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Start thinking about pollution inside homes, warns new study (April Week #3 (2016))
Start thinking about pollution inside homes, warns new study [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80908]

NEW DELHI: Air inside our homes may be as polluted as outside and there is need to monitor its quality to take remedial measures, says a new study.

Cooking residues, chemicals and various microbes and fungal spores are usually found existing in homes and may cause chronic health problems, the study said.

‘Animal tests for soaps banned’ (April Week #3 (2016))
Animal tests for soaps banned’ [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80882]

Production of soaps and detergents manufactured in India will not involve harming rabbits, mice or guinea pigs: PETA

A ban has been imposed with immediate effect on the use of animals in tests for manufacturing soaps and detergents, an animal rights body said here Monday.

Exotic birds on display in Andheri until Tuesday (April Week #3 (2016))
Exotic birds on display in Andheri until Tuesday [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80880]

MUMBAI: A unique exhibition of exotic birds, fish and animals got under way at Chitrakoot Ground in Andheri on Friday. The highlight of the four-day display from April 15-19 is large 3-ft macaws in various colours, cockatoos that say hello to visitors
and a couple of Persian cats that languidly sit upon a counter, patiently allowing excited babies to pet them as their parents take pictures

Lack of rain water pits dry up (April Week #3 (2016))
Lack of rain water pits dry up [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80863]

Visakhapatnam: Inadequate number of scientific rainwater harvesting pits is the reason for depleting ground water levels in the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) limits, said experts in the field of water resources as well as bore-well
digging companies.




Lack of rain water pits dry up (April Week #3 (2016))
Lack of rain water pits dry up [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80863]

Visakhapatnam: Inadequate number of scientific rainwater harvesting pits is the reason for depleting ground water levels in the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) limits, said experts in the field of water resources as well as bore-well
digging companies.




SAVING THE HORNBILL: PUNEKARS NOW ADOPT NESTS IN ARUNACHAL (Issue of the week, April Week #2 (2016))
SAVING THE HORNBILL: PUNEKARS NOW ADOPT NESTS IN ARUNACHAL [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80768]

A yearly contribution of Rs 5,000 or more ensures that people from Nyishi community in that state look after bird havens, protect dwindling species

From the northeast to the western climes of the city, efforts to save the Hornbill have come a long way. The state bird of Arunachal Pradesh is facing a fast decline, thanks to anthropogenic pressure. Around five years ago, the forest department launched
an initiative there, with the help of the local Nyishi community, to spread awareness for the protection of the nest and habitat of these birds. Now, this conservation campaign is also picking up in other cities, including Pune, with more and more people coming
forth to adopt hornbill nests.




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