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Development of Chamundi Hills won’t be at the cost of environment: Minister (July Week #1 (2016))
 Development of Chamundi Hills won’t be at the cost of environment: Minister  [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82640]

The State government will go ahead with the development project planned for Chamundi Hills by keeping environmental concerns in mind, said Minister for Public Works H.C. Mahadevappa.

Addressing a press conference here, the first after taking over as Minister in charge of the district, he said he too was in favour of protecting the environment and would ensure no harm is caused to ecology. “I will speak to environmentalists opposing
the project and take them into confidence. We will take up the development works without harming the environment,” he said.




Californians keep searching for ensnared blue whale to rescue it (July Week #1 (2016))
Californians keep searching for ensnared blue whale to rescue it [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82634]

The search for a blue whale tangled in commercial crabbing gear off California’s coast stretched into a second day on Wednesday as whale watchers, leisure boaters and fishermen hoped for a glimpse of the ensnared animal and a second chance to rescue it.




Centre for completing environment clearances in 100 days (July Week #1 (2016))
Centre for completing environment clearances in 100 days [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82641]

New Delhi, Jun 29 () Seeking to avoid delay in granting forest and environment approvals, the Centre today asked its state authorities to complete the process of government clerances within 100 days.

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar chaired a meeting with top officials of various state-level environment impact authorities and emphasised on adhering to the time-frame so that delays could be cut down.




Govt launches pilot for CNG-fuelled 2-wheelers (June Week #4 (2016))
Govt launches pilot for CNG-fuelled 2-wheelers [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82478]

India on Thursday launched a pilot project aimed at introducing compressed natural gas (CNG) as fuel for two-wheelers. The pilot, launched by Petroleum MinisterDharmendra Pradhan and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar here, uses CNG-retrofitted two
wheelers and aims at cutting down the rising pollution levels in cities.




China sets up first dark sky reserve to limit light pollution (June Week #4 (2016))
China sets up first dark sky reserve to limit light pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82468]

China launched its first “dark sky reserve” for astronomical observation in the Tibetan prefecture of Ngari, bordering Nepal and India, officials said on Thursday.


The reserve covers an area of 2,500 sq.km and aims to limit light pollution by stepping up protection of dark-sky resources for education and tourism development, the China Daily reported.





Greater Noida to develop eco park akin to forest reserves in Paris (June Week #4 (2016))
Greater Noida to develop eco park akin to forest reserves in Paris [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82487]

The Greater Noida authority on Thursday said it has decided to develop an eco park across 2,500 acres on the lines of forest reserves at Paris in France. The park is proposed to be developed inside three forest reserves -- on 803 acres in Surajpur, 743
acres in Gulistanpur and 1,112 acres in Murshadpur.




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