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HC to pass order on rising air pollution in Delhi on Friday (September Week #4 (2017))
HC to pass order on rising air pollution in Delhi on Friday [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92598]New Delhi, Sep 19 The Delhi High Court today reserved its order on a PIL initiated by it on the issue of rising air pollution in Delhi and the neighbouring states.

A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Sunil Gaur said it would pronounce the order and directions on Friday.

No polybags for meat (September Week #4 (2017))
No polybags for meat: GHMC [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92555]Hyderabad: In a bid to reduce the generation of pollution in the form of polythene bags, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to restrict their use at meat shops from October 2 onwards. The use of reusable containers as an alternative will be encouraged.

Pollution regulator frames standards for 16 industries using polluting fuels (September Week #4 (2017))
Pollution regulator frames standards for 16 industries using polluting fuels  [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92583]The apex pollution regulator has framed standards for sulphur and nitrate oxides for 16 industries that use inferior quality fuel that releases these pollutants.The standards are yet to approved by the environment ministry. Surface heavy fuels like Furnace Oil (FO) and Pet coke generate large amounts of pollution, according to the Supreme Court appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA).

Eight-fold rise in respiratory diseases in Varanasi: Report By Vishal Gulat (September Week #4 (2017))
Eight-fold rise in respiratory diseases in Varanasi: Report By Vishal Gulat [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92605]Varanasi: Toxic particulate pollution in this holy city, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi represents in parliament and intends to make a Smart City like Kyoto in Japan, has resulted in an eight-fold increase in respiratory diseases among children in the past decade, says a new report.

People's love of the seas could be the key for plastic pollution solution (September Week #4 (2017))
People's love of the seas could be the key for plastic pollution solution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92599]Tapping into the public's passion for the ocean environment could be the key to reducing the threats posed to it by plastic pollution, a new report suggests.Millions of tons of plastic particles accumulate in our seas each year as a result of human behaviour, and once there they have a potentially detrimental effect on marine life.

Delhi govt to take up intense campaign against firecrackers (Issue of the week, September Week #3 (2017))
Delhi govt to take up intense campaign against firecrackers [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92510]NEW DELHI: The Delhi government's Environment department has said that it will start a strong 'anti-firecracker campaign' this month. The campaign, proposed by Delhi Environment minister Imran Hussain, will focus on sensitising the general public about ill-effects of bursting firecrackers. The minister chaired a meeting with top officials regarding the plan of the campaign on Tuesday. He asserted that the aim of this initiative would be to reach as many as people possible.

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