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New catalyst can reduce pollution from diesel-powered vehicles (September Week #1 (2017))
New catalyst can reduce pollution from diesel-powered vehicles [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92350]

New York: Scientists have developed a catalyst that can curb emissions of nitrogen oxides from diesel-powered vehicles, an advance that may help reduce air pollutionand smog.




Nitrogen oxides (NOx) is a priority air pollutant that is a key ingredient in smog.




Silent zones: Chief Justice transfers matter to another bench after govt says judge harbours ‘serious bias’ against state machinery (September Week #1 (2017))
Silent zones: Chief Justice transfers matter to another bench after govt says judge harbours ‘serious bias’ against state machinery  [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92380]A day after a Bombay High Court bench headed by Justice A S Oka expressed its “prima facie” opinion against the state government’s view that no silence zones are currently operational in Maharashtra following amendment of the Noise Pollution Rules, Chief Justice Manjula Chellur Thursday transferred the matter to another bench after the state government claimed Justice Oka harboured a “serious bias” against the state machinery in relation to the matter.

Air pollution at crisis level in north India, notes Niti Aayog, spells out three-year plan (September Week #1 (2017))
Air pollution at crisis level in north India, notes Niti Aayog, spells out three-year plan [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92378]

New Delhi: Noting that air pollution has reached crisis level in northern India, government think-tank Niti Aayog has recommended a slew of measures like imposing higher taxes on petrol in and around the more polluted cities to encourage commuters to share
cars and take public transportation.

Telangana: 20 extra marks, if kids adopted saplings live (Issue of the week, August Week #3 (2017))
Telangana: 20 extra marks, if kids adopted saplings live [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92269]Hyderabad: The green thumb will get a thumbs up. Telangana state-run schools have introduced 20 additional marks for a plant project in an effort to increase the students’ interest in environment and the need to care for it.Every student has to adopt a sapling and plant it in their respective schools or residences.

Climate change will mitigate crop yields drastically, says study (August Week #3 (2017))
 Climate change will mitigate crop yields drastically, says study [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92270]New Delhi: According to a major scientific report, climate change will have a negative effect on the crop yields and reduce them drastically.The report says that this will effect key crops such as rice, wheat and maize.

Are India’s tiger reserves not sacrosanct anymore? (August Week #3 (2017))
 Are India’s tiger reserves not sacrosanct anymore? [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=92272f]New Delhi: After approving the diversion of forest land for projects in prime tiger habitats in the Panna tiger reserve and the Palamu tiger reserve, the apex wildlife panel of the Union environment ministry is now looking at the diversion of over 600 hectares falling in a critical tiger corridor area for an agricultural canal.

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