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Tree-felling: environmentalists in Mysuru brace for legal remedy (August Week #1 (2016))
Tree-felling: environmentalists in Mysuru brace for legal remedy [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83641]

R. Chandraprakash of the Mysore GrahakaraParishat (MGP) said there was not a single voice in favour of cutting down trees, with all the 300 people present at the hearing opposing it. “While the Forest Department report on the outcome of the public hearing
is awaited, we are already consulting with our legal team to prepare the next course of action,” said Mr. Chandraprakash. The public hearing was held to collect opinion on chopping down 48 trees marked for the purpose.




Dark Blue Tiger butterflies migrate to Pachamalai (August Week #1 (2016))
 Dark Blue Tiger butterflies migrate to Pachamalai [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83647]

 Large scale migration of Dark Blue Tiger butterflies has been recorded at the Pachamalai Hills much earlier this year, according to a field-level study.




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.




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