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Plastic from tyres, clothes major source of ocean pollution (February Week #4 (2017))
Plastic from tyres, clothes major source of ocean pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89142]Geneva, Feb 22 (PTI) Tiny plastic particles washed off products such as synthetic clothes and car tyres contribute up to 30 per cent of the plastic soup polluting the worlds oceans, with potentially disastrous effects on marine life and human health, a new report warned today.

China names and shames cities for not controlling pollution, smog (February Week #4 (2017))
China names and shames cities for not controlling pollution, smog [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89063]China’s environment ministry has named and shamed several cities in the north of the country for not doing enough to cope with smog, state news agency Xinhua reported.Large parts of northern China have been blanketed in choking smog this winter, defying repeated government efforts to tackle the problem.

Yamuna pollution: Supreme Court seeks report on sewage treatment plants (February Week #4 (2017))
Yamuna pollution: Supreme Court seeks report on sewage treatment plants [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89112]NEW DELHI: After 22 years of Supreme Court monitoring and spending around Rs 4,439 crore, Yamuna continues to stink like a sewer in Delhi but the Court decided on Monday to act tough against the authorities entrusted the task to clean the river and sought a comprehensive report from city Jal Board on operation of interceptor sewage projects(ISP) and sewage treatment plants (STP) .

Student community to help conserve Gangetic river dolphin (February Week #4 (2017))
Student community to help conserve Gangetic river dolphin [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89146] They will be among key stakeholders in a national project to develop conservation plan to save the aquatic animal from extinctionSchool and college students in West Bengal will be among key stakeholders in the national project to develop a conservation action plan for the Gangetic River Dolphin to save the national aquatic animal from extinction, an official said on Wednesday.

Oil in sea could persist in environment for months if not removed: ITOPF study (Issue of the week, February Week #3 (2017))
Oil in sea could persist in environment for months if not removed: ITOPF study [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89010]

CHENNAI: The bunker oil spilt by Indian flagship vessel M T Dawn Kancheepuram after it collided with the Isle of Man's vessel B W Maple could persist in the environment for months or years if not removed.




According to ‘A Review of Problems Faced by Heavy Oil Spills,’ a study done by The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF), the heavy oil or bunker oil has a high specific gravity, they tend to float lower in the water than lighter crude
oils and are therefore not visible in rough seas. 

Door-to-door campaign against plastic goods (February Week #3 (2017))
Door-to-door campaign against plastic goods [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88996]

Stepping up the campaign to prevent use of banned plastic items, Corporation authorities initiated a door-to-door awareness programme in association with students of paramedical institute of VadamalayanSpeciality Hospitals on Thursday.

Flagging off a campaign vehicle and addressing the students, Corporation Commissioner Sandeep Nanduri said that the objective of the campaign to ban plastic goods was to save the environment. As a first step, the plan was to ban harmful plastic goods around
MeenakshiSundareswarar Temple. Once the campaign got translated into results, the city would be free from the plastic scourge, Mr. Nanduri said.

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