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China's plastic demand to rise as foreign garbage ban to curb recycled supply (September Week #3 (2017))
China's plastic demand to rise as foreign garbage ban to curb recycled supply [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92517]China`s already soaring plastic demand may rise even further as the government plans to ban waste-plastic imports by the end of this year, which will curb domestic plastic recycling.The expected increase in plastic demand highlights the consequences of China`s pollution fight and its efforts to modernise its industry. As part of this drive, the world`s top importer of rubbish said in July that it would stop importing garbage by the end of this year.

Big cat count rises to six in Palamau Tiger Reserve (September Week #3 (2017))
Big cat count rises to six in Palamau Tiger Reserve [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92516]Here is a good news for the wildlife lovers. Tiger count in Palamau Tiger Reserve (PTR) has shot up to six, forest officials said on Tuesday.“The Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun through DNA sample analyses has confirmed that tiger count in PTR is minimum six. We received the confirmation report on Monday,” said LR Singh, principal chief conservator of forest (PCCF-wildlife).

Supreme Court lifts NCR cracker ban, wants graded approach to pollution (September Week #3 (2017))
Supreme Court lifts NCR cracker ban, wants graded approach to pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92482]NEW DELHI: Firecrackers would be available in Delhi NCR and people could procure and use it to celebrate Dussehara and Diwali in coming festive seasons as the Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted ban on their sale, saying that a graded and balanced and not radical approach was required to deal with pollution menace in the city.

Storm surge warning for Chennai (September Week #3 (2017))
Storm surge warning for Chennai [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92499]CHENNAI: Is Chennai prepared for a storm surge similar to that of Hurricane Irma which lashed the coast of Florida?A study by Tamil Nadu State Land Use Research Board, along with Indo-German Centre for Sustainability and IIT Madras, has estimated that in the next three decades, Chennai could witness a rise of sea between 4.35 metres and 6.85 metres due to tropical cyclones affecting 1,963 square km of land mass. 

WHO air-quality norms may help Indians live longer (September Week #3 (2017))
WHO air-quality norms may help Indians live longer [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92533]According to a report by the Air Quality-Life Index (AQLI), India can improve the life quality and life expectancy of a majority of its population just by reducing the air pollution complying to the standard of World Health Organization (WHO). The report was released by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago.

Chennai grows and so do garbage mounds (September Week #3 (2017))
Chennai grows and so do garbage mounds [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92535]Chennai: Technical experts from Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board and Anna University roped in by the city corporation to provide technical expertise on the ambitious project of generating power from tonnes of waste dumped in corporation dump yards have urged the civic body to rework on the project’s technical parameters.

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