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Global warming to claim 33% of ice volume in Hindu Kush Himalayan region: Expert (January Week #1 (2018))
Global warming to claim 33% of ice volume in Hindu Kush Himalayan region: Expert  [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=93063 ]KATHMANDU: Global warming is not only posing a serious threat to glaciers, it will also result in a loss of 33 per cent of total ice volume in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region by the end of the century, leading dire consequences for people living there.

Dia Mirza appointed as UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India (January Week #1 (2018))
Dia Mirza appointed as UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92984]Former beauty queen and actress Dia Mirza has been appointed as UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India. As part of her role, Dia will work on raising awareness of and seeking solutions to environmental issues that the world, and India in particular, faces.

Delhi pollution: Congress issues white paper, Tharoor says Centre not doing enough (January Week #1 (2018))
Delhi pollution: Congress issues white paper, Tharoor says Centre not doing enough [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=93065 ] Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday accused the Delhi and Central governments of not doing enough to prevent rising levels of air pollution in the national Capital.“We live here (in Delhi), belong here. We need to breathe. Every Indian and Delhiite has the right to breathe. There is a pollution crisis in the country, particularly in Delhi which requires concerted efforts by the central and the state governments,” the Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram said.

Farmers Near Delhi Quit Stubble Burning as Hazardous Smog Continues To Torment National Capital (January Week #1 (2018))
Farmers Near Delhi Quit Stubble Burning as Hazardous Smog Continues To Torment National Capital [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=93075 ]The national capital has recorded poor visibility in several parts on Monday as smog continues to engulf and choke Delhi, even as the mercury settled at 8.3 degrees Celsius.According to a MeT Department official, "At 8:30 am, the visibility had dropped to 700 meters the Safdarjung Observatory, while the Palam station registered it at 900 mts." 

Area under Pune’s Bhosari flyover becomes garbage dump (January Week #1 (2018))
 Area under Pune’s Bhosari flyover becomes garbage dump [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=93186]Flyovers, which are meant to be a solution to the city’s traffic problems, are now being used for waste disposal. The area below a flyover, connecting Bhosari-Alandi road, has become a garbage dumping site in the city since past few days.The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation had built this flyover to ease traffic congestion on the Pune-Nashik highway and Bhosari-Alandi chowk. A provision of Rs.48 crore was made for this flyover which is 1,400 metres in length and 19.7 metres in width.

Modi Government Likely to Withdraw Controversial Cattle Slaughter Ban (January Week #1 (2018))
Modi Government Likely to Withdraw Controversial Cattle Slaughter Ban [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92990]New Delhi: Months after imposing a ban on the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter, the Narendra Modi government has decided to revisit the controversial restrictions now being seen as a major blow to dairy farming, leather production and beef export.

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