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Cloth-like plastic bags also banned, says official (May Week #4 (2016))
Cloth-like plastic bags also banned, says official [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81768]

The Forest Department will soon launch an awareness drive to educate people that bags that resemble cloth being used by shopkeepers instead of plastic carry bags have been banned by the government.




NGT asks green board to monitor Paradip's air quality (May Week #4 (2016))
NGT asks green board to monitor Paradip's air quality [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=81744]

BHUBANESWAR: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) to monitor the ambient air quality, stack emission, and waste water discharged from a polluting plant at Paradip in the Jagatsinghpur district.

Hearing a petition filed by five villagers of Udayabata in Paradip on April 27, the tribunal on Tuesday issued the directive. The next hearing will be held on July 25, said petitioners counsel, Sankar Prasad Pani.

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.




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