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Amazon forest fire threatens natives, wildlife in Peru (September Week #4 (2016))
Amazon forest fire threatens natives, wildlife in Peru [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85071]

The fire broke out on September 10 in an indigenous community called Pitsiquia, in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, said the National Civil Defense Institute

An enormous fire is destroying vast stretches of the Amazon rainforest in Peru, threatening natives and wildlife, officials said, blaming traditional slash-and-burn farming.




Don't clear neutrino project, pollution control board urged (September Week #4 (2016))
Don't clear neutrino project, pollution control board urged [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=85073]

MADURAI: Many political parties and environmental organisations have urged the member-secretary of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board not to give the 'consent to establish' (COE) for the Neutrino Observatory near Devaram in Theni district.




South Africa’s Kruger national park kills 350 hippos, buffalos amid drought (Issue of the week, September Week #3(2016))
South Africa’s Kruger national park kills 350 hippos, buffalos amid drought [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84859]

Rangers in South Africa’s biggest wildlife park are killing about 350 hippos and buffalos in an attempt to relieve the impact of a severe drought.

The national parks service says the numbers of hippos and buffalos in Kruger National Park, about 7,500 and 47,000 respectively, are at their highest level ever




Bihar intended to cull nilgai and wild boar as vermin for five years: RTI (September Week #3(2016))
Bihar intended to cull nilgai and wild boar as vermin for five years: RTI [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84638]

Over a month ago, Maneka Gandhi had expressed anger for the Environment Ministry’s move of declaring some wild animals as a vermin in a few states for a period of one year. While in Bihar, two wild animals – blue bull (nilgai) and wild boar – have been
declared as vermin for one year till December 2016, a copy of the Bihar’s proposal to the Ministry accessed under Right To Information (RTI) Act, shows that the state intended to continue culling nilgai and wild boar for a period of five years in 31 districts.




BADARPUR PLANT'S EFFECT ON AIR POLLUTION AND WHY IT NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN (September Week #3(2016))
BADARPUR PLANT'S EFFECT ON AIR POLLUTION AND WHY IT NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84667]

A two-year old study released in 2015 by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), (a well-respected non-profit public interest research and advocacy organization in New Delhi) concluded that NTPC, India's largest power producing Coal Company was way
below the prevailing standards across various parameters. The study, which analyzed 47 plants over 16 states, established the Badarpur plant as the country's most polluting power plant.




Many toxic chemicals found in common household dust: Study (September Week #3(2016))
Many toxic chemicals found in common household dust: Study [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84841]

NEW DELHI: A large study of household dust in the US has found that it contains several classes of poisonous chemicals that are shedding off everyday use products. The study, led by researchers at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George
Washington University found that DEHP, a chemical belonging to a hazardous class called phthalates, was number one on that list. The study has been published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology on Wednesday.




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