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Artists turn focus on eco-friendly idols ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi (September Week #1(2016))
Artists turn focus on eco-friendly idols ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84088]

In a bid to sustain ecological health, artists in some parts of the country have prepared eco-friendly religious idols this year ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh.

A group of differently-abled women and children in western Mumbaiunder the aegis of Om Creations Trust is one such collective.

Black carbon accelerating glacier meltdown in Tibetan Plateau (September Week #1(2016))
 Black carbon accelerating glacier meltdown in Tibetan Plateau [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84090]

Fossil fuel and biomass, which are sources of black carbon, are accelerating glacier meltdown across the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau, a new research report has found.




Will not give lions to Madhya Pradesh: Gujarat MPs in Lok Sabha (Issue of the week, August Week #2 (2016))
Will not give lions to Madhya Pradesh: Gujarat MPs in Lok Sabha [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83737]

AHMEDABAD: During a recent discussion on biodiversity parks in the Lok Sabha, members of Parliament from Gujarat made it clear to their counterparts from Madhya Pradesh that no lions were going to be sent to that state from Gujarat, given the current state
of affairs. The last lion census in 2015 had found 523 lions in Gujarat.




Animal rights group PETA demands ban on kite string ‘manja’ ahead of Independence Day (August Week #2 (2016))
Animal rights group PETA demands ban on kite string ‘manja’ ahead of Independence Day [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83756] 

Animal rights organisation PETA filed a petition with the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday demanding an immediate ban on use of ‘manja’ ahead of Independence Day on August 15. The organisation cited reasons that ‘manja’ or sharp string which is used
to fly kites can cause serious injuries, sometimes fatal, to birds, animals and also humans.




Environment ministry to install five pollution sucking devices across Mumbai (August Week #2 (2016))
Environment ministry to install five pollution sucking devices across Mumbai [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83690]

The Maharashtra environment ministry has decided to install pollution-sucking devices at traffic junctions across Mumbai. The city will become the first to get such devices. According to the ministry, the technology has been jointly developed by the National
Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Mumbai, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), and E-square. "This device can suck pollution from 1,000 sqft of area around its installed location. We will identify
the most polluted locations to install these devices," said environment minister Ramdas Kadam.

Funds for Disposal and Recycling of E-Wastes (August Week #2 (2016))
Funds for Disposal and Recycling of E-Wastes [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83715]

Based on a survey carried out by the Central Pollution Control Board in 2005, the generation of e-waste in the country was assessed at 1.46 lakh ton and was estimated to exceed 8 lakh tonnes by 2012. As per the United Nations University report, 17 lakh
tonnes of e-waste was generated in the country in 2014. 




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