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Odisha keeps keen eye on biomedical waste facility in hospitals (February Week #3 (2017))
Odisha keeps keen eye on biomedical waste facility in hospitals [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88933]

BHUBANESWAR: With the State extending the biomedical waste management programme to all Government-run hospitals, the health facilities have been asked to obtain authorisation from the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) for disposal of waste in
an organised way.




Scrapping of G.O. 111 opposed to save lakes (Issue of the week, February Week #2 (2017))
Scrapping of G.O. 111 opposed to save lakes [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88892]

Pollution control boards across the country criticised for failing to stop pollution of water bodies

Civil society members accused the State Government of non-implementation of G.O. 111 and attempting to scrap it with an intention of commercialising lands around the two reservoirs - Himayatsagar and Osmansagar.




Ban disposal of micro plastic into sea: NFF (February Week #2 (2017))
Ban disposal of micro plastic into sea: NFF [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88881]

The National Fisherfolk Forum has urged the Central government to ban the disposal of micro plastic into the sea. In a letter to Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave, NFF chairperson M Illango urged the Ministry to take necessary steps in this regard.
He said like US and the UK, the Union Government should also come up with laws to ban disposal of micro plastic into the sea. MrIllango also demanded that the usage of micro plastic fibers in cosmetic and cleansing products shall be totally banned.




ELECTROCUTION THE NEW WEAPON FOR POACHERS ON THE PROWL (February Week #2 (2017))
ELECTROCUTION THE NEW WEAPON FOR POACHERS ON THE PROWL [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88915]

At least four tigers and some herbivores killed on electric fences in the state recently. Experts suggest multi-department patrolling to curb the menace

Even as the hunt for Jai -—the iconic tiger who went missing from the UmredKarhandla Tiger Sanctuary near Nagpur — continues, with a recent sighting claimed in Telangana, a new method of poaching has reared its deadly head.

Imported bio-degradable dispersants to be sprayed (February Week #2 (2017))
mported bio-degradable dispersants to be sprayed [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88907]

CHENNAI: With a majority of oil slick scooped out off the coast, the Coast Guard is contemplating spraying of imported biodegradable dispersants in the shallow waters where chemical dispersants are not recommended due to ecological reasons.

The oil spill occurred due to the collision between two ships near Ennore.




Oh deer! Urea is state poachers' new weapon (February Week #2 (2017))
Oh deer! Urea is state poachers' new weapon [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=88912]

BENGALURU: Gone are the days when shooting animals with gun and arrow was the only option for poachers. At a time when killings of tiger and leopard have hogged state-wide attention, they have devised a new and deadly technique to eliminate the deer. Recently,
a standing water source was allegedly poisoned by poachers by sprinkling urea, a common fertilizer utilized by farmers.




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