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Birth control for problem animals: Which drug, how to administer it (DecemberWeek #4 (2017))
 Birth control for problem animals: Which drug, how to administer it [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=93150]The Ministry of Environment and Forests has approved a 10-year research project that will attempt to develop an immunocontraceptive to bring down the populations of Asian elephants, Nilgais, wild pigs and rhesus macaques. Rs 10 crore have been allocated to develop what will essentially be birth control for India’s “problem” wild animals.

'New normal': Temperatures in Arctic rising twice as fast as rest of the planet (Issue of the week, December Week #3(2017))
'New normal': Temperatures in Arctic rising twice as fast as rest of the planet [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=93032] New Delhi: News about the melting Arctic sea ice may not come as a surprise anymore, but it is certainly a major concern which seems to be growing with every passing day.A global scientific report on Tuesday warned that temperatures in the Arctic are rising twice as fast as the rest of the planet.

Action plan to deal with the issue of stubble burning to be in place in next one month, says Centre (December Week #3(2017))
Action plan to deal with the issue of stubble burning to be in place in next one month, says Centre [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=93035 ]NEW DELHI: The Centre said it would be ready with an action plan to deal with the issue of stubble burning in next one month on Tuesday - a move which may provide farmers in the National Capital Region (NCR) a feasible alternative to dispose of their post-harvest Rabi (winter-sown) crops residue in March-April.

Five more polluting units at TTC area closed by MPCB (December Week #3(2017))
Five more polluting units at TTC area closed by MPCB [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=93037]Navi Mumbai: Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has closed five more polluting units in the Thane Transcreek (TTC) area (which comes under NMMC) recently. "We had kept a close watch and informed the MPCB headquarters. The head office sent a vigilance squad," NMMC commissioner, N Ramaswami told TOI on Tuesday.

Closure order issued to 8 industries in Sangareddy (December Week #3(2017))
Closure order issued to 8 industries in Sangareddy [ http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=93047]HYDERABAD: Telangana Pollution Control Board issued closure orders for eight Tyre Pyrolysis Oil industries in Sangareddy. The orders were issued following investigation that found carbon dust not only affecting residential localities but also crops with the dust forming layers.

Pmc proposes up to rs 1,44,000 annual fee on retailers for plastic use (December Week #3(2017))
Pmc proposes up to rs 1,44,000 annual fee on retailers for plastic use [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=93031]Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has proposed to slap an annual fee of up to Rs 1,44,000 on retailers for using plastic bags above 50 microns to deter people from using the non-biodegradable product. Incidentally, the Devendra Fadnavis government is planning a blanket ban on plastic across the state shortly.

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