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Delhi stares at acute water shortage (December Week #4 (2014))
 NEW DELHI: Areas across Delhi will face major water shortage from tomorrow as two major treatment plants in the capital were completely shut down after high-level of pollutants and ammonia were found in raw water supplied by Haryana.

The "abnormal rise" in pollutants in raw water forced Delhi Jal Board to close the Wazirabad and Chandrawal water treatment plants for the first time and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has asked Haryana government as well as Central Pollution Control Board to
intervene urgently.

Centre to generate 1L MW from solar power (December Week #4 (2014))
Union minister Prakash Javadekar also spells out govt's stand on other contentious issues

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a target of generating 1 lakh megawatt electricity through solar power, said Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar. The ambitious project, requiring Rs 6 lakh crore, would be raised through private and foreign
investments. Once complete, it would curb carbon emission caused by burning 14 crore tonnes of coal annually, he asserted.

Coral bleaching in Pacific may become worst die-off in 20 years (December Week #4 (2014))
Scientists warn extreme sea temperatures could cause a “historic” coral reef die-off around the world over the coming months, following a massive coral bleaching already under way in the North Pacific. Experts said the coral die-off could be the worst
in nearly two decades.

Reports of severe bleaching have been accumulating in the inbox of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coral Reef Watch programme since July.

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