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The problem of diminishing wildlife habitats (July Week #4 (2017))
The problem of diminishing wildlife habitats [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92050]The biggest threat to wildlife conservation is inadequate habitat. Some people realize this, but it’s not in our face like the photo of a dead rhino bleeding, with its horn chopped off, and hence the major concern is on poaching instead of the larger threat of habitat destruction. More rhinos are born than are killed by poachers.

Worsening congestion, spiralling pollution choke Delhi, says study (Issue of the week, July Week #2 (2017))
Worsening congestion, spiralling pollution choke Delhi, says study [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91762]New Delhi: For daily commuters in Delhi, what has been the general experience is now being backed by hard statistics. The Centre for Science and Environment’s new assessment of travel time and traffic speed in Delhi shows that the city is in the grip of a worsening case of congestion and pollution crisis. Gauging was done based on hourly and daily travel time and speed derived from Google Map which showed low traffic speed, near disappearance of non-peak hours, weekends with higher congestion, and higher air pollution with lower traffic speed during peak hours.

ooum restoration receives Centre's environment nod (July Week #2 (2017))
Cooum restoration receives Centre's environment nod [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91673]CHENNAI: After a delay of one year, the Union ministry of environment and forests has granted environment clearance to the Tamil Nadugovernment's Integrated Cooum River Eco-restoration Project for a 9.6-km stretch between the mouth of the river and Chetpet Railway Bridge, where experts have observed tidal influence.The `105-crore project, part of a massive restoration project for the highly contaminated river that started last year, has a stipulated duration of 36 months

Heatwave breaks 131-year-old temperature record in US (July Week #2 (2017))
Heatwave breaks 131-year-old temperature record in US [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91678]Los Angeles: A high temperature record that stood for 131 years in downtown Los Angeles, US, has been broken as the region suffered a scorching heat on Saturday.The temperature downtown hit a record high of 98 Fahrenheit degrees (36.6 degrees Celsius), beating the former record of 95 Fahrenheit degrees (35 degrees Celsius) set in 1886, Xinhua news agency cited National Weather Service (NWS) as showing.

Humans are polluting even the farthest reaches of our planet (July Week #2 (2017))
Humans are polluting even the farthest reaches of our planet [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88986]Paris: Banned chemicals are tainting tiny crustaceans that inhabit the deepest ocean, a study said Monday -- the first evidence that humans are polluting even the farthest reaches of our planet. The level of chemicals is so high that it is affecting the crustaceans that are present in the deep parts of the ocean

NGT imposes ban on nylon, glass-coated manjha (July Week #2 (2017))
 NGT imposes ban on nylon, glass-coated manjha [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91769]New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday ordered a complete ban on manjha (kite string) as well as all non-biodegradable synthetic material since it poses a threat to humans, birds and animals. In addition, it is harmful to the environment.A bench led by NGT chief Justice (retd) Swatanter Kumar directed all states to prohibit the "manufacture, sale, storage, purchase and use" of such manjha made of nylon or any non-biodegradable synthetic material. 

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