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Australian giant monitor lizards trained to avoid eating toxic toads (January Week #2 (2016))
Australian giant monitor lizards trained to avoid eating toxic toads [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=77475]

SYDNEY: Australian scientists on Wednesday said they had devised an "innovative method of conservation" through feeding giant monitor lizards small cane toads so they won't be killed by larger-sized amphibians. Cane toads, an invasive species from Central
and South America that were introduced to Australia in 1935, are so toxic they can kill predators that try to eat them and are continuing to spread across northern Australia at an estimated 40¬60 kilometres (25¬37 miles) a year.




Bar-headed geese keep date with Pong wetland (January Week #2 (2016))
Bar-headed geese keep date with Pong wetland [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=76907]

With thousands of exotic winged visitors from the trans-Himalayan region and Central Asia nesting and roosting at MaharanaPratapSagar Lake, also known as Pong wetland, the world’s highest-flying bird is also keeping date with this reservoir. Its number
is reported to have reached 44,000 at the lake.

NEERI Report on Periyar Pollution Filed (January Week #2 (2016))
2. NEERI Report on Periyar Pollution Filed [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=76968]

KOCHI: The expert panel from the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) submitted its report on the pollution in the Periyar River before the Chennai bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday. The findings of the NEERI
report will be crucial in the case filed by Shibu Manuel and others.




NEERI Report on Periyar Pollution Filed (January Week #2 (2016))
2. NEERI Report on Periyar Pollution Filed [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=76968]

KOCHI: The expert panel from the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) submitted its report on the pollution in the Periyar River before the Chennai bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday. The findings of the NEERI
report will be crucial in the case filed by Shibu Manuel and others.




GET MORE DECIBEL METERS TO CHECK NOISE POLLUTION: HC TO GOVT (January Week #2 (2016))
 GET MORE DECIBEL METERS TO CHECK NOISE POLLUTION: HC TO GOVT [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=76801]

The Bombay High Court on Monday directed the state government to take steps to procure 1,843 decibel meters for the police to ensure there is no violation of noise pollution rules during festivals and processions. 




Tribal ministry relents over Forest Rights Act (January Week #2 (2016))
4. Tribal ministry relents over Forest Rights Act [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=77468]

Setting a precedent for the entire country, the Union tribal affairs ministry has revised its views to re-interpret theForest Rights Act (FRA) and allow the Maharashtra forest department to get control back over forest management and a grip on the lucrative
trade worth crores in forest produce such as tendu leaves and bamboo. The ministry had previously concluded that only tribals and other forest dwellers had rights to manage their forests under FRA.




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