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Student's effort to tame air pollution (November Week #2 (2016))
Student's effort to tame air pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86713]The pollution caused by motorists idling their vehicles at short halts or red lights has prompted a school student to come up with an idea, which, if implemented, could stir their conscience with pity messages and protect the environment.Vehicular pollution is a major contributor to overall air pollution as the national capital region is witnessing, wrapped in a thick blanket of smog, which is causing respiratory problems and eye irritation.

Beijing gets cleaner air by off-roading 3.40 lakh polluting vehicles, Can Delhi go the China way? (Issue of the week, November Week #1 (2016))
Beijing gets cleaner air by off-roading 3.40 lakh polluting vehicles, Can Delhi go the China way? [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86170]Beijing, China's capital city, has taken 3.40 lakh ageing high-emission vehicles off the roads this year as part of a massive bid to improve the toxic air quality of one of the most polluted metropolitants. The move will help annually reduce 40,000 tonnes of pollutant emissions from the atmosphere, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, hydrocarbon and particulate, the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau said.

Health ministry to release declaration on mitigating impacts of air pollution (November Week #1 (2016))
Health ministry to release declaration on mitigating impacts of air pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86162]NEW DELHI: The union health ministry will soon be releasing a "New Delhi declaration on mitigating effects of air pollution" which will give time bound action points to other ministries to address various sources of air pollution related to their ministry.The health ministry recently held a meeting with the steering committee on air pollution which had released a report on air pollution and health impacts in August last year. The health ministry has also decided to include chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), a health condition closely associated with exposure to severe air pollution, under the non-communicable diseases (NCD) programme.

Delhi’s air pollution bad, other cities not far behind: Pollution watchdog (November Week #1 (2016))
Delhi’s air pollution bad, other cities not far behind: Pollution watchdog [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86157]As Delhi chokes on bad air, the national pollution watchdog’s data shows the rise in particulate matter pollution in Indian cities has been higher than major metros across the globe, leading to rise in road congestion and respiratory ailments.

Simmering waste offers no relief (November Week #1 (2016))
Simmering waste offers no relief [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86169]PUNE: The city is grappling with burning garbage, which leaves out thick poisonous smoke in the air and affects public health negatively.On NIBM Road, huge clouds of smoke cover the housing societies 24x7. People, old and young, have no other option but to inhale the poisonous air in the absence of any concrete action on part of the municipal administration.

Delhi Govt unveils roadmap to tackle air pollution (November Week #1 (2016))
Delhi Govt unveils roadmap to tackle air pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=86178]Sisodia holds emergency meeting; measures include vacuum cleaning of roads, sprinkling water on streets, and monitoring construction sites for dust pollutionAs various agencies termed the Capital’s air quality ‘severe’ in the aftermath of Diwali celebrations, the AamAadmi Party (AAP) government convened an emergency meeting to chalk out a roadmap to combat air pollution.

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