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Plants likely to turn less thirsty as climate warms, says study (September Week #1(2016))
Plants likely to turn less thirsty as climate warms, says study [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84077]

A warming planet might not dry out Earth as much as previously believed, because plants will become less thirsty as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rises, researchers have said.

Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway (September Week #1(2016))
Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84014]

The Norwegian Environment Agency has released eerie images showing a jumble of reindeer carcasses scattered across a small area on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The agency says 323 animals were killed, including 70 calves, in the lightning storm
on Friday.




Artists turn focus on eco-friendly idols ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi (September Week #1(2016))
Artists turn focus on eco-friendly idols ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84088]

In a bid to sustain ecological health, artists in some parts of the country have prepared eco-friendly religious idols this year ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh.

A group of differently-abled women and children in western Mumbaiunder the aegis of Om Creations Trust is one such collective.

Black carbon accelerating glacier meltdown in Tibetan Plateau (September Week #1(2016))
 Black carbon accelerating glacier meltdown in Tibetan Plateau [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=84090]

Fossil fuel and biomass, which are sources of black carbon, are accelerating glacier meltdown across the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau, a new research report has found.




Will not give lions to Madhya Pradesh: Gujarat MPs in Lok Sabha (Issue of the week, August Week #2 (2016))
Will not give lions to Madhya Pradesh: Gujarat MPs in Lok Sabha [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83737]

AHMEDABAD: During a recent discussion on biodiversity parks in the Lok Sabha, members of Parliament from Gujarat made it clear to their counterparts from Madhya Pradesh that no lions were going to be sent to that state from Gujarat, given the current state
of affairs. The last lion census in 2015 had found 523 lions in Gujarat.




Animal rights group PETA demands ban on kite string ‘manja’ ahead of Independence Day (August Week #2 (2016))
Animal rights group PETA demands ban on kite string ‘manja’ ahead of Independence Day [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83756] 

Animal rights organisation PETA filed a petition with the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday demanding an immediate ban on use of ‘manja’ ahead of Independence Day on August 15. The organisation cited reasons that ‘manja’ or sharp string which is used
to fly kites can cause serious injuries, sometimes fatal, to birds, animals and also humans.




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