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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.




Ban on 10-year old diesel vehicles (July Week #4 (2016))
Ban on 10-year old diesel vehicles: Fearing protests, UP govt reaches out to Delhi, EPCA [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83160]

Worried that the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT’s) order on deregistering old vehicles may lead to a law and order problem in western Uttar Pradesh, the state government has decided to consult the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority
(EPCA), the Delhi government and other agencies about the issue.




NTCA red-flags tiger safari project in Corbett reserve (Issue of the week, July Week #1 (2016))
NTCA red-flags tiger safari project in Corbett reserve [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82644]

New Delhi, Jun 30 (PTI) The NTCA has red flagged a proposed tiger safari project in Uttarakhand's Corbett National Park and asked the state government to first comply with wildlife norms.

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and Central Zoo Authority (CZA), under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, feel that the proposed safari project may expose tigers to poaching.




Plight of African lions persists 1 year after Cecil killing (July Week #1 (2016))
Plight of African lions persists 1 year after Cecil killing [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82645]

A year ago, an American killed a lion in Zimbabwe in what authorities said was an illegal hunt, infuriating people worldwide and invigorating an international campaign against trophy hunting in Africa. 

Some conservationists, however, warn there are greater threats to Africa's beleaguered lion populations, including human encroachment on their habitats and the poaching of antelopes and other animals for food, a custom that deprives lions of prey.




Zoological Survey to release book on 100 years of research (July Week #1 (2016))
Zoological Survey to release book on 100 years of research [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82617]

On the occasion of completing a century of research and publication, the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has compiled images and information about the nearly 1 lakh species of fauna in India which it has recorded in this time span, of which 4,668 are
new to science, into a book called ‘100 years of ZSI,’ that union environment minister Prakash Javadekar is slated to release on July 1.




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