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Recession of Himalayan glaciers ‘alarming’, will have profound impact: ISRO scientists (July Week #2 (2017))
Recession of Himalayan glaciers ‘alarming’, will have profound impact: ISRO scientists [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91771]Analysis of satellite images have revealed an “alarming recession” of glaciers in the Bhilangna basin of the Garhwal Himalayas from 1965, scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have said.Home to 9,575 glaciers (as per a Geological Survey of India inventory) the Himalayas are considered to have the largest concentration of glaciers outside the polar regions. Snow and melt water from the glaciers is the major source of water for the large river basins, the Indus and the Ganges.

Swachh plan stuck in stinking sewer lines (July Week #2 (2017))
Swachh plan stuck in stinking sewer lines  [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91679]Hyderabad: Nalas passing through residential colonies to finally flow into the lakes now carry all sorts of garbage along. Despite various attempts by the government to create a swachh city, public finds it much easier to throw the garbage in barren lands and open water bodies as the garbage collectors seem to be irregular. 

Closure notices issued to over 1000 industrial units by CPCB (July Week #2 (2017))
Closure notices issued to over 1000 industrial units by CPCB [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91764]The Central Pollution Control Board has issued closure directions to 1033 industries that failed to install Online Consent Management & Monitoring System or connect them to the CPCB server

Faecal sludge continues to pollute Yamuna despite ban on defecation (Issue of the week, July Week #1 (2017))
Faecal sludge continues to pollute Yamuna despite ban on defecation [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91661] The National Green Tribunal might have banned open defecation on Yamuna’s flood plains but faecal sludge from lakhs of septic tanks that are emptied into drains is regularly reaching the river and polluting it, warn experts.According to the 2011 census, around 60% of Delhi’s households have water closets and nearly 30% of the households have septic tanks and pits. But where does the waste go from these tanks and pits?

With monsoon, poor maintenance of Udaipur lakes adds to admin’s worriesTNN (July Week #1 (2017))
With monsoon, poor maintenance of Udaipur lakes adds to admin’s worriesTNN [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91667]Udaipur: Monsoon is here and authorities haven't expedited the maintenance and cleaning works around lakes which are lifeline of Udaipur. Shores of lakes like Rang Sagar, Swaroop Sagar and Pichola continue to be under grip of dirt and garbage which will eventually flow into the water bodies after rains.

Rare butterfly thrives on, and because of, US military bases (July Week #1 (2017))
Rare butterfly thrives on, and because of, US military bases [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91664]In the shadow of giant war machines, a tiny rare butterfly is flourishing. Oddly, experts say, the U.S. military gets the credit.The frosted elfin, which flutters along on a 1—inch (2.5 centimeters) wingspan, has found a home at several defense installations because of the way the military manages open spaces, said Robyn Niver, an endangered species biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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