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Centre launches survey to ascertain Gangetic dolphin numbers (March Week #1(2017))
Centre launches survey to ascertain Gangetic dolphin numbers [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89339]New Delhi, Mar 5 The Centre has launched the first ever across-the-river survey in Ganga to determine the population of aquatic life, including that of the endangered Gangetic doplhin.The survey will create a baseline scientific data for the government to take suitable measures to improve quality of the river water, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has said.

Trio on cycle yatra to spread pollution awareness (March Week #1(2017))
Trio on cycle yatra to spread pollution awareness [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89337]VADODARA: Having stayed in an over-populated city like Mumbai, they understand the harms pollution can cause. Hence a team of three Mumbaikars took off on a mission to spread awareness of conserving environment and reducing pollution in different states. The trio took off on their bicycles from the Wagah border on February 14 and travelled through several cities in last 19 days, meeting number of people.

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.

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