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AAP govt gets cracking on air pollution (Issue of the week, OctoberWeek #4 (2016))
AAP govt gets cracking on air pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86075]The AamAadmi Party (AAP) government on Thursday said it had set in motion the process for installation of Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFIDs) and Weigh-in-Motion machines at all 13 entry points of the Capital to regulate commercial vehicles and check air pollution.

Record-shattering birds stay in air for 10 months: Study (OctoberWeek #4 (2016))
Record-shattering birds stay in air for 10 months: Study [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86072]MIAMI: A small, dark-feathered bird known as the common swift flies for 10 months on end without ever landing, the longest time spent aloft of any known bird, scientists said Thursday. The findings in the US journal Current Biology confirmed a 46-year-old hypothesis, first offered by British researcher Ron Lockley, that these birds spend most of their lives in the air.

The killing of another rhino in Kaziranga shows that the threat of poachers is ever present (OctoberWeek #4 (2016))
The killing of another rhino in Kaziranga shows that the threat of poachers is ever present [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86068]On October 21, rangers in India�s Kaziranga National Park found the carcass of a male rhinoceros who had been shot dead with his horn sawed off by poachers. Rangers had been searching the forest since they heard the sound of gunshots on October 19, according to local media reports. They eventually found the body, but by then the poachers and the horn were long gone. The killing was at least the 16th in the state so far in 2016.

Survey in major cities to assess noise and pollution levels (OctoberWeek #4 (2016))
Survey in major cities to assess noise and pollution levels [cmsenvis.cmsindia.org//newspaper/details.asp?id=86032]A survey to assess noise and pollution levels will be conducted in major cities in the State on the penultimate day and on the day of the Deepavali festival. People should not pollute the atmosphere and celebrate smoke-free Deepavali, according to Collector T.G. Vinay.

In a press release here on Tuesday he said that the assessment would take place for two days in Chennai, Madurai, Salem, Tiruchi, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, Dindigul, Vellore, Tirupur, Hosur and Cuddalore in the State. The high-decibel crackers would affect the ears. So crackers should not be burst between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Vehicles choking Haridwar roads major culprits in polluting city (OctoberWeek #4 (2016))
Vehicles choking Haridwar roads major culprits in polluting city�s air [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86009]HARIDWAR: The number of vehicles registered annually on the roads of Haridwar have increased by over 60 per cent in the last seven years, and are one of the major contributing factors of rising air pollution levels in the holy city. Open burning of garbage and dry leaves which TOI has been highlighting repeatedly, are the other major sources of the air getting murkier day by day in the city.

Green Tribunal directs surprise checks of polluting industries (OctoberWeek #4 (2016))
Green Tribunal directs surprise checks of polluting industries [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86001]The National Green Tribunal has directed surprise checks of polluting industries in Ghaziabad and adjoining areas after a plea alleged that toxic discharge from these units was causing air and water pollution there.A Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the Environment Ministry, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Uttar Pradesh government and UP Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to conduct surprise inspection of these units and submit data on how many industries were operating in the entire area.

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