Press on Environment and Wildlife
Norway bans cutting of trees (June Week #2 (2016))
Norway bans cutting of trees [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82128]

Oslo: Norway has become the first country to stop clear-cutting of trees, a huge step toward curbing global deforestation.




At the rate we are going, the world’s rain forests could completely vanish in 100 years. In their pledge last week, Norwegian lawmakers also committed to find a way to source essential products such as palm oil, soy, beef and timber so that they leave
little to no impact on their ecosystems




Ken-Betwa project, a threat to wildlife? (June Week #2 (2016))
Ken-Betwa project, a threat to wildlife? [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82142]

Environmentalists say that such a dam will submerge at least 4,000 hectares of Madhya Pradesh’s Panna tiger reserve.




An ambitious project to link Ken and Betwa rivers has become a stage for a unique man-animal conflict. Proponents of the project, led by the Union Water Ministry, say that the proposed Daudhan dam and the 2.5 km canal — the key structures of the project
— that will transfer surplus water from the Uttar Pradesh section of the Ken to the Betwa in Madhya Pradesh are critical to irrigate nearly 7,00,000 hectares in drought-ravaged Bundelkhand.




City of Nawabs to City of Noise (June Week #2 (2016))
City of Nawabs to City of Noise [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82134]

In the 1950s, Hazratganj attracted college-goers for a relaxing walk. Times changed and cars replaced cycles and two-wheelers in the 1990s. Circa 2016, more cars than people are seen on city roads and honking is the order of the day. Better pay and higher
disposable income is adding more than 1.5 lakh vehicles on city roads per year. The noise made by these cars has stolen the leisure Lucknow was equated with.




Scientist turn atmospheric CO2 into rocks (June Week #2 (2016))
Scientist turn atmospheric CO2 into rocks [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82170]

An international team of scientists has developed a method for the permanent and environmentally friendly storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions caused by humans by turning it into rocks.




Rare Eurasian Otter found in Madhya Pradesh (June Week #2 (2016))
Rare Eurasian Otter found in Madhya Pradesh [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82090]

Bhopal : Highly rare Eurasian Otter’s species has been found in waterfalls in Satpura Tiger Reserve in the state. This species has never been sighted earlier on Central Indian landscape. Native of Europe, Africa and some parts of Asia, this species of
Otter is found in Himalayan and remote southern parts of India.


Bhopal : Highly rare Eurasian Otter’s species has been found in waterfalls in Satpura Tiger Reserve in the state. This species has never been sighted earlier on Central Indian landscape. Native of Europe, Africa and some parts of Asia, this species of
Otter is found in Himalayan and remote southern parts of India. [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82122]

The Union ministry of environment and forest came under fire on Thursday over its decision to declare Rhesus Macaque monkeys as 'vermin' in ten districts of Himachal Pradesh, as it has caused loss to property and croplands. This will allow the state to
kill them without special permissions. Leading the charge against minister for environment and forests Prakash Javadekar was his cabinet colleague Maneka Gandhi, who is also an animal rights activist.





Culling Nilgais in Bihar: Is Killing Animals the Solution? (June Week #2 (2016))
Culling Nilgais in Bihar: Is Killing Animals the Solution? [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82125]

It seems that Bihar is enjoying a game season, courtesy the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. Visuals of Asia’s largest antelope being gunned down reminds us of colonial game hunters. Never in the history of this country has such a massacre
been conducted by a Forest Minister.




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