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China sets up first dark sky reserve to limit light pollution (June Week #4 (2016))
China sets up first dark sky reserve to limit light pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82468]

China launched its first “dark sky reserve” for astronomical observation in the Tibetan prefecture of Ngari, bordering Nepal and India, officials said on Thursday.


The reserve covers an area of 2,500 sq.km and aims to limit light pollution by stepping up protection of dark-sky resources for education and tourism development, the China Daily reported.





Greater Noida to develop eco park akin to forest reserves in Paris (June Week #4 (2016))
Greater Noida to develop eco park akin to forest reserves in Paris [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82487]

The Greater Noida authority on Thursday said it has decided to develop an eco park across 2,500 acres on the lines of forest reserves at Paris in France. The park is proposed to be developed inside three forest reserves -- on 803 acres in Surajpur, 743
acres in Gulistanpur and 1,112 acres in Murshadpur.




China, India can join hands to tackle urban pollution (June Week #4 (2016))
China, India can join hands to tackle urban pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82440]

SHANGHAI: China is ready to share advanced technology, experiences, as well as 'green' practices with India to counter the effects of environmental degradation, such as airpollution, caused by the economic development of cities, a top SHANGHAI foreign
affairs official has said. 




Dutch test "Ocean Cleanup" plan to collect floating plastic trash (June Week #4 (2016))
Dutch test "Ocean Cleanup" plan to collect floating plastic trash [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82438]

A Dutch foundation has developed floating barriers to try to collect trash from the world's oceans, and will launch a 100 meter-long prototype in the North Sea this week to see how it fares during storms.




Hundreds of birds die after eating grains sprayed with pesticides (June Week #4 (2016))
Hundreds of birds die after eating grains sprayed with pesticides [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82449]

Chandrapur: Hundreds of birds have died after consuming poisonous grains from a paddy nursery in the fields around village Junona, around 8km from the city. Forest officials took notice of the incident on Wednesday and carried out inquest of the dead bodies
of some birds. Local wildlife activists claimed that poisonous chemical sprayed on the paddy nursery led to the bird deaths.




Ban on big diesel cars not 'right way' to curb pollution: Prakash Javadekar (June Week #4 (2016))
Ban on big diesel cars not 'right way' to curb pollution: Prakash Javadekar [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82470]

 Pune: Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said the ban on diesel cars and SUVs with engines above 2,000cc in Delhi-NCR by courts "is not the right way".




Calling it "unfortunate", he said the government is already taking measures to curb pollution and the ban has resulted in vehicles with latest technologies not being allowed while old polluting vehicles continue plying on the roads.




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