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‘Sleeping giant’ glacier may cause sea level rise (May Week #3 (2016))
‘Sleeping giant’ glacier may cause sea level rise [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81610]

A rapidly melting glacier atop East Antarctica is on track to lift oceans at least two metres, and could soon pass a “tipping point” of no return, researchers said Wednesday.

To date, scientists have mostly worried about the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets as dangerous drivers of sea level rise.




Antarctic ice loss may raise sea-level by 3 metres: study (May Week #3 (2016))
Antarctic ice loss may raise sea-level by 3 metres: study [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81590]

London: Current rates of climate change may trigger instability in a major Antarctic glacier, ultimately leading to a sea-level rise of almost three metres, a new study has warned.




Himachal Pradesh propagating mahseer fish for conservation (May Week #3 (2016))
Himachal Pradesh propagating mahseer fish for conservation [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81593]

SHIMLA: The population of the golden mahseer, hunted for sport and food, is declining in rivers of Himachal Pradesh, prompting the fisheries department to begin an artificial propagation programme for its rehabilitation and conservation. 

Ahmedabad traffic cops to log pollution data (May Week #3 (2016))
Ahmedabad traffic cops to log pollution data [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81560]

Ahmedabad: Spare a thought for the traffic police personnel standing for hours in the sun, inhaling fumes, exposed to the dust and noise on Ahmedabad roads.

In the first-of-its-kind study, a team of public health researchers from the Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar (IIPH) and Sri Ramachandra University (SRU) have provided kits to traffic personnel loaded with hi-tech
sensors which will measure the quality of air they breathe and the noise pollution they are exposed to while on duty.




Delhi no longer most polluted city (Issue of the week, May Week #1 (2016))
 Delhi no longer most polluted city [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81445]

New Delhi, ranked worst in 2014, is no longer the world's most polluted city.




However, four other Indian cities were among the seven most polluted cities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, warning that over 80 per cent of the world's city dwellers breathe poor quality air

Thousands of dead fish found floating in Bengaluru's Ulsoor lake (May Week #1 (2016))
Thousands of dead fish found floating in Bengaluru's Ulsoor lake [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81417]

Bengaluru, May.11 (ANI): Thousands of dead fish surfaced in Bengaluru's popular Ulsoor Lake on Tuesday due to rising pollution levels in the lake.

Residents claim that sewage water often finds its way into the lake, cutting down oxygen levels drastically and causing the fish to die.




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