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209 environmental cases disposed off by NGT in unique feat (December Week #2(2015))
209 environmental cases disposed off by NGT in unique feat [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75946]

New Delhi: In a unique feat, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday pronounced 56 judgments, disposing 209 cases relating to pollution in Ganga river and banning crop burning across the nation, among others.




DELHI AIR POLLUTION INCREASES BY 600% SINCE OCT (Issue of the week, December Week #1 (2015))
DELHI AIR POLLUTION INCREASES BY 600% SINCE OCT [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75674]

Delhi witnessed a “seven-fold increase” in air pollution level since October 1, a Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) expert said on Thursday even as real-time exposure readings of nearly all monitoring stations put PM 2.5 and PM 10 figures above
the ‘severe’ threshold.




NGT’s alarm: Delhi may need stay-at-home warnings for kids & elderly (December Week #1 (2015))
 NGT’s alarm: Delhi may need stay-at-home warnings for kids & elderly [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75679]

Pulling up official agencies for failing to curb pollution in the capital, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) Wednesday directed the Delhi government to identify “critically polluted areas” so that “immediate advisories” can be issued to the public by Thursday.




National Pollution Control Day (December Week #1 (2015))
National Pollution Control Day: SAFAR scientists flash ‘red code’for Pune, warn dip in air quality  [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75643]

IN THE last three years, there has been a dip in city’s air quality with scientists at the System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) flashing the ‘red colour code’ on its index. The red code indicates the areas where air quality is considered
dangerous. Despite the alarming indication, there has been no systematic effort to study the health impact of those being exposed to the polluted air— a worrying fact that comes forth ahead of the National Pollution Control Day, which falls on December 2.




Ludhiana resident adopts 10 peacocks (December Week #1 (2015))
Ludhiana resident adopts 10 peacocks [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75652]

LUDHIANA: With citizens responding enthusiastically to the Times of India's Bear and Foster campaign. Varun Jain, a resident of Ghumar Mandi, adopted as many as 10 peacocks on Tuesday. Talking to TOI, Varun who is into hosiery business said, "The news
clipping of Times of India, regarding zoo animal adoption was being circulated in different whatsapp groups and I felt bad about the government ignoring these animals. How can the zoo run without a budget? This is inhuman on the part of the state government.
But now that the government has ignored them, I decided to adopt 10 peacocks for one month," said Varun.




Societies asked to treat own garden waste (December Week #1 (2015))
Societies asked to treat own garden waste [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75637]

GURGAON: The MCG on Tuesday transferred the responsibility of managing horticultural waste to group housing societies and other big establishments, ordering each condominium to set up its own mechanism.




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