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Over 20 trees axed close to Mangar in Aravallis (Issue of the week, January Week #3(2016))
Over 20 trees axed close to Mangar in Aravallis [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=78628]

Gurgaon: Over 20 trees were cleared from an area of nearly two acres, which was claimed to be a sacred grove in Faridabad, close to the MangarBani early on Monday morning. This area falls under the Aravali Notification of the Ministry of environment and
forests and cutting of trees in the area without permission is prohibited.

Telangana govt bans sale and use of 'Chinese manja' (January Week #3(2016))
Telangana govt bans sale and use of 'Chinese manja' [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=78624]

In a bid to prevent harm to birds and others, the TelanganaGovernment today issued orders banning the procurement, sale and use of nylon threads, commonly called 'Chinese manja', during festivals and other occasions. 




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




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