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Improve solid waste management or face action, 184 civic bodies (October Week #5 (2015)) NEW DELHI: Taking note of its internal report which showed severe negligence on part of municipal bodies in managing solid waste, the central pollution watchdog has issued notices to civic authorities of 184 cities/towns across the country asking them
to pull up their socks or face action
Ecologist lists steps to tackle dust pollution (October Week #5 (2015))
New Delhi: Creating a buffer of trees and shrubs around residential areas and along highways could mitigate dust pollution quite effectively, DU professor emeritus and ecologist C R Babu has recommended to the Delhi government. The government had organised
an inter-departmental meet chaired by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia to come up with solutions to the capital's problem of air pollution. Sisodia called for recommendations so that emergency measures can be put in place before winter when air pollution
levels go up massivel

Only biodegradable idols to be immersed in Yamuna (Issue of the week, October Week #2 (2015))
With Ganesh Chaturthi this week and Durga Puja approaching, National Green Tribunal Wednesday directed that idol immersion would be allowed “only of the ones which are made from biodegradable material and not plastic/Plaster of Paris”. “Only those colours
should be used on idols which are environment–friendly,” the NGT bench headed by chairman Justice Swatanter Kumar said.

India has lost nearly 41 per cent of its tiger habitat. As per the latest report of the International Union of Conservation Network (IUCN), India suffered the most range contraction among the tiger-range countries.

Tiger-range countries, where tigers still roam free, are Bhutan, China, Nepal, Thailand, Russia, to name a few.

West Bengal may get dolphin reserve (October Week #2 (2015))
KOLKATA: The Ganges river dolphin — India's national aquatic animal — is set to get more protection in Bengal. The stretch of river Hooghly between Malda and Sagar is likely to be developed as a dolphin community reserve.

Global warming creating dangerous glacier lakes in Himalayas, finds study (October Week #2 (2015))
As the black clouds heavily pregnant with water vapour hovered over Dehradun on June 15, 2013, it looked ominous. Around 13,000 feet above the sea level, rain was already tanking up Chorabari Lake, a water body created by melting glaciers. On June 16 midnight,
the heavy rain caused the lake’s rock bank to collapse, sending down a flash flood that swept through the holy Himalayan pilgrimage site Kedarnath, killing 5,000 people.

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