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India's e-waste problem (MarchWeek #4 (2016))
India's e-waste problem [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80563]

By notifying fresh rules to govern the handling of electronic waste or e-waste (the earlier rules issued five years ago were quite inadequate), the Indian government has taken a key step to combat this most lethal form of pollution. Organic and easily
recyclable metal, glass and plastic waste need not permanently remain in landfills. But hard-to-recover substances from e-waste like mercury make their home in landfills and keep leaching into ground water. According to a 2011 Rajya Sabha secretariat study,
e-waste accounts for 70 per cent of Indian landfills. Critically, the new rules have included things like discarded CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) light bulbs which contain mercury.




India's e-waste problem (MarchWeek #4 (2016))
India's e-waste problem [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80563]

By notifying fresh rules to govern the handling of electronic waste or e-waste (the earlier rules issued five years ago were quite inadequate), the Indian government has taken a key step to combat this most lethal form of pollution. Organic and easily
recyclable metal, glass and plastic waste need not permanently remain in landfills. But hard-to-recover substances from e-waste like mercury make their home in landfills and keep leaching into ground water. According to a 2011 Rajya Sabha secretariat study,
e-waste accounts for 70 per cent of Indian landfills. Critically, the new rules have included things like discarded CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) light bulbs which contain mercury.




Odd-even phase II: Will not ask schools to lend us their buses, says DTC (MarchWeek #4 (2016))
Odd-even phase II: Will not ask schools to lend us their buses, says DTC [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80533]

After some schools in the capital refused to comply with the government order to provide their buses for the odd-even scheme in January, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has decided not to ask private schools to lend their buses for the second phase
of odd-even. “We have not approached schools to join the DTC Paryavaran Bus Seva this time because they backed out earlier. We are only concentrating on approaching private bus contractors. If schools want to come forward, they are welcome to,” said a senior
DTC official. 




Saving our city, one sapling at a time (MarchWeek #4 (2016))
Saving our city, one sapling at a time [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80527]

Khar-based environmental-activists Calvin Andrade and George Remedios are on a mission to paint the town green by planting saplings.




Exploring Ways to Re-use Plastic Waste (MarchWeek #4 (2016))
Exploring Ways to Re-use Plastic Waste [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80523]

KOCHI: All the narratives on environmental degradation and waste accumulation has one definitive villain - plastic. It’s unlikely to find another material so widely used and unmindfully littered. As plastic degrades very slowly, it accumulates and damages
the environment. Many efforts have been made to avoid using plastic in day-to-day life, but the want for a material that has the durability and inexpensiveness of this material has left the initiatives without much takers. 

Camera Traps Now Key Tool in Identifying Tigers (MarchWeek #4 (2016))
Camera Traps Now Key Tool in Identifying Tigers [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80548]

BENGALURU: The male tiger which died recently in Hediyala Range, Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR), has been identified with the help of camera traps done by conservationists of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) India Program, who have been camera-trapping
big carnivores for the past 25 years. In fact, WCS has pioneered camera trap surveys of tigers globally since 1991.




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