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Environment panel to visit pollution-hit Pali villages (July Week #4 (2016))
5. Environment panel to visit pollution-hit Pali villages [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83150]

Jodhpur: Two decades of unprecedented and rampant pollution and various eyewashes due to textile dyeing printing industry in Pali affecting hundreds of villages! Finally , the legislators seem to have woken up to the issue.For the first time since the
past decade and a half or perhaps even more, the committee on environment led by MLA BhagirathChoudhary will be visiting the impacted villages and thousands of people who suffered because of this pollution which found its way into groundwater.




Global warming may affect Bhutan's biodiversity, impact India (July Week #4 (2016))
Global warming may affect Bhutan's biodiversity, impact India [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83141]

Slow-melting of glaciers due to global warming may cause huge floods in Bhutan in the future and result in loss of keystone species which may encourage probable animal poachers to hunt in this country, Indian researchers say.




No culling of animals ordered by central government (July Week #4 (2016))
No culling of animals ordered by central government: Environment minister [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83130]

New Delhi, July 20: Seeking to put at rest certain controversies pertaining to reports that the central government has allowed “killing” of animals to protect agricultural farms, new Environment Minister Anil Dave on Tuesday said “no such orders” have
been given by the union government. “I want to make it clear that neither centre has given any such orders to kill animals nor the states have asked for it,” Dave said replying to queries during question hour in the Lok Sabha.




Ways to mitigate human-wildlife conflict discussed (July Week #4 (2016))
Ways to mitigate human-wildlife conflict discussed [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83131]

Members of the Environment Conservation Group, Nature Conservation Society, World Wildlife Fund, a few other environment organisations and nature enthusiasts met in the city on Saturday to discuss ways and means to mitigate human-wildlife conflict in the
district.




No more POP idols for festivals: Chattisgarh government (July Week #4 (2016))
No more POP idols for festivals: Chattisgarh government [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83139]

Raipur: In a significant move, Chhattisgarh environment board has made it mandatory to use idols made of natural soil and paints during immersions in festivals of Navaratri and Ganesh Utsav. The move comes in wake of consistent increase in pollution of
water bodies due to religious practices and immersion of idols in large number which not only affects aquatic living beings but also pollutes water. Environment board has issued a circular to all district collectors, SPs and municipal commissioners directing
them about appropriate size of idols as suggested by Central pollution control board, Central zonal bench and National Green Tribunal.




2,000 VRV volunteers to take part in ocean clean-up (July Week #4 (2016))
2,000 VRV volunteers to take part in ocean clean-up [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83142]

This weekend, nearly 2,000 volunteers will participate in a mega ocean clean-up drive at Versova even as Erik Solheim, chief of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and Lewis Pugh, UN patron of the oceans, take their efforts to a global audience.




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