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Green tribunal bans manja for kites across the country till February (December Week #5 (2016))
Green tribunal bans manja for kites across the country till February [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=87158]The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday temporarily banned kite-flying with manja, a thread coated in a sticky paste of ground-up glass or metal, in response to an outcry over injuries and deaths caused by the sharp string.

The oldest breeding wild bird, 66-year-old albatross called Wisdom, lays an egg (December Week #5 (2016))
The oldest breeding wild bird, 66-year-old albatross called Wisdom, lays an egg [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=87161]Wisdom the albatross, the world’s oldest known breeding bird in the wild, has laid an egg at 66 years of age after returning to a wildlife refuge in the Pacific Ocean, US wildlife officials said on Tuesday.

Eagle deaths to increase with latest wind-turbine rule (December Week #5 (2016))
Eagle deaths to increase with latest wind-turbine rule [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=87187]Washington: The Obama administration today finalised a rule that lets wind-energy companies operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years even if it means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.

Warsaw public transport free for a day due to air pollution (December Week #5 (2016))
Warsaw public transport free for a day due to air pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=87188]Warsaw: The city of Warsaw mas made public transportation free for a day due to heightened air pollution, a step meant to encourage residents to leave their cars at home.

Nehru zoo gets Bengal tigress in animal exchange programme (December Week #5 (2016))
 Nehru zoo gets Bengal tigress in animal exchange programme [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=87131]HYDERABAD: The Nehru Zoological Park adds 46 new zoo inmates, including a female Royal Bengal tiger, as part of the animal exchange programme (with Nandankanan Zoological Park, Bhubaneshwar) for introducing blood-lines.

National Green Tribunal issues notice to over 1400 pollution defaulters (December Week #5 (2016))
National Green Tribunal issues notice to over 1400 pollution defaulters [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=87280]New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal issued notice to over 1400 defaulters in two zones of east Delhi who have not paid environmental compensation on Wednesday, for violating its order on waste burning and dust pollution.Acting on a plea filed by the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar also issued a notice to the Sub-divisional Magistrate of the concerned district to explain why the tribunal's order on recovery of environmental compensation (EC) from the defaulters was not implemented.

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