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Arctic thaw quickening threatens trillion-dollar costs: Report (April Week #4 (2017))
Arctic thaw quickening threatens trillion-dollar costs: Report [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90357]The Arctic’s quickening thaw is melting the permafrost under buildings and roads from Siberia to Alaska, raising world sea levels and disrupting temperature patterns further south, an international study said on Tuesday.The frigid region’s shift to warmer and wetter conditions, resulting in melting ice around the region, may cost the world economy trillions of dollars this century, it estimated.

BANNERGHATTA PARK GOES FOR NOVEL WATER CONSERVATION (April Week #4 (2017))
BANNERGHATTA PARK GOES FOR NOVEL WATER CONSERVATION [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90373]Summers are indeed a testing time for animals at Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP). Unable to withstand the soaring heat, many animals just wish to immerse themselves in a pool of water. But unfortunately like every year, this year too, BBP is running short of water.




Sweden ready to share green city experience, technology (April Week #4 (2017))
Sweden ready to share green city experience, technology [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90331]ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION was at the heart of a meeting between the Maharashtra state and Swedish Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change Eva Svedling on Tuesday. Efficient waste management systems and cleaner transport facilities were the top agenda, said Svedling who engaged in a policy dialogue with Chief Minister DevendraFadnavis and Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam.

Life on Earth is getting a major redistribution, and the consequences are serious (Issue of the week, April Week #2 (2017))
 Life on Earth is getting a major redistribution, and the consequences are serious [https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/04/life-on-earth-is-getting-a-major-redistribution-and-the-consequences-are-serious]Dramatic examples of climate-mediated change to species distributions are not exceptions; they are fast becoming the rule. As our study published last week in the journal Science shows, climate change is driving a universal major redistribution of life on Earth.

Forest department submits Okhla Bird Sanctuary revamp project plan (April Week #2 (2017))
Forest department submits Okhla Bird Sanctuary revamp project plan [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90146]NOIDA: The district forest department of Noida on Wednesday submitted a complete revamp plan of the Okhla Bird Sanctuary to the Noida Authority. Based on a detailed project drawn up the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, the proposed project cost is tagged at Rs 23 crore.

Madhya Pradesh bans plastic/polythene bags from May 1 (April Week #2 (2017))
Madhya Pradesh bans plastic/polythene bags from May 1 [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90115]BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh government today decided to ban plastic/polythene carry bags across the state from May 1 saying that its consumption results in large number of cow deaths."The state cabinet, chaired by the chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has accorded nod to the proposal of imposing the ban on plastic/polythene bags across the state from May 1," State Public Relations Department Minister Narottam Mishra told reporters here after the meeting. 

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