Press on Environment and Wildlife
Exploring Ways to Re-use Plastic Waste (MarchWeek #4 (2016))
Exploring Ways to Re-use Plastic Waste [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80523]

KOCHI: All the narratives on environmental degradation and waste accumulation has one definitive villain - plastic. It’s unlikely to find another material so widely used and unmindfully littered. As plastic degrades very slowly, it accumulates and damages
the environment. Many efforts have been made to avoid using plastic in day-to-day life, but the want for a material that has the durability and inexpensiveness of this material has left the initiatives without much takers. 

Camera Traps Now Key Tool in Identifying Tigers (MarchWeek #4 (2016))
Camera Traps Now Key Tool in Identifying Tigers [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=80548]

BENGALURU: The male tiger which died recently in Hediyala Range, Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR), has been identified with the help of camera traps done by conservationists of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) India Program, who have been camera-trapping
big carnivores for the past 25 years. In fact, WCS has pioneered camera trap surveys of tigers globally since 1991.




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.




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