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Ventilation ‘corridors’ to tackle Beijing smog (March Week #1 (2016))
Ventilation ‘corridors’ to tackle Beijing smog [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=79744]

BEJING: Authorities in Beijing plan to develop a network of ventilation "corridors" to help tackle the city's notorious air pollution, news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday.


Construction in the zones, which will be created by connecting parks, rivers, lakes, highways and low building blocks, will be strictly controlled and obstacles to air flow will be removed over time, Xinhua cited Wang Fei, deputy head of Beijing's urban
planning committee, as saying.





Sewage from treatment plant threatens Puttenahalli lake (March Week #1 (2016))
Sewage from treatment plant threatens Puttenahalli lake [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=79771]

The only Bird Conservation Reserve lake of Bengaluru is being polluted by unchecked sewage.

Puttenahalli lake in Yelahanka was declared a Bird Conservation Reserve on June 5, 2014, under Schedules 1 and 2, Section 36- A of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. But government departments seem to have little concern and the tag remains only on paper
as around 5-8 MLD of untreated sewage water enters the lake everyday. 





Government plans CFL return scheme to curb mercury pollution (March Week #1 (2016))
Government plans CFL return scheme to curb mercury pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=79734]

New Delhi: The environment ministry has proposed a scheme whereby old compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) bulbs can be returned to the manufacturer for Rs.10, as part of an initiative to control mercury pollution from CFLs.




‘Put pollution data above feedback for odd-even second phase’ (Issue of the week, February Week #2 (2016))
‘Put pollution data above feedback for odd-even second phase’ [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=79421]

The AAP government may be going ahead with the implementation of the second phase of odd-even car-rationing scheme based on favorable opinion poll but a section of city residents feel the re-introduction of the plan should be based instead on “scientific
survey” of pollution data.




Gzb, Noida trump Delhi on plastic bag ban (February Week #2 (2016))
Gzb, Noida trump Delhi on plastic bag ban [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=79439]

The neighbours have stolen a march on the capital.Three weeks after the UP government imposed a blanket ban on plastic carry bags in the state, officials of GautamBudh Nagar and Ghaziabad claimed their consumption has fallen by 80%, adding they hope to
reduce it further soon. Noida officials said their city could become UP's first to have successfully implemented the ban. No mean achievement for a region infamous for its lawlessness.




ENTHUSIASTS LOOK FORWARD TO BIRDING EXTRAVAGANZA (February Week #2 (2016))
ENTHUSIASTS LOOK FORWARD TO BIRDING EXTRAVAGANZA [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=79356]

From February 12-15, hundreds of birdwatchers from all over India will be looking for birds, recording what they see and sharing the information online. They will join over 100,000 other bird enthusiasts from all over the world in the annual Great Backyard
Bird Count (GBBC).




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