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Jim Corbett National Park: Uttarakhand HC bans construction in 10 km radius (December Week #5 (2016))
Jim Corbett National Park: Uttarakhand HC bans construction in 10 km radius [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=87266]What can be called as a landmark decision, the Uttarakhand High Court (HC) have imposed ban on civil construction of any nature within 10 radius of the heritage site. This judgement comes a day after the HC passed the decision thereby imposing a total ban on labelling all carnivorous animals in the wild as ‘man eater’.

Crackdown on illegal electric fences after elephant deaths (December Week #5 (2016))
Crackdown on illegal electric fences after elephant deaths [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=87250]With the forest areas in Ramanagaram district witnessing four unnatural deaths of elephants in 12 days, the Forest Department will now start filing criminal cases against farmers who erect electric fences illegally to keep wild animals away from their crops.

Do not kill man-eating tigers, leopards: HC (December Week #5 (2016))
Do not kill man-eating tigers, leopards: HC [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=87249]Three months after a tigress was declared a ‘man-eater’ and killed in Uttarakhand’s Ramnagar area, the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday ordered that no wild animals in the State, including tigers, leopards, and panthers, should be killed or declared ‘man-eater’.

ADB grants USD 500 mn to fight air pollution in China (December Week #5 (2016))
ADB grants USD 500 mn to fight air pollution in China [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=87130]The Asian Development Bank has approved USD 499.6 million loan for a green financing platform in China targeting the air pollution in several parts of the country.The platform -- the first of its kind for greater Beijing area -- will mobilise domestic financing for many sectors, including energy, transport and agriculture to improve air quality, an ADB statement said.

Soon, 17 new rescue wards for antelopes in Jodhpur (December Week #5 (2016))
 Soon, 17 new rescue wards for antelopes in Jodhpur [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=87174]JODHPUR: In a major stride towards bringing down casualty rate of antelopes in Jodhpur district, the state government has sanctioned 17 new wildlife rescue wards in order to provide timely medical aid to the injured chinkaras and blackbucks.

Pollution levels dip in mumbai as temperatures rise (December Week #5 (2016))
Pollution levels dip in mumbai as temperatures rise [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=87148]A rise in day and night temperatures on Wednesday led to a drop in pollution levels in Mumbai.The night temperature at the Santacruz weather station, representative of the suburbs, increased from 15 degrees Celsius — 3 degrees Celsius below normal — on Sunday to 18.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, which was at the normal mark. On the other hand, the minimum temperature at Colaba increased to 23.2 degrees Celsius - 2.3 degrees Celsius above normal.

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