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Imported bio-degradable dispersants to be sprayed (February Week #2 (2017))
mported bio-degradable dispersants to be sprayed [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88907]

CHENNAI: With a majority of oil slick scooped out off the coast, the Coast Guard is contemplating spraying of imported biodegradable dispersants in the shallow waters where chemical dispersants are not recommended due to ecological reasons.

The oil spill occurred due to the collision between two ships near Ennore.




Oh deer! Urea is state poachers' new weapon (February Week #2 (2017))
Oh deer! Urea is state poachers' new weapon [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88912]

BENGALURU: Gone are the days when shooting animals with gun and arrow was the only option for poachers. At a time when killings of tiger and leopard have hogged state-wide attention, they have devised a new and deadly technique to eliminate the deer. Recently,
a standing water source was allegedly poisoned by poachers by sprinkling urea, a common fertilizer utilized by farmers.




Economic growth leading to rise in e-waste generation (February Week #2 (2017))
Economic growth leading to rise in e-waste generation: Govt [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88777]

India's economic growth, with rise in per capita income coupled with high obsolescence rate of electronic equipment, are leading to increase in the rate of e-waste generation, the government said today. 




Kaushambi pollution: NGT forms panel to examine situation (February Week #2 (2017))
Kaushambi pollution: NGT forms panel to examine situation [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88888]

New Delhi, Feb 9 (PTI) The National Green Tribunal today formed a panel comprising officials of the pollution control boards of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh to examine air quality, noise pollution and traffic congestion near the Kaushambi bus terminal on Delhi
border and asked it to submit an analysis report.




Raipur sees fall in air-pollution levels over last two years (February Week #2 (2017))
Raipur sees fall in air-pollution levels over last two years [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88897]

Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur has witnessed a decline in air pollution level in the past two years, according to a Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report.




"CPCB had submitted a report of annual average air pollution (P.M.10) of 46 prominent towns and cities on February 7 on the floor of the Parliament," an official statement here said today.




56 hours on, ill-equipped workers struggle to contain Chennai oil spill (Issue of the week, February Week #1 (2017))
56 hours on, ill-equipped workers struggle to contain Chennai oil spill [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88614]Correspondent : Abdullah NurullahCHENNAI: More than 56 hours after two vessels collided off Ennore port, ill-equipped pollution response teams of the Indian Coast Guard were on Monday grappling with the oil spill that spread southward beyond Marina beach, about 25km from the accident spot. Coast Guard workers used 25 litre buckets to scoop out the oil sludge formed due to the spill from MT Dawn Kanchipuram.

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