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No-cracker drive to tackle pollution (October Week #2 (2016))
No-cracker drive to tackle pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85691]GURGAON: The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) on Thursday launched a no-plastic and no-cracker campaign to tackle air pollution this Diwali. The move came after a Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) study claimed that Faridabad, Gurgaon and Delhi witnessed the worst pollution levels on Dusshera and had an air quality index (AQI) of 270, 238 and 223, respectively.

Govt plans to tweak eco-sensitive zone rules on upper Ganga stretch (October Week #2 (2016))
Govt plans to tweak eco-sensitive zone rules on upper Ganga stretch Mayank Aggarwal [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85639]New Delhi: Four years after a government ban on mining and dam-building on a 100-km stretch of the Ganga, an environment ministry panel is considering a dilution of its provisions, documents seen by Mint show. 

In 2012, after years of struggle by environmentalists, the ministry notified the entire stretch of the Ganga’s tributary Bhagirathi from its origin at Gaumukh to Uttarkashi as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ).

 


Winter is coming: Delhi takes stock of its anti-pollution measures (October Week #2 (2016))
Winter is coming: Delhi takes stock of its anti-pollution measures [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85662]Winter is here when pollution levels are again expected to rise. DNA takes a look at Delhi Government's experiment with environment and whether it helped bring down the pollution levels.

Brahmapuram plant remains on paper (Issue of the week, October Week #1 (2016))
Brahmapuram plant remains on paper [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85570]KOCHI: The much-hyped Rs 295-crore waste-to-energy (WTE) solid waste treatment plant proposed at Brahmapuram, aimed at reducing Kochi's garbage woes, still remains on paper. Thought an agreement was signed between the corporation and GJ Eco Power Pvt. Ltd - the implementing agency of the project-seven months ago, the project has not received even a single clearance or permit document till date for commencing work. The agency has to get 21 approvals in order to start the construction of the plant.

Delhi appeals to Centre, neighbours on curbing air pollution (October Week #1 (2016))
Delhi appeals to Centre, neighbours on curbing air pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85567]New Delhi: Delhi government today appealed to the Centre and governments of three neighbouring states to take effective steps for prevention of burning of agriculture residue so as to reduce air pollution level in the national capital.Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain has written to the Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave and also to governments of Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan in this regard.

Scientists discover largest dinosaur in Brazil (October Week #1 (2016))
Scientists discover largest dinosaur in Brazil [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85621]BRASILIA: Brazilian scientists have announced the discovery of the largest dinosaurs ever found in the country, an animal that was 25 meters long.The dinosaur, named "Austroposeidonmagnificus," belonged to the group of titanosaurs, which were herbivorous dinosaurs with a well-developed body, a long neck and tail and a relatively small skull, according to scientists at Rio de Janeiro's Earth Sciences Museum, Xinhua news agency reported.

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