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Rare butterfly thrives on, and because of, US military bases (July Week #1 (2017))
Rare butterfly thrives on, and because of, US military bases [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91664]In the shadow of giant war machines, a tiny rare butterfly is flourishing. Oddly, experts say, the U.S. military gets the credit.The frosted elfin, which flutters along on a 1—inch (2.5 centimeters) wingspan, has found a home at several defense installations because of the way the military manages open spaces, said Robyn Niver, an endangered species biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Sunderbans losing its famed mangroves because of climate change (July Week #1 (2017))
Sunderbans losing its famed mangroves because of climate change [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91663]In an advancement that will ring alarm bells for both environmentalists and policy producers, the mangrove forest cover in the Indian Sunderbans has been depleting alarmingly finished the past couple of decades.

KMC to ban use of plastic from Independence Day (July Week #1 (2017))
KMC to ban use of plastic from Independence Day [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91660]Kolhapur: The civic body will implement the general body's decision to ban use of plastics in the city from August 15 this year.The GB meet held in March this year unanimously decided to ban the use and sale of plastic in the city. The Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) approved the central government's new rule to implement Plastic Waste Management Rules, under which hefty fines will be levied on the manufacturer and dispenser of plastic bags and items.

Section 144 Cr PC in Kaziranga National Park area to protect migrating animals (June Week #4 (2017))
Section 144 Cr PC in Kaziranga National Park area to protect migrating animals [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91598]

Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure has been enforced along NH-37 from Jakholabondha to Bokakhat and areas near Numaligarh in Assam for free and easy movement of animals coming out of Kaziranga National Park during monsoons.

Bokakhat sub-divisional officer, Civil, Dhiraj Das said like in the previous years, this year too section 144 was imposed along the KNP as the water level of rivers Brahmaputra and Difloo is on the rise and most of KNP areas are submerged under water.







Tigers to roam in Mukundra National Park by Dec again (June Week #4 (2017))
Tigers to roam in Mukundra National Park by Dec again [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91528]

Jaipur: Plans are afoot by Rajasthan wildlife and forest department to quickly reintroduce tigers at the Mukundra Tiger Reserve.Though the National Tiger Conservation Authorit (NTCA) had approved the reintroduction of tigers in Mukundra Hills in Kota by
December 2018, the state forest department is planning to do so a year earlier, additional chief secretary (forest and wildlife) Nihal Chand Goyal said."We want the tigers to be reintroduced by December this year," he said. 

Kanpur tanneries may be shifted out [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91527] (June Week #4 (2017))
Kanpur tanneries may be shifted out [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=91527]

 Officials of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) will meet Uttar Pradesh government officials to discuss the State’s decision to shift over 400 tanneries from Kanpur.

The previous Samajwadi Party government had told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2016 that the tanneries could not be shifted, for no land was available. The Yogi Adityanath government has reportedly identified fresh land.




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