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SAVING THE HORNBILL: PUNEKARS NOW ADOPT NESTS IN ARUNACHAL (Issue of the week, April Week #2 (2016))
SAVING THE HORNBILL: PUNEKARS NOW ADOPT NESTS IN ARUNACHAL [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80768]

A yearly contribution of Rs 5,000 or more ensures that people from Nyishi community in that state look after bird havens, protect dwindling species

From the northeast to the western climes of the city, efforts to save the Hornbill have come a long way. The state bird of Arunachal Pradesh is facing a fast decline, thanks to anthropogenic pressure. Around five years ago, the forest department launched
an initiative there, with the help of the local Nyishi community, to spread awareness for the protection of the nest and habitat of these birds. Now, this conservation campaign is also picking up in other cities, including Pune, with more and more people coming
forth to adopt hornbill nests.




Odd-Even phase II: Govt plan to collect air quality data with mobile van hits stumbling block (April Week #2 (2016))
Odd-Even phase II: Govt plan to collect air quality data with mobile van hits stumbling block [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80743]

The only mobile monitoring van hired by Delhi government to collect real-time data on air quality ahead of the odd-even scheme has encountered problems with a “critical part” after operating for barely two days since April 6. The van is unlikely to start
rolling again before April 14, a day before the second phase of the vehicle rationing scheme starts, said sources. The van has not been functional since April 8, added the sources.




PM Modi urges international collaboration for tiger conservation (April Week #2 (2016))
6. PM Modi urges international collaboration for tiger conservation [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80753]

NEW DELHI: Making a strong pitch for tiger conservation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday underlined the need for collaboration between governments at the highest level to check trafficking in body parts of the wildcat.

Govt bans manufacture, import of toxic pollutant PCBs (April Week #2 (2016))
Govt bans manufacture, import of toxic pollutant PCBs [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80763]

New Delhi: The Union environment ministry has banned the manufacture and import of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and directed complete prohibition on its use in any form by the end of 2025, in a bid to curb pollution.




Water scarcity threatens Shimla's tourism industry (April Week #2 (2016))
Water scarcity threatens Shimla's tourism industry [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80671]

SHIMLA: Once a favourite summer retreat of the erstwhile British rulers, Shimla is now so much in the grip of water scarcity that its hotels as well as guests have to fork out handsome amounts for every bucket they need.

China report sounds alarm on groundwater pollution (April Week #2 (2016))
China report sounds alarm on groundwater pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80764]

More than 80 per cent of China's underground water drawn from relatively shallow wells used by farms, factories and mostly rural households is unsafe for drinking because of pollution, a government report says. 

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