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Glaciers in Mt. Everest shrunk 28% in 40 years (December Week #2(2015))
Glaciers in Mt. Everest shrunk 28% in 40 years [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75843]

Glaciers on Mount Everest, source of major Asian rivers like Brahmaputra, have shrunk by 28 per cent over the past 40 years due to climate change, according to a report.

The glacial shrinkage area is compared to the measurements taken in the 1970s in the report released by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Hunan University of Science and Technology, and Mount Qomolangma Snow Leopard Conservation Centre.




Jharkhand readies plan to save Ranchi from Delhi-like air (December Week #2(2015))
Jharkhand readies plan to save Ranchi from Delhi-like air [ http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75863 ]

The state government’s master plan, which recently got the cabinet nod, restricts construction of buildings within a 20 metre periphery of Ranchi’s three dams--Kanke, Dhurwa and Rukka and 10-15 metre around river and natural drains. The plan also reserves
15 metres area on both sides of the existing ring road and 10 metres of the inner circular road as ‘green belt.’




Beijing chokes under hazardous air pollution; red alert continues (December Week #2(2015))
 Beijing chokes under hazardous air pollution; red alert continues [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75838]

If wearing anti-pollution masks is a sign of protest, Beijing citizens were out protesting on Tuesday.

Beijing municipal authorities were aware of the heavy breathing -- the highest alert for smog, the “red” alert – the first time it was deployed since inception in early 2013 — was on and in rare announcements in public transport systems, authorities advised
people to stay indoors.




Rafting on Ganga okay but no camping: NGT (December Week #2(2015))
Rafting on Ganga okay but no camping: NGT [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75947]

DEHRADUN: In a big blow to Ganga beach camp owners who were hoping for a reprieve, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday upheld its ban on beach camping near the river from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, an order which it had passed in
March.




209 environmental cases disposed off by NGT in unique feat (December Week #2(2015))
209 environmental cases disposed off by NGT in unique feat [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75946]

New Delhi: In a unique feat, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday pronounced 56 judgments, disposing 209 cases relating to pollution in Ganga river and banning crop burning across the nation, among others.




DELHI AIR POLLUTION INCREASES BY 600% SINCE OCT (Issue of the week, December Week #1 (2015))
DELHI AIR POLLUTION INCREASES BY 600% SINCE OCT [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75674]

Delhi witnessed a “seven-fold increase” in air pollution level since October 1, a Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) expert said on Thursday even as real-time exposure readings of nearly all monitoring stations put PM 2.5 and PM 10 figures above
the ‘severe’ threshold.




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