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Protection of dead trees vital for cavity nesting birds, say experts (May Week #4 (2016))
Protection of dead trees vital for cavity nesting birds, say experts [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81732]

Coimbatore: Even dead trees play a vital part in maintaining a region's biosphere, say ornithologists. According to them, dead trees are usually preferred for setting up nests by certain bird species like the woodpecker and mayna. They make cavities in
tree trunks for nesting. The same nest is reused by a host of other bird species during breeding. Removal of dead trees to plant new ones or for firewood can have a serious impact on the biosphere




MoEF panel gives ToR for project with Nepal (May Week #4 (2016))
MoEF panel gives ToR for project with Nepal [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81734]

In a significant step, an expert panel of the Union environment ministry has recommended the terms of references for long-impending joint India-Nepal Pancheshwar multipurpose project to avoid any delay in its environmental impact study.




Regional plan needed to tackle pollution, says co-author of IIT study (Issue of the week, May Week #3 (2016))
Regional plan needed to tackle pollution, says co-author of IIT study [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81554]

Delhi’s air will have twice the normal amount of PM 2.5 in it even if all emission sources are controlled within the city limits, Mukesh Kumar, the co-author of an IIT-Kanpur study on the sources of Delhi’s pollution, said on Wednesday.

Kumar said Delhi’s air quality depended heavily on areas surrounding the Capital.

Green tribunal raps board over assessment of noise pollution (May Week #3 (2016))
Green tribunal raps board over assessment of noise pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81597]

Pune: The western region bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) here has aired its displeasure over the Central Pollution Control Board's (CPCB) failure to submit a report on how the sound pollution level of sirens and noise generated by vehicles is
measured.




Provide list of polluting industries in West UP: NGT to UPPCB (May Week #3 (2016))
Provide list of polluting industries in West UP: NGT to UPPCB [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81598]

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to provide the list of industries which were allegedly polluting ground water in six western districts of the state.

The green panel also directed the state pollution control board to submit the water quality report, along with details of heavy metals, in the villages of Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad and Saharanpur districts.

‘Sleeping giant’ glacier may cause sea level rise (May Week #3 (2016))
‘Sleeping giant’ glacier may cause sea level rise [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81610]

A rapidly melting glacier atop East Antarctica is on track to lift oceans at least two metres, and could soon pass a “tipping point” of no return, researchers said Wednesday.

To date, scientists have mostly worried about the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets as dangerous drivers of sea level rise.




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