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Eco task forces to cull monkeys (April Week #2 (2017))
Eco task forces to cull monkeys [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90099]Shimla: As Himachal Pradesh has not killed even a single monkey despite declaring them vermin in 38 tehsils of the state, the government has now decided to form eco task forces for scientific culling of simians.The decision was taken at at a high-powered committee meeting for wild animal and monkey menace held here on Monday. A survey would also be conducted jointly with Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, to declare wild boar, sambar and nilgai as vermins.

UK-based start-up hopes to cut plastic waste with innovative water balls (April Week #2 (2017))
UK-based start-up hopes to cut plastic waste with innovative water balls [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90164]Small transparent spheres filled with natural or flavoured water could help provide a solution to London's plastic waste problem, according to the start-up company based in the British capital that manufactures them.With many cities around the world struggling to dispose of vast numbers of used plastic water bottles, the biodegradable 'Ooho balls' have begun quenching the thirst of consumers at special events in San Francisco and London.

Lab notes: Vitamin B can help the body fight off effects of air pollution (April Week #2 (2017))
Lab notes: Vitamin B can help the body fight off effects of air pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90138]As cities around the world witness unprecedented levels of air pollution, the number of people dying from the impacts of air pollution are also rising. Global mortality due to PM2.5 – that is, particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns – increased from from 3.5 million in 1990 to 3.8 million in 2000 and 4.2 million in 2015. About half of these deaths are not in the cities of India and China

NGT notice to Delhi, UP on waste burning along DND (April Week #1 (2017))
NGT notice to Delhi, UP on waste burning along DND flyover[http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=90004]New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued notice to the governments of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh today on a plea alleging indiscriminate burning of municipal solid waste in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) despite a ban being in force.

Dust chokes Gurgaon, greens blame it on construction (April Week #1 (2017))
Dust chokes Gurgaon, greens blame it on construction [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89996]GURUGRAM: The Millennium City remained the country's second most polluted city for 24 hours with Air Quality Index (AQI) reported at 337 between Wednesday and Thursday.The most polluted city was Gaya with AQI recorded at 352, while the third most polluted city was Lucknow with AQI level at 321. The AQI in Delhi, on the other hand, was recorded at 264.

New breeding population of Tigers ‘miraculous’ (April Week #1 (2017))
New breeding population of Tigers ‘miraculous’ [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89989]Only estimated 221 Indochinese tigers remain in Thailand and Myanmar.Conservationists on Tuesday hailed the discovery of a new breeding population of tigers in Thailand as a "miraculous" victory for a sub-species feared wiped out by poaching

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