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Tiger attacks against humans spike in winter in UPs conflict-ridden Terai region (April Week #5 (2018))
Tiger attacks against humans spike in winter in UPs conflict-ridden Terai region [http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/tiger-attacks-against-humans-spike-in-winter-in-ups-conflict-ridden-terai-region-report/article23635937.ece]Attacks by tigers and leopards on humans and livestock in Uttar Pradesh’s Terai region marked a seasonal and geographical variation, according to a report jointly undertaken by the Wildlife Trust of India and the Uttar Pradesh Forest department. The report, Living with the Wild—Mitigating Conflict between Humans and Big Cat Species in Uttar Pradesh, was released last Tuesday by UP deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya.

New system to measure air quality (April Week #5 (2018))
New system to measure air quality [http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/new-system-to-measure-air-quality/article23661361.ece]India is tying up with the United States and Finland to develop a pollution-forecast system that will help anticipate particulate matter (PM) levels at least two days in advance and at a greater resolution than what is possible now. The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) will be coordinating this exercise and the plan is to have a system in place by winter, according to Madhavan Rajeevan, secretary, MoES.

Tourists throng Chernobyl site (April Week #5 (2018))
 Tourists throng Chernobyl site [http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/tourists-throng-chernobyl-site/article23687153.ece]The uninhabited exclusion zone, a 30-km radius around the former nuclear power station, has seen a surge in tourists in the past few years.

Forest department to rescue 30 deer in Taramani (April Week #5 (2018))
Forest department to rescue 30 deer in Taramani [http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/forest-department-to-rescue-30-deer-in-taramani/article23428564.ece]The Forest Department will attempt to rescue nearly 30 deer that were forced to take to the roads in Taramani on Wednesday. The move comes after reports of several deer straying from the DLF campus. 

The endangered Asiatic lion faces a new threat: wildlife tourism (April Week #5 (2018))
The endangered Asiatic lion faces a new threat: wildlife tourism [http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/the-endangered-asiatic-lion-faces-a-new-threat-wildlife-tourism/article23455067.ece]I love lions. I love to watch them,” declared a farmer I was interviewing in Dalkhaniya village in Gujarat’s Amreli district as part of my social survey in the agrarian landscape outside the Gir Protected Area (PA). I found myself beaming at him and concluded that this reflected a remarkable local acceptance and love for lions.

How Chennaiâs turtle squads contribute to the survival of the hatchlings (Issue of the week, March Week #3 (2018))
How Chennaiâs turtle squads contribute to the survival of the hatchlings [http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/how-chennais-olive-ridley-turtle-squads-contribute-to-the-survival-of-the-hatchlings/article22958081.ece]For another month or so, Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings will be trying to make their way to the ocean, in a state of swimming frenzy. A very small percentage of them will make it, however, and even fewer will survive in the water. What gives them more of a fighting chance than before, is a veritable army of sidekicks in human form, who have been working over the years to help these hatchlings win their battle for survival.

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