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Plight of African lions persists 1 year after Cecil killing (July Week #1 (2016))
Plight of African lions persists 1 year after Cecil killing [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82645]

A year ago, an American killed a lion in Zimbabwe in what authorities said was an illegal hunt, infuriating people worldwide and invigorating an international campaign against trophy hunting in Africa. 

Some conservationists, however, warn there are greater threats to Africa's beleaguered lion populations, including human encroachment on their habitats and the poaching of antelopes and other animals for food, a custom that deprives lions of prey.




Zoological Survey to release book on 100 years of research (July Week #1 (2016))
Zoological Survey to release book on 100 years of research [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82617]

On the occasion of completing a century of research and publication, the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has compiled images and information about the nearly 1 lakh species of fauna in India which it has recorded in this time span, of which 4,668 are
new to science, into a book called ‘100 years of ZSI,’ that union environment minister Prakash Javadekar is slated to release on July 1.




Jal board's clean Yamuna project stuck again following NGTs order (July Week #1 (2016))
al board's clean Yamuna project stuck again following NGTs order [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82620]

The Delhi Jal Board's contentious ‘interceptor sewage project’, delayed several times, is stuck again – this time when 82 per cent of the work is already complete.

The project, a big step towards cleaning Yamuna, was expected to be completed before the 2010 Commonwealth Games, but was finally inaugurated in 2011.




Villagers up in arms against dumping of hazardous waste (July Week #1 (2016))
Villagers up in arms against dumping of hazardous waste [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82613]

Surat: Residents of Jiav-Budia village in Choriyasi taluka are up in arms against the city's leading chemical and dye manufacturing company for allegedly disposing hazardous chemical waste and violating the environmental laws.




Development of Chamundi Hills won’t be at the cost of environment: Minister (July Week #1 (2016))
 Development of Chamundi Hills won’t be at the cost of environment: Minister  [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82640]

The State government will go ahead with the development project planned for Chamundi Hills by keeping environmental concerns in mind, said Minister for Public Works H.C. Mahadevappa.

Addressing a press conference here, the first after taking over as Minister in charge of the district, he said he too was in favour of protecting the environment and would ensure no harm is caused to ecology. “I will speak to environmentalists opposing
the project and take them into confidence. We will take up the development works without harming the environment,” he said.




Californians keep searching for ensnared blue whale to rescue it (July Week #1 (2016))
Californians keep searching for ensnared blue whale to rescue it [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=82634]

The search for a blue whale tangled in commercial crabbing gear off California’s coast stretched into a second day on Wednesday as whale watchers, leisure boaters and fishermen hoped for a glimpse of the ensnared animal and a second chance to rescue it.




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