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Ganga rejuvenation: NGT bans plastic from Gomukh to Haridwar (December Week #2(2015))
Ganga rejuvenation: NGT bans plastic from Gomukh to Haridwar [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75966]

There will be a complete ban on use of plastic of any kind from Gomukh to Haridwar along Ganga with effect from February 1, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed today while slapping a penalty of Rs. 5,000 per day on erring hotels, dharamshalas and
ashrams spewing waste into the river.




Rajasthan CM asks districts to reduce carbon footprints (December Week #2(2015))
Rajasthan CM asks districts to reduce carbon footprints [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75885]

Chief minister Vasundhara Raje has directed all 33 districts of Rajasthan to start competing in reducing their carbon footprints.

A senior official said the state government has decided that districts are to immediately initiate efforts in carbon footprint reduction cutting across sectors such as urban management, tree plantation, water conservation and recycling, controlling tailpipe
emissions, encouraging greater use of solar and wind energy etc.




Electric buses to be introduced soon (December Week #2(2015))
Electric buses to be introduced soon [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=75891]

GANDHINAGAR: State transport minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday in New Delhi said that the government of Gujarat would introduce a fleet of six electric buses for public transport between Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad as part of its efforts to ensure pollution
free green environment.




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.




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