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Metro Rail to go solar in six months (MarchWeek #4 (2016))
Metro Rail to go solar in six months [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80557]

In six months, Chennai Metro Rail may have its first solar power generation facilities with a production capacity of 1MW.

According to officials of Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL), they have signed an agreement with a firm in this regard.




Result of the tests on Ulsoorlake is alarming (Issue of the week, March Week #2 (2016))
Result of the tests on Ulsoorlake is alarming [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80385]

‘The quantity of ammonia and nitrates in the lake is more than seven times above the norm’

If the health report of Ulsoorlake, is anything to go by, the water body is in serious need of emergency treatment.

Mexico City issues pollution alert, traffic restrictions implemented (March Week #2 (2016))
Mexico City issues pollution alert, traffic restrictions implemented [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80341]

MEXICO CITY: Mexico City's government ordered traffic restrictions on Tuesday and recommended people stay indoors due to serious air pollution, issuing its second-highest alert warning for ozone levels for the first time in 13 years.




Is Corbett turning into poachers’ den? (March Week #2 (2016))
Is Corbett turning into poachers’ den? [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80350]

DEHRADUN: The revelations by an arrested member of the Bawaria gang has raised serious questions about the safety of tigers in and around Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR).

The gang would travel barely 15km from Kotkhadar in Bijnor to SonaNadi Wildlife Sanctuary in CTR for tiger hunt. Once there, the gang would set up traps to catch the animal and would eventually kill it to remove its skin and
bones. On Monday, Uttarakhand Police's special task force seized the skins of five big cats from Haridwar forest division and arrested one of the poachers belonging to Bawaria gang. Officials said that the team also recovered tiger skulls, jaws, bones and
nails weighing over 125kg.




Olive Ridleys Arrive at Gahirmatha (March Week #2 (2016))
 Olive Ridleys Arrive at Gahirmatha [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80452]

BHUBANESWAR: Ending the long wait, Olive Ridley turtles have arrived for mass nesting at Gahirmatha, the biggest rookery for the marine species. At least 10,000 Olive Ridleys turned up at Kalam Islands (previously known as Outer Wheeler Islands) during
wee hours of Thursday and began the nesting process.

5 states to soon launch massive plantation drive along river Ganga (March Week #2 (2016))
2. 5 states to soon launch massive plantation drive along river Ganga [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80444]

NEW DELHI: Five Ganga river basin states - Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal - will soon launch a massive plantation drive as part of rejuvenating the country's national rive. The scheme, aims to develop huge green patch along
the river to absorb water and stop soil erosion, will be implemented over a period of five year in Phase-I (2016-21).




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