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For Thane police dept vehicles, pollution norms don’t apply? (January Week #4 (2015))
THANE: It seems the proverb 'example is better than precept' fits the bill perfectly for the Thane police department.

The department that expects residents to observe rules has itself failed to comply by the norms. None of the 697 vehicles owned by the department has got their pollution levels checked. Replying to a query filed by RTI activist
Suyash Pradhan, Thane police said they have no Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates implying that none of its vehicle has undergone the mandatory test.

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For Thane police dept vehicles, pollution norms don’t apply? (January Week #4 (2015))
THANE: It seems the proverb 'example is better than precept' fits the bill perfectly for the Thane police department.

The department that expects residents to observe rules has itself failed to comply by the norms. None of the 697 vehicles owned by the department has got their pollution levels checked. Replying to a query filed by RTI activist
Suyash Pradhan, Thane police said they have no Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates implying that none of its vehicle has undergone the mandatory test.

http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=68368

Green tribunal stops felling of trees on Cauvery riverbed (January Week #4 (2015))
CHENNAI: The southern bench of the National Green Tribunal has passed an interim injunction restraining the Tamil Nadu government from cutting trees on the Cauvery riverbed in Thanjavur district, from Kumbakonam town to Poompuhar.  V Maruthayyan of Kumbakonam
said scores of trees in the thickly forested area on the Cauvery riverbed were an integral part of the environment and ecology. But the district administration planned to fell around 100 trees as part of a proposed tourism development scheme, he said.

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Easy to carry, effective solar-powered insect trapper (January Week #4 (2015))
A solar powered insect trapper developed by an entrepreneur, Mr. Abdul Kadhar, from Puducherry seems to promise both.It is not priced high (Rs.2,625 a piece) and secondly, it is proving to be quite popular among farmers in the Tamil Nadu region.

“Reducing and controlling the pest population using light traps is an age old practice in our country. Though there are several models and designs available I wanted to develop something that could be solar-powered and not
dependent on fuel or electricity. The result is the Led technology for lighting with low ultra violet light to attract flying pests in crops,” says Mr. Abdul.

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Restart Kuberpur waste recycling plant: UPPCB to AMC (January Week #4 (2015))
Agra: Taking cognizance of the deteriorating condition of the environment around the Kuberpur garbage dumpsite, the Uttar Pradesh pollution control board has sent a notice to the Agra municipal corporation to restart the solid waste recycling plant in
the area.

On an average, 750 metric tonnes of garbage is collected from 117 transit points in the city and is dumped in the Kuberpur area, just a kilometer away from the Yamuna river bank. Later the heap of untreated solid waste is burnt, releasing a huge amount
of poisonous gases into the air. 

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Polar bears migrate to Northwest Passages for longer lasting ice (January Week #4 (2015))
Some polar bear clusters have slowly moved to islands situated in north of Canada's mainland that are retaining the Arctic ice for longer says a new scientific study. According to the study the migration is linked to climate change and would continue.

The study published earlier this month in the journal PLOS ONE was based on DNA taken from nearly 2,800 polar bears in countries where the animals live - the United States, Russia, Canada, Greenland and Norway.

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