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Some birds can sleep in flight, says study (August Week #1 (2016))
Some birds can sleep in flight, says study [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83650]

For the first time, researchers have found that birds can sleep in flight without colliding with obstacles or falling from the sky.

Niels Rattenborg from the Max Planck Institute in Germany and an international team measured the brain activity of frigatebirds and found that they sleep in flight with either one cerebral hemisphere at a time or both hemispheres simultaneously.




After two years, the flamingos are back in Kelwe (August Week #1 (2016))
 After two years, the flamingos are back in Kelwe  [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83612]

The return of flamingos to the wetlands of Kelwe, a coastal village in Palghar, after a gap of two years, has brought a wave of excitement among villagers and birdwatchers.




How will you tackle Powai Lake pollution, MoEF asks BMC (August Week #1 (2016))
How will you tackle Powai Lake pollution, MoEF asks BMC [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83562]

After a city-based NGO highlighted the high level of pollution in Powai Lake, which supplies water to Aarey Milk Colony and industries in the area, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) has demanded a status report on the
matter from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and state environment department.

No change in quality of Ganga water under BJP rule: RTI (August Week #1 (2016))
No change in quality of Ganga water under BJP rule: RTI [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83606]

Lucknow: It is not just the opposition which is out to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi's emotive connect with the river Ganga. Statistics show that very little has been done in the past two years of BJP rule -- in spite of spending Rs 2,958 crore of
the Rs 3,703 crore allocated -- to improve the condition of the holy river.




Poultry litter generates toxic biocycle in fish tanks (Issue of the week, July Week #5 (2016))
Poultry litter generates toxic biocycle in fish tanks [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83332]

Highly putrefied poultry litter being used as feed in fish tanks in Andhra Pradesh is generating a toxic biocycle.




The litter, when added to fish tanks, contaminates the water and increases the fluctuation of biological oxygen demand (BOD). It also accentuates the ectoparasite problem, leading to ulcers in fish. To control the parasite, fish farmers use highly toxic
pesticides which penetrate into the biocycle posing a serious health hazard to the end consumer.

'Implement Forest Rights Act 2006 in Himachal' (July Week #5 (2016))
'Implement Forest Rights Act 2006 in Himachal' [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83349]

Successive governments in Himachal Pradesh have failed to notify and implement the Forest Rights Act (FRA) 2006 and have allowed the rights of forest dwellers to get eroded, rights campaigner Rajeshwar Negi has said.

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