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World's first glow-in-the-dark frog discovered in Argentina (March Week #3(2017))
World's first glow-in-the-dark frog discovered in Argentina [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89530]Scientists have discovered the world's first fluorescent frog in Argentina that sports a muted palette of greens, yellows and reds under normal light, but gives off a bright blue and green glow in the dark. The ability to absorb light at short wavelengths and re-emit it at longer wavelengths is called fluorescence, and is rare in terrestrial animals.

Artificial nests to help sparrows ‘grow’ in Maharashtra (March Week #3(2017))
Artificial nests to help sparrows ‘grow’ in Maharashtra [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89521]The state forest department has roped in builders in its initiative to repopulate sparrows in Mumbai, Thane, Pune and even Alibaug by setting up artificial nests. A breeding programme that will help increase sparrows in urban pockets was recently kicked off to boost the bird species that appears to have declined in numbers. Forest officials have cited urbanisation and unavailability of appropriate nesting sites as reasons for the sparrows’ decline.

Air pollution kills but Anil Dave loves living in denial, jeopardising our lives (March Week #3(2017))
Air pollution kills but Anil Dave loves living in denial, jeopardising our lives [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89657]Union environment minister Anil Dave is a brave man. At a time when people are becoming increasingly cautious about air pollution and the harmful effect it has on our health, and several studies are warning of the same, Mr Dave told the Lok Sabha this week that there is not enough “evidence” in India to establish a direct correlation between diseases and air pollution. 

Citizens march to draw attention to Mumbai’s polluted rivers (Issue of the week, March Week #1(2017))
Citizens march to draw attention to Mumbai’s polluted rivers [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89336]Dedicating their Sunday to the cause of Mumbai’s lost rivers, hundreds of citizens walked along the Poisar river to draw attention to water pollution which has turned it into a sewer.



Citizens march to draw attention to Mumbai’s polluted rivers [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89336]Dedicating their Sunday to the cause of Mumbai’s lost rivers, hundreds of citizens walked along the Poisar river to draw attention to water pollution which has turned it into a sewer.The river march was spearheaded by Rajendra Singh, known as ‘the Waterman of India’. He was joined by Mumbai North MP Gopal Shetty, Charkop MLA Yogesh Sagar, corporators, citizens and students. The campaign, River March, is a movement by a group of residents who seek to rejuvenate rivers by trying to free them up from encroachments and inflow of untreated sewage. Walks were conducted simultaneously along the Mithi and Oshiwara rivers, which are also polluted by sewage and garbage.

Centre launches survey to ascertain Gangetic dolphin numbers (March Week #1(2017))
Centre launches survey to ascertain Gangetic dolphin numbers [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89339]New Delhi, Mar 5 The Centre has launched the first ever across-the-river survey in Ganga to determine the population of aquatic life, including that of the endangered Gangetic doplhin.The survey will create a baseline scientific data for the government to take suitable measures to improve quality of the river water, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has said.

Trio on cycle yatra to spread pollution awareness (March Week #1(2017))
Trio on cycle yatra to spread pollution awareness [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89337]VADODARA: Having stayed in an over-populated city like Mumbai, they understand the harms pollution can cause. Hence a team of three Mumbaikars took off on a mission to spread awareness of conserving environment and reducing pollution in different states. The trio took off on their bicycles from the Wagah border on February 14 and travelled through several cities in last 19 days, meeting number of people.

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