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Ghaziabad proposes plant in Indirapuram for converting solid waste to biofuel (January Week #1 (2018))
Ghaziabad proposes plant in Indirapuram for converting solid waste to biofuel  [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=93016]The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has proposed a waste-to-biofuel plant at Indirapuram which will scientifically process the entire bulk of municipal solid waste produced in the area on a daily basis.

Delhi starts deploying environment marshals to curb air pollution sources (Issue of the week, DecemberWeek #4 (2017))
Delhi starts deploying environment marshals to curb air pollution sources [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=93153]Delhi environment minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday said the government had started deployment of environment marshals to stop illegal burning in the open, controlling dust from various sources and improper management of dhalaos. All these factors locally contribute to air pollution.

PLANTATION DRIVE LAUNCHED BY INDUSTRIALISTS BEARS FRUIT (DecemberWeek #4 (2017))
PLANTATION DRIVE LAUNCHED BY INDUSTRIALISTS BEARS FRUIT [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=93159]One stepping into the SIIDCUL industrial area gets something to feast his eyes on aside from getting an opportunity to breathe some fresh, invigorating air. It is the lush green ambience the place is now endowed with, something that has come up thanks to the plantation drive launched by the industrialists as part of their collective social responsibility towards conserving environment. Nearly every Industrial unit has some green belt in or around the premises. 

Dutch court takes heat off government in air pollution fight (DecemberWeek #4 (2017))
Dutch court takes heat off government in air pollution fight [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=93162]ir pollution in the Netherlands is worse than European rules permit, but the government is doing enough to limit emissions, a Dutch court ruled on Wednesday, reversing a previous verdict in which it had criticised the government for inaction.The ruling was a surprise defeat for environmentalist groups which brought the case since the same court had ordered the government to take immediate action to limit air pollution only three months ago.

Absence of water hyacinths puts migratory birds out of Howrah's Santragachhi lake (DecemberWeek #4 (2017))
Absence of water hyacinths puts migratory birds out of Howrah's Santragachhi lake [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=93149]The Santragachi Jheel of West Bengal's Howrah district has long been a well-known destination for migratory birds during the winter months. But lately the number of visiting birds has alarmingly gone down.Based on a verdict of the Environment Court, the water body has gone through an extensive cleanup mission which has finally proved to affect the environment on the reverse.

Over 860 fireworks factories in Sivakasi go on indefinite strike demanding amendments to environment law (DecemberWeek #4 (2017))
Over 860 fireworks factories in Sivakasi go on indefinite strike demanding amendments to environment law [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=93151]Sivakasi (Tamil Nadu): More than 860 fireworks factories in and around Sivakasi, the national hub of the industry, have launched an indefinite closure demanding an amendment to the Environment Protection Act exempting their produce from its purview.They also wanted an expeditious hearing by the Supreme Court of a petition seeking a series of steps to curb air pollution, including ban on sale, possession and bursting of firecrackers across the country.

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