out their highly pathogenic liquid into the common city sewer system, without an adequate treatment.

Pollution Control Board warns industries illegally dumping hazardous wastes (April Week #4 (2017))
Pollution Control Board warns industries illegally dumping hazardous wastes [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90393]Hyderabad: Industries resorting to illegal dumping of hazardous wastes, effluent discharges or causing air pollution and odour nuisance were by cautioned of stringent action including prosecution as per the provisions under the Water, Air and E(P) Acts by the State Pollution Control Board.

Water conservation programme for Budelkhand to be launched tomorrow (April Week #4 (2017))
Water conservation programme for Budelkhand to be launched tomorrow [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90396]NEW DELHI: The Centre has planned an extensive water conservation programme for drought prone areas of Bundelkhand (Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh), Marathwada (Maharashtra) and Kalahandi, Bolangir and Koraput (KBK) region of Odisha. The programme will formally be launched by the Union water resources minister Uma Bharti at Bandri, Sagar in Madhya Pradesh on Friday.

Arctic thaw quickening threatens trillion-dollar costs: Report (April Week #4 (2017))
Arctic thaw quickening threatens trillion-dollar costs: Report [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90357]The Arctic’s quickening thaw is melting the permafrost under buildings and roads from Siberia to Alaska, raising world sea levels and disrupting temperature patterns further south, an international study said on Tuesday.The frigid region’s shift to warmer and wetter conditions, resulting in melting ice around the region, may cost the world economy trillions of dollars this century, it estimated.

BANNERGHATTA PARK GOES FOR NOVEL WATER CONSERVATION (April Week #4 (2017))
BANNERGHATTA PARK GOES FOR NOVEL WATER CONSERVATION [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90373]Summers are indeed a testing time for animals at Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP). Unable to withstand the soaring heat, many animals just wish to immerse themselves in a pool of water. But unfortunately like every year, this year too, BBP is running short of water.




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