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Goa Govt to implement ban on PoP Ganesh idols strictly (Issue of the week, August Week #1 (2016))
Goa Govt to implement ban on PoP Ganesh idols strictly [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83603]

Panaji, Aug 3 (PTI) Goa Government today said it would form flying squads and keep an eagle eye on the state's borders to stop Plaster of Paris Ganesh idols from coming into the state for sale ahead of the Ganesh festival next month.

Seoul to limit old diesel vehicles to fight air pollution (August Week #1 (2016))
 Seoul to limit old diesel vehicles to fight air pollution [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83631]

South Korea's capital of Seoul will limit the number of old diesel vehicles on the roads starting next year, as the country tackles rising air pollution.




Asia's fourth-biggest economy in June announced a string of measures to address growing concerns about air quality following fine dust particle warnings and Volkswagen's emissions-test cheating scandal. Seoul aims to bring its air quality to the levels
of European peers like London and Paris within a decade.




Tree-felling: environmentalists in Mysuru brace for legal remedy (August Week #1 (2016))
Tree-felling: environmentalists in Mysuru brace for legal remedy [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83641]

R. Chandraprakash of the Mysore GrahakaraParishat (MGP) said there was not a single voice in favour of cutting down trees, with all the 300 people present at the hearing opposing it. “While the Forest Department report on the outcome of the public hearing
is awaited, we are already consulting with our legal team to prepare the next course of action,” said Mr. Chandraprakash. The public hearing was held to collect opinion on chopping down 48 trees marked for the purpose.




Dark Blue Tiger butterflies migrate to Pachamalai (August Week #1 (2016))
 Dark Blue Tiger butterflies migrate to Pachamalai [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83647]

 Large scale migration of Dark Blue Tiger butterflies has been recorded at the Pachamalai Hills much earlier this year, according to a field-level study.




Some birds can sleep in flight, says study (August Week #1 (2016))
Some birds can sleep in flight, says study [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83650]

For the first time, researchers have found that birds can sleep in flight without colliding with obstacles or falling from the sky.

Niels Rattenborg from the Max Planck Institute in Germany and an international team measured the brain activity of frigatebirds and found that they sleep in flight with either one cerebral hemisphere at a time or both hemispheres simultaneously.




After two years, the flamingos are back in Kelwe (August Week #1 (2016))
 After two years, the flamingos are back in Kelwe  [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=83612]

The return of flamingos to the wetlands of Kelwe, a coastal village in Palghar, after a gap of two years, has brought a wave of excitement among villagers and birdwatchers.




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