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Whales fatally disoriented by sound, magnetism? (January Week #3(2016))
Whales fatally disoriented by sound, magnetism? [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=78620]

Episodes of mass stranding of whales across the world show pilot whales to be the most commonly involved in the phenomenon.




Mysterious death on the shore: Some reasons for mass whale beaching in TN (January Week #3(2016))
Mysterious death on the shore: Some reasons for mass whale beaching in TN [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=78617]

The mass stranding of more than a 100 whales and the death of at least 45 along a 15 km stretch on a Manpad beach in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin (or Thoothukudi) district presented a shocking spectacle on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Central Marine Fisheries
Research Institute (CMFRI) confirmed the death of at least another 12 whales. Interestingly, Tuticorin had witnessed a similar beaching 40 years ago, and the reasons are no clearer now.

SC refuses to hear plea challenging odd¬even scheme (January Week #3(2016))

SC refuses to hear plea challenging odd¬even scheme [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=78641]


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today refused urgent hearing of a petition challenging the AAP government's notification on odd¬even scheme to curb pollution in the city and the subsequent Delhi High Court decision which upheld it. Terming
the petition as a "publicity stunt", a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur said, "There is no urgency in the matter. Let it come up in due course." "The government is taking some step to control the pollution. 


After gunning down 72 wild boars, culling suspended (January Week #3(2016))
After gunning down 72 wild boars, culling suspended [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=78557]

Chandrapur: After gunning down 72 wild boars, mostly in Dhaba and Kothari ranges, the forest department has decided to suspend the culling operation and to evaluate the outcome.

Chief conservator of forests (CCF), Chandrapur circle, Sanjay Thakre, said that the department would seek feedback from the villagers and verify whether boars were coming back to the same agriculture fields where culling has
been carried out




Delhi metro rail Construction: 14 sites fined for violating pollution rules (January Week #3(2016))
Delhi metro rail Construction: 14 sites fined for violating pollution rules [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=78635]

As many as 14 construction sites of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) have been found violating the prescribed norms to keep dust pollution in check and they have been asked to pay a fine of Rs 50,000 each, the Delhi government said Wednesday.




‘Very poor’ air quality makes city choke, pollution may worsen today (Issue of the week, January Week #2 (2016))
‘Very poor’ air quality makes city choke, pollution may worsen today [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=77446]

Mumbai: The city's air quality turned "very poor" on Wednesday. Real-time data recorded by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) pegged the city's overall air quality index (AQI) at 302, up from 263 on Tuesday. On both days,
it was way above the AQI range of '0 to 100' considered safe for breathing. The air quality is only expected to worsen to 306 on Thursday, SAFAR has forecast.




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